Ordinary People

I Corinthians 1:10-31 April 24, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott I’d like to begin my sermon with an apology to all of the little people. Last week, I preached on a scripture passage that I referred to as coming from “Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians.” I was using biblical scholarly convention, but … More Ordinary People

Power for the Present

Acts 17:1-10 I Thessalonians 1:1-8 April 17, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott [Intro to scripture] The apostle Paul was a contemporary of the disciples but he didn’t know Jesus personally. He was, in fact, initially opposed to the Christian movement and as a zealous Pharisee, he abhorred the message of the disciples and … More Power for the Present

The Christ Morph

Acts 1:6-14 Galatians 4:8-11, 19-20 April 10, 1016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Even in the sparse words of the gospel writers who were more interested in telling the story of Jesus than describing to us the psychological state of the disciples, we can still feel the terrible grief and confusion of the ones … More The Christ Morph