Sermons by Rev. Dr. Carl Wilton

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All Together, Now!

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ALL TOGETHER, NOW! Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 19, 2013, Pentecost, Year C Numbers 11:24-29; Acts 2:1-13 “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.” — Acts 2:1 This day of Pentecost is a holiday like none other. I’ve pointed out, already, how it’s the third […]

The Hand that Sails the Cradle

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THE HAND THAT SAILS THE CRADLE Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 12, 2013; 7th Sunday of Easter, Year C (non-Lectionary sermon) Exodus 2:1-10; Hebrews 11:1-2, 23-29   “…she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch;              she put the child in it and placed it among […]

Not As the World Gives

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NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 5, 2013, 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C Psalm 67; John 14:15-31   “I do not give to you as the world gives.” John 14:27b   Whatever happened to the simple cup of coffee? You know, the humble cup o’ joe? The java […]

The Most Dangerous Enemy

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THE MOST DANGEROUS ENEMY Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church April 21, 2013; 4th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Non-Lectionary sermon Psalm 27; 1 Peter 3:8-17   “Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated,                                           but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord.” 1 Peter 3:14b-15   It was […]

Day of the Living Dead

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DAY OF THE LIVING DEAD Carlos Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church April 7, 2013; 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C Psalm 41; Revelation 1:4-8   “Grace to you and peace from… Jesus Christ,                                        the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead.” Revelation 1:4b-5a   I have to admit there are times I feel like […]

From Perplexity to Amazement

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FROM PERPLEXITY TO AMAZEMENT Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 31, 2013; Easter, Year C Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 24:1-12   “But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths             by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.” Luke 24:12   […]

Do We Get What We Pray For?

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DO WE GET WHAT WE PRAY FOR? Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 24, 2013; Palm Sunday, Year C Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Luke 19:28-40 “Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, order your disciples to stop.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout […]

Disentitled

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DISENTITLED Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 10, 2013; 4th Sunday in Lent, Year C Psalm 32; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32     “But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger!” Luke 15:17 Unless you’ve been […]

Testing, Testing

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TESTING, TESTING Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 3, 2013, 3rd Sunday in Lent, Year C Isaiah 55:1-9; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13  “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength…” – 1 Corinthians 10:13a It happens on a Saturday morning several times a year, in just about every high […]

A Life’s Worth

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A LIFE’S WORTH Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 24, 2013, 2nd Sunday in Lent, Year C Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1  “But Abram said, ‘O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless…?’” Genesis 15:2 We’ve all heard the news from the Vatican: how Pope Benedict XVI has announced he’s […]