New Hanover Presbyterian Sermons

April 10, 2016

The Gift Nobody Wants

The Gift Nobody Wants

This week, we continue a multi-week emphasis on Spiritual Gifts. The sermon “The Gift Nobody Wants” looks at how the call to salvation in Jesus Christ involves us in a web of mutual support and provision that closely mirrors the organic wholeness of our human bodies. Keying on Romans 12:3-13, we’ll see that this gift […]

March 2, 2016

Lent: Mercy

Lent: Mercy

This week, Robert will be looking at the destination of Mercy in our destination:Lent series. For us, the word “mercy” is kinda squishy – something you associate with TV hospital names or sappy stories about former enemies or scrawny dogs on Facebook. For Jesus, it is a lot more than that. The passage we will […]

February 22, 2016

Repentance

Repentance

In this week’s destination:LENT sermon, we will look at the role of Repentance in a life of following Christ. How do we turn from the things that hold us captives to the things that make us weak and sick? In Luke 12:54 -13:8, Jesus taught his followers about how and why repentance works. Join us […]

February 14, 2016

Destination: Destiny

Destination: Destiny

  You’ve heard about the “Lenten Journey”? If Lent is a journey, where are we going? This year, Robert will give a sermon series called destination:LENT. Each week for the six Sundays in Lent, we will look at a different destination along the way as Jesus travels from Galilee to Jerusalem for the last time […]

February 8, 2016

Grow Up

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Grow Up

  GROW UP!!! These words are the little bomb we toss at people who aren’t acting in ways we think are mature – someone, in other words, who knows better than they are doing. When it comes to our faith, what does it mean to be someone who is mature, who is being a grown-up […]

January 31, 2016

Baptism as our Commissioning

We will welcome Dr. Eric Douglass as our guest preacher. The sermon will focus on Jesus’ baptism as a commissioning, and so (among other things) to consider our baptism as our commissioning…and to act in accordance with that baptism.

January 17, 2016

Mystery of the Ages

Mystery of the Ages

“Lord, what about that guy?” Peter asked Jesus that question a couple thousand years ago, and it has perplexed us ever since. What does it mean to have others who are out there, not part of “us” (however you define that)? What was God thinking when God made the __________ (fill in the name of […]

January 11, 2016

Remember Your Baptism

Remember Your Baptism

January 10 is the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord. This week’s sermon, informed by Isaiah 43:1-7 and Luke 3:10-22, focuses on what baptism means, both at the time we are baptized, and throughout the rest of our lives.   Click here to listen to the sermon.

January 4, 2016

Close to the Father’s Heart

Close to the Father's Heart

The first chapter of John’s gospel is a combination of obscure Greek philosophy, and talk of God, Word, light, grace and truth. So, is faith in Christ a matter of the intellect? Mind is a part of it, but John also says that Jesus is the one who truly makes God known because Jesus is […]

December 27, 2015

The Rising and the Falling

The Rising and the Falling

We hear all the time about the “Good News of the Gospel”. But, this implies that this Good News means there is bad news somewhere else. Simeon’s words about Jesus – that he “is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed…” is […]

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