Coppertop Sermons

Strange King, Weird Kingdom

Sermon preached  November 22, 2015

Texts: Jeremiah 29:10b-11; John 18:33-37

So last week I preached about risk, vulnerability and courage.  I also mentioned that Julie and I did not do so well with the board game Risk.  Well, how can you speak about risk without taking a risk with Risk?  So we did, and we

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Risk: It’s Not Just a Board Game

Sermon preached  November 15, 2015

Texts: I Samuel 1:4-20


My wife Julie and I have been married for over thirty-three years.  I feel blessed that we enjoy each other’s company, that we laugh often, and that we have three pretty wonderful children.  It is our daughter Sarah’s birthday today.  It might not have been, however. 

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Naked as a Jaybird

Sermon preached  November 8, 2015

Texts: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Mark 12:38-44


Ray Stevens, “The Streak

Some of you may remember the odd fad in the 1970s – “streaking.”  It involved a person or persons running through some public event, naked as a jaybird, with nothing on but a smile.  Years later, the tv show, Seinfeld,

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The Living Dead

Sermon preached November 1, 2015

Texts: John 11:32-44

The story begins simply enough.  “Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany.”  It has a bit of a “Once upon a time” feel to it.  There is a connection between this man, his sisters, and Jesus.  Jesus loved Lazarus.  His sisters think Jesus would like

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