Coppertop Sermons

Stay Tuned

Sermon preached May 26, 2013
First United Methodist Church, Duluth

Texts: Proverbs 8:1-5; John 16:12-15

Many of you are familiar with the concept of the “lectionary.” The Ecumenical Lectionary is a three-year cycle of readings – Psalm, Old Testament, Gospel, and New Testament – for each Sunday of the year. It is widely used in

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Wind and Rainbow Connection

Sermon preached Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013

Texts: Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:14-17

Imagine. There is a group of people gathered together for a prayer meeting. Often such gatherings are quiet. Woosh! Suddenly there is a rush of wind. Sparks of fire, that look like tongues, dance around the room and touch each person. Voices

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The In Crowd

Sermon preached May 12, 2013, Confirmation Sunday

Texts: John 17: 20-26

It will come as no surprise, but I use music when I teach confirmation. So here is one last “confirmation teaching song” – though you also know music finds its way into many of my sermons.

Dobie Gray, “The In Crowd”

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Troubled Untroubled Hearts

Sermon preached May 5, 2013

Texts: John 14:23-29

An awakening of thought to knowledge, to presence, to being; to re-presentation, to knowledge, to the secret will that wills and intends in the intention, reversing the latter in an act of constitution. Is that the original awakening of thought? (Emmanuel Levinas, Alterity and Transcendence, 4)

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