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The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker Transcript

September 09, 2018

Noel Schoonmaker: Faith That Works

The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker (CBF)

Dr. Noel Schoonmaker tells us that when James says in effect, "What good is faith without works, what good is Christian belief without Christian behavior?" the answer is, none at all. James isn’t just questioning the usefulness of faith without works, he’s questioning the validity of it. And James is very clear about what he means by 'works.'
The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker Transcript

September 02, 2018

Noel Schoonmaker: Doers of the Word

The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker points out in his sermon on James 1 that we are not Christians because we hear the word of God, or mentally affirm it’s true, but because we believe in Jesus Christ, who was the Word of God himself. And that Word of God become flesh in Christ healed the sick, touched the outcast, cuddled children, and overturned temple furniture.
The Rev. Maxwell Grant Transcript

August 26, 2018

Maxwell Grant: Beyond the Panic Room

The Rev. Maxwell Grant (UCC)

In his sermon, the Rev. Max Grant says we live in a 'panic room world,' and there’s no disputing that these are fearful times for many. But we resist the idea of the church as a shelter, because it diminishes our sense of church as a sanctuary, a place that’s set apart, a place that stands for something different than the vicissitudes of life, even when they get scary.
The Rev. Maxwell Grant Transcript

August 19, 2018

Maxwell Grant: "Precarious Wisdom"

The Rev. Maxwell Grant (UCC)

The Rev. Max Grants says Solomon becomes a great king after asking for wisdom, but it turns out he isn’t entirely a good person. He focuses so much on the getting that he no longer got understanding… and as a result, a few short years after Solomon’s death much of what he had achieved was gone for good. Which shows us that getting wisdom is not a once-and-for-all kind of thing.
Dr. Diana Butler Bass Transcript

August 12, 2018

Diana Butler Bass: Bread Enough for All

Dr. Diana Butler Bass (TEC)

In her message on John 6, Dr. Diana Butler Bass says that bread is both real food and spiritual food in the age to come… and in the same way that actual bread is transformed by air, so the bread of Jesus is transformed by the Spirit.
The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell Transcript

August 05, 2018

Susan Cartmell: What Have You Done?

The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell (UCC)

Dr. Susan Cartmell says the story of David and Bathsheba is about abuse, not an act of passion but abuse of power, and abuse of power is a pattern, not a single mistake. David’s debacle started with a single glance, and he kept falling down a slippery slope until Nathan the prophet sets him straight.
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers Transcript

July 29, 2018

Kelly Hough Rogers: Abundance Born Out of Scarcity

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers (UCC)

Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers says John 6 offers two major miracle. First, the feeding of the 5000, and then the miracle of walking on water, revealing the divinity of Jesus to his disciples and to us, so that they would really know and believe on God’s terms. Both of these miracles can come alive for us when we celebrate communion.
The Rev. William E. Flippin, Jr. Transcript

July 22, 2018

William Flippin Jr.: Counterfeit Clergy

The Rev. William Flippin, Jr. (ELCA)

In his sermon on Jeremiah 23, the Rev. William Flippin Jr. tells us that Jesus’ words regarding sheep and their shepherds are both challenging and comforting. People without a shepherd, without the Lord Jesus Christ, are lost and bewildered, never finding the way to true life. But there is hope.
The Rev. Peter Wallace Transcript

July 15, 2018

Peter Wallace: Let's Dance

The Rev. Peter Wallace (TEC)

Day1 host and producer Peter Wallace offers a sermon on the two very different dances found in 2 Samuel and Mark 6, and encourages us to follow David's example of a liberated worship of God.
The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan Transcript

July 08, 2018

Kimberleigh Buchanan: The Strength of Weakness

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

The Apostle Paul boasts to the Corinthians of his weakness, turning boasting on its head, says Dr. Kim Buchanan in her sermon this week. Paul explains that it is in his weakness that the power of Christ becomes real. It is in his weakness that he experiences God’s grace most profoundly.