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Words that Change Everything

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor February 25, 2018                   Second Sunday in Lent Mark 8:31-38 Words that Change Everything Words that change everything. You’ve heard them. You’ve spoken them. You’ve craved them, and you’ve feared them. Sometimes they bring joy and hope and promise: I love you! You got the job! It’s a boy! Sometimes…

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…

God’s Abundant Love – Our Grateful Response

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor November 19, 2017           Pledge Sunday                                           Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost I Chronicles 29:10-20 Mark 14:3-9 God’s Abundant Love ~ Our Grateful Response Back in September and October, I preached through a series of Christian Clichés, based on Adam Hamilton’s book Half Truths.…

24th Sunday after Pentecost

Perhaps you’ve heard the one about the burglar, who late one night, broke into a house that he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say, “Jesus is watching you.” Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. “Jesus is watching you,” the voice…

The Joy of a Generous Heart

I believe that Christians ought to be the most generous people there are. The Bible is nothing but consistent on this point. From the early writings of the Old Testament with injunctions to share with the poor, whether by allowing access to their land and crops (Prov. 13:23) or giving them clothes (Job 31:19-20), or just general exhortations to be generous to…

Resurrection Matters

There seemed to be a curious noise all around them… A strange, sweet, rustling, chattering noise… It was the noise of running water. All around them, though out of sight, there were streams chattering, murmuring, splashing… And his heart gave a great leap (though he hardly knew why) when he realized that the frost was over. And much nearer there was a…

Repeat the Sounding Joy!

The story goes about a woman who was doing her last-minute Christmas shopping at a crowded mall. She was tired of fighting the crowds. She was tired of standing in lines. She was tired of fighting her way down long aisles looking for a gift that had sold out days before. Her arms were full of bulky packages when the elevator door…