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Abounding Hope

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ABOUNDING HOPE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 21, 2014; Non-Lectionary Sermon “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you may have seen […]

Are You Qualified?

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ARE YOU QUALIFIED? Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 8, 2014; Day of Pentecost, Year A Numbers 11:24-30; Acts 2:1-21 “Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to [Moses], and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders…” Numbers 11:25a Today — the […]

Wicked?

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WICKED? Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 1, 2104; 7th Sunday of Easter, Year A Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35; John 17:1-11 “…as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked perish before God.” Psalm 68:2b I’ve been thinking a lot, this past week, about the news out of California — how, near Santa Barbara on […]

What Color is God?

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“WHAT COLOR IS GOD?” Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 25, 2014; 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22 “I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.” Acts 17:23b When I was young, one […]

Lord, Have Mercy

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LORD, HAVE MERCY Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 18, 2014; 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10 “Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:10 On December 21, 1988, it […]

That Blessed Two-Letter Word

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THAT BLESSED TWO-LETTER WORD Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 4, 2014; 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; Luke 24:13-35 “When [the women] did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive.” Luke […]

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   […]