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The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

Stephen Montgomery: The Voice of the Gardener

Luke 13:1-19

3rd Sunday in Lent - Year C

March 24, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

 

It's hard to let God be God. We long to explain things only God can know. Because we are human, we want to know. Because we are only human, there are some things we will never know this side of eternity. We want life to make sense. We want God to make Sense. And so, we try to find cause and effect of bad things that happen. Sometimes we are able to do that.

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The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

Scott Black Johnston: Christmas at John's House

John 1:1-5

4th Sunday of Advent - Special Series

December 23, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

 

The four Christian gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - each have a unique approach to Christmas. Each author introduces Jesus to the world in a distinctive way. Each has a special story to tell - a perspective to share - a hope to offer.

To partake of this hope, Day1 has been visiting the homes of the gospel writers this Advent. We have peeked in frosted windows to see how they have decorated their living rooms. We have noted who sits at their dinner tables. We have asked each of them: "Why do you think this moment in history is significant - is holy?"

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The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

October 21, 2018

Joe Evans: Where Were You?

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

The Rev. Joe Evans says God’s response to Job’s questions about the multiple tragedies in his life is truly beautiful but a bit frustrating, and yet it does help us put our lives into proper perspective. In the chaos that we face, the victimization, the sadness, the despair, and the heartache, God says, "Just as I tamed the sea, so I will bring order to your life once more.”
The Very Rev. David Hodges Transcript

February 04, 2018

David Hodges: To Move, To Touch, To Heal

The Very Rev. David Hodges (TEC)

In Mark 1:20-39, Jesus tells his disciples that he is supposed to proclaim the message. But the Rev. David Hodges says that proclaiming the message means not just telling people what the kingdom of God is, but showing them--by reaching out and touching people who, because of their disease, their behavior, or their demons, were suffering.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls Transcript

January 28, 2018

Charles Qualls: What Is This?

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls (CBF)

Dr. Charles Qualls says that the scribes and Pharisees heard Jesus' bold teaching and decided he had to be stopped. But others heard Jesus and opened their hearts and minds, their souls and spirits to the hope they heard in Jesus. “What is this?” they asked.
The Rev. Robin Wilson Transcript

June 25, 2017

Robin Wilson: Rise Up

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)

The Rev. Robin Wilson likens Jesus' words to his disciples in Matthew 10 to Alexander Hamilton's energizing encouragement to his fellow revolutionaries from the stage musical, "Hamilton," calling them to rise up, to act for that which is most important to them. In the same way, Jesus was honest with his followers about the potential costs of following him--but tells them not to be afraid.
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers Transcript

January 22, 2017

Stephanie Spellers: The World Will Turn

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers (TEC)

In her sermon for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers says we need the light of Christ now in a way we haven’t in a long time. And lots of people from all walks of life are seeking a truth that cannot be spun and a light that cannot be quenched.

The Very Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III Transcript

December 18, 2016

Christoph Keller: Nothing to Dread

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

In his sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent, Dr. Chris Keller shares that the prophet Isaiah’s pronouncements are realized in Matthew’s gospel: 700 years before the fact, Isaiah had predicted Christmas. And Christmas speaks to a whole world’s anxiety.
The Rev. Elaine Murray Dreeben Transcript

November 27, 2016

Elaine Dreeben: A Homegoing Song

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.
The Rev. David Powers Transcript

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.