Sermons

Sermons 2017-03-20T04:06:36+00:00

July 16, 2017 Sermon

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. July 16, 2017 Two weeks ago, our nation celebrated Independence Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate our freedom as Americans and to reflect upon what it means and what it cost for us to be free men and women. Those of us who have trusted in Jesus Christ have

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July 9, 2017 Sermon

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 11:16-19; Romans 7:15-25a Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. July 9, 2017 As long as I can remember, I have liked solving riddles. Riddles; the kind of word puzzles that your teacher gives you when you’re done with your math assignment and waiting for the other students to finish. I was never particularly good at solving them, but I liked

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July 2, 2017 Sermon

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm 13:1-6; Romans 6:11-23 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. July 2, 2017 Have you ever made a bad choice! Here’s some examples of bad decisions. Sam Philips sold a small recording company to RCA in 1955 for $35,000. It included an exclusive contract with a young man called Elvis Presley. Unknowingly he forfeited millions of dollars in royalties. Tom Sellick turned down

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June 25, 2017 Sermon

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17; Romans 6:1b-11 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. “Grace Beats Sin” Is real change possible? Can the leopard change its spots? Can a person whose life has been going in one direction suddenly go into another direction? Since grace is so powerful, is change necessary? Can a person who has lived in the grip of debilitating sin for decades

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June 18, 2017 Sermon

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; Romans 5:1-8 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. "Harmony with God" A number of years ago a major American magazine published the results of a most fascinating survey. The editors had asked 16 prominent Americans what they did in order to find peace of mind in the midst of our stressful world. The responses were quite revealing. One said

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June 11, 2017 Sermon

Trinity Sunday Genesis 1:26 - 2:4a; Matthew 28:16-20 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. "In the Likeness of God" At a recent Presbytery meeting during a discussion regarding an individual progressing toward becoming a Teaching Elder, there was an interesting exchange regarding the Trinity. When an individual first comes to the presbytery the review focuses on their spiritual journey rather than their theology. So, someone asked the

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