Sermon

20 Mar Peter series:  Walking with Jesus in the Storm

Peter series:  Walking with Jesus in the Storm Psalm 85:8-13 and Matthew 14:22-36 March 17, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Imagine, if you will, a particularly long, exhausting, day.  Work has been demanding and stressful.  Perhaps you’ve struggled with a chronic health issue that has flared up again. ...

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14 Mar Peter Series:  Call of a Fisherman

Peter Series:  Call of a Fisherman John 1:35-42 and Luke 5:1-11 March 10, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Imagine, if you can, that hundreds of years, even a millennium or two from now people are talking about you.  They have a record of things that you are...

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04 Mar From Gluttony to Grace

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues Gluttony/Grace:  From Gluttony to Grace Proverbs 23:1-9, 20-35 March 3, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church For the past several weeks we have been delving into a study of the Seven Deadly Sins and their corresponding Lively Virtues.  We started with pride and humility and...

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28 Feb Greed/Charity:  Gleaning Generosity

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues Greed/Charity:  Gleaning Generosity Ruth 2:1-13 and Colossians 3:12-17 February 24, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church There is a highly contagious, potentially lethal epidemic sweeping our land.  Perhaps you’ve heard of it.  It’s called affluenza.   Affluenza has been defined as “a painful, contagious, socially...

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19 Feb Anger/Patience:  What Lies Beneath

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues Anger/Patience:  What Lies Beneath Genesis 4:1-8 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2 February 17, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church In my office is a book I read about a decade ago called Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton.  The author tells the story...

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18 Feb Sloth/Diligence: Just Do It

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues Sloth/Diligence:  Just Do It 1 Samuel 2:12-17 and Philippians 3:7-16 February 10, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church The sloth is the world’s slowest mammal.  Inhabiting the rain forests of Central and South America, the sharp claws of the sloth enable it to clamp on...

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06 Feb Envy/Contentment:  Green with Envy

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues Envy/Contentment:  Green with Envy 1 Samuel 18:1-9 and Philippians 4:10-13 February 3, 2019 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church “Green with envy.”  It’s a familiar phrase, but do you know where it comes from?  It actually dates back to the 7th century when the poet Sappho...

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01 Feb Lust/Self-Control:  Bridled Passion

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues Lust/Self-Control:  Bridled Passion 1 Kings 11:1-5 and Ephesians 4:17-24 January 27, 2019 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Last week we began our sermon series on the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues by looking at pride and humility.  This morning we consider the deadly sin...

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01 Feb Pride/Humility: Everybody Acts Medium

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues Pride/Humility:  Everybody Acts Medium Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-5 and Philippians 2:3-8 January 20, 2019] Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church This morning we begin a new sermon series on the Seven Deadly Sins and the seven corresponding Lively Virtues.  It was Pope Gregory, in 590 A.D., who compiled...

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08 Jan A Camel on the Roof

A Camel on the Roof Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12 January 6, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church We begin this morning with a story from the lives of the saints—the saints of Islam, that is.  This story concerns a king of Balkh which is now northern Afghanistan. The...

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