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Not for Sale

Money Changers

NOT FOR SALE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 8, 2015, 3rd Sunday in Lent, Year B Exodus 20:1-17; John 2:13-22 “In the temple [Jesus] found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple…” […]

Children of Abraham

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CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 1, 2015; Second Sunday in Lent, Year B Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Mark 8:31-38   “Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, ‘As for me,                                           this is my covenant with you:                        You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of […]

Seeing One Another As We Really Are

Dazzling

SEEING ONE ANOTHER AS WE REALLY ARE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 21, 2015; 1st Sunday in Lent, Year B Psalm 50:1-6; Mark 9:2-9 “And [Jesus] was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.” Mark 9:2b I was in Louisville, Kentucky last […]

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

MANY HAPPY RETURNS Carlos E. Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 14, 2015 Hosea 6:1-6; 1 John 3:18-24 “Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” 1 John 3:18 Yesterday was Valentine’s Day — the day when all the world seems to be in love with love. For […]

The Power of Us

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THE POWER OF US Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 8, 2015, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Micah 4:1-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 “I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22b “I have become all things to all people.” It’s a famous […]

Love, The Builder

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LOVE, THE BUILDER Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church February 1, 2015, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Psalm 127; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” 1 Corinthians 8:1b Have I ever told you about the Inflatable Church? I am not making this up. You can find it on the […]

It’s Personal

Fishers of Men

IT’S PERSONAL Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 25, 2015; 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Psalm 62:5-12; Mark 1:14-20 “And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’” Mark 1:17 This past week, I was away on study leave with a group of fellow pastors for […]

Blesssings First

Dessert First

BLESSINGS FIRST Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 11, 2015; Baptism of the Lord, Year B Genesis 1:1-5; Mark 1:4-11 “And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’” Mark 1:11 Have you ever been tempted to eat dessert first? It never happened in the […]

Let’s Keep Herod in Christmas

Herod

LET’S KEEP HEROD IN CHRISTMAS Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 4, 2015; 2nd Sunday of Christmas, Year B Psalm 2; Matthew 2:13-23 “Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and […]

A Word from the Wise

Simeon & Anna

A WORD FROM THE WISE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 28, 2014; 1st Sunday of Christmas, 2014, Year B Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Luke 2:22-40 “For my eyes have seen your salvation…a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” Luke 2:30,32 There’s always a bit of a letdown in […]