Coppertop Sermons

Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Sermon preached Pentecost Sunday May 23, 2010

Texts: John 14:18, 25-27; John 20:21-22; Acts 2:1-21

I don’t usually do this, but I want to add a couple more verses of Scripture to what we have already heard. Here we have some words of Jesus from John’s Gospel – first from chapter 14, then from

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Born (Again) To Be Wild

Sermon preached May 16, 2010

Text: Acts 16:16-34

I am going to begin this confirmation sermon with a brief quote from one of the great theological voices of the last century. Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have

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Peace Train

Sermon preached May 9, 2010

Text: John 14:23-29

Bulletin bloopers are often a good source for a chuckle. So, too, the innocent remarks of children. A three-year-old attending church for the first time gazed in delight at the beautiful stained-glass windows. “Look, cartoons.” (Faith Hope and Hilarity, 98) Sorry, we have no cartoons here.

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Hello Walls

Sermon preached May 2, 2010

Text: Acts 11:1-18

A man brings his brother to a psychiatrist. “Doctor, my brother has a real problem. He thinks he’s a chicken.” “How long has he had this delusion?” “About three years, now.” “Why didn’t you bring him here earlier?” “Our family needed the eggs.”
Psychology often

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Something Old, Something New

Sermon preached April 25, 2010

Texts: Acts 9:36-43; Matthew 13:51-52

With the title of today’s sermon, you may have expected a story or joke about a wedding – “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” I did look a bit for one, but was unsuccessful. I did, however, find that the phrase was

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