Tag Archives: First Pres

The Essence of the Winsome News We are to Share!, 1 Timothy 2:1-7

A sermon delivered on September 18, 2022, by the Rev. Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley Our text this morning comes from one of three pastoral letters written by the Apostle Paul to aspiring leaders in the early church. The Pastoral Epistles … Continue reading

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Making Sure the Math is Right, Luke 14:25-33

A sermon delivered on September 4, 2022, by the Rev. Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley Both of today’s biblical readings deal with making choices. In Deuteronomy 30, Moses is instructing the Hebrews that life with God requires them to make a … Continue reading

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Let’s Pause and Take a Look at the Familiar, Luke 11:1-13.

A sermon preached on July 24, 2022, by Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley Before I launch into the sermon, I want to try an experiment. Humor me and say together the Lord’s Prayer out loud… Did you hear it? The prayer … Continue reading

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A Crash Course in Spiritual Formation, Amos 8:1-13

A sermon delivered by Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley on July 17, 2022 The lectionary readings this week provided two very different types of reading for us this morning. On one hand, there is the well-known text of Martha and Mary … Continue reading

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What is your charisma?, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Preached January 23, 2022, by Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min.  To better understand today’s text, we first must slide our fingers back a bit in this letter to the church in Corinth to chapter 11:17 where Paul writes, “But in the … Continue reading

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