Category Archives: Sermons

October 30, 2022, What Happened Here? Luke 19:1-10 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link above. One of the things that really bugged people about Jesus was his propensity for hanging out with sinners. Over and over again, he’d go out for dinner and drinks with tax collectors and prostitutes. He chatted with women, which was bad enough, but he even chatted …

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October 16, 2022, Father or Judge?, Luke 18:1-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

People who haven’t been around children very much often think that children have short attention spans. But anyone who has had children knows that children can have a very, very, VERY long and tenacious attention span. It’s usually us grownups who get bored quickly and lose interest. Any mother can testify to this if she …

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October 9, 2022, Closing the Circuit, Luke 17:11-19 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Carroll recently told me about an experiment he did in his Middle School science class. It’s a demonstration of how an electrical circuit works. It just takes a few people, a source, like a battery (nothing dangerously powerful) and something that is powered by electricity, like a light bulb. The class stood in a circle, …

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October 2, 2022, I Want More, Luke 17:5-10, Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link above. The disciples, Peter, and James, and John, and the rest, lived and walked and worked with Jesus for three years. When Jesus touched a leper (which, for the record, nobody does) he was healed. When Jesus called a man out of the grave, the man came …

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September 25, 2022, Playing with Fire, Luke 16:19-31 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the link above. There is a story that Carroll and I find amusing, about friends we knew in St. Louis years ago, a couple, Chuck and Teresa Schmidt. They were young – we were pretty young, too, at the time – and they had a biggish family, like ours. …

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September 11, 2022, The Joy of Finding and Being Found, Luke 15:1-10 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

When my daughter Emily was three or four years old, we were at a church picnic one Sunday afternoon, enjoying conversation with friends while Emily played quietly nearby. But suddenly, we turned to check on her, and she wasn’t there. We called, and we all got up and looked behind and under everything, and no …

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September 4, 2022, Making the Leap, Luke 14:25-33 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Having been here at St. Philip’s for almost twelve years, I know how devoted the people of our church are to their families. I have seen so many of you make sacrifices, big and small, for the people you love. A big part of being a real, mature grownup person is the ability and willingness …

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August 28, 2022, Kingdom Hospitality, Luke 14:1,7-14 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon click here: I’m going to start with a couple of movies this morning. A few weeks ago, Carroll and I watched a movie called “One Night in Miami.” One of the characters in the movie is the real-life pro-football star Jim Brown, who played for Cleveland back in the ‘50’s …

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August 21, 2022, Is God a Softie?, Luke 13:10-17 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to the sermon, click the link above. Can you remember the year 2004? 2004 was the year George Bush was elected for a second term. It was the year Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ” opened in theaters. It was the year Mark Zuckerberg launched a new social networking site called …

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Sermon for Pentecost 10, August 14, 2022 – Dcn. Helen Harris, guest preacher

Luke 12: 49-56 August 14, 2022 Rev. Helen I. Harris He Comes with Fire and Division Jesus knew that arrest lay ahead for him, rejection by His own people, beatings by Roman guards, the climb up the hill of Calvary, suffering and death on a cross. That’s what he was referring to when he said: …

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