Coppertop Sermons

Songs About Rainbows

Sermon preached February 22, 2015

Texts: Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15

The Carpenters, “The Rainbow Connection”

You were expecting maybe a green frog singing?  I had considered it, but green is the liturgical color for the Epiphany season, the church season that ended this week.  We are now into Lenten purple and a green

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Looking Through the Eyes of Love

Sermon preached Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Text: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Sunday evening a few of us gathered here for our monthly Faith and Film night to watch Gravity.  There are really only two characters in the film, veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski, played by George Clooney, and Dr. Ryan Stone, played by Sandra Bullock.  It

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Gatsby and God

Sermon preached February 15, 2015

Texts: Mark 9:2-9

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.  “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve

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Sermon preached February 8, 2015

Texts: Mark 1:29-39

Technology has changed dramatically in my lifetime.  If you enjoy movies, today you can stream them onto your television, or your computer, even your phone with services like Netflix and Hulu, and a host of others.  I still remember when watching movies at home became a part

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Where’s The Beef?

Sermon preached February 1, 2015

Texts: I Corinthians 8:1-13


I had thought of calling this sermon “Eat Mor Chikin” but I did not want to use a contemporary advertising slogan.  You may see some of those ads if you watch the Super Bowl later today.  They are creative.

Thirty years ago, a

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