Written Sermons

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 […]
May 6, 2013


Philippians 3:7-11 by Daniel Harrell   Watching it snow in May has been enough to turn this Southerner into a raving existentialist. Here’s a scenario went through my mind: While […]
May 1, 2013

Work It Out

Philippians 2:12-13 by Daniel Harrell If this passage sounds recently familiar its because you’re remembering Jeff Lindsay’s sermon from New Year’s Eve Sunday from these same verses. Following in last […]
April 25, 2013

Good Attitude

Philippians 2:5-11 by Daniel Harrell This has been a bad week: from the winter that won’t quit to Senate gun debates and a shaky stock market, from the horrible fertilizer […]
April 16, 2013

Death Wish

Philippians 1:20-26 by Daniel Harrell If to live is Christ and to die is gain, then hopefully to be in Minnesota during this snowy April is some sort of gain […]