Coppertop Sermons

Play Ball

Sermon preached October 27, 2013
First United Methodist Church, Duluth
Texts: Luke 18:9-14
            Baseball.  It feels a little cold to be thinking about baseball, but we are in the middle of the World Series, “the fall classic.”  Baseball is alive and well, and for those of us

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“Heart” Not the Band

Sermon preached October 20, 2013
Texts: II Timothy 3:14-17; Luke 18:1-8
            This week Canadian short-story writer Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Not long ago, the world lost a former Nobel laureate in literature when the Irish poet Seamus Heaney died on August 30.  He

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Beyond the Smile

Sermon preached October 13, 2013
Texts: Luke 17:11-19
            I am backsliding.  Just a couple of weeks after I said I would look for sermon examples from more contemporary culture, here I am reaching back, back before my time.
            Accentuate The Positive:  View More

Sparking

Sermon preached October 6, 2013
Texts: II Timothy 1:3-7; Luke 17:5-6
            “Teach Your Children Well”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r4H3u1mrWc
Now I know some of you try and guess if I am going to play a song during my sermon, and try and guess what

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God of the Gap

Sermon preached September 29, 2013

Texts: Luke 16:19-31

If I Were a Rich Man

This is a song we could all sing with feeling, at least if the lyrics were more gender neutral.
But here’s something to think about. If we take the Bible seriously we need to know that there wealth is

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