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The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

Stephanie Spellers: The World Will Turn

Matthew 4:12-23

3rd Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

January 22, 2017

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers (TEC)

 

Come by here, my Lord, come by here....Oh Lord, come by here.

When you live in New York City, you pretty much expect the unexpected when you sit down in a taxi. In fact, they've built a whole TV show on this very premise. It's called "Taxicab Confessions." People share their deepest, darkest secrets with a cab driver they hope they'll never see again. You don't know what's gonna unfold when you crawl inside. You just need to be ready.

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The Very Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III

Christoph Keller: Nothing to Dread

Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25

4th Sunday of Advent - Year A

December 18, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller, III (TEC)

 

At an anxious moment for the city, the Lord gives the king a sign that he is master of the situation. Isaiah makes four predictions: Of a certain woman, that she is pregnant; of her child, that it will be a boy; that his name will be Immanuel; and, crucial to the king, that before this boy knows please from thank you, the enemies who have made the city anxious will have withdrawn. And it was so.

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The Rev. Elaine Dreeben (PCUSA)

Psalm 122 is a pilgrimage song, most likely sung by the faithful making their way up to Jerusalem. And the Rev. Elaine Dreeben says it’s the perfect scripture for the first Sunday of Advent because it reminds us that, though our high holy day of Christmas is only 4 weeks away, the fullness of God’s vision is still a long way off.
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September 04, 2016

David Powers: Reshaped by Hope

The Rev. David Powers (PCUSA)

The Rev. David Powers says Jeremiah was called to prophesy to God’s people because they were off track--they had forgotten whose they were and had tragically broken their covenant with God. The image Jeremiah offers is that of a potter. The good news is that when a potter is at work, there is always hope, always opportunity, always the possibility of being remade in the image of the creator.
The Rev. Emily C. Heath Transcript

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Resurrection Phobia

The Rev. Emily Heath (UCC)

When Jesus healed the dead man in Luke 7, the Rev. Emily Heath says that Luke noted "fear seized them all." The people had never seen anything like this. And in the same way even today there is a phobia about resurrection. We Christians live our faith knowing of the resurrection--new life is possible, we believe--but we often don't believe it when we see it.
The Rev. Charles L. Fischer III Transcript

May 22, 2016

Suffering to Hope

The Rev. Charles Fischer, III (TEC)

The Rev. Charles Fischer III says that those who have had to suffer for a worthy cause do not give up easily if at all. Each setback creates enough energy to keep on--and champions are created. Nothing should stand in the way of one living fully into who they are.
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Come Before Winter...

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

In his sermon this week, Dr. Scott Black Johnston unpacks Paul's second letter to Timothy, a poignant gem that reveals much about Paul and his relationship with Timothy and others: Paul was one who values his friends, who misses them keenly, and longs for their companionship--not unlike us.
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Beginning Before It Begins

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

In his sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Brian Cole examines the ministry of John the Baptist and encourages us, while we wait for the coming of Jesus, to practice the faith and strive to be at peace with ourselves, one another, and God's creation.
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The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

Sarah Jackson Shelton explores what's behind the Israelites' complaints to Moses early on their exodus, and helps us see that we can welcome suffering as an opportunity to discover the presence of God.
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Laura Truman: The Church This Side of Heaven (FTE Series #2)

Laura Truman (other)

In her sermon for the FTE "Inspiring Young Leaders to Shape the Future" series, Laura Truman--a student at Candler School of Theology--explores the life and ministry of the early church in Acts 2, and helps us envision where the church is moving.