Coppertop Sermons

Beautiful People in a Pickle

Sermon preached on January 22, 2012

Texts: Genesis 1:26-27, 31; Romans 3:9-18, 23

What went wrong? They were 15-1, having lost only one game all season. They have one of the best quarterbacks in the league, a man who has a good chance of being the league MVP. Their offense has been picking apart

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Samuel, Martin, You

Sermon preached January 15, 2012

Texts: I Samuel 3:1-20

One of the fascinating characters in John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath is Jim Casy, a sort of washed-up itinerant preacher. Just Jim Casy now. Ain’t got the call no more…. I ain’t preachin’ no more much. The sperit ain’t in the people much

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Who Are You

Sermon preached January 8, 2012

Texts: Genesis 1:1-5; Mark 1:4-11

This time of year is a time when pop culture awards begin to make the news – Grammy nominations, Golden Globe nominations, Oscar nominations. So I thought I would begin this morning with a little pop culture – music and movies. Last week’s song

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Begin the Begin

Sermon preached January 1, 2012
First United Methodist Church, Duluth

Texts: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12

Welcome to 2012. Welcome to a new year. As with every new year, this one will contain both the new and familiar. For the first time in my life, I am beginning the new year as a grandparent. I

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