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You’ve Been Recognized

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YOU’VE BEEN RECOGNIZED Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Easter, Year A; April 20, 2014 Genesis 42:1-8; 45:1-5; John 20:1-18   “Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher).” John 20:16             As a great many of you know, this is my first Sunday sermon […]

Our Best Teachers

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“OUR BEST TEACHERS” Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church October 4, 2013; 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 50:4-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14   “I am reminded of your sincere faith,                             a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois                    and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in […]

The Overlook

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THE OVERLOOK Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; Luke 16:19-31   “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received                     your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things;                        but now he is comforted here, and you are in […]

To Heal the Sin-Sick Soul

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TO HEAL THE SIN-SICK SOUL Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 22, 2013; 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; 1 John 1:4-2:2   “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?                Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?” Jeremiah 8:22   […]

God’s Math

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GOD’S MATH Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 15, 2013; 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Luke 15:1-10   “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave          the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost […]

Making Dreamers

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MAKING DREAMERS Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 8, 2013, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C — Non-Lectionary sermon Genesis 37:17b-27; Acts 2:14-21   “They said to one  another, ‘Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him        and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say […]

Table Manners

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“TABLE MANNERS” Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14   “But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place…” Luke 14:10a   Chances are, every one of you — except for the very youngest — has been to […]

Not Only

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“NOT ONLY” Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church August 21, 2013; 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 1:4-10; Luke 13:10-17                    “But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”;                                for you shall go to all to whom I send you,                         and you shall […]

Trust the Guide

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TRUST THE GUIDE Carlos Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church August 11, 2013; 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Genesis 15:1-6; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16   “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out                          for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance;                           and he set out, not knowing […]

Slowing Down Too Fast

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SLOWING DOWN TOO FAST Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 23, 2013; 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 1 Kings 19:1-15a,18; 1 Timothy 1:6-12   “…and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.” 1 Kings 19:12b   What would you say is the definition of the word, “hero”? Some would say […]