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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 [...]

The Jesus Conspiracy

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Jesus Conspiracy” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon February 08, 2015 Mark 1:29-39 He was a rising star, a growing sensation.  News about him was spreading throughout the region.  People saw him cast out demons—bust ghosts—and they loved it!  And he didn’t know what to do with his [...]

Truth: We Need Jesus

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Truth: We Need Jesus” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon February 01, 2015 Mark 1:21-28 Beloved community, I need to warn you about something.  This morning I intend to talk about Jesus.  Now, I know that we are a progressive house of faith, that we are a mosaic of [...]

Come and See the Congregation of Samuels and Elis

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Come and See the Congregation of Samuels and Elis” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon January 18, 2015 1 Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-51 Jesus has already picked up Andrew and his brother Simon Peter.  Now Jesus goes to Galilee, finds a guy named Philip, and says, “Follow me.” Sometimes [...]

The Free Speech of God’s Beloved

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Free Speech of God’s Beloved” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon January 11, 2015 Mark 1:4-11; Acts 19:1-7 One: The Word of God for the people of God. Many: God is still speaking. Thanks be to God! Speaking of which, and friend of mine and I were talking [...]

From Concept to Conception: Embodying the Word

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “From Concept to Conception: Embodying the Word” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon January 4, 2015 Luke 1:10-18 For all of you church liturgy buffs, a quick pop quiz: In the Christian calendar year, is today the Second Sunday after Christmas or is it Epiphany Sunday?  Technically, today is [...]

Emersonian Poets, Philosophers, and Saints

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Emersonian Poets, Philosophers, and Saints” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon December 28, 2014 Luke 2:22-40 Transcript coming soon…