Sermons from August 2016

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The Excellent Way, 2: The Universal Translator

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THE EXCELLENT WAY, 2: THE UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church August 21, 2016; Non-lectionary sermon Exodus 4:10-17; 1 Corinthians 14:1-19 “If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1 Claire and I saw […]

The Excellent Way: I

Most Excellent Way

THE EXCELLENT WAY: I Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church August 14, 2016; Non-lectionary sermon Psalm 36; 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 “But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.” 1 Corinthians 12:31 It was a very young church. A small and struggling congregation. Not like ours: it had […]

Home-grown Anxiety

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HOME-GROWN ANXIETY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church July 31, 2016; 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Luke 12:13-31 “And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Luke 12:17 A great many of Jesus’ parables have a way of throwing us off balance — […]