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  • Are You Able?

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,946 views

    PROPER 25- YEAR B - Before we can be allowed to sit at Christ’ side in glory we must first be willing to follow him through Calvary. We are called not to lord it over others, but to become like Jesus a servant of all.

    I remember once when I was a young man in the Navy our carrier anchored off of Marcelle France and so I took the opportunity to travel around the city with a Christian friend. At one point in our journey we stopped off at a streetside food stand to get a bite of lunch. Their specialty was a ...read more

  • Be Thou My Vision

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Sep 22, 2003
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,147 views

    PROPER 20 - YEAR B - This sermon deals with the difference between intellegence and divine wisdom. Wisdom is not something we attain but someone we know, Jesus Christ

    The other day Rosemary and I went grocery shopping at Shop and Stop. We only had a few items to purchase so we use one of those “Do it Yourself” checkout machines. You run the bar code of each item over the scanner and it totals the items. When you are done you put your money in one of those ...read more

  • Tempted To Believe

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Mar 13, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,857 views

    LENT I, YEAR B - Christ tempts us to with the sweetness of the Good News to Repent and believe the Gospel.

    So tell me, did you get the opportunity to listen to the president’s News Conference the other night? Or did you have the chance to watch the debate Friday of the UN security council? And have you followed the on-going News analysis that has been inundating the television channels 24/7? After weeks ...read more

  • Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People!

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Dec 8, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,833 views

    ADVENT II, YEAR B - Divine Comfort comes in response to Human Repentance. When we breath deeply in sorrow for our sins, God breaths deeply in providing the divine comfort of His presence.

    On Thursday a member of our church received three visitors at her travel agency. But not quite the visitors you might expect. They hadn’t come to sign-up for a cruise to some warm tropical sea. The weren’t there to buy plane tickets or to make plans for a future vacation. The had stopped by to ask ...read more

  • Love Is All

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Nov 8, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,218 views

    PENTECOST 23, YEAR A - To Love God with all that we are and all that we have is only half of the Greatest commandment. The second half is to become divine conduits of God’s love to ourselves and to our neigbors.

    Karl Barth is a world famous theologian and prolific author. He has written volumes on theology which are required reading in most seminaries. Once he was in Richmond, Virginia addressing a seminary audience. He had spoken for several hours and then had been drilled with questions. Finally, ...read more

  • Faith-Fulness

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Nov 6, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,063 views

    Faith is not a concept but a way of life. Faith is known by it’s action - faithfulness.

    Sometimes when I read Hebrews chapter 11 I feel like a kid walking through a hall of fame, looking up into the faces of those people who seem bigger than life. They are the pillars of the faith, the great forebearers of the people of God. And I think ‘Oh man, I can’t be like them’. But I’d like ...read more

  • Living With Grace

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Sep 23, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,437 views

    PENTECOST 17, YEAR A - It’s one thing to receive God’s grace, it’s another thing to offer God’s grace. Grace can be difficult at times.

    Life is filled with all kinds of people! Some good and some bad. Have you ever known a person that you find difficult to be around? Perhaps a family member, or a co-worker or someone here at church. Justin K. Fisher tells the story of his great aunt Grace. who didn’t quite live up to her name. He ...read more

  • How Many Times, Lord?!

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Sep 15, 2002
    based on 81 ratings
     | 1,709 views

    PENTECOST 17 - YEAR A - A sermon on the need to forgive.

    John Paul II began his papal ministry with no fear of going out in public. That is until violence struck on May 13, 1981. While holding his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope was shot twice by Mehmet Ali Agca, an escaped Turkish convict. After surgery, the Pontiff remained in the ...read more

  • When Faith Is Not Enough

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Aug 16, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,127 views

    PENTECOST 12, YEAR A - Elijah runs and Peter sinks, and God remains faithful.

    For the last couple weeks, Greg and I have been spending our extra time driving here and there, from Harwinton to Hartland searching for a new place to call home. We have decided it’s finally time for us to buy our first house. Interest rates are low, the area is lovely, the people are ...read more

  • Love, Obedience And Spirit

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on May 28, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 4,812 views

    EASTER 6, YEAR A - "Do you love me" Jesus asks us all. "Yes we love you" we are all quick to reply. "Then keep my commandments" Jesus challenges us.

    INTRODUCTION It’s early in the morning, the alarm hasn’t gone off yet, and the coolness in the air keeps you curled up beneath the covers. The last thing you want to do is to get out of bed. It’s at that moment that you hear a familiar voice say, “Do you love me?” “Oh No!” you say to yourself as ...read more

  • More Than A Window

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 532 views

    GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY, YEAR A - No matter how long it takes, Christ will continue to call to us until we finally learn to recognize his voice and trust him well enough to obey.

    If you could make a change in the direction of your life from this point onwards, and know that God would support that change, what direction would you take? It is never easy making life changing decisions, even when God is involved in the decision making - is it? I remember making one such ...read more

  • Seeking A Good Word

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 686 views

    LENT 2, YEAR A - This passage is so familiar that our expectations cloud our sight from seeing what is right in front of us. Come and read John 3:16 again as if for the first time, for that’s what it means to be "Born Again".

    There is the story of an elderly gentleman who lived in a mid-western town. One day as he sat on his porch a stranger walk up and said, “Could you tell me about the people who live in this town? I’m thinking of moving here and want to know if this is a good place to live.” The elderly ...read more

  • Seeking A Good Word

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 53 ratings
     | 1,199 views

    LENT 2, YEAR A - This passage is so familiar that our expectations cloud our sight from seeing what is right in front of us. Come and read John 3:16 again as if for the first time, for that’s what it means to be "Born Again".

    There is the story of an elderly gentleman who lived in a mid-western town. One day as he sat on his porch a stranger walk up and said, “Could you tell me about the people who live in this town? I’m thinking of moving here and want to know if this is a good place to live.” The elderly gentleman ...read more

  • To Dream The Dream

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,413 views

    EPIPHANY 3, YEAR A - The dream of God in human flesh is the Christ in whom we are all made one. The dream behind the dream of Isaiah, John the Baptist, and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A few years ago Hollywood came out with a movie about a man named Tucker. It was the story of a man who tried to fight the Detroit auto industry by creating a car named after himself. In one scene, Tucker recalls how as a young boy his Italian born mother would warn him, "Don’t get too close to ...read more

  • A Word For Our Time

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Dec 28, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 707 views

    CHRISTMAS 1, YEAR A - God speaks through Word and Action and we can hear God clearest through Jesus Christ where Word and Action became one in human flesh.

    INTRODUCTION So, it’s over! Christmas is finally over, right? The presents are all opened and the boxes and packaging is all picked up and put away. Another season of pictures and memories are all stored away so that later on you can bring them out again for a time of fond recollections. So ...read more