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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 […]

A Hole in the Roof

A HOLE IN THE ROOF Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 28, 2018 2 Samuel 7:1-6; Mark 2:1-12 “And when they could not bring [the paralyzed man] to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him.” Mark 2:4a As most of you know, today is my last Sunday as pastor of […]

A Pastor’s Gratitude

A PASTOR’S GRATITUDE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 21, 2018; Non-lectionary sermon Psalm 136:1-12, 23-26; Philippians 1:1-11   “I thank my God every time I remember you… because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.” Philippians 1:3,5   If you unfold a road map of Scotland and look […]

The Crown

THE CROWN Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 7, 2018; an Epiphany sermon Psalm 72:1-14; Matthew 2:1-12   “…wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?’” Matthew 2:1b-2a   We’ve been having fun, in our house, watching season 2 of the […]

In With the New

IN WITH THE NEW Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 31, 2017,  1st Sunday after Christmas, Year B Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Luke 2:22-40   “Simeon took [Jesus] in his arms and praised God, saying, ‘Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation…’” Luke […]

A Baby Changes Everything

  A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 2, 2017; Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-7   “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger…” Luke 2:7           “Joseph, son of David,” says the angel, “do not be afraid to […]

The Road Ahead

THE ROAD AHEAD Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 17, 2017; Non-lectionary sermon Psalm 25:1-10; Mark 1:1-8   “…the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight…’” Mark 1:3   So, where do you begin the story of Christmas? If you’re the Gospel-writer Luke, […]

Grace and Gratitude

GRACE AND GRATITUDE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 26, 2017; Thanksgiving Deuteronomy 8:7-18; Luke 17:11-19   “…then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery…” Deuteronomy 8:14   Well, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. We […]

The Sad Tale of the Buried Gift

  THE SAD TALE OF THE BURIED GIFT Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 19, 2017; 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Matthew 25:14-30   “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; […]

Life that Really Is Life

LIFE THAT REALLY IS LIFE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church November 12, 2017; Non-lectionary sermon Psalm 16; 1 Timothy 6:13-21 “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may […]