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A Model Prayer: Lift Every Voice and Sing

The following is a sermon preached by Rev. Nathan Dell based on the text of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson, Hymn #339 in Glory to God. Two widely known prayers that are often set to music

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Speak Out Sunday

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November 25, 2012 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Brought to you by WeWillSpeakOut.US   Mark your calendar and start planning NOW! The United Nations has designated Sunday, November 25 as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.” All around the world, people will


A Royal Violation

21 mins read

An Orange Day Sermon to End Violence Against Women The following sermon by Rev. Jeffrey Geary was originally preached at the White Plains Presbyterian Church on the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 29, 2012, and is published here on October 25, 2012, this month’s Orange Day, when Unbound, in collaboration

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A Coming Out Sermon

20 mins read

  By Rev. Jim Gertmenian, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota   As the State of Minnesota became embroiled in a debate over a Constitutional Amendment that would prohibit same-sex couples from marrying, Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Minneapolis began hosting monthly Sunday evening inter-faith services—called “Healing Minnesota”—for those seeking respite

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Sermon: O Church, What Does the Lord Require of You

19 mins read

“The Great Commission as we’ve interpreted it for so long is now officially over.” TEXT: Micah 6:6-8 The following sermon was preached by Rev. Randy Bush on July 1, 2012 (General Assembly Sunday) at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to a crowded sanctuary including many Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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Throwing Stones: A Sermon about Domestic Violence

21 mins read

The following sermon is an excerpt from Shook Foil Books Young Preachers Compilation, a collection of twenty thoughtful sermons from young (under forty-years-old) church leaders. Springing from a diverse array of ministry contexts, these sermons reveal the strength, creativity, and thoughtfulness of today’s emerging voices. This collection will inspire and

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The Public Square as Sacred Space

23 mins read

A Sermon on Isaiah 59:1-4, 9-16, 21 By the Rev. Shannon Daley-Harris   Rev. Daley-Harris preached the following sermon at Maryville College Chapel, tracing the progress in Isaiah 59 from complaint to confession to calling. The public square—flyered with eviction notices and photos of children gunned down—is, she argues, precisely

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World AIDS Day Sermon

21 mins read

The following sermon was written and preached by the Reverend Emily Rose Proctor on the second Sunday in Advent, December 5, 2010, at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The sermon can also be found, along with other sermon and worship ideas, in the Presbyterian AIDS Network’s

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Paul at Sea: A Seafaring Saga with Random Interruptions

18 mins read

A Sermon Based on Acts 27 July 31, 2011 by Lisa Larges Delivered at Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Ky:   Listen to Lisa Larges’ sermon: Lisa Larges’ Sermon Part 1 Lisa Larges’ Sermon Part 2 Lisa Larges’ Sermon Part 3 Lisa Larges’ Sermon Part 4 [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]

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