He Was a Rebel

Matthew 1:18-25 December 16, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott “He was a rebel, yes a rebel.  He changed water into wine, he was human and divine, and he sold a revolutionary line.  That was the trouble.  That was the reason.  Nearly everything he said was bound to cost his head for what he … More He Was a Rebel

Prepare the Way

Mark 1:1-8 December 9, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Imagine that day on the banks of the Jordan River where the crowd shuffles nervously as they gather on the shore, talking in low tones.  There is a hushed respect in their voices because this is no ordinary river; this is the mighty Jordan.  … More Prepare the Way

The Word Made Flesh

John I: 1-14  December 2, 2018  Union University Church  Rev.  Laurie DeMott  How important is the physical person that is you to the you who you have become?   Would you be the same person you are today if you had arrived on this earth in a different body?  How has the shape of your … More The Word Made Flesh

Keep On Keepin’ On

Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 November 11, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Today is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day when the fighting of World War I officially came to an end. On November 11, 1918, at 11 am, the guns fell silent and in America, noise erupted as people rushed into the streets cheering, … More Keep On Keepin’ On

Is God Faithful?

Romans 1:1-7, 16-17 October 14, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott When Hurricane Michael swept into Lumberton, North Carolina only a few weeks after Hurricane Florence had left its trail of devastation through the town, how many Christians must have asked themselves, “How can we believe that God is faithful?” And when a powerful … More Is God Faithful?

Do You See Whales?

Exodus 20:1-2, 8-11 October 7, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott The province of Nova Scotia, a province of fishing towns, lobster boats, and fog shrouded shores, is technically a peninsula, joined to the mainland of Canada by a narrow strip of land on its northwest corner.  The rest of the province, however, is … More Do You See Whales?