Sermon – 11/03/2013

11/03/2013 Systems 101 by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to download a .pdf file of this sermon. Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Cease to do evil, / learn to do good; / search for and seek justice, / rescue, help the oppressed; / defend and protect those who are orphaned; /…

Sermon – 10/27/2013

10/27/2013 A Spirit of Humility by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. Click here to download a .pdf file of this sermon. “But the other individual, the tax collector, stood far off, kept at a distance and would not even look to heaven.  With real humility, all the tax…

Sermon 10/20/2013

A God of Justice by Rev. Joseph Connolly  To listen to this sermon on Vimeo, click here. “Will not God, then, grant justice to the chosen who call out day and night?  Will God delay long in helping them?  I tell you, God will quickly grant justice to them.” — Luke 18:7-8. Among the things…

Sermon 10/06/2013 – Doing and Believing

10/06/2013 Doing and Believing by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “The apostles said to Jesus, ‘Increase our faith!’” — Luke 17:5 Our denomination, the United Church of Christ, is the result of a merger among four denominations— Congregational Churches, Christian Churches, Evangelical Churches and Reformed Churches. At the…

Sermon 09/29/13 – Frightened

09/29/2013 Frightened Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo.   “‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets,’ Abraham and Sarah replied, ‘neither will they be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.’” — Luke 16:31. I am sure most of you know, when someone says…

Sermon 09/22/13 – Pray for Everyone?

09/22/2013 Pray for Everyone? by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone— for rulers and all who are in high positions, all who are in offices which wield authority— so that we may…

Sermon 9/15 – Insiders, Outsiders

09/15/2013 Insiders, Outsiders by Rev. Joe Connolly Click here to listen to this sermon on Vimeo. “Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to the teaching of Jesus.  And the Pharisees and the religious scholars were grumbling and saying, ‘This person welcomes sinners and eats with them.’” — Luke 15:2….

Sermon 09/09/13 – A Prisoner for Christ Jesus?

A Prisoner for Christ Jesus? by Rev. Joseph Connolly Click here to listen to the sermon on Vimeo. “This is a letter from Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and from Timothy our brother.  It is written to Philemon our dear friend and co-worker and to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our companion in the…