New Hanover Presbyterian Sermons

June 18, 2017

A Big Ask!

For a few years I was the director of an organization that raised money for the mission college we served in Pakistan. When we were gearing up for a big fundraising visit, or sending in a large grant application, we (ungrammatically) called it “a big ask” – one that had the potential for transformation for […]

June 11, 2017

The Hidden Source

What is the true strength in Christianity and where does it come from? This week, as we install officers, we ask about the real force in Christian life – the Trinity. On this Trinity Sunday, we see how the unity of God the Father, Son and Spirit underwrites everything we possess in our faith.   […]

May 28, 2017

You Will Receive Power!

“You will receive power.” Jesus made this promise as one of the last things he said on earth. But it wasn’t just any kind of power… it was power with a purpose. The promise Jesus made in Acts 1:6-14 finds its ultimate expression in 1 Peter 4:12-19. This Sunday’s sermon, “When the Power Comes Down”, […]

May 21, 2017

Making the Unknown Known!

What is the real task of the Christian in the world? Its not just being nice (which is not restricted to Christian people) or doing good things (of which every human being is capable). Our commission in the world is to make the unknown known – to reveal that earthly life has a calling and […]

May 14, 2017

A Hard Rocky Way

When you read 1 Peter 2:18-25, you remember how long ago the Bible was written, and how different the world was in the days of Jesus and the apostles. Can a passage that says “Slaves obey your masters” have any meaning in 2017? Or can we identify, in any way, with John 10:1-18 where all […]

March 16, 2017

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March 5, 2017

Unnatural Desire

“How can someone be born again when they are old?” An important man, a leader of the Jews, came to Jesus and was confounded by what Jesus said to him.  This new birth thing seems so unreal – so… unnatural. This week we will look at John 3:1-17 Romans 4:1-17 and  Psalm 121 to see […]

February 26, 2017

Tuning Out The Voice

Reading for this week are: Exodus 24:12-18 2 Peter 1: 16-21 Matthew 17: 1-9   Listen online to the service or download…

December 19, 2016

What symbols mean the most to you at Christmas time?

Even as adults, many people (at least in the U.S.) cannot separate Santa Claus from this time of year. St. Nicholas, the model for Santa Claus, shows a way into understanding the love that God had in sending Christ to us at Christmastime. We will think together about how God transforms us to do the Gospel’s […]

December 11, 2016

Greater Love

If you were to choose a central  theme for the Christian Faith what would it be? Love, perhaps? Giving? Grace? Mercy? Forgiveness? Put together, what would you call them? Greater Love? Jesus believed that is just what the life of self-giving, generous love could be called. In the season of Advent, what do we seek? Our […]

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