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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

6-19-16 “Get Up and Eat”

6-19-16 "Get Up and Eat"

“Get Up and Eat” by Bethany Meier 1 Kings 19:3-9 Like Elijah in 1 Kings 19 each us encounters times of exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed–times in the wilderness.  An angel came to care for Elijah, and in our lives “angels” show up–people who come to help us on our journeys.  This sermon was preached a […]

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 […]

May 27, 2016

5-8-16 That They May All Be One?

5-8-16 That They May All Be One?

“That They May All Be One?” by Rev. Chase Peeples John 17:20-26 Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 8, 2016 In John 17, Jesus prays for his followers to “all be one.”  This sermon asks the question if that is even desirable, much less possible.  The days where Christian denominations really desired to merge or bridge […]

May 5, 2016

5-1-16 Where Does God’s Love Stop?

5-1-16 Where Does God's Love Stop?

“Where Does God’s Love Stop?” Rev. Chase Peeples Galatians 3:23-28 Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2016 When it comes to asking the question of “Whom churches should welcome?”, it is helpful to ask first, “Where Does God’s Love Stop?”  The answer is, of course, God’s love has no limits; all people are loved by […]

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 […]

January 8, 2016

12-27-15 The World Inside You

12-27-15 The World Inside You

“The World Inside You” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 2:41-52 First Sunday of Christmas, December 27, 2015 Each one of us has a world that lives inside of us, according to Frederick Buechner, a world of experience, memories, thoughts, worldviews given to us by our families. Some of that world is unhealthy–for some of us […]

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