Coppertop Sermons

We’ve Got Spirit Yes We Do

Sermon preached Pentecost Sunday May 27, 2012

Texts: Acts 2:1-21

Today is Pentecost Sunday. We read the classic Christian text for the day from Acts 2, which begins, “When the day of Pentecost had come.” Pentecost is a Greek word meaning “fiftieth” which had something to do with the timing of this Jewish festival,

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Now You Don’t Now You See Him

Sermon preached May 20, 2012

Texts: Acts 11:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23

When I was growing up, WDIO TV used to show an early movie in the afternoons. Sometimes after school I would watch that movie and among the movies shown were some starring the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. One of my

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Sermon preached May 13, 2012

Texts: Psalm 103:1-8, 19-22; Acts 10:44-48

Astounding. To astound – to amaze, to astonish, to fill with sudden wonder. “The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.”
Are we ever astounded

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A Love That Doesn’t Quit – or – Lay Down Your Weary Tune

Sermon preached May 6, 2012
First United Methodist Church, Duluth

Scripture Readings: I John 4:7-21; Galatians 6:7-10

Play a bit of The Byrds, “Lay Down Your Weary Tune.”

Weary. I am weary this morning. Many of you know that for the past two weeks I have been at the United Methodist General Conference in Tampa,

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Can I Get a Witness?

Sermon preached April 22, 2012

Texts: Luke 24:36-49

Play Marvin Gaye, “Can I Get a Witness.”
So, if you did not catch this the first time, here is how this card trick goes, and I will include a link to a youtube version when I post my sermon on-line:
Jack the

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