Sermons-Interim Minister: Starting 3/14/21

Grief, Memory, and Hope

August 29, 2021

Grief, Memory, and Hope Rev. Christian Iosso Texts: Psalm 90: 1-6, 9-10. II Corinthians 4:6-5:10. (Longer than listed in newsletter)   Saint Paul was almost certainly martyred in Rome, and probably under Nero between 65-67.[i]But he lived as one unafraid to die. More exactly, he lived as one who had already died, in his baptism…

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Borderline Personalities, Contentment, and the Good Fight

August 22, 2021

Borderline Personalities, Contentment, and the Good Fight Rev. Christian Iosso, August 22, 2021  Texts: Proverbs 15: 32—16:8; 17: 19-24.    I Timothy 6: 3-8, 11-16.   The book of Proverbs describes a love of wisdom that gives serenity, a fear of the Lord that protects against evil, a humility that deflates arrogance, a way of being…

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The World of the Thriller

August 15, 2021

Title:  The World of the Thriller Rev. Christian Iosso Sunday, August 15, 2021  Texts:  Judges 20: 3b-7, 12-13.  Acts 16: 16-28.   There is a large but not absolute difference between a mystery novel and a thriller, and this carries over to TV series and to movies. Both the mystery and the thriller can be…

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What Is Mission?

July 25, 2021

What Is Mission? Rev. Christian Iosso   July 25, 2021                                                                                          …

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Music, Art, and the Sublime

July 18, 2021

Music, Art, and the Sublime Rev. Christian Iosso July 18, 2021                                                                                        …

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Fear of Fathering

June 20, 2021

Fear of Fathering Rev. Christian Iosso – June 20, 2021 Texts: Deuteronomy 6:1-9. I Corinthians 4: 14-21. I take my advice on fathering from two men who did not have children: Jesus and Paul. We are talking about the kind of fathering that doesn’t involve biology. But their kind of fathering certainly can and should…

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Mount Nebo & Mount Vernon

June 6, 2021

Mount Nebo & Mount Vernon Rev. Christian Iosso – June 6, 2021 Texts: Deuteronomy 34: 1-9. (Proverbs 29: 18.) I Corinthians 3: 10-15. Mount Nebo is that place from which you can see the Promised Land, but not enter it. Mount Vernon is a Promised Land that has forgotten what it was promised for. Mount…

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Carnival & Celebration for a Post-Covid Church

May 20, 2021

Carnival & Celebration for a Post-Covid Church May 16, 2021 Rev. Christian Iosso, Interim Pastor                                     Texts: 2 Samuel 6: 3b-5, 12-16.     Luke 7: 31-35. Today’s question is: are we holding back too much? Are we too restrained, not only…

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Motherhood, Wisdom, and Security

May 11, 2021

Motherhood, Wisdom, and Security Rev. Christian Iosso – May 9, 2021 Texts: Proverbs 3:13-31, 33-35. 9: 1-6. One of the most important parts of getting an organ transplant is having a safe and secure place where one can recover. Depending on the organ involved and the age of the recipient, recuperation can take up to…

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