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Sermons on Luke

Hospitality

This is a sermon presented to the church on July 17, 2016 by Rev. Dr. Michael Chittum, the Executive Director of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, and the Center for Congregational Leadership.  The Readings for this sermon were taken from Genesis 18:1-8 and Luke 10:38-42. The story from Luke’s gospel is short and to the point. Jesus is on one of…

Standing Firm on the Promise of God’s Grace (a Lenten sermon series pt. 3)

A man goes to his doctor because he’s been feeling very ill for the last couple of days. The doctor gives him several sets of pills, and lengthy instructions on how to take them. The doctor says; “Take the green pill with two big glasses of water when you get up. An hour later, take the white pill with another glass of…

Standing Firm on the Promise of God’s Word

There is something serendipitous about Valentine’s Day and the first Sunday in Lent occurring on the same day. It’s kind of like God is giving us a free pass to nosh on the chocolate without the guilt. Let us remember that every Sunday is a mini Easter, a time fit for feasting. Traditionally, Lent is about sacrifice and giving something up.  But the way I see it,…

An Open Table

Today on the liturgical calendar the church celebrates Transfiguration Sunday. But as you well know it’s also Boy Scout Sunday, Communion Sunday, and of course, Super Bowl Sunday. While each one of these traditions is a sermon all on its own, I feel compelled to squeeze them together into one. I will attempt to do this in five thought provoking, yet rapid…

You Are My Beloved

Let me begin by saying what a joy it is to welcome my mom and dad to our worship service this morning. There’s something to be said about a son preaching and proclaiming to his parents. This isn’t anything new to them. They have sat through many of my sermons before. And as I youngster, I certainly preached and proclaimed all sorts…