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The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

Scott Black Johnston: Christmas at Matthew's House

Matthew 1:1-7, 15-16

2nd Sunday of Advent - Special

December 09, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)


How do you celebrate Christmas? What family traditions do you observe? What foods have to be on the table? What decorations must be displayed? What carols do you need to sing in order for you to feel like it is really and truly Christmas?

Just as we have our traditions, the four gospels have theirs too. Mark, Matthew, Luke and John each take a unique approach to Christmas. Each introduces Jesus to the world in a distinctive way.

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The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr.

Ozzie Smith Jr.: When Jesus Comes Home

Mark 3:20-35

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

June 10, 2018

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


Several summers ago while on vacation, I purchased a small white wooden sign from a gift shop that read, "Friends welcome, relatives by appointment only." That sign arrested my attention while also stating an oft-unspoken truth. Friends are sometimes easier to deal with than family.

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The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

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The Rev. Ernest Brooks (other)

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Go, Church, Go!

The Rev. Andrew Taylor-Troutman (PCUSA)

In his sermon, Andrew Taylor-Troutman says we are terrified our churches will fail. And you know what? Perhaps the church will never be the same again. How much more important, then, to remember that resurrection comes only after death. And that the life-giving Spirit of God cannot be restrained. With such faith, we might discover that—in the word, go—there’s not only fear, but also freedom.

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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

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