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July 21, 2017

Rejecting Bad Theology

Rejecting Bad Theology

“Rejecting Bad Theology” by Rev. Chase Peeples Matthew 21:1-11 Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 In most churches during Holy Week, a type of theology will be preached that is harmful to human relationships and to our understanding of God: penal substitutionary atonement.  For many Christians, this is the only understanding they have ever heart regarding […]

March 17, 2017

Loving God, Loving the World

Loving God, Loving the World

“Loving God, Loving the World” by Rev. Chase Peeples John 3:1-17 March 3, 2017, Second Sunday in Lent The verse John 3:16 is commonly used by Christians as justification for the belief that each individual person must “accept Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Savior” because of the words “whosever believes in him shall not […]

September 30, 2016

9-25-16 Where is Your Doorstep?

9-25-16 Where is Your Doorstep?

“Where is Your Doorstep?” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 16:19-31 September 25, 2016, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Jesus’ story of “the Rich Man and Lazarus” is familiar to many Christians, so familiar that the rich man is seen as the bad guy or villain, but what if he wasn’t a bad guy at all?  What […]

September 2, 2016

8-28-16 Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests

8-28-16 Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests

“Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests” Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel Luke 14:1, 7-14 August 28, 2016, the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel, Conference Minister for the Missouri Mid-South Conference United Church of Christ, comes as guest preacher to share about Jesus’ proclamation that the Reign of God […]

August 26, 2016

8-14-16 Who is In Your Church Balcony?

8-14-16 Who is In Your Church Balcony?

“Who is In Your Church Balcony?” by Rev. Chase Peeples Hebrews 11:29-12:1 August 14, 2016, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost In the Letter to the Hebrews, there’s an image of a “great cloud of witnesses” made up of heroes of faith from the past watching the recipients of the letter run their part of the spiritual […]

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

6-12-16 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

5-15-16 “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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