Coppertop Sermons

Rise! Shine! Wake Up!

Sermon preached Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016

Texts: Luke 24:1-12

“Love Is All Around” Sonny Curtis (Mary Tyler Moore Theme song):

So this may have caught you a bit off-guard, particularly on Easter Sunday morning, maybe striking you as a little inappropriate. Take some comfort in knowing that at least I did not

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Strange Fruit, Good Friday

Sermon preached Good Friday, March 25, 2016

Texts: Tenebrae readings from John’s gospel

Do you ever consider some of the events that took place in your birth year? In 1959, yes, that is sounding longer ago all the time – in 1959 Hitchcock’s North By Northwest and Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot were released into

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All Y’All, Maundy Thursday

Sermon preached Holy Thursday, March 24, 2016

Texts: Luke 22:14-27; John 13:1-17, 34-35

When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. A meal is happening here, a holiday meal. “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”

If the internet is any

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Good Grief

Sermon preached Palm/Passion Sunday                March 20, 2016

Texts: Luke 19:28-40; Luke 23:32-49

Type “Famous People Born in Minnesota” into an internet search engine and you get an interesting list of names: Judy Garland, Jessica Lange, Jessica Biel, Bob Dylan, Prince, Garrison Keillor, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Jessie Ventura.  On any list of famous people born in

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In a Stew

Sermon preached March 13, 2016

Texts: John 12:1-8

Dear Abby: Ten years ago, when I lived in California, I dated the love of my life, “Tammy.” We were perfect together, and I was often amazed by how much I loved her, which was palpable.  After about two years we broke up, and I moved 3,000 miles

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