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The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan Transcript

July 01, 2018

Kimberleigh Buchanan: Healing Faith

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

Dr. Kim Buchanan helps us find ourselves in the difficult and potentially hopeless situation the woman suffering from hemorrhages was in when she came to Jesus with a desperate faith. When Jesus became aware that healing power had gone out from him and asked who touched him, maybe his question wasn’t for information but was an invitation to the woman to testify about her healing, and about her own faith which made that healing possible.
The Rev. Martha Spong Transcript

June 24, 2018

Martha Spong: All in the Same Boat

The Rev. Martha Spong (UCC)

In her sermon on Mark 4:35-41, the Rev. Martha Spong reminds us that we weren’t in that boat in that storm, so the disciples' fearful response is understandable. Maybe we need to remember the times we’ve called out for help and wondered if God cared, and to admit that in the middle of such moments, even when help has come, we haven’t always recognized it immediately--or perhaps even appreciated it.
The Rev. Christopher Henry Transcript

June 17, 2018

Chris Henry: Faith in a Seed

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

The Rev. Chris Henry says that these two parables about seeds in Mark 4 are perhaps not so much a description of what God does to us, but of what we are called to do for God. He encourages us to think of ourselves not as the soil, but as the sower--maybe we are the ones to whom these precious mustard seeds have been entrusted--we are to be active planters of the kingdom of God.
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. Transcript

June 10, 2018

Ozzie Smith Jr.: When Jesus Comes Home

The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. (UCC)

In his sermon on Mark 3:20-35, Dr. Ozzie Smith Jr. says "We hear Jesus make a bold claim about faith that may hurt our ears and sounding anti-family. However, Jesus recognizes the power of connection when there is faith in the family. Obedience to God matters.
The Rev. Dr. Ellen Richardson Transcript

June 03, 2018

Ellen Richardson: The Man with the Withered Hand

The Rev. Dr. Ellen Richardson (TEC)

In her sermon, Dr. Ellen Richardson says Jesus broke the rules to heal people, to restore them to a fullness of life denied by their afflictions, you told us. His healing was a way of entering into the suffering of others, a response not of pity, but of empathy. This is how the man with the withered hand was healed--and he came out of the shadows and into the light.
The Rev. Dr. David Hull Transcript

May 27, 2018

David Hull: Benediction

The Rev. Dr. David Hull (CBF)

In his sermon, Dr. David Hull says an authentic encounter with God challenges us to look at the needs of the world. “Here am I; send me!” was Isaiah’s cry in response to God’s invitation. So worship is always transformed into mission; Worship is not a wall to hide behind, but a door to walk through to a world in need.
The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas Transcript

May 20, 2018

Juan Carlos Huertas: Understood

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas (UMC)

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas says Ascension Sunday moved us from the long narrative of Jesus’ life, which culminated with his death and resurrection, and now lands us at this moment--and as Jesus ascends to the heavens, we like the disciples are left wondering--what now?
The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas Transcript

May 13, 2018

Juan Carlos Huertas: Why Are You Looking Up?

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas (UMC)

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas says Ascension Sunday moves us from the long narrative of Jesus’ life that culminated with his death and resurrection and now lands us at this moment--and as Jesus ascends to the heavens, we, like his disciples, are left wondering--what now?
The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson Transcript

May 06, 2018

Kimberly S. Jackson: Quack Like a Duck: Singing in the Rain

The Rev. Kimberly Jackson (TEC)

In her sermon on Psalm 98, the Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson says the psalmist encourages us all to remember the sunshiny days, the victories in life in the past, and to sing with gratitude to God about them. No matter what is going on around us in the world or in our lives we can praise God.
The Rev. Dr. David Gushee Transcript

April 29, 2018

David Gushee: Justice Denied--Except from the God of Love

The Rev. Dr. David Gushee (CBF)

Dr. David Gushee says the texts for the 5th Sunday of Easter reveal a God who calls us to love and serve those for whom justice has been denied. We start with the Ethiopian Eunuch of Acts 8, who while reading Scriptures came across the suffering servant in Isaiah 53 and must have seen some parallels with his own life as one excluded and even humiliated. But there he reads of a God who, in and through that humiliation and injustice, redeems.