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Shrewd Children of Light

Shrewd Children of Light A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nüesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church on September 22, 2019 Luke 16: 1-8 (9-13) I must begin today with a humble attempt at rehabilitating the reputation of our last family dog, Robinson. For those of you who were not here last Sunday, I mentioned Robinson […]

Transfiguration and Worship

Transfiguration and Worship A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church on March 3, 2019 based on Luke 9:28-36 Some years ago researchers at the University of Hertfordshire (in England) surveyed 100,000 people of whom the majority expressed a preference for this story. It involves the famous inspector Sherlock Holmes and […]

Name, Identity and Value

Name, Identity and Value A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nüesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church on January 13, 2019 Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:21ff “Bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, created for my glory, formed and made by […]

On Goodness, Riches and Impossibilities

On Goodness, Riches and Impossibilities A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church on November 18, 2018 based on the Gospel Lesson from Mark: 10:17-31. A rich landowner named Melvin enjoyed riding through his vast estate while reminding himself of his great wealth. One day, while riding on his favorite horse, […]

Behind the Stone

Behind the Stone A Homily Offered by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church on November 4, 2018 in Observance of All Saints’ Day John 11:32-44 The Circle of Life is an ever-present reality in the church. Baptisms, weddings, and funerals are the most common activities associated with a pastor or priest. For the […]

The Moment to Spring Up

The Moment to Spring Up A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church October 28, 2018 Mark 10:46-52 Can you believe all the excitement and energy that the mid-term elections are generating? I can’t remember two political parties considering this such a crucial and urgent time. You can’t watch TV or […]

Unmerited Grace and Healing

Unmerited Grace and Healing A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church on October 14, 2018 John 5:1-9 and Hebrews 4:12-16 I noticed the other day that when these 3 magazines arrive in the mail (yes, I still subscribe to hard copies of journals and magazines although most of their content […]

Changes Along the Journey

Changes Along the Journey A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nüesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 30, 2018 Numbers 11:4-29 and Mark 9:38-50 I was so grateful to Rev. Linda Chase last Sunday for her thoughtful sermon where she reminded us that “there is a season for everything under the sun and each brings […]

Lasting Monuments

Lasting Monuments A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 16, 2018 Mark 8:27-38 When overseas guests come to visit us, we often take them to the essential Philadelphia tour: they have to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, eat a cheesesteak at Jim’s on South Street and take […]

Language of the Cross

LANGUAGE OF THE CROSS Linda Chase Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 4, 2018 I Corinthians 1:10, 18-25 John 2:13-22 Imagine if you will, explaining to someone what it is we Christians believe. Perhaps we would say something like this. “We put our faith and trust in a man named Jesus who was a poor Jew […]