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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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Go In There

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Don’t Go In There” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Fifth Sunday of Lent March 22, 2015 John 12:20-33 Do we have any horror movie buffs in the congregation this morning?  I’m one of them.  I’m a sucker for a good slasher movie.  But here’s a rhetorical question: Is [...]

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 [...]

Jesus Put Us Here

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Jesus Put Us Here” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon January 25, 2015 Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 The Duke Divinity School Professor William Willimon tells a story from his days of pastoral ministry.  He walks into a church in the inner city.  This church serves breakfast every morning [...]