New Hanover Presbyterian Sermons

December 4, 2016

No Cost Gifting

During ourĀ 9:30 a.m. worship service this week we continue to think about how we can best love God in our lives as believers. Considering our texts from Psalm24, John 10:11-18 and Romans 5:12-17, we will look at the ways in which Christ’s Advent on earth set up his life of compassion and service, and how […]

November 27, 2016

The Word

This Sunday is the day that we decide a lot of things: Will we have a dynamic and forceful voice in the community in which we live, or will our presence barely break the consciousness of neighbors and neighborhoods? Will we be a convincing presence of the Gospel in our community, or just another group […]

November 13, 2016

The Weaving Of Our LIves

Have you ever thought about how God is like a weaver, who weaves the cloth of our lives? Or like a potter, who creates the shape of our lives? Sunday we will explore these metaphors, using the example of theĀ life of David. God has plans for David, and designs the shape of his existence in […]

November 6, 2016

A Little Knowledge…

Let’s say you really, really want to go somewhere – maybe you are going there to get a fantastic award when you arrive. You know the destination exists, and you know it is possible to get there, but have no real idea of how to do it. What would you do? Just set out and […]

October 30, 2016

Blessed Ignorance!

Our culture has taken an odd turn in the last 30 years or so – ignorance is making a comeback! To be educated or to highly respect the value of education used to be one of the hallmarks of the Reformed tradition and of American life. Now to dedicate yourself to learning and study is […]

October 23, 2016

Who Should We Pray For

What does intercessory prayer – prayer for others – mean when you pray to an all-powerful and all-knowing God? Is prayer redundant? Is it self-psychology to pray on behalf of others. This week’s sermon, “Who should we pray for?” despite having a grammatically incorrect title, will incorporate insights from Luke 10:1-9 and Ephesians 3:7-21 to […]

October 16, 2016

What Do We Pray For?

We all know we should pray, but what do we do when we start?   This question has bedeviled many, After praying God’s blessings on our family and friends, asking to make the sick better and to bring world peace, we are often stuck. This Sunday, we looked at possible ways to pray, and what […]

July 10, 2016

Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

After a particularly difficult week, we look at what is JOY!    

June 13, 2016

Welcome to the Idol Factory

Welcome to the Idol Factory

Welcome to the Idol Factory the June 12 sermon reminds us that Idols aren’t just statues of Gold, they can be much more subtle than that and we need to be ever watchful that our idols don’t take our eyes off God.

May 15, 2016

The Fire This Time

The Fire This Time

“Pie in the Sky By and By.” How many times has this old saw been used to mischaracterize the Christian faith? Yet, the faith Jesus proclaimed (and the Hebrew prophets before him) was a faith that was intimately connected to life and its living. During this sermon, “The Fire This Time” Robert looks at John […]

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