Written Sermons

May 31, 2012

Fire Alarm

Acts 2:1-21 by Daniel Harrell Pentecost is the birthday of the church, but it didn’t start as that. It began back in Exodus when God commanded a party to commemorate […]
May 1, 2012

Get Out of Jail Free

Acts 4:23-37 by Daniel Harrell This series of post-resurrection sermons, and post-Pentecost sermons for that matter (we’ll take up Pentecost on Pentecost), began with a crippled panhandler by the Jerusalem Temple […]
April 23, 2012

The Gospel According to Peter

Acts 4:1-22 by Daniel Harrell With the Titanic Centennial having sunk back below the surface, it is time to recognize another 100th Anniversary, that of the “lyric little bandbox” known […]
April 18, 2012

What Just Happened?

Acts 3:1-26 by Daniel Harrell Today being the hundredth anniversary, I probably should say something about the Titanic. The deluge of retrospectives, TV movies, documentaries and commemorations are but the tip […]
April 10, 2012

The Winning Number

Mark 16:1-8 by Daniel Harrell I stand before you this Easter morning because I did not win the Mega Millions jackpot. No 640 million dollars for me! I know, I’m […]
April 3, 2012

Jesus in a Bad Mood

Mark 11:1-25 by Daniel Harrell The last thing anyone needs in church on a Sunday devoted to happy hosanna singing is a grumpy Jesus. What’s the matter anyway? It’s starts […]
March 30, 2012

Why This Waste?

Mark 14:3-11 by Daniel Harrell Last Sunday’s foray into end times predictions always comes off sounding a little bizarre. Jesus foretells how “the sun will be darkened, the moon will […]
March 19, 2012


Mark 13 by Daniel Harrell We’re back in Mark this fourth Sunday of Lent, working our way to Easter, but with a passage that points more toward the Second Coming […]
March 9, 2012

Don’t You Read Your Bible?

Mark 12:1-12 by Daniel Harrell We’re walking through portions of Mark’s gospel most of this Lent—using Luther Seminary’s Narrative Lectionary. The exception is next Sunday when we welcome Dr. Karoline […]
February 27, 2012

The Ponzi Gospel

Mark 10:17-31 by Daniel Harrell Among the recurrent problems for modern-day suburban Christians in America is figuring out what losing your life for Jesus’ sake looks like. For the earliest […]