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

Denomination: United Church of Christ (UCC)
Organization: Covenant United Church of Christ, South Holland, IL

The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr., is pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ, South Holland, IL. He is also a trustee of the Alliance for Christian Media.

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It's Not Always What You Think

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith Jr. is pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois.

When Hope Won't Quit

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith Jr. is pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois.

What Do You Want?

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith Jr. is pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois.

Ministry on the Move

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith Jr., pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois, challenges us to reach out and express God's goodness in spite of the sometimes perilous consequences.

Be Still and Know

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr., pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois, reminds us of the need to rest and refocus.

More than Enough

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr., pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois, takes a look at the power of Jesus in answering our problems and fulfilling our lives.

A Sight for Certain Eyes

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr., is pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ, South Holland, IL.

What Are We Doing Here?

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith takes a look at a common and distressing situation in churches today: division. But the Apostle Paul had to deal with the same problem in Corinth. What can we learn from his experience?

Wake Up and Believe!

Friday October 24, 2008
Paul’s message in 1 Thessalonians is filled by a zeal based on an intimate knowledge of Christ, which produced his passion for evangelism. Yet converts often suffer from being lulled to sleep--becoming distracted and overly concerned about the future as opposed to living in the present. Dr. Ozzie Smith urges us to wake up and believe!

Ozzie Smith Jr.: When Jesus Comes Home

Friday October 24, 2008
In his sermon on Mark 3:20-35, Dr. Ozzie Smith Jr. says "We hear Jesus make a bold claim about faith that may hurt our ears and sounding anti-family. However, Jesus recognizes the power of connection when there is faith in the family. Obedience to God matters.

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Dr. Ozzie Smith on this week's Day1 sermon

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith, pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, IL, shares his response to this week's Day1 sermon.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on this week's sermon, "Dealing with Mystery"

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr., pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, IL, offers a thoughtful response to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on This Week's Sermon

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith provides a thoughtful response to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Ben Anthony, "Folding Screens and Forgiveness."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "A Visitor, A Mapmaker, and a Banquet"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith provides a thoughtful response to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Ben Anthony.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Neither Heaven Nor Hell"

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith offers some thoughtful reflections on this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Ben Anthony, "Neither Heaven Nor Hell."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "As the Father Has Loved Me"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a reflection on this week's Day1 sermon by Dr. James Howell, "As the Father Has Loved Me."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "In but not of This World"

Friday October 24, 2008
The question is, what are we doing in but not of this world? Rev Howell helps us to wonder with them for it is as he says, "all of us are them." I wonder too how they might have understood Jesus' prayer in the real time of then.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "The Church's Hope"

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith shares a response to this week's Day1 sermon--"The Church's Hope" by Dr. Fred R. Anderson.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "The Threefold Nature of God"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith provides a reflection on this week's Day1 sermon by Dr. Fred R. Anderson, "The Threefold Nature of God."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Noisy Spring"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith reflects on this week's Day1 sermon by Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan: "Noisy Spring," based on Christ's parables of the seeds.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "The Sleeping Jesus"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers his response to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton, "The Sleeping Jesus."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "A Daughter's Faith"

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a response to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Sarah Shelton, "A Daughter's Faith."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Strong in the Broken Places"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a response to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, "Strong in the Broken Places."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Two Very Different Banquets"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith reflects on this week's Day1 sermon, "Two Very Different Banquets," by the Rev. Dr. Barbara Lundblad.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "RSVP to Jesus"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith responds to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Sharon Hiers, "RSVP to Jesus."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "More Unexpected Jesus"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a response to this week's Day1 message, "More Unexpected Jesus" by the Rev. Sharon Hiers.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "The Thunk, the Gap, and the Six A's"

Friday October 24, 2008
UCC pastor Dr. Ozzie Smith responds to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Mark Sargent, "The Thunk, the Gap, and the Six A's."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Out of the Depths"

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith Jr. responds to this week's Day1 sermon, "Out of the Depths" by the Rev. Benno Pattison.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "The Woman Less Listened To"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith responds to this week's Day1 sermon, "The Woman Less Listened To," by the Rev. Dr. David von Schlichten.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Words of Eternal Life"

Friday October 24, 2008
UCC pastor Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a reflection on this week's Day1 sermon: "Words of Eternal Life" by the Rev. Dr. David Lose.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Standing in the Tragic Gap"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith reflects on this week's Day1 message, "Standing in the Tragic Gap" by the Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn. UPDATE: Dr. Billy Cox adds his reflection.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "The Heartbreaking Messiah"

Friday October 24, 2008
UCC pastor Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a reflection on this week's Day1 message by Dr. David Lose, "The Heartbreaking Messiah."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Insignificant Greatness"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith reflects on this week's Day1 sermon, "Insignificant Greatness," by the Rev. Stephen Lewis.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "To Make the Wounded Whole"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a response to this week's Day1 sermon, "To Make the Wounded Whole" by the Rev. Dr. Ken Carter.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Let the Little Ones Come unto Me"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a thoughtful response to Bishop Will Willimon's Day1 sermon this week, "Let the Little Ones Come Unto Me."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "The Peril (and the Promise) of Being Met by Jesus"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith reflects on this week's Day1 sermon by Bishop Will Willimon, "The Peril (and the Promise) of Being Met by Jesus."

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Good News?"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a response to this week's Day1 sermon by Bishop Will Willimon, "Good News?"

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Shackles That Won't Shrink!"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a response to the Rev. Gary Manning's Day1 sermon this week, "Shackles That Won't Shrink!"

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Being Saints of God"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith reflects on this week's Day1 sermon, "Being Saints of God" by Bishop Keith Whitmore.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "What God Values in Stewardship"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith responds to this week's Day1 sermon, "What God Values in Stewardship" by Dr. Scott Weimer. Join the conversation!

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "A Vision for the City"

Friday October 24, 2008
Rev Weimer's message "A Vision for the City" is powerful. He took me to the top floor with that search committee--what an image!

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Uncluttering"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith responds to this week's Day1 sermon, "Uncluttering," by the Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Repent, Ye Saints"

Friday October 24, 2008
UCC minister Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a response to this week's Day1 sermon, "Repent, Ye Saints," by the Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "The Place Where Heaven Will Touch the Earth"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith reflects on this week's Day1 sermon, "The Place Where Heaven Will Touch the Earth" by the Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens.

Dr. Ozzie Smith on "Christmastide: A Reminder Where Our Hearts Belong"

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Ozzie Smith offers a response to this week's Day1 sermon by the Rev. Mac Thigpen, "Christmastide: A Reminder Where Our Hearts Belong."

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What Do You Want (from Jesus)? - Part 1 - Rev. Ozzie Smith Day1 Sermon Reflections

Friday October 24, 2008
Part 1 of 2; Sermon Reflections; The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith: "What do you want from Jesus: the meal or the message? To be filled up with food, or a life that is fulfilled?" The Day1 Reflection Team with hostBill Turpie.

What Do You Want (from Jesus)? - Part 2 - Rev. Ozzie Smith Day1 Sermon Reflections

Friday October 24, 2008
Part 2 of 2; Sermon Reflections; The Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith: "What do you want from Jesus: the meal or the message? To be filled up with food, or a life that is fulfilled?" The Day1 Reflection Team with hostBill Turpie.

The Rev. Ozzie Smith Jr. - When Hope Won't Quit (Part 1)

Friday October 24, 2008
Part 1 of 2; Sermon Reflections; The Rev. Ozzie Smith Jr. "This is a bumpy, but believable text. It pulls us in the outer region of understanding of where we would place Jesus. It allows us to see Jesus outside of the barriers of culture."

The Rev. Ozzie Smith Jr. - When Hope Won't Quit (Part 2)

Friday October 24, 2008
Part 2 of 2; Sermon Reflections; The Rev. Ozzie Smith Jr. "This is a bumpy, but believable text. It pulls us in the outer region of understanding of where we would place Jesus. It allows us to see Jesus outside of the barriers of culture."

Conversation with Ozzie Smith - A 30 Good Minutes Interview

Friday October 24, 2008
A profile and conversation about music and faith with The Rev. Ozzie Smith, Jr., a jazz musician and pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois.

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Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith - Podcast Extra Interview 2009

Friday October 24, 2008
Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith discusses the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Trinity UCC in Chicago, Prophetic role of the church in the state and Dr. Martin Luther Kings vision of the church in society.