Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Invitation to Follow Christ

January 22, 2017       3rd Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 9:1-4      1 Corinthians 1:10-18           Matthew 4:12-23 Two weeks ago I introduced the idea of Baptism as the Invitation from God (via John and Christ) to wash our past away and … Continue reading

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Methodists in Sharon, CT

Preached at Sharon UMC.  Lakeville UMC had a different sermon since it was Sharon UMC’s Church Birthday.  The theological points are the same but the historic reference points are different. January 15, 2017       2nd Sunday of Epiphany   Church Birthday 182 years Isaiah … Continue reading

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The Invitation to Come and See

Preached at Lakeville UMC.  Sharon UMC had a different sermon today because they were celebrating their 182 birthday.  Theologically the sermons are the same but the historic references are slightly different. January 15, 2017       2nd Sunday of Epiphany Isaiah 49:1-7                1 … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Great Invitation

January 8, 2017         Baptism of the Lord Isaiah 42:1-9         Acts 10:34-43         Matthew 3:13-17 Once again we are here, at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, celebrating Jesus’ Baptism.  I know that chronologically Jesus … Continue reading

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Seeking Christ in the Year Ahead

January 1, 2017     New Year’s Day       Epiphany Sunday Isaiah 60:1-6               Ephesians 3:1-12        Matthew 2:1-12 Well, here we are on New Year’s Day and for the last week I have been thinking of something that is … Continue reading

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Improbable Hope

December 18, 2016               4th Sunday in Advent            Blue Sunday Isaiah 7:10-16         Romans 1:1-7          Matthew 1:18-25 I’ve always felt that the old expression: Nothing is impossible, is a little weird. … Continue reading

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Waiting with Patience

December 11, 2016               3rd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 35:1-10             James 5:7-10               Matthew 11:2-11 I’ve read several articles this year about how impatient everyone has become. A lot of ink (and web space) has been spent on the reasons for our … Continue reading

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