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Sorry, Life is Pass/Fail

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SORRY, LIFE IS PASS/FAIL Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church August 30, 2015; Non-Lectionary Sermon Psalm 123; Luke 18:9-14   “I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:14   It’s […]

Stories Jesus Told: It’s Alive!

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STORIES JESUS TOLD: IT’S ALIVE! Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church August 23, 2015; Non-Lectionary Sermon Genesis 8:15-22; Mark 4:26-32 “The kingdom of God….is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest […]

Stories Jesus Told: All In

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STORIES JESUS TOLD: ALL IN Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church August 16, 2015; Non-Lectionary Sermon Ruth 1:6-18; Matthew 13:44-52 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46 There […]

Stories Jesus Told: Leavening the World

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LEAVENING THE WORLD Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church August 2, 2015; Non-lectionary sermon Genesis 18:1-8; Matthew 13:33-35 “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.” Matthew 13:33b I suppose I ought to have a special “in” when […]

Stories Jesus Told: What’s Lost Is Found Again

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STORIES JESUS TOLD: WHAT’S LOST IS FOUND AGAIN Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church July 5, 2015; Non-Lectionary sermon Psalm 119:1-3, 165-176; Luke 15:1-10 “When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’” Luke 15:9 Which one of […]

They Laughed At Jesus, Too

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THEY LAUGHED AT JESUS, TOO Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 28, 2015; 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Psalm 30; Mark 5:21-43 “When [Jesus] had entered, he said to them, ‘Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.’ And they laughed at him.” Mark 5:39-40a […]

The Overcomers

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THE OVERCOMERS Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 21, 2015; 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Samuel 17:4-9, 32-49; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 “David said, ‘The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.’” 2 […]

You Can Run, But…

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YOU CAN RUN, BUT… Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church June 7, 2015, 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 “Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” Genesis 3:11b What does God sound like? The whoosh of the wind? A deep, booming voice? […]

Clear the Bench

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“CLEAR THE BENCH” Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 10, 2015, Trinity Sunday, Year B Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’” Isaiah 6:8 Without a doubt, there’s one book […]

What is Eternal Life?

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“WHAT IS ETERNAL LIFE?” Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church May 17, 2015; 7th Sunday of Easter, Year B Daniel 12:1-7; b1 John 5:6-13 “And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11 We’ve been living, in recent years, through a computer revolution. Digital […]