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The Greatest Thing that Ever Happened to Us

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Greatest Thing that Ever Happened to Us” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon April 13, 2014 Psalm 118 and Matthew 21:1-11 There’s a saying that allegedly started in Nigeria and spread pretty quickly after that: God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.  [...]

Lazarus Is Us

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Lazarus Is Us” Delivered by Rev. Kevin Graham April 6, 2014 Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:1-45 Transcript coming soon…

I Am God’s Sheep: Our Honorable Response

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “I Am God’s Sheep: Our Honorable Response” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon March 30, 2014 Ephesians 5:8-14 and Psalm 23 Today, in a small town in Iowa lives a shepherd. He takes care of his sheep day and night. The sheep rest their heads in a barn a [...]

The Woman at the Well

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Woman at the Well” Delivered by Ana Deter, Licensed Lay Minister March 23, 2014 Exodus 17:1-7; John 4:5-18 Transcript available soon…

Freedom from within Our Suffering

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Freedom from within Our Suffering” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon March 16, 2014 Psalm 121; John 3:1-17 I’d read Psalm 121 many times before, but I have to confess that in studying Psalm 121 for today’s sermon, I feel like I finally discovered it.  I sure could have [...]

Lifting the Heavy Hand: Testaments to Forgiveness and Grace

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Lifting the Heavy Hand: Testaments to Forgiveness and Grace” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon March 9, 2014 Psalm 32; Matthew 4:1-11 Bubba tells his friend Forrest Gump, “Well, there’s boiled shrimp, broiled shrimp, fried shrimp, grilled shrimp, shrimp kabobs, popcorn shrimp,” and the list goes on.  Well, did [...]

Transfiguration: Our Shining Reminder

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Transfiguration: Our Shining Reminder” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon March 2, 2014 Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9 Today is Transfiguration Sunday.  It’s an amazing story that apparently has multiple meanings.  The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke all give an account of this story, and each of those [...]

Be Perfect: The Great Struggle of Being God’s Work in Progress

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Be Perfect: The Great Struggle of Being God’s Work in Progress” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon February 23, 2014 Psalm 119:33-40 and Matthew 5:38-48 We’ve spent the last few weeks on a hill with Jesus.  Today we hear the latest from the Sermon on the Mount.  Katherine read [...]

The Abundance of God’s Creation

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Abundance of God’s Creation” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon National Preach-in on Climate Change February 16, 2014 Isaiah 5:7-10 and Matthew 5:5 Today’s sermon is a part of the National Preach-in on Climate Change.  This weekend there are clergy across the country of various denominations and religions [...]

Baby, You’re the Light of the World

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Baby, You’re the Light of the World” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon February 9, 2014 Matthew 5:13-20 You are the light of the world.  Did you know that?  Has anyone ever told you that?  Jesus tells that to all of us.  He gets on a hill and tells [...]