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Sermons on Genesis

Thoughts and Prayers

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor February 18, 2018                   First Sunday in Lent Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 13 Mark 1:9-13 On “Thoughts and Prayers” Last fall, I preached a sermon series on Christian clichés, and occasionally one of you would suggest another cliché to add to the list. One…

Do You Know How to Make God Laugh?

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor June 18, 2017 Second Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 18, 21:1-7:1-15 Q: How Do You Make God laugh? A: Tell God your plans! Well, even though Sarah laughs when the Lord tells her that she (at age 90) will have a son, it is…

We Believe…

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor April 30, 2017         Third Sunday of Easter Genesis 9:8-17 Acts 2:14a, 36-12 We Believe… It is always a blessing and joy to celebrate the sacrament of baptism. But it would be incorrect of me to assume that we all have the same…

Tempted!

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 5, 2017        First Sunday in Lent Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Matthew 4:1-11 Tempted! The way we read the Bible in church was never the way it was intended to be read – either by the ancient Israelites or Jesus’ followers or the…

Giving Up Expectations

A young psychology student serving in the Army decided to test a theory. Drawing kitchen duty, he was given the job of passing out apricots at the end of the food line. He asked the first soldiers that came by, “You don’t want any apricots, do you?” Ninety percent said “No.” Then he tried a…

Giving Up Control

During Lent, people of all stripes of Christian, and even some non Christians, will participate in the tradition of GIVING UP SOMETHING FOR LENT. Often it will be the giving up of a bad habit, likely having something to do with a healthier lifestyle – giving up processed sugars or alcohol. Sometimes it entails taking…

The Struggle of a Lifetime

At the risk of being overly confessional, have others of you noticed the unfortunate phenomenon that you get in the most fights with the people you care the most about? Melinda and I have, what I would consider, a very happy marriage. But by far I get in more fights with her than anyone else in my life. And yet she is…