Coppertop Sermons

Tempted By the Fruit of Another

Sermon preached February 21, 2010
First United Methodist Church, Duluth

Texts: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13

This may be difficult for you to imagine, but this story is true. Years ago, when I was in college, I had a number of people tell me I looked like the actor John Ritter. This was when he

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Ash Wednesday

Tonight, Lent begins, and this season is often associated with serious spiritual disciplines and spiritual practices that are not always easy or fun. So I am going to begin by sharing a poem. Perhaps I should give up poor humor for Lent!

Let Evening Come (Jane Kenyon, Let Evening Come)

Let the light of late

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Where the God of Love Hangs Out

Sermon preached February 14, 2010

Text: Luke 9:28-43a

The United Methodist Church traces its beginnings as a unique expression of Christian faith to John Wesley, an ordained minister in the Church of England. Wesley was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1728. He came to the Americas in 1735, but his

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Trolling Through Ice

Sermon preached February 7, 2010

Texts: Luke 5:1-11

Awhile back I was leading a meeting, and we had been discussing some issue or another and we had gotten to a place where it seemed like we just needed more time. So I said to the group, “Why don’t we put a pin in it?”

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All You Need Is

Sermon preached January 31, 2010

Texts: Luke 4:21-30; I Corinthians 13:1-13

There’s nothing you do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
It’s easy.
All you need is……

All You Need Is Love


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