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Stories Jesus Told: What’s Lost Is Found Again

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STORIES JESUS TOLD: WHAT’S LOST IS FOUND AGAIN Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church July 5, 2015; Non-Lectionary sermon Psalm 119:1-3, 165-176; Luke 15:1-10 “When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’” Luke 15:9 Which one of […]

They Laughed At Jesus, Too

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THEY LAUGHED AT JESUS, TOO Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 28, 2015; 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Psalm 30; Mark 5:21-43 “When [Jesus] had entered, he said to them, ‘Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.’ And they laughed at him.” Mark 5:39-40a […]

The Overcomers

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THE OVERCOMERS Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 21, 2015; 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Samuel 17:4-9, 32-49; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 “David said, ‘The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.’” 2 […]

You Can Run, But…

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YOU CAN RUN, BUT… Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 7, 2015, 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 “Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” Genesis 3:11b What does God sound like? The whoosh of the wind? A deep, booming voice? […]

Clear the Bench

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“CLEAR THE BENCH” Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 10, 2015, Trinity Sunday, Year B Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’” Isaiah 6:8 Without a doubt, there’s one book […]

What is Eternal Life?

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“WHAT IS ETERNAL LIFE?” Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 17, 2015; 7th Sunday of Easter, Year B Daniel 12:1-7; b1 John 5:6-13 “And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11 We’ve been living, in recent years, through a computer revolution. Digital […]

The Fruitful Life

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THE FRUITFUL LIFE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 10, 2015, 6th Sunday in Easter, Year B Genesis 4:1-12; John 15:9-17 “And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” John 15:16b “And I appointed you to go and bear fruit,” says Jesus: “fruit that will last.” It’s not a […]

Those Other Sheep

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THOSE OTHER SHEEP Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church April 26, 2015, 4th Sunday of Easter, Year B Psalm 23; John 10:11-18 “I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice.So there will be one flock, one shepherd.” John 10:16 I want […]

Grace is for Giving

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GRACE IS FOR GIVING Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church April 12, 2015; 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 4:32-35; John 20:19-23 “With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:33 You know, when the children go home after […]

Now You See Him…

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NOW YOU SEE HIM… Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church April 5, 2015; Easter Day, Year B Mark 16:1-8 “You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.” Mark 16:6b If you were to create a new religion, that had at its center a testimony of […]