Coppertop Sermons

Sideways Glance

Sermon preached October 19, 2014

Texts: Exodus 33:12-23

“God.”  It is amazing how three simple letters put together in this way can be so powerful.  Some think this combination of letters is a meaningless symbol, or a word pointing toward nothing that really exists.  If polls are any indication, these folks are in a minority. 

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Worrying About Worrying

Sermon preached October 12, 2014

Texts: Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14


Bobby McFerrin, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Don’t worry, be happy – is this the heart of the Christian message?  Can we boil down Christian faith to the power of positive thinking?  Is Christian faith all about the “law of attraction” – the

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Counting Past Ten

Sermon preached October 5, 2014

Texts: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Matthew 21:33-46


Christians around the world are celebrating communion today.  It is World Communion Sunday, a day when we are invited again to hear a call to the Church to be the universal and inclusive Church.  The day was first observed by Presbyterians in

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Stir It Up

Sermon preached September 28, 2014

Texts: Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:28-32


Bob Marley and the Wailers, “Stir It Up”

The late Bob Marley was a pioneer in Jamaican reggae music.  The song “Stir It Up” is a song about stirring up love.  It is a love song.  I am guessing that it may

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