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Giving It Up: A Sermon Series for Lent

By Matthew L. Kelley
Many of us give up certain things for the forty days of Lent, and doing so can be a very beneficial thing for us. This seven-week series takes that idea one step further and… read more

Reign of Christ Sunday

By Matthew L. Kelley
Celebrating the Reign of Christ Sunday marks the end of Ordinary Time and serves as a prologue to the festivities of Advent. We celebrate Christ's role as Lord of all—the… read more

Sermon Starter: Lament and Promise

By C. Clifton Black
Scriptures for Dec. 4: Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1: 1-8  Through the discipline of intracanonical interpretation, the Spirit may help us to… read more

Sermon Starter: Keep Awake!

By Katie Z. Dawson
Scriptures for November 27: Isaiah 64:1-9; Ps. 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 Isaiah thinks that we need a dramatic wake up call. “O that you would tear … read more

Sermon Starter: Jesus Everywhere

By Matthew L. Kelley
Scriptures for November 20: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 Reign of Christ Sunday is the final Sunday before the beginning of Advent… read more

Sermon Starter: Using Our Talents

By Matthew L. Kelley
Scriptures for November 13: Judges 4:1-7; Psalm 123; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30 I’ve always been kind of uneasy with the parable of the talents. It seems… read more
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