Coppertop Sermons

Me, Myself and I

Sermon preached September 20, 2015

Texts: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37

Billie Holiday, “Me, Myself and I” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMrS9_4XyYI

An elderly gentleman operated an antique shop in a large tourist city. A visitor to his store once came in and began conversing with the old gentleman. The tourist asked about some of the items that were

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Welcome to the Wild Kingdom

Sermon preached September 13, 2015

Texts: Psalm 19:1-4 (Common English Bible); Mark 8:27-38

Paul McCartney and Wings, “Live and Let Die” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEFJ4fcioRI

So welcome and here’s your morning quiz. Who sang that song? [Paul McCartney and Wings] It was for a movie, what kind of movie? [James Bond] What drink is James Bond most

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Common Ground, Common Good

Sermon preached September 6, 2015

Texts: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; James 2:1-9; Mark 7:24-30

Alice Cooper, “Elected” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i4EnjRKVQw

Labor Day is often associated with politics. People tend not to pay a lot of attention to elections until this weekend, and many candidates use this weekend to begin campaigning in earnest. Of course, already the 2016

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Within You, Without You

Sermon preached August 30, 2015

First United Methodist Church, Duluth

Texts: James 1:17-27; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

The Beatles, “Within You, Without You” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljnv3KGtcyI

This song is rather famous in the history of popular music for the use it made of classical Indian music. That is an interesting story, but let me tell

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