Psalms Romans Sermons 

“His Steadfast Love Endures Forever”

  Psalm 116:1-19; Romans 12:1-2 November 26, 2017 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: We often hear people exclaiming, “Hallelujah!” when they are so happy that something that they had been waiting for has come. For most people today, this word is nothing more than “Hooray!” or “Yippee!” For the Beatles, hallelujah is merely a praise word for their Hindu God Krishna in their song “My Sweet Lord.” In the movie Shrek, “Hallelujah” became the most popular song. But in this song, the Jewish writer, Leonard Cohen,…

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Psalms Romans Sermons 

A Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving

  Psalm 116:1-19; Romans 12:1-2 November 19, 2017 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: This Thanksgiving Day, what are you most thankful for? But on Thursday, most Americans will be focused on turkey, football and alcohol. Last year’s celebrity tweets were good examples of this focus. Singer Bruno Mars posted on Twitter a picture of himself soaking in a bathtub with champagne in his hand and wrote, “If this don’t look thankful I don’t know what does.” Ellen Degeneres sent a picture of her and her two…

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Judges Sermons 

Samson Part 1: Two Nativities

  Scripture Readings: Judges 13:1-25; Romans 12:1-2 September 18, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Last Sunday, we learned about Jephthah’s sinful vow to offer a burnt sacrifice to the Lord to gain his favor. God never required a vow in order to approve of a person’s request. And the tragic end to this vow is the burnt sacrifice turned out to be his only child, his own daughter. Today, we will study another kind of vow made by Israelites. But this vow was not made by…

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