Coppertop Sermons

New Earth New Worth

Sermon preached April 24, 2016

Texts: Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6

 

Last Sunday, the Scripture text was from the Book of Revelation.  We spent just a few moments in the sermon talking about the book in general and I noted that New Testament scholar Marcus Borg, in his chronological version of The New Testament, The

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Reach Out and Touch

Sermon preached April 17, 2016

Texts: Revelation 7:9-17

Diana Ross, “Reach Out and Touch” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=629_vLbgv7g

This is really a nice song, and the Scripture Steve read is a rather strange Scripture.  My task in the next few minutes it to link them together, not for the sake of the song but for our own sake. 

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Loving Jesus

Sermon preached April 10, 2016

Texts: John 21:1-19

Sometimes it is best to talk about tough topics when you are a bit removed from them.  When I was a district superintendent, I much preferred discussing church conflict management when churches were not having a conflict.  Pre-marriage counseling is about discussing potentially challenging subjects before they arise

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Marked for Life

Sermon preached April 3, 2016

Texts: John 20:19-31

When you were a child at meal time, and you did not want to eat something on your plate, did you ever hear “There are children starving in parts of the world”?  If you were witty you may have thought to yourself, “Well, you can send him

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