Sermon Archives

July 22, 2016

7-17-16 Subversive Religion

7-17-16 Subversive Religion

“Subversive Religion” Rev. Chase Peeples Colossians 1:15-20 July 17, 2016, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost The hymn the apostle Paul uses in Colossians chapter 1 describes Christ in cosmic terms.  This description of Christ as pre-existent, active in the process of God’s creation and the one who reconciles all things offers us a subversive way to understand […]

July 22, 2016

7-10-16 Don’t Be Like the Good Samaritan

7-10-16 Don't Be Like the Good Samaritan

“Don’t Be Like the Good Samaritan” Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 10:25-37 July 10, 2016, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost The story told in Luke 10:25-37 is most often called the “Parable of the Good Samaritan,” but nowhere in the story does it say the Samaritan was good.  Often our idea of a good person amounts to […]

July 8, 2016

7-3-16 Dusting Off Your Feet

7-3-16 Dusting Off Your Feet

“Dusting Off Your Feet” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 10:1-11 July 3, 2016, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost When Jesus sent out his disciples he gave them instructions on what to do when they were refused hospitality and their message of the reign of God was refused.  They should stand in the center of the village […]

July 8, 2016

6-26-16 Excuses, Excuses

6-26-16 Excuses, Excuses

Excuses, Excuses by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 9:51-62 June 26, 2016, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost When people met Jesus and wanted to follow him, they often had excuses why they couldn’t do so immediately.  Jesus had no time for their delays–even if their reasons seem reasonable to us.  Jesus knew his time was limited and […]

June 23, 2016

6-19-16 “Get Up and Eat”

6-19-16 "Get Up and Eat"

“Get Up and Eat” by Bethany Meier 1 Kings 19:3-9 Like Elijah in 1 Kings 19 each us encounters times of exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed–times in the wilderness.  An angel came to care for Elijah, and in our lives “angels” show up–people who come to help us on our journeys.  This sermon was preached a […]

June 23, 2016

6-12-16 Why are Christians So Arrogant?

6-12-16 Why are Christians So Arrogant?

“Why are Christians So Arrogant?” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 7:36-8:3 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, June 12, 2016 Why are Christians so arrogant?  It seems when Christians are in the media they are judging, condemning and otherwise putting down any number of marginalized groups of people.  Perhaps Christians are arrogant, because they deep down don’t […]

June 2, 2016

5-29-16 “Imperfect Community”

5-29-16 "Imperfect Community"

“Imperfect Community” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 7:1-10 Second Sunday after Pentecost, May 28, 2016 Although this sermon was preached at CCCUCC, it was written for broadcast on the Day One Radio Program.  You can read the text and listen to the audio of the sermon, as well as an interview with Rev. Peeples on […]

June 2, 2016

5-22-15 “Boasting in Our Sufferings”

5-22-15 "Boasting in Our Sufferings"

“Boasting in Our Sufferings” Rev. Chase Peeples Romans 5:1-5 First Sunday After Pentecost, May 22, 2016 In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he speaks of Christians “boasting in their sufferings.”  Is he saying we should be masochists?  This sermon argues the answer is no.  Rather, Paul speaks about how God can help us to gain […]

June 2, 2016

5-15-16 “A Church Full of Prophets”

5-15-16 "A Church Full of Prophets"

“A Church Full of Prophets” by Rev. Chase Peeples Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016 This sermon on Pentecost Sunday asks, “What is a prophet?”  The story found in the Acts of the Apostles about Pentecost tells of the Holy Spirit descending upon the first Christians and causing all sorts of chaos.  The apostle […]

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