Sermon Archives

September 30, 2016

9-11-16 You Are Here

9-11-16 You Are Here

“You Are Here” Luke 15:1-10 by Rev. Chase Peeples September 11, 2016, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost When Jesus told the stories of the lost coin and the lost sheep, his hearers included “pharisees and scribes” who objected to the “sinners and tax collectors” whom Jesus accepted.  Our tendency as modern readers is to flatten these […]

September 2, 2016

8-28-16 Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests

8-28-16 Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests

“Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests” Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel Luke 14:1, 7-14 August 28, 2016, the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel, Conference Minister for the Missouri Mid-South Conference United Church of Christ, comes as guest preacher to share about Jesus’ proclamation that the Reign of God […]

June 23, 2016

6-12-16 Why are Christians So Arrogant?

6-12-16 Why are Christians So Arrogant?

“Why are Christians So Arrogant?” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 7:36-8:3 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, June 12, 2016 Why are Christians so arrogant?  It seems when Christians are in the media they are judging, condemning and otherwise putting down any number of marginalized groups of people.  Perhaps Christians are arrogant, because they deep down don’t […]

February 17, 2016

2-14-16 “Out of Control”

2-14-16 "Out of Control"

“Out of Control” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 4:1-13 First Sunday in Lent, Sunday, February 14, 2016 When we read the Gospel of Luke’s account of Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness, we discover the same temptations that people face throughout scripture and the same temptations we face today. Then and now, they and we face […]

February 12, 2016

1-24-16 “As Good As It Gets”

1-24-16 "As Good As It Gets"

“As Good As It Gets” by Rev. Chase Peeples 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 Third Sunday after Epiphany, January 24, 2016 Have you ever been disappointed in the church? Have you ever been embarrassed by some extremist Christian getting media attention, someone like Fred Phelps or a televangelist ripping off elderly people? It’s easy to be cynical […]

October 22, 2015

10-18-15 The Choice Between Two Religions

“The Choice Between Two Religions” by Rev. Chase Peeples Mark 10:32-45 October 15, 2015, Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost This sermon is about Mark 10:32-45 where disciples of Jesus, once again, misinterpret Jesus’ mission. They wish for power, glory and comfort, but Jesus has come to give up power, become a servant of others and give […]

July 23, 2015

The New Community

“The New Community” by Rev. Chase Peeples Ephesians 2:11-22 June 19, 2015, Eighth Sunday After Pentecost This is a sermon about what the church is supposed to be but so often isn’t.  According to the letter to the Ephesians, the church is a community where the “dividing wall of hostility” has been broken down by […]

July 10, 2015

7-5-15 “Prophets Without Honor”

“Prophets Without Honor” by Rev. Chase Peeples Mark 6:1-13 July 5, 2015, Sixth Sunday After Pentecost This is a sermon about how to be in relationship with people with whom you disagree.  Sometimes such relationships are not possible, but other times they are if Christians are willing to listen, acknowledge common humanity with others, and […]

February 5, 2015

In All Things, Love

“In All Things, Love” by Bethany Meier, CCCUCC Seminarian 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 February 1, 2015, Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany This is a sermon about how to love people you really disagree with.  Bethany Meier, CCCUCC’s 2014-2015 Seminarian, preaches on Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians in which the apostle deals with a dispute in […]

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