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Abide

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Abide” Delivered by guest preacher, Rev. Mindy Roll May 10, 2015 John 15:9-17 Transcript not available

What’s Love Got to Do with It

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “What’s Love Got to Do with It” Delivered by guest preacher, Rev. Leslie Jackson May 3, 2015 1 John 4:7-21 Transcript not available

The Fall is Gonna Kill You

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Fall is Gonna Kill You” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon April 26, 2015 John 10:11-18 I want to start out with a rhetorical question that I hope you’ll hang onto during today’s sermon: Why should gay people be allowed to be married?  Why should same-gender-loving people be [...]

The Experiential Calling of the Countercultural Community

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Experiential Calling of the Countercultural Community” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon April 12, 2015 1 John 1:1-2:2 We are in the Season of Eastertide.  That’s right, Easter people.  Easter is not just a day; it’s an entire season, and today is the second Sunday of Easter.  It’s [...]

Living Resurrection Lives

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Living Resurrection Lives” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Easter Sunday April 5, 2015 Mark 16:1-8 Let me tell you a story about resurrection. I have a friend named Todd.  Todd is a pastor in Connecticut.  He’s married and has two children—a daughter and a son.  Todd always struggled [...]

Jesus, Speak to Us

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Jesus, Speak to Us” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Palm Sunday March 29, 2015 John 12:12-16 What are some of the things that Jesus says?  What might come to mind first and foremost for us are the things Jesus says in the pages of Scripture.  That’s good.  That [...]

Snake-bitten in the Sanctuary

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Snake-bitten in the Sanctuary” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Fourth Sunday of Lent March 15, 2015 Numbers 21:4-9 Transcript coming soon…

Trying to Find Home

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Trying to Find Home” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Third Sunday of Lent March 8, 2015 Psalm 19; John 2:13-22 There’s a book that’s been floating around for a few years now called Traveling Mercies, by Anne Lamott.  Some of you may have read it.  In the book, [...]

Lenten Gardening Tips from Jesus

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Lenten Gardening Tips from Jesus” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Second Sunday of Lent March 1, 2015 Mark 8:31-38 Mother Teresa writes: “I know that it is impossible to relieve the world’s suffering unless God’s people are willing to surrender to God, to make sacrifices, and to suffer [...]

Walking Back to Goodness

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Walking Back to Goodness” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon First Sunday of Lent National Preach-in on Global Warming February 22, 2015 Mark 1:9-15 First of all, let me say thank you to all of you, my church family, for being so supportive of me running in the half [...]