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Where Your Treasure Is

Sermon: Where Your Treasure Is
Text: Matthew 6:19-23
Date: November 10, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
          The gospel throws down quite a challenge for us today, doesn’t it? “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your […]

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It’s Only Money

Sermon: It’s “Only” Money
Text: Matthew 22:15-22
Date: November 3, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
            Some of our more formal siblings in the Christian tradition make a habit of bowing toward the cross when they enter the sanctuary, using their bodies to make a gesture of respect toward Jesus.  That’s not normally my practice, but I want to bow to Jesus whenever I hear this gospel story of how he handled the opponents who were trying to trap him on […]

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Who Is My Neighbor?

Sermon: Who Is My Neighbor?
Texts: Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Leviticus 19:18; Luke 10:25-37
Date: October 27, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Christians, we have heard this story of the Good Samaritan with its prelude and postlude repartee with the testy lawyer 10,000 times. So we should be able to pass a little pop quiz. Who is the neighbor? Hint: Think about the whole text, not just the story.
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Packing Light

Sermon: Packing Light
Texts: Galatians 6:6-10; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Date: October 13, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
          Fellow travelers, how are you at packing your bags?  I had a good long visit with a friend of mine recently who was preparing to be away from home for a month.  She was going to be visiting a variety of places that would probably have different kinds of weather during a time when the season was shifting from summer to fall.  She […]

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Follow the Vagabond

Sermon: Follow the Vagabond
Texts: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Luke 9:51-62
Date: October 6, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Those were the days when the Jesus movement was literally a movement, a leader and disciples on the move. Jesus was an itinerant, a vagabond, a nomad. He was coming near to the people with the good news that the Kingdom of God was drawing near—both a message and a demonstration. […]

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My Name is Legion

Sermon: My Name is Legion
Text: Luke 8:26-39
Date: September 29, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
The story of Jesus, the Gerasene demoniac, the pigs, and the terrified townspeople is exceedingly strange, don’t you think?  I wasn’t going to say anything–but one of my most scholarly commentaries puts it right out there, saying that calling it “a strange story” is quite an understatement. “For the basic miracle-story has in this instance been enshrouded with elements of the fantastic and the grotesque.”

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Where the Light Gets In

Sermon: Where the Light Gets In
Text: Luke 7:36-8:3
Date: September 22, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Ever have one of those moments of insight into your own character that are startling and not necessarily welcome? I did at camp this summer, and I have been turning it over in my mind ever since. Some of my camp pals and I were joking around about something, I really can’t […]

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The Heart’s Going Out

Sermon: The Heart’s Going Out
Texts: 1 Kings 17:17-24; Luke 7:11-17
Date: September 15, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
A procession of death is passing through town, heading for the graveyard outside the city gates. The body being carried by the pall bearers is of a young man, dead too soon. His widowed mother leads the procession of mourners. It’s her only son on the bier; […]

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Not Worthy?

Sermon: Not Worthy?
Texts: 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43; Luke 7:1-10
Date: September 8, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
          Jacob is the name of a sagacious baker in a little story book I have.  One chapter is titled “When I can’t find my ignorance I have lost my wisdom.”  (That title is a chewy proverb all by itself!) A student was waiting outside Jacob’s door one rainy day to ask him this question: “Jacob, what are the limits of a man?”  […]

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Ask the Frequently Unasked Question

Sermon: Ask the Frequently Unasked Question
Texts: Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Date: September 1, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
Prick up your ears, aging Boomers and former Hippies and surviving Beatniks! Who among you remembers “The Age of Aquarius?”  I’m talking about the song that was in the Broadway musical “Hair,” the song that was a smash hit when recorded by the Fifth Dimension in 1969.  Do you remember? Sing it with me! “When the moon is in the Seventh […]

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