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This Blessed Day

This is the Day

THIS BLESSED DAY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 31, 2016; 4th Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C Jeremiah 1:4-10; Luke 4:14-30 “Then [Jesus] began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’” Luke 14:21 You’d think the Son of God would have done better before a hometown crowd: […]

In Good Company

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IN GOOD COMPANY Carlos Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 10, 2016, Baptism of the Lord, Year C Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you…” Isaiah 43:2a This morning we’ve celebrated a baptism. That’s not so remarkable, […]

When There Are No Words

Words

WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 3, 2016; Second Sunday after Christmas, Year C Jeremiah 31:7-14; John 1:1-18 “There are no words.” If you ever hear someone say that, it generally means one of two things. Either the person’s witnessing something of awe-inspiring beauty — standing at the rim […]

Don’t Keep Christ in Christmas

Jesus as a boy

DON’T KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 27, 2015; 1st Sunday after Christmas, Year C 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Luke 2:41-52 “[Jesus] said to them, ‘Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’” Luke 2:49 I don’t know you spent […]

Fear Not!

Fear not

FEAR NOT! Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 24, 2015; Christmas Eve, Year C Luke 2:8-20 “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid…’” Luke 2:10a There are some true stories you hear that you couldn’t have made up if you tried. Like the one happened a month ago at a Roman […]

Why Not Me?

Mary

WHY NOT ME? Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 20, 2015, 4th Sunday of Advent, Year C Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:39-55 “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1:45 I ran across a little three-line poem, written by a […]

Expectant Children

Advent Candle

EXPECTANT CHILDREN Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 29, 2015, 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C Psalm 25:1-10; Luke 21:25-36 “Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28 Sometimes it seems we’re living in a world gone mad. You’ve only […]

Of Grace and Gratitude

grace & gratitude

OF GRACE AND GRATITUDE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 22, 2015, 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, non-lectionary sermon Psalm 126; 1 Corinthians 1:1-8 “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus…” 1 Corinthians 1:4 Well, it’s Thanksgiving time. […]

We Have a Story, 4: Generosity

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WE HAVE A STORY, 4: GENEROSITY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 15, 2015; 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; non-lectionary sermon Deuteronomy 8:11-18; 2 Corinthians 8:1-12 “…we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.” 2 Corinthians 8:7b There I was, all set to preach a sermon on generosity. The intention […]

We Have a Story, 2: Our Story

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WE HAVE A STORY, 2: OUR STORY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 1, 2015; 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; non-lectionary sermon Psalm 16; 1 John 1:1-7 “…if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another…” 1 John 1:7a A popular thing […]