NextSunday Worship

Dr. Stephen Clyborne

  • JANUARY 27, 2019

    "How God Speaks”

    Year C: The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    Do you ever wish that God would just speak to us audibly and dramatically as God seems to have spoken to some of the characters in the Bible?  “Go here, do this, do not do that, make this choice, go in that direction . . .”  Life would be so much easier if God would […]

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  • January 20, 2019

    “The LORD’s Delight”

    Year C - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    There are a lot of reasons why people give up on God. They prayed, and nothing seemed to happen. They were dealt a crushing blow. They loved and were hurt. They tried to live a good life, but it just seemed to do no good. Someone they loved died. They lost their health, their home, […]

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  • January 13, 2019

    “The Next Chapter”

    Year C - First Sunday after the Epiphany – Baptism of the Lord

    One of the most memorable experiences I had in seminary took place in a Christian Education class.  The professor asked us to imagine that we were writing a book about our lives.  What title would you give to the book?  It’s a good question. What title would you give to the story of your life […]

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  • January 6, 2019

    "A God with Skin"

    Second Sunday after Christmas Day

    A four-year-old girl was having trouble going to sleep. So, she called to her mother who was trying to go to sleep across the hall, “Mom, I need some apple juice.” “Okay honey,” the mom replied, “but after I bring you this juice, you need to go to sleep.” The mom made her way into […]

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  • May 28, 2017

    "The Definition of a Witness"

    Year A – Ascension of the Lord / Seventh Sunday after Easter

    Since the title of the sermon is “The Definition of a Witness,” I thought I would begin by giving you the definition of a witness – – just to show you that I am on point, or at least I am starting off on point.  If you were to look up the word “witness” in […]

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  • May 21, 2017

    "Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?"

    Year A – Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Most people who are a part of a mainline Christian denomination remember reciting or learning the Apostles’ Creed as a part of worship or catechism.  Every Sunday, many Christians recite this ancient creed which is called the Apostles’ creed because tradition claims that the creed actually originated with the original twelve apostles, although references to […]

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  • May 14, 2017

    "When Jesus Stands"

    Year A – Fifth Sunday of Easter

    We used to have a secretary at the church I served in Simpsonville, South Carolina named Jackie Greene.  She always used to get real nervous around the end of November each year when we would start announcing the “Hanging of the Green” service.  Well, I always have a similar reaction when I hear that someone […]

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  • May 7, 2017

    “The Long and Winding Road”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday of Easter

    I have never been accused of having a sense of direction, and I get it honestly. My father’s father used to say that daddy was the only one of his children who had a college education, but couldn’t find his way to the depot and back.  So, as you might imagine, some of the most […]

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