Coppertop Sermons

The Long and Winding Road

Sermon preached November 23, 2014

Text: Matthew 25:1-13


The Beatles, “The Long and Winding Road”

O.K.  You would have expected this song from me today.  No surprises.  I bet you would have been surprised, though, had I taken the advice of some of my colleagues and friends and posted on our sign

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Sermon preached November 16, 2014

Texts: Exodus 6:1-11; Galatians 5:13-26


Richie Havens, “Freedom” (live at Woodstock)

Freedom.  The idea runs deep in our national psyche.  In the “Declaration of Independence” we read that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit

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The Long Run

Sermon preached November 9, 2014

Text: Matthew 25:14-30


The Eagles, “The Long Run”

Here’s the story (Cotton Patch Version):  The God Movement….  It’s like a businessman who was leaving town for a long time and called in his assistants and turned over his investments to them.  He made one responsible for about

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A Family Affair

Sermon preached November 2, 2014

Texts: Revelation 7:9-17

Sly and the Family Stone, “A Family Affair”

Today may be the kind of day where apologies should be given to you who are visiting.  It is a family day here today.  We are glad that you are here.  We welcome you today.  We are an open

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Moves Like Jagger

Sermon preached October 26, 2014

Texts: Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Matthew 22:34-40

Maroon 5, “Moves Like Jagger” (Note: This is not a Christian song, but it was popular and has a good beat)

Maybe you would like to be able to move like Jagger.  Maybe you would like to sing like Streisand, or Sinatra, or

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