New Hanover Presbyterian Sermons

December 17, 2017

The Patient Embrace

The sermon, The Patient Embrace will ask us to think together about what God’s timeline means for human life. Scriptures will be Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85, Mark 1:1-8 and 2Peter 3:8-15a.

December 3, 2017

Have We Stopped Watching?

This week, our service included music food and fellowship all in one amazing service. The service included communion which we was receive around the tables – as the early church did. Robert will begin an Advent series of sermons looking at the significance of the second coming of Christ – as Jesus himself saw it.  […]

November 26, 2017

Christ the King Sunday

This Sunday was the last of the church year and it is called Christ the King Sunday. Recognizing the supremacy of Christ over all things, this Sunday was an opportunity for all Christians to reflect on Christ’s redeeming love and effective work of behalf of all humanity.

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.

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..    

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 […]

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