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Sermon, March 17, 2013

Throwing a Party Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 15: 11-32 11Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. 13A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. 14When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. […]

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Sermon, March 10, 2013

Changing the Conversation Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 13: 1-9 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living […]

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Sermon, March 3, 2013

Tyrants Benefactors and Leaders   Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska   Texts: Mark 10: 42-44           42…Jesus called the Disciples and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.    Luke 22: 24-27 24A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was […]

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Sermon January 27, 2013

Commitment and Compromise Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 4: 16-30 16When Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of […]

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Sermon, January 20, 2013

Reluctant Responsiveness Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: John 2: 1-11 1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now standing there were six stone water jars […]

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Sermon, February 10, 2013

Coming to Terms with Jesus Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: Luke 9: 28-36 28Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they […]

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Sermon, February 3, 2013

From Wedding Cake to Communion Bread Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church, Juneau, Alaska Text: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13 1If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, […]

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Sermon, December 2, 2012, “All Her Children”

The first Sunday in Advent, 12-02-12 All Her Children [DOC] Sermon December 2, 2012 All Her Children Phil Campbell, Northern Light United Church Text: Luke 1: 26-31, 46-55 26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30The […]

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