Coppertop Sermons

A Truck, A Bar, A Church

Sermon preached April 26, 2009

Text: Luke 24:36b-48

In the congregation of a small town church was a woman named Mildred. Mildred considered herself an outstanding member of the church and community. She also was the self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals and was good at sharing her concerns about others moral failings. Many

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Body and Soul

Sermon preached April 19, 2009

Texts: Psalm 133; John 20:19-31

The Bible is not history. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t convey some historically accurate information. The Bible is not science. For the most part it offers little that would be classified as “science,” though there are insights into the human condition that could be part

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The Marrow Way

Sermon preached April 12, 2009 Easter Sunday

Texts: I Corinthians 15:1-10; John 20:1-18

It had been a crazy week, an emotional roller coaster from the heights of elation to the depths of depression. Guilt, too, cast a dark shadow over the week – first the guilty verdict rendered by the authorities sentencing Jesus to death,

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Standing At the Crossroads of Love

Sermon preached April 10, 2009 Good Friday

Texts: The Passion Story, with candles being extinguished along the way

This is a difficult day and a puzzling day. We will hear the story of betrayal, of justice perverted, of a conspiracy, of an execution. The story is bloody and ugly. Yet the Christian faith tells

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Simple Gifts

Sermon preached April 9, 2009

Maundy Thursday
Scripture Readings: I Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35

It is Thursday and my Lenten fast from red meat ends Sunday. I will enjoy my breakfast sausages at our church’s pancake breakfast. We have ham in our refrigerator ready to be cooked for Easter dinner.

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