NextSunday Worship


Sermons

  • September 28, 2014

    “Downward Mobility: A Gospel Way of Life”

    Year A – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    The poster was different for a dormitory wall. It was not a centerfold angel, surfer, skier, star, or beer logo. Pictured was a stately mansion with white columns. Parked in the drive way was a Rolls Royce. The house and car are obvious status symbols of affluent elegance. The poster’s caption read, “I’ve been rich, […]

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  • September 21, 2014

    “God Guides and Provides”

    Year A – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Introduction: Our scripture transports us to a sojourn in the desert. This is not the sand dunes of the Carolina coast, but a rocky barren wilderness. This wilderness trek begins in Egypt: the land nurtured by the River Nile, is fabled by its monumental pyramids, royal tombs, temples and treasure. Prompted by the rulers of […]

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  • September 14, 2014

    “We Have Mail”

    Year A – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    I would like to do something that is really old fashioned. I want to call your attention to a letter. Now a letter seems out of date in a world that is instantly and virtually connected by technology. As you may know, even Facebook is not embraced by youth. They are rejecting email for more […]

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  • September 7, 2014

    “Sing to the Lord a New Song!”

    Year A - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    If you are looking for Godly counsel and spiritual direction, the place to begin is the book of Psalms. Here one finds open access to the Almighty along with a mirror that reflects both the heights of human aspirations and depths of mortal depravity. The Psalms were Israel’s hymnal and prayer book. It contains a […]

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  • August 31, 2014

    “Nothing Fake About It”

    Year A - Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

    Some people seem to use “I love you!” as a punctuation mark. They include the phrase in conversations with family, friends, acquaintances, and sometimes even virtual strangers. Because of its overuse, the recipient of such an “I love you!” may not believe it is genuine. Paul says one of the outcomes of our salvation is […]

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  • August 24, 2014

    “Always Changing”

    Year A - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

    Salvation is a dynamic event. After it begins nothing in life is ever the same. We have considered some of the great truths about salvation in Christ. Now Paul challenges us to move forward with the implementation of our salvation into our daily living. This is vital, because a faith that does not impact daily […]

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  • August 17, 2014

    “Irrevocable”

    Year A - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    Most adults have some experience with a revocable privilege. Their experience may be through a driver’s license or a professional license, both which come through the state. Both grant the holder the privilege to carry out certain activities. A driving license allows one to operate an automobile legally, giving the driver great mobility and freedom. […]

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  • August 10, 2014

    “Simply Profound”

    Year A - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

    It is so simple a child can understand it; it is so profound it can change the life of a cynical adult. It is easy to explain but must be experienced to have any hope of understanding it. It is salvation through Christ. In Romans 10 Paul gives a clear description of the human side […]

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  • August 3, 2014

    “Who Do You Tell?”

    Year A – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

    August represents the return to school for most students. After several months away from classes most will need some review of the core subjects to help them be ready to master the next level. At the core of the Christian life is our salvation through Jesus. A good understanding of salvation is necessary for us […]

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  • July 27, 2014

    “Praying Prayers You Cannot Keep”

    Year A – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    Suppose you go to the mailbox tomorrow to pick up your mail. The black mailbox is crammed full. You pull the mail out and begin to walk back to your house, sorting it as you go. There is a bill from Belk. A plea from the Girl Scouts. There is a notice that your tags […]

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