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Advent #4: What Does Joseph’s Announcement Mean For You? Matthew 1:18-25

All the little open windows on our Advent calendars are beginning to show that there are not many days left before Christmas! We find ourselves on the last Sunday of Advent with all four candles on the wreath lit leaving … Continue reading

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Whatever you do, don’t hit the snooze button! Matthew 24:36-44

A sermon delivered by Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min., on November 27, 2022, Advent 1, Year A Gather around and let me tell you a Christmas story! It’s from Matthew 24:36-44.  Listen carefully! Matthew 24:36-44 36“But about that day and hour … Continue reading

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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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The Tables are Turned, Luke 12:32-40

A sermon preached on August 7, 2022, by Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. The entirety of the twelfth chapter of Luke has Jesus speaking to a crowd of many thousands[1]. The primary overall focus of the chapter is God is coming … 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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