Sermons on The Church

Sermons on The Church

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Putting Second First: The Church of Our Dreams

Today is Stewardship Dedication Sunday. As so often happens, there is more than one thing going on at a time for us to acknowledge. It is the Sunday after an election day, and a big one at that. It is the Sunday after Veterans Day. Today is also a day for us to rededicate ourselves to the work God sets before us as a congregation. I will primarily focus my words on this last concern, and the scripture helps informs…

Putting Second First: The Household of God

I need to share an introduction to our scripture today…(that is, if you haven’t been reading Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians lately.) The Apostle Paul knew these people to whom he was writing- personally. This is at least his second letter to them. He had lived with them for nearly a year, some time before. (He may well have written up to eight letters to them, delivered by his assistants, Timothy and Titus.) The Corinthians had also written to…
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The Holy catholic Church

Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” So those who welcomed his message…