Coppertop Sermons


Sermon preached March 23, 2014

Texts: John 4:5-42

            It seems that I have a number of friends who are either turning fifty, or getting quite close.  I passed that by just a few years ago myself, and I sometimes like to think age time and age.  I was a boy

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Sermon preached March 16, 2014

Texts: Deuteronomy 32:8-14; Isaiah 49:13-16; Luke 13:31-35; John 3:1-17

            Those of you who came hoping for some extended commentary on the Academy Award winning film from which I appropriated the title for this morning’s sermon will be disappointed.  All I have seen of the movie

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Playing God

Sermon preached March 9, 2014

Texts: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11

            Electronic games are quite popular and quite convenient.  We carry them around on our phones.  How many of you have ever played “Angry Birds”?  For some games you still need a game system, and if you have one, here’s

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Fire and Rain

Sermon preached March 2, 2014

Texts: Exodus 24:12-18; Matthew 17:1-9

            James Taylor, “Fire and Rain”

            Fire and rain, when sung by James Taylor, the words are woven into a song that is beautifully poignant.  In our Scripture readings for this morning, fire and rain and

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