The Mustard Seed

Leviticus 19:19 Matthew 13:31-32 Feb 17, 2019 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Did you ever have an argument with your teenager and wished there was something in the Bible to help you? Perhaps you should have turned to chapter 19 of Leviticus and read this scripture to your rebellious child: God says, “You shall … More The Mustard Seed

The Kingdom of God

Matthew 13:44-46 February 10, 2019 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott I want you to imagine for a moment that you are on the game show, “Let’s Make a Deal.” The host has just called your name to “Come on down!” and so you run down the aisle and if you are in good ‘Let’s … More The Kingdom of God

Still a Little Bit Silly

Introduction: The past few weeks, I have been preaching not only on the words of the Bible but on the words of my great-niece Leona and here is the story again. On December 28th, my sister’s five year old granddaughter, Leona climbed into my sister’s bed and declared, “In three more days, it will be … More Still a Little Bit Silly

Still Kind

Luke 6:31-36 January 20, 2019 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott The past few weeks, I have been preaching not only on the words of the Bible but on the words of my great-niece Leona but because we had a week off for snow, I need to remind you of what she said, so here … More Still Kind

Still Strong

Luke 8:4-8, 11-15     January 13, 2019 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Last week I began my sermon with a story that I said I would be preaching on throughout January, and so for those who did not hear it last week, here it is again: On December 28th, my sister’s five year old granddaughter, … More Still Strong

Still Brave

January 6, 2018 Matthew 2     Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott On December 28th, my sister’s five year old granddaughter, Leona climbed into my sister’s bed and declared, “In three more days, it will be a new year.” My sister Wendy nodded, “That’s right. In three days it will be 2019.” Leona contemplated this fact … More Still Brave

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