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Believing and Belonging

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BELIEVING AND BELONGING Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church April 17, 2016; 4th Sunday of Easter, Year C Psalm 23; John 10:22-30 “The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep.” John 10:25-26 “Let me be clear. I do […]

When Your Net Is Empty

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WHEN YOUR NET IS EMPTY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church April 10, 2016; Easter 3, Year C Acts 9:8-20; John 21:1-19 “Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you have no fish, have you?’ They answered him, ‘No.’” John 21:5 For that party of seasoned fishermen, it had been a rough night. “That night they caught […]

Touch and See

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“TOUCH AND SEE” Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 27, 2016; Easter Day; Non-Lectionary Sermon Acts 10:34-43; Luke 24:36-49 “Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” Luke 24:39b When it comes to Bible passages that tell the story of Jesus’ resurrection, we […]

Bad Friday?

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“BAD FRIDAY?” Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 25, 2016, Good Friday 1 Corinthians 1:17-25 “…we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles…” 1 Corinthians 1:23 “TGIF — Thank God it’s Friday!” How many times have you heard that? TGIF means “Thank God the working week is over! Thank […]

The Hero We Need

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THE HERO WE NEED Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 20, 2016; Palm Sunday, Year C Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Luke 19:28-40 “As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds […]

Let It Go!

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LET IT GO! Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 13, 2016; 5th Sunday in Lent, Year C Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14 “I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:8 Every parent of younger children knows what a huge impact the Disney animated film “Frozen” […]

Manna Moments

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MANNA MOMENTS Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 6, 2016; 4th Sunday in Lent, Year C Joshua 5:9-12; John 6.26-36 “The manna ceased on the day they ate the produce of the land…” Joshua 5:12 There’s an old story about a woman who went out to the drugstore one night to get some medicine […]

The Real American Idol

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THE REAL AMERICAN IDOL Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 28, 2016; 3rd Sunday in Lent, Year C Isaiah 55:1-9; Luke 13:1-9 “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?” Isaiah 55:2 When I was a kid, I remember the pleasures […]

Aim High

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AIM HIGH Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 21, 2016; 2nd Sunday in Lent, Year C Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1 “…their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior…” Philippians 3:19b This the time of year when the […]

Face Time with God

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FACE TIME WITH GOD Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 7, 2016; Transfiguration, Year C Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36 “Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.” Exodus 34:29b These are interesting times we’re in, when it comes to politics. There’s nothing like a […]