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Sermon, July 26, 2015

Dialog not Debate Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Texts: Ephesians 4: 1-6, 11-16 1I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all, who is […]

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Sermon, June 28, 2015

Idols Closer to Home Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Texts: Matthew 7: 1-5 1“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the log out of […]

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Sermon, June 15, 2014

Worship Doubt and Witness Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Matthew 28: 16-20 16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I […]

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Sermon, June 1, 2014

Gone but Not Forgotten Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Texts: Acts 1: 6-14 6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9When he had said this, as they […]

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Sermon, May 18, 2014

When the ‘good news’ is troubling news Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: John 14: 1-14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4And you know the way to the place where […]

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Sermon, May 11, 2014

Mother Love Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Texts: Isaiah 49: 8-16a 8Thus says the Lord: In a time of favor I have answered you, on a day of salvation I have helped you; I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages; 9saying to the prisoners, “Come out,” to those who are in darkness, “Show yourselves.” They shall feed along the ways, on all the bare heights shall be their pasture; 10they shall not hunger or thirst, neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike […]

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Sermon, April 27, 2014

Remembering Forgiving and Healing Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Texts: Jeremiah 6: 14 14They have treated the wound of my people lightly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. John 20: 19-31 19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. […]

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Sermon, Easter 2014

Meet Us Where? Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Matthew 28: 1-10 1After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning and his clothing white as snow. 4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know […]

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Sermon, December 22, 2013

12-22-13 Seeing Ourselves in the Story Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Texts: Isaiah 7: 10-16 10Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. 13Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? 14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child […]

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Sermon, Christmas Eve, 2013

An Open Door Policy Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 2: 1-16 1In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to their own towns to be registered. 4Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. 5He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who […]

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