Sermons from September 2017

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First-World Problems

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FIRST-WORLD PROBLEMS Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 24, 2017; 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Jonah 3:10-4:11; Matthew 20:1-16   “And the Lord said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry?’” Jonah 4:4   Ask people what they remember about Jonah in the Bible, and I’m 100% certain what answer you’ll […]

Forgiveness Is Not a Feeling

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FORGIVENESS IS NOT A FEELING Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 17, 2017; 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Genesis 50:15-21; Matthew 18:21-35   “Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said […]

When Only Compassion Will Do

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WHEN ONLY COMPASSION WILL DO Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 10, 2017; Non-lectionary sermon Isaiah 54:6-10; Romans 12:9-18   “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15 For much of the past week, we’ve been watching its excruciatingly slow progress across our TV screens: Hurricane Irma, sauntering across the […]

Barefoot Disciples

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BAREFOOT DISCIPLES Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 3, 2017; 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Exodus 3:1-15; Ephesians 3:14-21   “Then [the Lord] said, ‘Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’” Exodus 3:5   It’s one of the most […]