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Sermon, July 28, 2013

Standing in the Need to Pray Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 11: 1-13 1He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. 3Give us each day our daily bread. 4And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.” 5And he said to them, “Suppose one […]

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Sermon, June 23, 2013

From Toleration to Celebration Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Galatians 3: 23-29 23Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 24Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. 25But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, 26for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. 27As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no […]

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Sermon, June 16, 2013

Justify Your Existence Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Galatians 2: 15-21 15We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law. 17But if, in our effort to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have been […]

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Sermon, June 9, 2013

Playing with Fire Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Galatians 1: 11-24 11For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; 12for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it. 14I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, […]

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Sermon, June 2, 2013

God’s World Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Psalm 8 1 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; 4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? 5 Yet […]

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Sermon, May 26, 2013

The Good We Have in Common Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: 1st Corinthians 12: 4-7 4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. Today is what is known on the church calendar as Trinity Sunday. It is the Sunday after Pentecost. In theological terms, the Holy Spirit arrives at Pentecost and the […]

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Sermon, May 5, 2013

Imagining the Breadth of God’s Love Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Acts 11: 1-18 1Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?” 4Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down […]

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Sermon April 21, 2013

From False Promises to Realistic Responses Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: John 21: 12-19 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, […]

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Sermon, April 14, 2013

Surprised by Joy Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Psalm 30 1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. 3 O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit. 4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. 5 For his anger is but for a […]

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Sermon, March 31, 2013

The Ordinariness of Easter Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 24: 13-35 13Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. 18Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered […]

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