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

Sermons (Page 3)

“He Came Among His Own” A sermon based on Luke 3:15-22

Delivered on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 By David Oliver-Holder Welcome to the Season after Epiphany. Gone are the trees of Advent and Christmas, the lights, the ornaments, and those seasons’ music. All packed away. With the arrival of January 6th, we begin a new season, with signs and showings, revelations, epiphanies. For our Orthodox sisters and brothers, January 6th is Christmas Day,…

“Unlikely” A sermon based on Luke 1:46-55

Delivered on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 By David Oliver-Holder From time to time, I will hear a song somewhere, that will stick in my head and will not go away. You know how it is. Well, it happened to me this week. The song was “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Since it has been cycling through my mind this week, I’ve…

“Turning ‘Round Right” A sermon based on Luke 3:1-6

Delivered on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 At First Presbyterian Church, Urbana By David Oliver-Holder In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” We know, as his followers, that searching is a fundamental aspect of faith. Saint Augustine knew this, and sought…