Coppertop Sermons

It’s In There

Sermon preached  January 24, 2016

Texts: Luke 4:14-21

Over years of watching television, commercials are among the memorable moments.  I would guess many of us know who Flo is – the woman from Progressive Insurance, or Jan, the Toyota spokesperson.  I have enjoyed the GEICO commercial where we have a scene from an action film, some

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Lighten Up

Sermon preached January 17, 2016

Texts: Nehemiah 8:8-10; John 2:1-11

Well, Powerball fever is over for now.  None of the winning tickets was sold anywhere near Duluth, so I’m not expecting a huge infusion of cash into our Capital Campaign.  Of course, the United Methodist Church discourages gambling, but I bet if I were to

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Sermon preached January 10, 2016

Texts: Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-22


It is movie award season again.  If you are not a football fan – and we will have you on your way in plenty of time to watch the Vikings game – you may know that tonight is the Golden Globe Awards show, an

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Happy New You

Sermon preached January 3, 2016

Texts: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12


One of the fun parts of the holiday season is children’s programs, at church or at school.  Now that our own children are grown, I do not see school holiday concerts as often as I once did.  The range of comfort of the young

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