Sermon

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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03 Jan A Time to Love

Matthew 1:18-25 and Matthew 5:38-48 December 30, 2018 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Thirty years ago, a film was released based on the Charles Dickens novel Little Dorrit.  It is a six-hour epic in two parts.  The two parts don’t follow in sequence, telling the first and second...

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12 Dec Advent:  A Time to Repent

Advent:  A Time to Repent Isaiah 40:1-11 and Matthew 3:1-10 December 9, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church The road, the water, the fire and the axe: four powerful symbols set the scene for where the story of Jesus really starts.   Think for a minute of a familiar sight in...

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05 Dec A Time to Watch

A Time to Watch Matthew 13:24-35 and 24:36-44 December 2, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church ‘Tis the season!  Exactly which season depends on who you ask.  For some people, the season of love and joy, peace and hope has begun.  This is “the most wonderful time of the year,”...

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27 Nov The Questions Jesus Doesn’t Answer

The Question Jesus Doesn’t Answer Christ the King Sunday Revelation 1:4-8 and John 18:33-37 November 25, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Have you ever considered how many questions we live with that are impossible to answer? When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny? Which baby...

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21 Nov Exuberant Praise

Exuberant Praise Psalm 111 November 18, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church On Thursday people all across the country will gather around dining tables that will be laden with turkey and dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce, green beans and corn pudding and bofrots, pumpkin and pecan pies, and potatoes that...

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14 Nov Why Do We Exist?

Why Do We Exist? John 15:8-17 and Mark 11:12-14 November 11, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Any organization, business or entity worth its salt needs to know why it exists.  A hospital exists to provide medical services to people who are sick. Schools exist to educate people.  Farmers...

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07 Nov Stone Testaments

Stone Testaments Joshua 3:1-5, 3:14-4:7 November 4, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Have you ever been to a Jewish cemetery and noticed the headstone erected on the grave of a Jewish man or woman?  Instead of flowers, you may have seen stones carefully placed on top or around the...

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31 Oct Marks of a Pilgrim

Marks of a Pilgrim Deuteronomy 26:1-11 October 28, 2018 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church When we left the Israelites last week, they had made the fateful and fatal decision to listen to the report of the majority of the spies—ten against two, if you recall—that fearfully advised that the...

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25 Oct Advent Workshop & Hanging of the Greens

Our Second Annual Advent Workshop On Sunday, December 2, 2018 we will host a "Hanging of the Greens and All-Church Advent Workshop" following worship. Join us for this special event as we enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas throughout the building!  Stations for making...

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