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The Spirit of Love

Sermon at EHCC 8-19-2018. Dick Goff, guest sermonizer
The Spirit of Love
Luke 10: 25-37; 1 John 4: 7-8, 12
In considering how I might talk about my beliefs and doubts relating to our faith, I had in mind a saying in our church that: “We take the Bible seriously, not literally. I also noted this, on the United Church of Christ website: “Our Faith is 2,000 years old. Our thinking is not.” […]

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Love the questions – Live into the answers

Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Scripture: John 20:24-29
Sermon by: Greg Diamond
Love the questions – Live into the answers
At bible study a few weeks ago, Pastor Dee asked whether any of us might be interested in filling in one of the few remaining open guest sermon spots. I volunteered immediately. I bragged to Dee that I had a thing or two to say about faith and doubt.
But, as I began to think and, especially as […]

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It Is Good: a Sermon on Faith and Doubt

Guest Sermon by Stephen Wilson, July 22, 2018
Scripture Genesis 1 and 1 Corinthians 1:25-30
I have a lot of doubts about what I believe in and their basis for my faith. I don’t know if this is because of my skeptical nature, my cultural upbringing or my battles with depression but I seem to doubt most everything about those beliefs.
The wrathful, omnipotent, omni-prescient, and omni-present deity of my youth; the authenticity of the Bible; the historicity of Jesus; the value […]

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I’ve Looked at Clouds

Ann Lovejoy, July 15, 2018 Sermon at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-4; Psalm 73:2-12; Luke 17:5-10; Matthew 10:29
Hi everyone, thanks for showing up. I’m glad you’re here and I beg your patience and forbearance as I explore my lifelong dance with faith and doubt. The scripture readings I chose may seem eccentric, but they express something of my own deep doubts and dark wonderings. If Habakkuk feels like his calls for help go unheard, I share that feeling when […]

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Let Your (Dusty) Light Shine

Sermon: Let Your (Dusty) Light Shine
Texts: Micah 6:6-8; Matthew 5:13-16
Date: July 8, 2018
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
          Greetings, you Salt of the Earth, you Lights of the World!  You haven’t lost your flavor, have you?  You aren’t hiding your light under a bushel basket, are you? 
          Am I making you feel a little judged by asking you such questions?  Did I push anybody’s guilt buttons?  It’s ridiculously easy to shortcut right to guilt through many of the […]

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“Far More Can Be Mended Than You Know”

Sermon: “Far More Can Be Mended Than You Know”
Text: John 6:1-14
Date: July 1, 2018
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
I was a teenager in the 70’s so as I was mulling over how to speak about the feeding of the 5000 and other miracles of Jesus my memory sent up a catchy old tune from its murky depths: “I believe in miracles, where you from, you sexy thing? I believe […]

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Incar/Nation

Sermon: Incar/Nation
Text: Luke 1:26-55
Date: June 24, 2018
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Do you believe in the Virgin Birth? Has that question ever been posed to you? Probably so, if you have hung around either Christians or atheists long enough. For better or worse, the Virgin Birth has become a sort of litmus test of the true believer.
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Faith and Faitheism

Sermon: Faith and Faitheism
Texts: Psalm 139:1-19, 23-24; Mark 9:14-29
Date: June 17, 2018
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
Author John D. Caputo had me in the palm of his hand with this opening to his book Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim: “Ever since I was a little boy…I would look up at the vast spread of stars at night and think quietly to myself, ‘No one knows we are here.’ This suspicion was a well-kept secret, strictly between […]

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Good Trouble

Sermon: Good Trouble
Texts: Isaiah 61:1-4, 9-11; Luke 4:16-30
Date: June 10, 2018
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
In the Gospel according to Luke, it certainly didn’t take very long for Jesus to get into trouble.  After facing down temptation in the wilderness, Jesus has two verses of trouble-free success in his ministry: “Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all of the surrounding country.  He began to teach in […]

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Welcoming the Stranger

Jessica Star Rockers
Scripture: Genesis 18:1-8 and Matthew 25:34-40
“Welcoming the Stranger”
June 3, 2018
 
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”
 
Around this time last year I was ending an internship across the water, in Shoreline just north of Seattle, and unsure of what was happening for me next. I had one year left of seminary and I needed a congregational internship to complete that last year of […]

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