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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 [...]

A Message from the God of Community: Remember, Restore, Renew

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “A Message from the God of Community: Remember, Restore, Renew” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon September 7, 2014 Exodus 12:1-14; Matthew 13:18-25 Well, here we have another children’s story.  Good morning, little ones!  Let’s talk about the Passover.  One might say that this morning’s text from the Book [...]

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…

God Will Not Forget the Kin-dom

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “God Will Not Forget the Kin-dom” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon July 20, 2014 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Weeping and gnashing of teeth!  Good morning!  That Scripture from Matthew’s gospel might be tough to hear initially.  It’s certainly a fire-and-brimstone circuit preacher’s favorite.  But when we put that Scripture [...]

Who Do You Think You Are?

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Who Do You Think You Are?” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon July 13, 2014 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 We got back from a mission trip last night.  Ten of our church’s youth joined the youth groups from five Austin area churches for a week of mission work in Livingston, [...]