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Sermon, December 1, 2013

Does Hope Help Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Isaiah 2: 1-5 1The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. 3Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” […]

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Sermon, November 24, 2013

With Glad and Generous Hearts Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Acts 2: 42-47 42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad […]

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Sermon, November 17, 2013

CommUNITY or COMMunity Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-14, 24-27 12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. 24 …God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the member with less honor, […]

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Sermon, November 10, 2013

Marks of Christian Community Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Romans 12: 2, 4 – 18 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds,… 4 For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6 We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; 7 ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; 8 […]

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Sermon, November 3, 2013

Remembering the Ancestors Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Texts: Exodus 13: 19-22 19And Moses took with him the bones of Joseph who had required a solemn oath of the Israelites, saying, “God will surely take notice of you, and then you must carry my bones with you from here.” 20They set out from Succoth, and camped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. 21The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so […]

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Sermon, September 1, 2013

Motive Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 14: 1, 7-14 1On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely… 7When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. 8“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 9and the host who invited both of you may come […]

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Sermon, October 27, 2013

Sermon, October 27, 2013 Compared to Others Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 18: 9-14 9He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ 13But the […]

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Sermon, October 20, 2013

Sermon, October 20, 2013 Faith in the Future Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Texts: Jeremiah 31: 27-34 27The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of humans and the seed of animals. 28And just as I have watched over them to pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy, and bring evil, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the Lord. 29In those days they shall no longer say: “The parents have eaten sour grapes, and […]

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Sermon, August 11, 2013

Walking the Talk Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Isaiah 1: 1, 10-20 1The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. .. 10Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! 11What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, […]

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Sermon, August 4, 2013

Satisfaction that Lasts Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 12: 13-21 13Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” 16Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. 17And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, […]

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