First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

Sermons (Page 3)

“Blessing Completed” A sermon based on Luke 17:11-19

On Sunday, October 13th, 2019 Are you ready for thanksgiving? I don’t mean the celebration in November, though, I have to admit, I’ve already been thinking about ordering our locally raised turkey for this year’s feast. No, I’m thinking of taking stock of all for which we can be thankful. I think we certainly could use the change in perspective.[i] Recent days…

“Sharing Crumbs Ain’t Enough” A Sermon based on Luke 16:19-31

Sunday, September 29th, 2019 What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday, we explored one of the most challenging parables, challenging because it seemed so obscure and unclear. This week we have an equally challenging parable, but this time the challenge is that it is all too clear. It very clearly seems to suggest that if we hoard wealth in this life,…

“Sent Out” A sermon based on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

On Sunday, July 7th, 2019 The waxing and waning of the household of faith is something that you can see beginning even in the Gospels. As John tells it, first there was Andrew and another follower of John the Baptist who followed Jesus. Andrew then goes to tell his brother, Peter, and Peter becomes the third disciple. Next comes Phillip and then…