Coppertop Sermons

God is in the House

Sermon preached Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015

Texts: Isaiah 9:2-7; Isaiah 11:1-9; Luke 2:1-20

Christmas is messy.  Now, to be sure, we work hard to make it neat.  Company comes, guests arrive, and we work to make our homes look their best.  We don’t want our families to think we don’t keep house adequately.  Even

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What’s Your Sign?

Sermon preached November 29, 2015

Texts: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36

The Fifth Dimension, “The Age of Aquarius”

“What’s your sign?”  The question, one asked sometimes in the late 1960s/early 1970s referred to astrology – the belief that what happens in the stars affects what happens here on earth.  At its most basic, it has

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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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