Archive of sermons by Rev. Stephen H. Phelps

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2012    
The Inward Arc: Not Too Late  (Christmas Eve) PDF John 1, Luke 1, Matthew 2 MP3 Audio
The Inward Arc: Christ Conceived PDF Luke 1: 26-55 MP3 Audio
The Inward Arc: Ready the Mind PDF Philippians 4: 4-9; Luke 3: 7-17 MP3 Audio
The Inward Arc: The Past Has Passed PDF Luke 3: 1-9 MP3 Audio
The Inward Arc: A World In Tumult PDF Jeremiah 33: 14-16; Luke 21: 25-36 MP3 Audio
What If God Was One of Us? PDF Ezekiel 34; John 18: 33-37 MP3 Audio
Be Generationous! PDF Isaiah 43: 15-21; Matthew 6: 24-34 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove: If Christ Is All In All PDF Isaiah 53; Colossians 3: 5-11 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove: Coming To Our Self PDF Isaiah 61: 1-9; Luke 15: 11-32 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove: When We Are Well PDF 2 Kings 5: 1-14; Luke 5: 15-26 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove The End of the Earth PDF Genesis 1; Luke 6: 17-26 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove From A Distance PDF Isaiah 11: 1-9; John 7:53—8:11 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove Opening Act PDF Psalm 8; Matthew 13: 1-17 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove: Seek the Low Seat PDF Micah 4: 1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:26—2:5 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove Work and Worth PDF Genesis 3: 17-21; James 4: 13-17 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove: A Mystery in History PDF 1 Kings 7 & 9 (selections); Acts 15: 1-21 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove Things That Make for Peace PDF Jeremiah 6: 1-15; Luke 19: 41-48 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove Sabbath, Land & Enough PDF Deuteronomy 24: 14-22; Luke 4: 1-4 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove: Mammon and Mastery PDF 1 Kings 21; Luke 16: 1-15 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove: On the Fence PDF Ruth 1: 1-18; Matthew 20: 1-16 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove The End of a Nation PDF 2 Samuel 7: 1-17; Luke 4: 16-30 MP3 Audio
Wings of the Dove: Why We Must Fight PDF Matthew 5: 38-48; Romans 13: 1-10 MP3 Audio
Reverence and Ritual PDF Numbers 11: 10-17; Acts 1: 15-26 MP3 Audio
Our Play PDF John 3: 1-17; Romans 8: 12-17 MP3 Audio
Where It Comes From (Pentecost) PDF Acts 2: 1-21; Ezekiel 37: 1-16 MP3 Audio
Faith’s First Dwelling (Mother's Day) PDF Matthew 12: 46-50; 2 Timothy 1: 1-7 MP3 Audio
Abide In Me PDF Acts 16: 16-40; John 15: 4-8 MP3 Audio
Faith in the Future: Turn Homeward Now PDF Job 42: 7-17; John 21: 1-14 MP3 Audio
Faith in the Future: Irreversible Incarnation PDF Job 38-42 (selections); John 20: 1-18 MP3 Audio
Faith in the Future: After Great Pain (Good Friday) PDF Job 30: 16-23; Mark 15: 33-39 no audio
Faith in the Future: All Fall Away (Maundy Thurs) PDF Job 19: 13-22; Matthew 26: 30-46 no audio
Faith in the Future The Last Appeal PDF Job 23: 1-17; Luke 8: 42b-48 MP3 Audio
Faith in the Future: Why Do the Wealthy Win? PDF Job 21; Luke 6: 17-26 MP3 Audio
Faith in the Future: Betrayal and Blessing PDF Job 7: 1-21; Luke 4: 1-13 MP3 Audio
Faith in the Future: Cry, the Beloved PDF Job 3: 1-26; Mark 8: 27-35 MP3 Audio
Faith in the Future: My Soul in Silence PDF Job 2: 11-13; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 no audio
Faith in the Future: Beyond Belief PDF Job 2: 1-10; Mark 9: 2-9 MP3 Audio
Faith in the Future: A Love Supreme PDF Job 1; Philippians 4: 10-13 MP3 Audio
The Face of the Future PDF Mark 1: 29-39; Philippians 4: 1-9 MP3 Audio
Jesus and the Giant Triplets PDF 1 Samuel 3: 1-20; Matthew 5: 1-16 MP3 Audio
       
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2011
What's Freedom For (Watch Night) PDF Galatians 5: 13-26 no audio
"Why the Chimes Rang" (Christmas) PDF A Story by Raymond MacDonald Alden (1905) no audio
Where Love Is Born (Christmas Eve) PDF John 1: 1-5 no audio
The Way of Not Knowing PDF Isaiah 7: 10-16; Luke 1: 26-38 MP3 Audio
The Big Picture PDF John 1: 6-8, 19-28; Isaiah 61: 1-11 no audio
Wade in the Water PDF Isaiah 40: 1-11, Matthew 3: 1-10 MP3 Audio
Watching the River Flow PDF Genesis 11:26—12:5; 2 Corinthians 8: 1-15 MP3 Audio
Touching Taxes PDF Matthew 22: 16-22; Romans 12: 1-13 MP3 Audio
About Abundance PDF 1 Kings 17: 8-16, John 6: 1-14 MP3 Audio
The Bottom of the Waves PDF Micah 3: 5-12; Matthew 23: 1-12 MP3 Audio
Faith, Facts and Acts PDF John 14: 1-7, 25-27; Psalm 46 MP3 Audio
The Next Diversity PDF Luke 14: 12-24 MP3 Audio
Now Being Revised PDF Genesis 45: 1-28l Ephesians 2: 11-22 no audio
Peace Or Justice PDF Genesis 33: 1-11, 15-17 MP3 Audio
Being Taken PDF Genesis 24; 1 Corinthians 13 no audio
Greater Than Good PDF Genesis 38; Mark 10: 17-22 MP3 Audio
A Name In The Night PDF Genesis 32; John 3: 1-8 MP3 Audio
Rough Passage PDF Genesis 29--31 (selections); James 1: 2-8 MP3 Audio
Always and Ever Present PDF Genesis 28:10-22; Matthew 21:28-32 MP3 Audio
Two Tribes In Your Belly PDF Genesis 25: 19-26; Acts 15: 1-12 MP3 Audio
Love--And Do What You Will PDF Genesis 33: 1-10; Romans 14: 1-4, 10-23 MP3 Audio
Born Generous PDF Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 8: 1-16 MP3 Audio
The Pentecost Parable PDF Genesis 11: 1-9; Acts 2: 1-21 MP3 Audio
Wait for One Another PDF Luke 14: 12-15; 1 Corinthians 11: 17-34 MP3 Audio
Your Crown PDF John 14: 15-27; Acts 17: 16-35 MP3 Audio
The One Thing PDF 1 John 4: 7-21; Luke 8: 19-21 MP3 Audio
The Whole Thing PDF Jeremiah 31: 1-9; John 20: 1-18  (Easter)  no audio
The Sent-Down Man PDF Luke 14: 7-11  (Good Friday) no audio
Taken, Blessed, Broken, Given PDF Matthew 26: 17-30 (Maundy Thursday) no audio
Love to the End PDF John 13: 1-17 (Wednesday of Holy Week) no audio
From Prison PDF Lamentations 3: 1-9; 16-24; Mark 5: 1-20 MP3 Audio
The Earth Shall Be Full PDF Genesis 1:26-31; Luke 16: 19-31 MP3 Audio
The Turning PDF Genesis 1:26-2:4; 1 Timothy 2:8-15 MP3 Audio
The Tempter's Gift PDF Genesis 2: 15-17, 3: 1-7; Matthew 4: 1-11 MP3 Audio
Face to Face PDF Exodus 34:29-35; Matthew 17:1-9 MP3 Audio
Permanent Revolution PDF Deuteronomy 26:5-11; Matthew 13:31-35 MP3 Audio
One Country One Destiny PDF Genesis 35: 16-18, 22b-29; Luke 6:12-19 MP3 Audio
Soul Service and Social Service PDF Isaiah 1:10, 12-17; Luke 10:25-42 MP3 Audio
Shall the Fundamentalists Win? PDF Genesis 27: 41-44. 28: 10-17; Mark 16: 5-8 MP3 Audio
The Jesus Game PDF Isaiah 9: 1-4, 1 Corinthians 1: 4-18 MP3 Audio
In Over Our Head PDF Matthew 3:13-17; Exodus 15:19-21 MP3 Audio
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2010      
Cross Wise and Faithful PDF Philippians 2: 1-13 MP3 Audio
Money Matters PDF Luke 12:16-22,30-34; Gen 11:31—12: 1-5 MP3 Audio
The Great Divorce PDF Luke 12: 49-56 MP3 Audio
East/West North/South People PDF Luke 13: 22-30 MP3 Audio
Take the Low Seat PDF Luke 14: 1-11 MP3 Audio
When Words Won't PDF Luke 12: 57--13:9 MP3 Audio
The Word Is Very Near PDF Deuteronomy 30: 11-14 & Luke 12: 8-12 MP3 Audio
Science in Good Faith PDF Luke 11:52--12:7 MP3 Audio
Religion's Big Error PDF Luke 11: 24-42 MP3 Audio
A Critical Distinction PDF Luke 11: 14-23 MP3 Audio
Don't Lose This Key PDF Luke 10: 25-42 MP3 Audio
Decision PDF 2 Kings 2: 1-14 MP3 Audio
How Can I Keep From Singing? PDF Colossians 3: 12-17 MP3 Audio
Worship That Matters PDF Luke 4: 16-30 MP3 Audio
Cell the Church PDF 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27 MP3 Audio
Every Mother's Son PDF  Mark 5: 1-20 MP3 Audio
What I Meant PDF Acts 11: 1-18 MP3 Audio
The Jesus Game PDF Luke 6: 17-35 NA
Tell It Like It Is PDF Mark 16: 1-8 MP3 Audio
The Good Big Thing PDF Luke 24 MP3 Audio
The Sent Down Man (Good Friday) John 13 MP3 Audio
For the Healing of the Nations PDF Mark 6: 1-13 MP3 Audio
The Broken Word PDF Mark 14: 26-46 MP3 Audio
Over Throne PDF Romans 13: 1-10 MP3 Audio
Sin Seriously PDF Luke 4: 1-13; Romans 14: 21-23 MP3 Audio
Speechless PDF Mark 9: 2-9ff (Transfiguration) MP3 Audio
Local Universal Church PDF John 14: 1-7, 25-27 MP3 Audio
Become Who You Are PDF Psalm 121; 2 Corinthians 4: 7-18 MP3 Audio
Many Rivers to Cross PDF Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 MP3 Audio
The Resolutionary War PDF Matthew 2: 1-12 MP3 Audio
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2009    
Dreams Come True PDF Matthew 2: 13-26 MP3 Audio
Leave the Light On (Christmas Eve) PDF John 1; 1-14 MP3 Audio
God's Not PDF Luke 1: 39-56 MP3 Audio
In the Matrix of Hope PDF Luke 1: 26-38 MP3 Audio
Forces in the Desert PDF Luke 3: 1-6 MP3 Audio
What Are We Waiting For?
(or Eternal Return)
PDF Luke 21: 25-36 MP3 Audio
Incomes' Outcomes PDF Deuteronomy 14:22-29 & 2 Cor8:1-15 MP3 Audio
From Prison PDF Psalm 88 MP3 Audio
If God Does Not Exist PDF Genesis 1:1-5 &  John 1:1-5 MP3 Audio
It's About Time PDF Luke 14: 12-24 MP3 Audio
A Passion for the Partial PDF 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3: 3-14 MP3 Audio
Why Struggle? PDF 1 Sam 17; 2 Cor 6; Mark 4:35-41 MP3 Audio
Teaching Jesus to Fish PDF Jeremiah 31: 27-34; Luke 5: 1-11 MP3 Audio
A Single Mind PDF Exodus 20: 1-17; James 4: 7-8 MP3 Audio
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2007-2008      
Twice-Told Tales PDF Luke 1: 5-25; 1 Samuel 1: 1-20 MP3 Audio
Mothers of God PDF Isaiah 7:1-4, 10-16 & Matthew 1: 1-25 MP3 Audio
Considering Adoption PDF Romans 1: 1-7; Mark 1: 1-11 MP3 Audio
You Can't Do That By Yourself PDF Ezekiel 34:1-16 & Matthew 25:31-46 MP3 Audio
On the Holy Roller Coaster PDF Exodus 32:1-14 and Philippians 4:1-13 MP3 Audio
The Fruit and the Vine PDF Isaiah 5: 1-8 and Matthew 21: 33-46 MP3 Audio
Quantum, Creation and Christ PDF Genesis 1:1-3 and John 1:1-5 MP3 Audio
We : One (Presbytery Meeting) PDF John 17: 20-23 MP3 Audio
Why Do You Stand Looking Up? PDF Luke 24: 44-53; Acts 1: 3-14 MP3 Audio
See Inside For More PDF Isaiah 6: 6-13 and Luke 24: 13-35
Them  (Good Friday) PDF Luke 23: 32-38   ----------
Cross Now Jeremiah 32 and Colossians 3:1-11 MP3 Audio
The Jesus Game Luke 10: 25-42 MP3 Audio
This Is Not the Way 2 Kings 6: 8-23; John 14: 4-6, 27   ----------
Love, And Do What You Will 2 Kings 5: 15-19a   ----------
Be A Christopher 2 Kings 5: 1-14 MP3 Audio
Decision 2 Kings 2:1ff and Luke 9:52ff MP3 Audio
Awake to the Dream

1 Kings 17: 8ff  and  Luke 7: 11ff

MP3 Audio
To An Unknown God  Acts 17: 16-34 MP3 Audio

Put Your Finger Here
  Easter and Earth Day Reflections

John 20 MP3Audio
Palm Reading Luke 19: 28-48     MP3 Audio
The Perfect Offering John 12: 1-8            MP3 Audio
New Holy Ground Gen 15 and Luke 13:31ff  MP3 Audio
Out of Bounds
  On the Anniversary of Lincoln's Birth
Psalm 1 and Luke 6:17ff  MP3 Audio
The End of the Empire State of Mind Nehemiah 8 and Luke 4:14ff MP3 Audio
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Title
Date
Text
2006
Wanting to Say Something June 4, 2006 Ezekiel 37: 1-14; Acts 2: 1-21
Reading the Jesus Code May 14, 2006 1 John 4: 7-12;
John 15: 1-8
The Most Public Personal Thing April 23, 2006 John 20: 19-31; Acts 4: 32-37
Tell It Like It Is April 16,2006 Isaiah 25: 6-9;Mark 16: 1-8
Surely Not I April 13, 2006 Matthew 26: 17-30
Conversion:
Looking at Everything at Last
April 9, 2006 2 Samuel 15: 13-14, 19-23, 30-31
Mark 11: 1-11
Beyond Compare March 28, 2006 John 12: 20-33
Conversion: Guilt & Consciousness March 19, 2006 Jeremiah 2: 9-13, 33-37;
John 4: 7-24
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2005
The Secret and the Wise Christmas Eve 2005 Matthew 2: 1-10
About Abundance:
On Earth As It Is In Heaven
November 20, 2005 Ezekiel 34: 1-16, 25-31;
Matthew 25: 31-46
Lessons in the Beginning:
How Hunger Helped Us Here
September 25, 2005 Genesis 41:1--42:5;
Luke 9: 13-17
Every Round Goes Higher, Higher September 18, 2005 Genesis 38: 1-30;
Matthew 28: 16-20
Lessons in the Beginning:
The God Behind God
September 4, 2005 Genesis 18: 17-33;
Luke 13: 1-5
Lessons in the Beginning:
Forgiveness and the Face of God
August 28, 2005 Genesis 33: 1-20;   
Matthew 5: 43-48
Lessons in the Beginning:
Constantly Greater Beings
August 21, 2005 Genesis 32: 3-30;  
Philippians 2: 5-11
Lessons in the Beginning:
A Stone for a Pillow
August 7, 2005 Genesis 28: 6-7, 10-19a      
Mark 6: 30-37a
Lessons in the Beginning:
For A Limited Time Only
July 17, 2005 Genesis 27: 1-38
James 4: 13-17
Christianity and the American Art May 29, 2005 Luke 7: 1-10; Acts 15: 6-15, 19
A Prophet-hood of All Believers May 15, 2005 Numbers 11: 24-30; Acts 2: 1-21
Let God Arise May 8, 2005 Psalm 68 1-10, 32-35;
Luke 8: 19-25
Being Blessed / Being Blessing April 24, 2005 Luke 6: 17-23; Psalm 84
How You Know It Is the Lord April 3,2005 John 21: 1-14
Whom Do You Seek? March 27, 2005 Matthew 16: 21-25; John 20: 1-18
Becoming Who You Are...
To Die For
March 20, 2005 Isaiah 50: 4-9;
Luke 19: 28-44
The Big Game February 6, 2005 Mark 9: 2-8; 2 Corinthians 3: 12-18
When You Pass
Through the Waters
January 9, 2005 Isaiah 43: 1-11
Matthew 3: 1-2, 13-17
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2004
Parables of Growth:
The Prodigal
November 14, 2004 Malachi 3: 7-12
Luke 15: 11-31
Parables of Growth:
God Sees the Truth But Waits
November 7, 2004 Psalm 1;
Matthew 13: 24-30
Parables of Growth:
Walking in Darkness
October 17, 2004 Job 29: 1-13
Matthew 25: 1-13
Parables of Growth: Already All Right August 29, 2004 Mark 2: 1-12; Romans 5: 18-21
Parables of Growth July 18, 2004 Matthew 20: 1-16
If Christ Was Always Is June 6, 2004 Proverbs 8:1-8, 22-31; John 1: 1-5
Holy City May 30, 2004 Acts 2: 1-18; Revelation 21 & 22
Why Not to All the People? April 11, 2004 Matthew 28: 1-20; Acts 10: 34-43
The End of The Passion of Christ March 7, 2004 Luke 13: 31-35
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2003
Many in this City Are My People July 20, 2003 Acts 18: 5-17
See, I Am Sending You Out June 29, 2003 Isaiah 49: 1-13; Luke 10: 1-17
Spirit in the Dark June 22, 2003 1 Samuel 17: 32-49; Acts 16: 6-15
James' Job June 15, 2003 Acts 15: 1-33
The Things that Make for Peace April 13, 2003 Isaiah 50: 4-9; Luke 19: 28-48
Set Up Waymarks For Yourself November 16, 2003 Jeremiah 31: 16-21
Philippians 3: 10-21
The Miser's Misery & the Giver's Gift November 9, 2003 Romans 12: 1-11; Luke 12: 16-21
Nothing Is Important--
Very Important!
November 2, 2003 Philippians 3: 1-11
John 15: 1-7
Irreversible Incarnation October 12, 2003 Luke 9: 18-27; Philippians 2: 1-11
KosmoPolitan October 5, 2003 Philippians 1: 27-30

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