Day1 Weekly Program Archive

William Flippin Jr.: A Rock and a Hard Place

The Rev. Dr. William E. Flippin, Jr.
Organization: Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

In his sermon on Exodus 17, Dr. William E. Flippin Jr. asks, how can we receive refreshment during a dry place? It’s found in the solution of God’s command to Moses: strike the rock and water will come out of it that the people may drink. Our rock is the Lord.

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Greg DeLoach: God Is...Good?

The Rev. Dr. Greg DeLoach
Organization: McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

As we conclude our 75th Anniversary Series, Dr. Greg DeLoach says that when we know that God is good, when we see that God is good, it changes how we see the world, how we see others, and how we see ourselves.

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Bishop Michael Curry: Not Just Me, But We

The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Organization: The Episcopal Church
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says Jesus of Nazareth began the most profoundly revolutionary movement in history—a movement of love. It’s a movement that says it’s not about just me, it’s about we.

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Kevin Strickland: Words Matter! Words Have Power!

Bishop Kevin Strickland
Organization: ELCA Southeastern Synod
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

In his sermon, Bishop Kevin Strickland says we live in community, we live as the body of Christ, and—as Jesus tells us in Matthew 18—where hurt has occurred, we must deal with it.

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Leanne Van Dyk: God of the Wilderness

The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In her sermon, Dr. Leanne Van Dyk says it's not hard at all for us during these days of pandemic and protest to imagine a difficult place like that the Israelites were in. We find ourselves beyond the wilderness in many ways, and yet there’s no wilderness so wild that God cannot find us there.

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Tom Long: Between a Rock and a Stumbling Block

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long
Organization: Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In his sermon on Matthew 16:13-23, Dr. Tom Long encourages us to move from being a stumbling block to God’s purposes to being a rock--just as Simon Peter was--and follow God's purposes right where we are.

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75th Anniversary Special with the Rev. Dr. Louis C. Schueddig

The Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig, D.D.
Organization: Episcopal Media Center
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

Day1
Organization: Alliance for Christian Media
Denomination: n/a

In this first of a series of special programs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Protestant Hour and Day1 weekly radio broadcast, the Rev. Dr. Skip Schueddig talks with host Peter Wallace about the program's history, and shares archival audio of some of the best preachers of the 20th century....

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Michael Mills: The Inactive Active Christian

The Rev. Michael Mills
Organization: Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, Dallas, TX
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

In this pandemic season, says the Rev. Michael Mills, active Christians have had to be inactive. It’s not easy to adjust, but that’s the rhythm Jesus exemplified for us—an active, hands-on ministry that was always balanced by time alone and away.

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Trace Haythorn: Wrestling Life

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn
Organization: ACPE
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In the pandemic, Dr. Trace Haythorn says in his sermon, we have wrestled to get through it. But Jacob offers an image of one who, in the midst of the struggle, refuses to give up until he’s given a blessing.

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Monty Knight: On Knowing Not How to Pray

The Rev. Dr. Monty Knight
Organization: n/a
Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

In his sermon on Romans 8, Dr. Monty Knight asks us, Is it possible that God may work in and through, with and for, in spite of, as often as not, because of us? Even in our praying?

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Chrissy Tatum Williamson: The Gospel According to the Compost Pile

The Rev. Chrissy Tatum Williamson
Organization: Greystone Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

The Rev. Chrissy Tatum Williamson says what we learn in life is that none of us is fully weed or wheat, we are a mixture of both. And Jesus calls us to cultivate the garden of our life, our soul, so that we can produce wholesome fruit.

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Peter Wallace: Sitting Beside the Sea

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
Organization: Alliance for Christian Media
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

In his sermon this week, Day1 host the Rev. Peter Wallace explores a simple verse in Matthew 13 that could be the key to our survival in times like these.

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David Hull: Finding Rest for Your Soul

The Rev. Dr. David Hull
Organization: Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Dr. David Hull says we learn two things about Jesus in the final verses of Matthew 11—first, God welcomes us, invites us, to come to Jesus. Second, God guides us, which involves being yoked with Jesus and following him.

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Kenyatta Gilbert: Pinocchio Prophecy

The Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert
Organization: Howard University School of Divinity, Washington, DC
Denomination: Other

The beloved story of Pinocchio sheds light on an important reality, says Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert: If you tell lies, you will find yourself bereft of moral integrity. This is true for persons in ministry leadership--the temptation to succeed at any costs is very real. This is also true for all believers in any walk of life.

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Robin Wilson: Rise Up

The Rev. Robin Wilson
Organization: First United Methodist Church, Opelika, AL
Denomination: United Methodist Church

The Rev. Robin Wilson likens Jesus's 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.

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Peter Wallace: Love in the Time of Coronavirus

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
Organization: Alliance for Christian Media
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

In a special Day1 sermon, producer and host Peter Wallace shares how we can maintain our common life of faith in the midst of a pandemic.

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Eric Barreto: In the Beginning and In the End

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto
Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Dr. Eric Barreto says Genesis chapters 1 and 2 are not a blueprint for the world or a play-by-play of the dawning of creation. Nor are they simply an ancient fairy tale we can dismiss. They’re not about us--they are first and foremost about God.

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Eric Barreto: Can't We All Just Get Along?

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto
Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Dr. Eric Barreto says there's no better place to start a study of the Book of Acts than the account of Pentecost. This is a moment we often identity as the birth of the church, that moment when God's blessings poured down upon us and the church tasted God's goodness. But what happened that momentous day, and what does it all mean for us today?

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Christopher Edmonston: Sudden Change

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Edmonston
Organization: White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In the midst of sudden and surprising changes, Dr. Christopher Edmonston says Jesus challenges his disciples—and us—to expect the Holy Spirit to fill us and use us as witnesses to the ends of the earth.

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Christopher Edmonston: The God of Unexpected Things

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Edmonston
Organization: White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

When Paul presented the good news in Athens, preaching to a bunch of skeptics, Dr. Christopher Edmonston says the court of the Areopagus was all about reason and rhetoric, but Paul drops divine mystery on them. In spite of their intelligence and great learning, he reminds them there is still much to be learned—and the showstopper he presents is the resurrection of Jesus.

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