Written Sermons

May 8, 2017

Communion Revisited

Acts 2:37-47 by Daniel Harrell Acts 2 marks the birth of the church—an exceedingly spectacular one: disciples gathered in an upper room waiting on Jesus to deliver, a hurricane blast […]
May 1, 2017

The Congregational Way

Acts 2:37-47 by Daniel Harrell Upon seeing the title of my sermon this morning, The Congregational Way, I’ve been asked whether I knew our Senior Minister emeritus authored a book […]
April 24, 2017

Moving Up

John 20:1-18 by Daniel Harrell We’re reading one of the traditional Easter passages this morning since we sorta skipped it last Sunday. This is totally allowed since Easter officially occupies […]
April 17, 2017


Ephesians 2:1-9 by Daniel Harrell I always think the most remarkable part of this passage from Ephesians is the way Paul confuses his verb tenses. Rather than a future resurrection […]
April 10, 2017


The noun rendered jealousy in our text this morning gets read as envy in every other translation. The difference is jealousy is possessive and desires to keep. Envy has not […]
April 10, 2017

Recommended Reading on the Seven Deadly Sins

Unclean by Richard Beck Sinning Like a Christian by William Willimon Glittering Vices by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung The Seven Deadly Sins by Solomon Schimmel The Enigma of Anger by Garret […]
April 3, 2017


Sloth Matthew 25:14-30 by Daniel Harrell I was going to write a sermon for today about Sloth but I didn’t feel like it. I also had a basketball game to […]
March 29, 2017


James 1:19-25 by Daniel Harrell If you spend any time on social media, or are part of the Twitterati like so many including, famously, our President, you’ve no doubt been […]
March 20, 2017


Ecclesiastes 5:10-16 by Daniel Harrell You may remember me telling you the Southern preacher story about a well-known, wealthy good ol’ feller calling up a church office one day and […]
March 13, 2017


Matthew 7:27-30 by Daniel Harrell An ancient Jewish legend, tailored after the Biblical story of Job, tells of a saintly rabbi who studied Torah all day long and never once […]