Sermons from November 2014

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Plentiful

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PLENTIFUL Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 23, 2014; Non-Lectionary Sermon Leviticus 19:1-10; Matthew 9:35-38 “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few…’” Matthew 9:37 “O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain.” For many of us, those lines sum up the promise of America. […]

The Enemy of Generosity

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THE ENEMY OF GENEROSITY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 16, 2014; 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Exodus 35:20-29; Matthew 25:14-30 “…so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground.” Matthew 25:25a This past week, I got an invitation in the mail. It came from my Ph.D. […]

The Wise Can Wait

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THE WISE CAN WAIT Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 9, 2014; 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Psalm 70; Matthew 25:1-13 “When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.” Matthew 25:3-4 There are lots of things I love […]

Feast of the Future

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FEAST OF THE FUTURE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 2, 2014; 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A 1 Samuel 28:3-25; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34a “Then Samuel said to Saul, ‘Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?’” 1 Samuel 28:15 Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? They’re a staple around Scout […]