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Untitled Sermon: Don’t Label Me

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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Guest preacher Talitha Phillips discusses Matthew’s “Parable of the Talents”, encouraging us to remove our “stained glass blinders” and understand it as Jesus’ audience — the poor, marginalized, and oppressed — would have done.

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Life is What’s Happening on the Other Side of the Door

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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Guest preacher Rev. Kathy Ray discusses Matthew’s story of the wise and foolish bridesmaids, drawing out lessons about the importance of staying open to God’s presence at all times, even when it leads us in unexpected and life-changing directions.

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Rememberance

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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On the occasion of “Remberance Sunday”, when we remember loved ones who have died in the past year, Rev. Daniel takes time to Remember the gift of our faith and “the witness of generations who have told and retold the story so that we can make it our own.” Scripture  – Hebrews 11:1 – 12:2

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The Divinity of Ray Charles

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

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God is Love. Love is Blind. Ray Charles is Blind. Therefore Ray Charles is God.

On the occasion of Reformation Sunday Rev. Daniel talks about church history and what does and does not make sense and exhorts the church to speak up when something does not make sense and thus keep the Reformation alive and make the world a better place. Scripture: Matthew 22:34-46

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Something Like A Star

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

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music by Randall Thompson, poem by Robert Frost

Kim Rankin Conducting the Montclair Presbyterian Church Choir

Marcia Roy, piano

 

 

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Rendering to Caesar the Things of God

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22

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Where Is Your Robe?

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

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Mixing metaphors about Journeys and Banquets Rev. Ben Daniel speaks about “putting on new robe” as we are  changed by an invitation to the feast.

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Apocalypse 2.0

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

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Rev. Daniel draws upon the book of Revelation (21:1-7), not as predictor of the end times,  but for its poetic vision of a new Heaven and a new Earth, teaching us to be impatient and to long for a different world as Children of God.

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But Is It Fair?

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Rev. Ben Daniel discusses Matthew 20 1:16 (the parable of the vineyard) and its message about the nature of fairness, and why it’s better to be generous of heart and open to undeserved joy.

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Peaceful Connections

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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Rev. Ben Daniel draws connections between the International Day of Peace and climate change, showing how we are called to take action against the latter in order to truly achieve the former.

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