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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens Transcript

October 14, 2012

Sticker Shock for the Soul

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens explores Jesus' encounter with a wealthy man in Mark 10:17-27, and encourages us, "Don't go to God in prayer and not expect a challenge, a push to grow or a change in your faith journey."
The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens Transcript

October 07, 2012

A Call to a Higher Standard

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens helps us grapple with Jesus' teaching on divorce in Mark 10:2-13, and encourages us not to hear Jesus' words as judgment and condemnation, but as a call to aim for a goal.
The Rev. Bonnie Scott Transcript

September 30, 2012

Deliverance and Deli Meat

The Rev. Bonnie Scott (UMC)

In her sermon on Numbers 11, the Rev. Bonnie Scott--2011 recipient of the David H. C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award--shares a lesson for living drawn from Moses' response to the burdens of his responsibilities.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad Transcript

September 23, 2012

A Hopeful Fanatic

The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. Barbara Lundblad examines Jesus' teaching in Mark 9 that his disciples are to act as children, revealing that Jesus was a hopeless fanatic about opening up the kingdom of God to those who are ignored or denigrated.
The Rev. J. C. Austin Transcript

September 16, 2012

Following Jesus Is for Losers

The Rev. J. C. Austin (PCUSA)

In his sermon on Mark 8:27-38, the Rev. J.C. Austin offers a fresh take on what it means to follow Jesus, who said that those who lose their lives for his sake will save it. What are we willing to lose in order to follow Jesus faithfully?
The Rev. Reggie Weaver Transcript

September 09, 2012

When the Roof Crumbles

The Rev. Reggie Weaver (PCUSA)

In his sermon on Mark 2:1-12, the Rev. Reggie Weaver explores the story of the man dropped through the roof by his friends--the only way he could get to Jesus' healing touch. How are we hindering others' approach to Jesus?
The Rev. Reggie Weaver Transcript

September 02, 2012

Cleanliness or Godliness

The Rev. Reggie Weaver (PCUSA)

In Mark 7 Jesus once again confronts the hypocrisy of the religious authorities. In his sermon, the Rev. Reggie Weaver explores the context--and the ramifications--of Jesus' teachings about rituals and traditions.
The Rev. Martin Copenhaver Transcript

August 26, 2012

Eating Jesus

The Rev. Martin Copenhaver (UCC)

In his sermon on John 6:51-69, the Rev. Martin Copenhaver looks deeply into the meaning of the sacrament of communion, noting that in John language is pressed to its limits to express the indissoluble participation of one life in another, of Jesus' life within us.
The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith Transcript

August 19, 2012

Living Bread

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

In his sermon on Jesus the Living Bread (John 6:51-58), the Rev. Dr. Tim Smith shares an experience he had in a Liberian village which taught him a lesson about living our faith fearlessly.
The Rev. Juan Huertas Transcript

August 12, 2012

Sharing in the Life of Jesus

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

In his sermon on John 6:35,41-51, the Rev. Juan Huertas says, Those of us who claim Christ as our Lord find ourselves being fed by Christ's own presence, and it is in that feeding that we are participants in the divine life.