Coppertop Sermons

Me, Myself and I

Sermon preached September 20, 2015

Texts: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37

Billie Holiday, “Me, Myself and I”

An elderly gentleman operated an antique shop in a large tourist city. A visitor to his store once came in and began conversing with the old gentleman. The tourist asked about some of the items that were

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Welcome to the Wild Kingdom

Sermon preached September 13, 2015

Texts: Psalm 19:1-4 (Common English Bible); Mark 8:27-38

Paul McCartney and Wings, “Live and Let Die”

So welcome and here’s your morning quiz. Who sang that song? [Paul McCartney and Wings] It was for a movie, what kind of movie? [James Bond] What drink is James Bond most

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Common Ground, Common Good

Sermon preached September 6, 2015

Texts: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; James 2:1-9; Mark 7:24-30

Alice Cooper, “Elected”

Labor Day is often associated with politics. People tend not to pay a lot of attention to elections until this weekend, and many candidates use this weekend to begin campaigning in earnest. Of course, already the 2016

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Within You, Without You

Sermon preached August 30, 2015

First United Methodist Church, Duluth

Texts: James 1:17-27; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

The Beatles, “Within You, Without You”

This song is rather famous in the history of popular music for the use it made of classical Indian music. That is an interesting story, but let me tell

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