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Committing to Restorative Justice

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Committing to Restorative Justice” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon November 16, 2014 Matthew 25:14-30 John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, preached a sermon titled, “On the Use of Money,” where he asserted that “if you make and save all that you can honestly, but do not [...]

After the Amen

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “After the Amen” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon November 9, 2014 Matthew 25:1-13 Wise bridesmaids saying, “Go get oil for yourselves!”  A bridegroom saying, “Truly I tell you, I don’t know you!”  Why does Jesus have to be so harsh?  Well, as always, Jesus is trying to get [...]

Sibling Mutuality

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Sibling Mutuality” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon November 2, 2014 Matthew 23:1-12 There are a lot of lessons in this Scripture.  We can talk about the hypocrisy of the Pharisees.  Or we can talk about how the Pharisees uphold the letter of the law whereas Jesus was insisting [...]

Reevaluating Our Vision: A Message for Access Sunday

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Reevaluating Our Vision: A Message for Access Sunday” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon October 26, 2014 Luke 4:40-44 I’ve been baptizing people for about 15 years.  I’ve done a lot of baptisms in that time: infant baptisms by sprinkling, adult baptisms by pouring and by immersion.  The first [...]

The Innocent Longing and Meddlesome Obsessing of Moses

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Innocent Longing and Meddlesome Obsessing of Moses” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon October 19, 2014 Exodus 33:12-23 Moses.  He’s a powerful figure.  He’s a wise, authoritative soul.  We think of Moses and we think of that leader who delivered the people through parted sea waters out of [...]

Reflections on World Communion Sunday

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Reflections on World Communion Sunday” Delivered by Terry Dougherty, Meg Black and Michael Belcher, and Jess Wade October 5, 2014 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Transcript not available

Go and Do Church

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Go and Do Church” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon September 28, 2014 Exodus 17:1-7 Transcript coming soon…

A Hunger and Thirst for Kin-dom Living

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “A Hunger and Thirst for Kin-dom Living” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon September 21, 2014 Exodus 14:19-31 and Matthew 20:1-16 Friends Congregational Church, you’re hungry.  I can tell.  You’re thirsty.  It’s obvious.  We’re all hungry and thirsty this morning, otherwise we wouldn’t be here.  We wouldn’t get up [...]

What Difference Does Your Faith Make?

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “What Difference Does Your Faith Make?” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon September 14, 2014 Exodus 14:19-31 We’ve been hearing a lot about our youth group’s mission trip to Alabama.  But what we haven’t heard a lot about is the educational component of that trip.  Being there, spending time [...]

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Breaking the Cycle of Violence” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon August 17, 2014 Genesis 45:1-15 Transcript coming soon…