Coppertop Sermons

Blessed are the Heartbroken

Sermon preached  May 24, 2015

Texts: Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:22-27


Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”

Blessed are the heartbroken.  What a strange thing to say, particularly on Pentecost Sunday, that day in the church year when hear the story of the coming of God’s Spirit in a special way.  In

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Watching the River Flow

Sermon preached May 17, 2015

Texts: Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

Bob Dylan, “Watching the River Flow”

The Byrds, “Ballad of Easy Rider”

Loggins and Messina, “Watching the River Run”

John Lennon “Watching the Wheels”

Bob Dylan turns 74 this week (b. May 24, 1941).  I first encountered

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You’ve Got a Friend

Sermon preached May 10, 2015

Texts: John 15:9-17

It is probably no surprise to any of you that I use music in teaching confirmation.  For Sannah, Elise, Shelby, Nakiah and Josie, they won’t have to listen to this anymore, except with the rest of you on Sunday morning!

So let’s go out with a bang.  Here

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For the Sake of the Song

Sermon preached May 3, 2015

Texts: Acts 8:26-40

Townes Van Zandt, “For the Sake of the Song”

“Maybe she just has to sing for the sake of the song.”  Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997) is not necessarily a household name, but he is considered among many to have been an exceptional songwriter, even if

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