• Posts Tagged ‘sermon’

    the grammar of togetherness

    by  • August 20, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Here is the manuscript of the sermon I preached this morning at Pilgrim UCC here in Durham. For many of us, text messaging is a part of life. There’s much of what comes with sending texts that works for me. I like being able to send and receive messages that don’t require I answer...

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    the imagination of grace

    by  • August 28, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    “The Imagination of Grace”A Sermon for Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Durhamby Milton Brasher-CunninghamExodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21 Perhaps one of the reasons I like stories about Moses is he was as rootless as I am.He was born of a Hebrew mother while she was being held in exile with her people in Egypt, adopted...

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    what love looks like

    by  • February 20, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    “What Love Looks Like”Matthew 5:38-48A Sermon for Pilgrim United Church of Christby Milton Brasher-CunninghamFebruary 20, 2011 In these weeks leading up to Lent, we have been traveling through the Sermon on the Mount, as it has been called down through Christian history. Early in Jesus’ ministry, it seems, he stood in front of a...

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    the last word

    by  • April 25, 2010 • Uncategorized • 9 Comments

    I preached this morning at our church here in Durham as the culmination of a study we did on the Book of Job. This is the text of my sermon, “The Last Word.” Only four Saturdays have passed since a group of us gathered to study the story of Job together, and yet way...

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    breathe on me

    by  • August 3, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Sometimes, the way we look at the world swings on a sentence. A small, well chosen collection of words can change not only what we are reading or hearing, but also how we see and hear everything around us. The Great Gatsby holds (at least) one of those sentences for me, as Fitzgerald describes...

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    great love

    by  • July 27, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Because of some wonderful happenings in the lives of our Associate Pastor and her partner, I was the substitute preacher today. Those of you who read the blog regularly will see a few references to some recent posts, though they are in a new context. The passage was Mark 6:30-52. Thanks, as always for...

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    close enough

    by  • May 4, 2009 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I just got home from a great weekend in Jackson, where I got to preach this morning at Calvary Baptist Church. Here is the sermon.__________________________ You have to wonder how soon it started. I’m guessing, even in the early church, where two or three were gathered there were two or three differing opinions. Though...

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    how to grow up big and strong

    by  • December 28, 2008 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I preached at our church today so Ginger could take her parents back to Birmingham. What follows is the sermon. First, a quick note to say my brother’s surgery appears to have gone well; he is flat on his back in the hospital and not allowed to move until Tuesday, just to make sure....

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