Sermons

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At First Church we value engaging sermons that relate our Biblical texts to our contemporary world.

‘He Loved Jesus’

Luke 14:7-24 Here is the scene: Jesus eating at the home of one of the leaders of the Pharisee’s; an academic mainstream righteously religious crew-the cultural arbiters of ‘right religion’ if you know what I mean. They were watching Jesus closely. In live time a man...

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Blessing after Charlottesville

I am more convinced than ever after this weekend that church people are going to help save the world with love. People say the church is dying and I say good, some places need to die. But While neo-nazi’s and the KKK came bearing torches, chanting violent, hateful and...

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Nourishing Ourselves and Others

Psalm 23 Acts 2:42:47 In the dictionary of pastoral care and counseling, burn out is described as thus, “a syndrome often occurring among individuals in helping professions, involving emotional and physical exhaustion, depersonalization, and a feeling of reduced...

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Church on The Road: Trail Magic

Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 Luke 24:13-35 Have you ever heard of trail magic? Trail Magic, is defined as an unexpected act of kindness, is a quintessential part of the Appalachian Trail experience for many long-distance hikers. The Appalachian Trail is the longest...

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