Written Sermons

October 21, 2013

Door Mold

Leviticus 14:33-48 by Daniel Harrell I’ve never been accused of being a neat-freak, but even the messy among us have our limits. Clutter I can handle, but food scum, grease […]
October 15, 2013

Lurking at the Door

Genesis 4:4-13 by Daniel Harrell In this first utterance of the word sin in Scripture—the first utterance of the word door for that matter (our sermon theme for this fall)—two […]
October 7, 2013

Over the Door

Exodus 12:18-33 by Daniel Harrell Apropos to this season’s theme of “doors in the Bible,” I came across an organization called “Open Doors USA.” Founded by Brother Andrew, aka the […]
September 30, 2013

The Narrow Door

Luke 13:22-30 by Daniel Harrell It can be bad manners in suburban America to talk about failure and loss. America is the land of the winner. Everybody gets a trophy. […]
September 23, 2013

A Door in the Face

Matthew 25:1-13 by Daniel Harrell So far in this season-long series on “doors in the Bible,” I’ve offered that when Jesus says “ask, seek and knock,” the invitation is to […]
September 17, 2013

Keep the Door Closed

Matthew 6:5-8 by Daniel Harrell Among the turmoil filling headlines this week on earth, there was some big news from heaven. Voyager 1, NASA’s interplanetary space probe launched in 1977, […]
September 10, 2013

Knock on the Door

Matthew 7:7-11 by Daniel Harrell My sermon theme this fall is “doors in the Bible.” Doors play recognizable roles in our everyday lives, literally but metaphorically too. Doors open and […]
July 11, 2013


Philippians 4:10-13 Paul’s letter to the Philippians is basically one big thank you note. It was inspired, coincidentally, by a generous financial contribution the Philippian church made to Paul’s mission […]
May 26, 2013

Peace Past Understanding

Philippians 4:4-7 by Daniel Harrell We all know what it’s like to lie wide awake in the middle of the night. Worrying. Anxious. Panicked. Angry. Sometimes it has to do […]
May 22, 2013

Forward Thinking

Philippians 3:12-16 by Daniel Harrell I heard fine reports about David Fisher’s visit last Sunday. Our former Senior Minister, whom I’ve known since our Park Street Church days together in […]