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Proof of Heaven?

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PROOF OF HEAVEN? Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 9, 2013, Day of Transfiguration, Year C Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Peter 1:16-21 (non-lectionary) “For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying,’This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well […]

Endless Love

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Carlos Wilton, February 2, 2013; 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 “Love never ends.” – 1 Corinthians 13:8 “How much do you love me, Mommy?” asks the young child. It’s a familiar question: part of a game they both know very well. The mother stretches her arms out as wide as […]

No Need?

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Carlos Wilton, January 27, 2013; 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you…’” – 1 Corinthians 12:21a On the day of a Congregational Meeting, I suppose it’s appropriate — nay, even obligatory — for the preacher to unpack a passage […]

Where There’s Hope, There’s Life

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Carlos Wilton, January 20, 2013; 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C; Isaiah 62:1-5 “You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate…” – Isaiah 62:4 83 days. That’s how long it’s been since Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge hit us. I’ve been thinking a lot, these days, about […]

The Magi’s Handbook

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Carlos Wilton, January 6, 2013; Epiphany, Year C; Matthew 2:1-12 “When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was.” – Matthew 2:9 Imagine a secondhand bookshop: a quirky sort of […]

CLOTHES MAKE THE CHRISTIAN

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Carlos Wilton, December 30, 2012; 1st Sunday of Christmas, Year C; 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Colossians 3:12-17 “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:14 Well, have the Christmas sweaters gone back into the box yet? How about the ties, with Christmas trees on them? You can […]

THE LIFE IN THE DARKNESS

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Carlos Wilton, December 24, 2012; Christmas Eve; Matthew 2:1-12 “Then [Herod] sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’” – Matthew 2:8 Let’s start, this evening, with a riddle. It comes from […]

A ROYAL PREGNANCY

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Carlos Wilton, 4th Sunday of Advent, Year C; Luke 1:39-45 “And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.’” – Luke 1:41-42 “Hark, the Fleet Street tabloids sing: Glory to the newborn king — or queen)!” They’ll […]

NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

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Carlos Wilton, 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C. Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11 “I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 1:6 OK, so you got a speeding ticket…. you got a C-minus on that exam…. […]

GODSMACKED?

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Carlos Wilton, November 25, 2012 — Non-Lectionary Sermon, Isaiah 40:12-23; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand…?” – Isaiah 40:12a Round about now, in our recovery from this hurricane, I suppose it’s understandable if you’d start asking the question, “Why?” Why did it happen? Why did God let […]