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October 22, 2017 — “Forever Young”

(Exodus 33:12-23; Philippians 1:18-26)


October 15, 2017 — Gold Plated Religious Nonsense

(Exodus 32:1-14, Psalm 103)

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October 8, 2017 — “Why Blame Balaam?”

Guest Preacher: Ministry Intern Stephen Clark

(Numbers 22:7-36; II Peter 2:13-16)

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October 1, 2017 — So, What’s the Manna?”

(Exodus 16)

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September 24, 2017 —  Getting To Work

(Matthew 20:1-16; Philippians 1:21-30)

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September 17, 2017 — “Paul’s Anatomy Lesson” 

Guest Preacher: Ministry Intern Stephen Clark

(Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 4:11-16)

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September 10, 2017 — Assuming Our Debt

(Romans 13:8-14)

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September 3, 2017 —But I Repeat Myself

(Exodus 3:1-15; Matthew 7:13-29)


August 27, 2017 — Having a Midwife Crisis

(Exodus 1:8-20; Romans 12)


August 20, 2017 — Going to the Dogs?”

(Matthew 15:10-28)


August 13, 2017 — “Reflections on the Way”

(Guest speakers:  Mr. James Ruegg and Deacon Moderator Eric McNeely)


August 6, 2017 (VBS Sunday) — Why We Do This

(Deuteronomy 6:1-9)


July 30, 2017 —Sow What?

(Luke 8:1-15; Galatians 6:7-10)


July 23, 2017 —We Weedy Wheaties

(Genesis 28:10-22; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43)


July 16, 2017 — “Sowing Sanctified Oats”

(Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)


July 9, 2017 — Watering Camels

(Genesis 24:34-46; Romans 7:15-25; Matthew 11:25-30)


July 2, 2017 — Let’s Quit Before Payday

(Romans 6:11-23)


June 25, 2017 — Why Is The Waiter Called A Waiter When It’s the Customer Who Waits?

(Isaiah 40:27-31;  I Corinthians 9:24-27)


June 18, 2017 — “What’s In YOUR Heart?

(Matthew 10:40-42)


June 11, 2017 — “Trinitarian Twitter

(Psalm 8,  II Corinthians 13:11-14,  Matthew 28:16-20)


June 4, 2017 — Pentecost: The Original Earth, Wind and Fire in Concert

(John 14:15-27;  Pentecost Sunday Responsive Reading)


May 28, 2017 — Youth Sunday meditation: Making Memories


(May 21, 2017 — Guest speaker the Rev. Dr. James Glenn … no transcript)


May 14, 2017 – “Stone Love

(John 14:1-11, Acts 7:55-60, I Peter 2:1-10)


May 7, 2017 – “Jesus’ Mixed Metaphor?

(Ezekiel 34:11-12; John 10:1-15, Psalm 23)


April 30, 2017 – Abiding With Jesus

(Luke 24:13-35)


April 23, 2017 – Risen Risus

(John 20:19-31, Acts 2:22-32, I Peter 1:3-9)


April 16, 2017 (Easter) – It Ain’t Over

(Isaiah 25:6-9, Matthew 28:1-10; Colossians 3:1-4)


April 13, 12017 (Maundy Thursday) – Take This Cup

(Matthew 26:36-46)


April 9, 2017 – Closing Costs

(Selected readings Palm Sunday )


April 2, 2017 – The Grateful Dead

(Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11)


March 26, 2017 – Revealing Circumstances

(John 9, Ephesians 5:8-16)


March 19, 2017 – “Thirst Things

(Exodus 17:1-7; John 4:5-42)


March 12, 2017 –No Laughing Matter?

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(Genesis 12:1-5; John 3:1-17)


March 5, 2017 – What’s So Original About Sin?

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(Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 5:12-19)


March 1, 2017 (Ash Wednesday) – We ALL Fall Down”

(Luke 9:43-45)


February 26, 2017 – Being Where?

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(Exodus 24:12-18, Matthew 17:1-9, II Peter 1:16-21)


February 19, 2017 – “How to ‘Divine’ Perfection

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(Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18, 20:8; Matthew 5:38-48)


February 12, 2017 – Choosing Our Pain

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(Deuteronomy 30:15-20)


February 5, 2017 – We Are Charged With A Salt!

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(Isaiah 58; Matthew 5:13-20)


January 29, 2017 – Developing Wise Guise

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(Micah 6:1-8, I Corinthians 1:18-31)


January 22, 2017 – The Matthew Sandwich

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(Matthew 4:12-5:1, 7:24-29; 9:35)


January 15, 2017 – God Is Calling You OUT!”

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(Isaiah 42:1-9; I Corinthians 1:1-9)


January 8, 2017 – Get the Picture?”  

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(Matthew 3:15-17)


January 1, 2017 – “A Tale of Two Prophets”  (no manuscript available)

Guest speaker, Ministry Intern Stephen Clark

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(Jeremiah 38:1-6; Jonah 3:1-5, 3:10-4:1)


December 25, 2016 – Meeting Hopes and Fears

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(John 1:1-14)


December 18, 2016 – God is Nowhere Man

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(Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:1-7)


December 11, 2016 – Dancing in the Dark

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(Isaiah 35, Luke 1:46-55, Matthew 11:2-11)


December 4, 2016 – The ‘Genie’ in the Genealogy

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(Isaiah 11:1-9, Matthew 1:1-17, Romans 15:4-13)


November 27, 2016 – God Only Knows!

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(Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:36-44, Romans 13:11-14)


November 20, 2016 – A New Temple-ate

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(Luke 21:5-19; John 2:18-22; I Peter 2:4-12)


November 13, 2016 – Signs of WHAT Times?

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(II Thessalonians 3:6-13)


November 6, 2016 – But Wait!  There’s More!

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(Haggai 1:15-2:9; Luke 20:27-40; II Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17)


October 30, 2016 – When You Can’t See Jesus

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(Isaiah 53:1-6, Luke 19:1-10)


October 23, 2016 – Why We Do This

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(Jeremiah 29:4-11)


October 16, 2016 – When Not to Persevere

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(Acts 26:1-18; II Timothy 3:14 – 4:5)


October 9, 2016 – Nine Out Of Ten

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(Jeremiah 29:1-7; Luke 12:11-19)


October 2, 2016 – Don’t Dream; Act!

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(Luke 17:1-10; II Timothy 1:1-14)


September 25, 2016 – Jeremiah’s Affirmative Action

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(Jeremiah 32:1-15; I Timothy 6:6-19)


September 18, 2016 – Jesus’ ‘Balmy’ Parable

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(Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1; Luke 16:1-13)


September 11, 2016 – Not Something We Want To Get Good At

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(Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; I Timothy 1:12-17)


September 4, 2016 – Redeemed To Refresh

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(Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1-21)


August 28, 2016 – “Springs and Cisterns”  (no manuscript available)

Mr. Sean Hunley, Head of School at Barrington Christian Academy, provided pulpit supply while Pastor Clark was on vacation.

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(Jeremiah 2:4-13; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16)


August 21, 2016 – “Unashamed!”  (no manuscript available)

Mr. Eric McNeely, Moderator of our Board of Deacons, provided pulpit supply while Pastor Clark was on vacation.

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(Jeremiah 1:4-10; Romans 7:7-17)


August 14, 2016 – These Grandstands Aren’t Empty

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(Hebrews 11:29-12:3)


August 7, 2016 – InTents Faithfulness

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(Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16)


July 31, 2016 – B.B.B. Seal of Approval

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(Luke 12:13-21)


July 24, 2016 – Stoning our Children

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(Joshua 4:1-7; Luke 11:1-13)


July 17, 2016 – Victorious Secret Models

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(Luke 10:38-42; Colossians 3:1-17)


July 10, 2016 – Freed to Serve

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(Galatians 5:1, 13-26)


July 3, 2016 – Grace of Wrath

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(Revelation 19:11-16)


June 26, 2016 – Between Mts. Carmel and Horeb

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(I Kings 19:1-18)


June 19, 2016 – No Contest

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(I Kings 18:17-39)


June 12, 2016 – Good Conflict Management

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(I Kings 17:1-5; 18:1, 17-19)


June 5, 2016 – Amazing Jesus

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(Luke 7:1-10)


May 29, 2016 – YOUTH SUNDAY, student testimonial


May 22, 2016 – How To Gain Weight

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(Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; II Timothy 3:10-17)


May 15, 2016 – Heaven Came Down

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(Genesis 11:1-9Pentecost Sunday Responsive Reading)


May 8, 2016 – GUEST PREACHER, Pastor Clark on vacation

(Acts 16:9-15; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21)


May 1, 2016 – GUEST PREACHER, Pastor Clark on vacation

(Acts 11:1-8; Revelation 21:10, 22:1-5)


April 24, 2016 – So Heavenly Minded That We ARE Earthly Good

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(Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35)


April 17, 2016 – The Shepherd Lamb

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(Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-50)


April 10, 2016 – The Recognition Factor

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(Acts 9:1-20)


April 3, 2016 – For Peace Sake

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(Isaiah 26:3-9; Acts 12:1-17)


March 27, 2016 (Easter) – Pretty Hard to Swallow

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(Isaiah 25:6-9; Luke 24:1-12; I Corinthians 15:3-8, 12-19, 54-58)


March 25 (Good Friday meditation and liturgy) –Not Just A Martyr


March 24, 2016 (Maundy Thursday) – Doormat-ic Dogma

(John 13:1-20; Philippians 2:1-8)


March 20, 2016 (Palm Sunday) – Straight out of Central Casting

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(Selected readings Palm Sunday )


March 13, 2016 – Fail To No End

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(Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4-14)


March 6, 2016 – Vive la Compagnie!

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(Luke 15)


February 28, 2016 – Life Can Turn On a Dime

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(Isaiah 55:1-9; Luke 13:1-9)


February 21, 2016 – In the King’s Presence

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(Luke 9:7-9; 13:31-35; 23:1-12)


February 14, 2016 – “A Healthy Appetite

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(Luke 4:1-13)


Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016 –  “Performing for the Right Audience

(Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21)


February 7, 2016 – That Eighth Day Again

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(Luke 9:28-36)


January 31, 2016 – Take the Highway

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(I Corinthians 12:31-13:7)


January 24, 2016 – No More Negligence

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(Nehemiah 9:38; 10:28-39)


January 17, 2016 – Time to Do Whatever He Tells You

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(Ecclesiastes 3:1-14; John 2:1-11)


January 10, 2016 – Baptismal Affirmation

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(Mark 1:4-11)


January 3, 2016 – Returning Home a Different Way

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(Matthew 2:1-18)


December 27, 2015 – “Can God Be Satisfied?”

Stephen Clark (the younger) provided pulpit supply while Pastor Clark was on vacation.

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(I Samuel 15:17-22, 28-30; II Samuel 12:7-10, 13-14)


December 24, 2015 – “THE Way in a Manger

(Christmas Eve meditation; no audio file)


December 20, 2015 – Christmas War and Peace

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(Micah 5:2-5; Luke 1:39-55)


December 13, 2015 – An Invitation Rather Than an Indictment

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(Zephaniah 3: 14-17, Luke 3:1-18, Philippians 4:4-9


December 6, 2015 – The Lord IS Come?”

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(Psalm 98, Luke 21:25-36, I Thessalonians 3:6-13)


November 29, 2015 – Dumbstruck by Grace

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 (Luke 1:5-22, 57-80; Philippians 1:3-11)


November 22, 2015 – Provocative Gratitude

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(Hebrews 10:11-25)


November 15, 2015 – Dividends of Grace

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(Ruth 2:1-12, 4:13-22; Matthew 1:1-6)


November 8, 2015 – The Widow’s Might

(Ruth 1; Mark 12:41-44)


November 1, 2015 – “Life is a Journey AND a Destination”

(our apologies … sermon text is trapped in a defective external hard drive!)

(Isaiah 25:6-9; Revelation 21:1-8; 22:1-5


October 25, 2015 – Turning a Nelson’s Eye

(Job 42:1-6; Mark 10:45-52)


October 18, 2015 – “Born Free?

(Psalm 1, Galatians 5:1)


October 11, 2015 – “From One Rich Young Ruler to Another

(Mark 10:17-31; Hebrews 4:12-16)


October 4, 2015 –Creedal Comfort

(Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12)


September 27, 2015 – “Things Really Worth Arguing About, Part II

(James 4:11-17; Mark 9:30-37)


September 20, 2015 – “Things Really Worth Arguing About

(James 4:1-10; Mark 9:14-29)


September 13, 2015 – WANTED: A Dying Church Full of Losers

(Psalm 19, Mark 8:27-38, James 3)


September 6, 2015 –Inside Out and Right Side Up

(Proverbs 22:1-10, 22-25; James 2:1-19)


August 30, 2015 – Baby Philosophy

(Psalm 15; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 20-23; James 1:17-27)


August 23, 2015 – Are You Still In?

(John 6:56-69; Ephesians 6:10-20)


August 16, 2015 – A Gift Fit For a King

(I Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Ephesians 5:15-21)


August 9, 2015 – Forgive Us Our WHAT?

(Matthew 6:5-15; Ephesians 4:25-5:2)


August 2, 2015 – An Appeal To Join The ACLLU

(Proverbs 30:24-28)


Sermons referenced in footnotes:

Maundy Thursday 2014 -“Transformed Cup 2014

September 28, 2014 – “Questioning Authoritynoodc/agnload sermon