Sermons from 2015

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Don’t Keep Christ in Christmas

DON’T KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 27, 2015; 1st Sunday after Christmas, Year C 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Luke 2:41-52 “[Jesus] said to them, ‘Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’” Luke 2:49 I don’t know you spent […]

Fear Not!

FEAR NOT! Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 24, 2015; Christmas Eve, Year C Luke 2:8-20 “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid…’” Luke 2:10a There are some true stories you hear that you couldn’t have made up if you tried. Like the one happened a month ago at a Roman […]

Why Not Me?

WHY NOT ME? Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 20, 2015, 4th Sunday of Advent, Year C Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:39-55 “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1:45 I ran across a little three-line poem, written by a […]

Expectant Children

EXPECTANT CHILDREN Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 29, 2015, 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C Psalm 25:1-10; Luke 21:25-36 “Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28 Sometimes it seems we’re living in a world gone mad. You’ve only […]

Of Grace and Gratitude

OF GRACE AND GRATITUDE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 22, 2015, 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, non-lectionary sermon Psalm 126; 1 Corinthians 1:1-8 “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus…” 1 Corinthians 1:4 Well, it’s Thanksgiving time. […]

We Have a Story, 4: Generosity

WE HAVE A STORY, 4: GENEROSITY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 15, 2015; 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; non-lectionary sermon Deuteronomy 8:11-18; 2 Corinthians 8:1-12 “…we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.” 2 Corinthians 8:7b There I was, all set to preach a sermon on generosity. The intention […]

We Have a Story, 2: Our Story

WE HAVE A STORY, 2: OUR STORY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 1, 2015; 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; non-lectionary sermon Psalm 16; 1 John 1:1-7 “…if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another…” 1 John 1:7a A popular thing […]

We Have a Story, 1: God’s Story

WE HAVE A STORY, 1: GOD’S STORY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church October 25, 2015, Non-Lectionary Sermon, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Deuteronomy 26:1-10; Acts 2:22-24, 33-36 “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor…” Deuteronomy 26:5 “Tell me a story.” Maybe you can remember hearing that request from a young child in your […]

WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG Carlos Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church October 4, 2015, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Job 1:1, 2:1-10; Mark 14:29-31; 66-72 “Have you considered my servant Job?… He still persists in his integrity…” Job 2:3 It is the privilege of the artist — the good ones, anyway — to address the deepest questions […]

What We Choose to See

WHAT WE CHOOSE TO SEE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 27, 2015; Non-Lectionary Sermon Deuteronomy 15:1-11; Luke 16:19-31 “Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed…” Luke 16:26a Some of you out there are teachers — active or retired. I expect you’ve prepared many a lesson plan in […]