Past Sermons

Micah 6:1-8 “What Does the Lord Require of You?” RDCC

There is an old story about a self-employed painter who had come on hard times. There was very little work…

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Matthew 3:13-17 “The Baptism of Jesus”

It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season is over, and we are getting back into the usual routines. We’re…

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John 1:1-18 “Grace” RDCC

When I was eleven, my family moved from a rural area of Illinois to suburban New Jersey. There was a…

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Matthew 1: 18-25 “Joseph’s Dream” RDCC

My friend Diane is one of the most logical, practical, and organized people I know. She’s kind of like a…

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Isaiah 2:1-5 “Waiting in Hope” RDCC

One Sunday after church, a mother was talking to her young daughter. She told her daughter that, according to the…

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Luke 23:33-43 “What Kind of King is This?” RDCC

Fred Craddock tells about a family that was taking a lovely Sunday afternoon drive, when suddenly the children began shouting,…

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Luke 20:27-40 “What’s the Real Question?” RDCC

A little girl walked into a pet shop. She went up to the shopkeeper and asked in a sweet little…

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Luke 21:5-19 “How Not to Live in Fear” RDCC

In Luke 21:18 Jesus talks about hair in relation to our well-being. It’s interesting how closely people’s self-image is identified…

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Luke 19:1-10 “Jesus Comes to My House” RDCC

I used to wish I were tall. All the other children were bigger. They were stronger. . .faster. I was…

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Luke 17:11-19 “Your Faith Has Healed You” RDCC

Today’s message is about faith and how it is fueled by gratitude and how important it is that we appropriately…

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Luke 18:1-8 “Persistence” RDCC

One Christmas when I was about 10 years old, I asked for a kitten for Christmas. I was starting to…

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Luke 17:5 and John 10:10b “Abundant Life and Faith”

This summer I attended a workshop on “Living Abundantly” given by Rev. Sandy Selby, chaplain to the Akron, Ohio police…

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Luke 16:19-31 “Reversal” RDCC

Our gospel passage today is another of Luke’s parables. The characters are Lazarus, a rich man, and Abraham, forefather of…

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Luke 16:1-13 RDCC

Today’s gospel lesson is one that preachers often avoid. The parable of the dishonest manager from today’s gospel is not…

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Luke 14:1, 7-14 “Come to the Table” RDCC

Stephan Farris tells a story about a young pastor who arrived at his first church. He went into the kitchen…

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