Sermons

How come nothing “epiphs” on Epiphany anymore? It was once one of the three major feast days of the early church and now we hardly notice it. What’s that about? What have we been missing? Watch and find out what rediscovering Epiphany might mean for us as individuals and as a church as we move into a new year and a new way of being in the world.

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Text: Matthew 2:1-12
This sermon was delivered to Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church by Rev. Anne Robertson on December 27, 2020.

Transformation in Whoville

Transformation in Whoville

Many of the Christmas classics describe the transformation of their characters. But there are only two where the transformation comes about through an encounter with Christmas itself. One begins,...

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The Shepherd Channel

The Shepherd Channel

Why did God broadcast the news about Jesus' birth to shepherds? Why show the angel chorus and light show on the Shepherd Channel and not the Royalty Channel, the Temple Channel, or the local news?...

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Bending Low

Bending Low

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear was written by Unitarian Minister Edmund Sears in 1849. Both angels and people do a lot of bending in that carol. Why? Why did they cut out the third stanza back in...

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Royal Thanksgiving

Royal Thanksgiving

This sermon brings us the intersection of a secular holiday (Thanksgiving) and a Christian Holy Day (Christ the King or the Reign of Christ). The first celebrates gratitude and the second the day...

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Love the Spider

Love the Spider

If there’s one thing that 2020 is asking of us, it’s to have courage. But how do we get there? Where does courage come from and how do we get it when we don't feel like we have enough? [button...

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What She Did for Love

What She Did for Love

Leaving home is hard, whether we are leaving our physical or metaphorical home. But there comes a time when we all need to do it; and, when we do, we can find the courage to walk out the door into a...

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Archive of Past Sermons

December 27, 2020 By Another Road Text: Matthew 2:1-12 — Watch or Read

December 20, 2020  Transformation in Whoville 2020 Text: Luke 2:1-20 — Watch or Read

December 13, 2020  The Shepherd Channel Text: Luke 2:8-16 — Watch or Read

November 29, 2020  Bending Low Text: Luke 13:10 -17; Isaiah 40:1-5– Watch or Read

November 22, 2020  Street Clothes and a Hat Text: Philippians 2:5-11– Watch or Read

November 15, 2020  Love the Spider Text: 1 John 4:18– Watch or Read

November 8, 2020  What She Did for Love Ruth 1:11-19a; John 15:9-17– Watch or Read

October 25, 2020  New Skins for New Wine Text: Mathew. 9:14-17; John 3:1-10 — Watch or Read

October 11, 2020  Knocked off Our High Horse Text: Acts 1-19– Watch or Read

September 27, 2020  Grow Text: Psalm 1– Watch or Read

September 20, 2020  Water into Wine Text: John 2:1-11– Watch or Read

September 13, 2020  The Greatest of These Text: Luke 10:25-37, 1 Corinthians 13– Watch or Read

August 30, 2020  Why Are We Here Text: Genesis 2:1-9, 15-23; Exodus 20:8-11 — Watch or Read

August 23, 2020  Dominion Text: Genesis 1:28Watch or Read

August 16, 2020  Genesis Text: Genesis 1:1 — Watch or Read

August 9, 2020   The Gift Text: Genesis 33:1-17 and Luke 15:11-32 — Watch or Read

August 2, 2020   The Emptying River Text: Genesis 32:22-31– Watch or Read