New Hanover Presbyterian Sermons

November 12, 2017

What Love Has to do With It?

This week we look at the one of the greatest commandments, to love our neighbor as ourself. In the third century, there was such a movement against the self by the church that the prevailing message about ourselves was that even though God loved us, we were really despicable in the flesh. Even Calvin described […]

October 23, 2017

Honor is something we think of as singular…

Honor is something we think of as singular – a medal given to one person at a special ceremony, or a title bestowed on an especially accomplished individual. We are always looking for the exceptional, the talented and the fortunate to boost them even higher than they already are. However, in the world of the […]

October 1, 2017

E Pluribus Unum

The fact that the people of Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Russia, Afghanistan and Ethiopia are our brothers and sisters is not obvious. People kill each other by the thousands and do not see themselves as brothers and sisters. If we want to be real peace-makers, national security cannot be our primary concern. Our primary concern […]

September 25, 2017

Who Doesn’t Like Grace?

Who doesn’t like grace! Well, maybe more of us than we realize. In fact, our text for this Sunday focuses on how hard grace can be, not just to accept, but to like. Psalm 34:1-10 and Matthew 20:1-16. http://newhanoverpres.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/24_Sep.m4a

September 19, 2017

Your Rights End Where Mine Begin!

Maybe you have heard someone say this – “Your rights end where mine begin!” In fact, we very carefully calculate how our rights are recognized and respected. However, what does all this talk about “rights” mean when it comes to God’s Kingdom and God’s people. This Sunday we will consider Matthew 18:21-35 and Romans 14:1-12 as we […]

September 10, 2017

Service of Installation for Dr. Robert Johnson

Thank you to Rev. Carson Rhyne for leading our service today about the sowing of seeds. The meaning of the parable was a perfect way to announce Robert as our Pastor at New Hanover. To listen to the sermon click here.. http://newhanoverpres.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/10_Sep_09.47.26.m4a    

September 4, 2017

So What Happens When The Wind Blows?

So, what happens when the winds blow, the waters rise and you begin the walk into the Valley of the Shadow? Is it everyone for themselves? Is everything that considers others out the window when the fight to survive comes, whether the threat is from rising storm surge or the weight of daily stress? This Sunday, we […]

August 27, 2017

Is it time to turn to Him?

Everyone has experienced a thunderstorm, with it drenching rain and deafening thunder. But what was a storm like for the disciples? They are in a small fishing boat, on the Sea of Galilee, when the waves grow monstrous and the wind turns them sideways. How do you deal with forces that seem overwhelming? Jesus is […]

August 20, 2017

Who Belongs?

Who Belongs? That is the question of the hour in the United States right now and certainly in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The passage we are looking at this Sunday – Romans 11:13-24 – answers this question for us… and makes us think! https://u78016438.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78016438/20_Aug_09.48.37.wav

August 13, 2017

This one thing — Changes EVERYTHING!

Just north of the corner of Chamberlayne and Westwood Avenues is the library of Union Presbyterian Seminary. This library, dedicated to the study of the Christian faith now has well over 350,000 volumes. Each year, thousands more books are published in the quest to understand this faith, often with contradictory conclusions. Yet, all this learning, […]

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