Category: Sermons

5/17/2015 Sermon – “Separation Anxieties

John 17:6-9 Acts 1:1-11   SEPARATION ANXIETIES In a few hours, the graduates of Whitworth University will walk across an arena platform and proudly receive their degrees. Our own Linda and Phil Hunter, and Christy Gallotte and Dennis Chivers are … Continue reading

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5/10/2015 Sermon – “That Our Joy May Be Complete”

Acts 10:44-48 John 15:9-13 Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Joy is a fascinating topic. Lots of people have had something to say … Continue reading

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5/3/2015 Sermon – “Necessary And Sufficient Conditions”

John 15:1-8 I John 4:7-21 Warning: you may want to take notes again. Over the past few months, I have subjected you to lessons from this pulpit on filmmaking, Reformation history, story-telling, juvenile name-calling, and bread-baking. The past few days, … Continue reading

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4/19/2015 – Sermon “A Lesson In Proofing”

Acts 3:12-19 Luke 24:36b-48 I don’t come from a family with a tradition of baking its own bread. We left that to the experts. When I was a child, we would buy our French bread rolls (or “bolillos”) or sweet … Continue reading

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4/12/2015 Video – “Validation” A film by Kurt Kuenne

For Holy Humor Sunday, we watched a brief video -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao  

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4/5/2015 Sermon – “The First Evangelist”

Isaiah 25:6-9 Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-18 You are seated in a history-making church. Although women have been ordained as ministers in the Presbyterian Church since the 1950s, Presbyterians in this region did not see fit to approve a woman to … Continue reading

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3/22/2015 Sermon – “The Big Reveal”

Jeremiah 31:31-34 John 12:20-33 Since my arrival at Newport, all of you have been getting free lessons in film making. I need to warn you that this morning won’t be different. After all, you did call this interim from Hollywood. … Continue reading

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3/15/2015 Sermon – “Snakes on a Plain”

John 3:14-21 Numbers 21:4-9 All snakes are poisonous. Everyone knows that. It’s a well-known fact that they were created to kill humans, and they lie in wait on the ground. Or in trees. Or kitchen cupboards. Or mailboxes. Or toilets. … Continue reading

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3/2/2015 Sermon – “YOU’RE ADOPTED!”

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Romans 4:13-25 When I was brash young lad, there was a practice that was common among other similarly brash young lads like me. Looking back on it, it was not a particularly pleasant or socially acceptable practice, … Continue reading

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2/22/2015 Sermon – “All Wet”

Genesis 9:8-17 I Peter 3:18-22 I really didn’t plan it this way. Honest. Truly. When the lectionary for this first Sunday in Lent offered up this passage from I Peter dealing with Noah, I didn’t plan for us to have … Continue reading

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