NextSunday Worship

Dr. Robert U. Ferguson

  • May 29, 2016

    “A Man Set under Authority…”

    Year C – Second Sunday after Pentecost

    Authority — this idea is at the center of the Biblical witness. We humans are really interested in authority, are we not?  We live ordered lives in ordered societies with ordered institutions and we require authority to do anything.  Corporations, universities, government and churches play the authority game.  Woe be unto that person in some […]

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  • May 22, 2016

    “The Intruding God”

    Year C: Trinity Sunday

    One of the great questions of life and faith concerns both the nature of the One whom we call God, as well as our relationship to this God.  What is God like and how do we encounter and understand this Being who is so far above and beyond us in scope and reality?  How can […]

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  • May 15, 2016

    “In the Power of the Spirit”

    Year C – Day of Pentecost

    Pentecost…Holy Spirit…we Christians are notorious for avoiding these words, are we not?  Far too many times we have heard some of the most outlandish claims come because someone said that “the Spirit told me to do this…” Last Sunday the traffic was stopped on a thoroughfare as two women with two small children all strolled […]

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  • May 8, 2016

    "What Jesus Really Wants for You"

    Year C: Seventh Sunday of Easter

    The story is told about some Princeton Theological Seminary students at the lunch line. The chef had propped a sign on a big bowl of big, juicy oranges that said:  “Take only one…Jesus is watching you.” At the other end of the lunch line, there was a large plate of freshly baked, steaming hot, chocolate […]

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  • May 1, 2016

    “Hearing the Cries of the World”

    Year C - Sixth Sunday of Easter

    What are you going to do with the rest of your life?  That’s the usual way sermons start out for graduating seniors—as if 18 year olds have any idea of what lies before them.  Take it from one who is just a little further down the road—you have no idea.  This is not a reflection […]

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