Sermons by Rev. Tony Kill

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May 28 – Clothed with power

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CLOTHED WITH POWER Trinitarian Congregational Church Seventh Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill May 28, 2017 Texts: Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53 There is an article in the ancient creeds of the Christian Church that asserts that, after Christ rose from the dead, “he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the […]

May 21 – I will not leave you orphaned

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I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ORPHANED Trinitarian Congregational Church Sixth Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill May 21, 2017 Texts: Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-19 As I’d mentioned in an earlier sermon, during the Easter season the Revised Common Lectionary recommends many readings from the Gospel of John. And there’s a reason for that. John devotes […]

May 14 – Living Stones – United Church of Christ (UCC) 101

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Texts: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; I Peter 2:2-10 There are a several reasons why I’ve chosen to talk about the United Church of Christ this morning. One of the identified tasks of the interim time in UCC churches is to help the church re-connect and stay connected with the larger denomination. Indeed, the assistance and collaboration […]

May 7 – Hearing Voices

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Texts: I John 3:16-24; John 10:14-18 “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.” I don’t think there is any other biblical image for God or for Christ that has captured the heart and addressed the spiritual hunger of more people than this image: “The Lord is my shepherd. He restores my soul.” “The […]

Easter 2017 “The Stranger”

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THE STRANGER Trinitarian Congregational Church Easter Sunday Anthony S. Kill April 16, 2017 Texts: Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 Welcome to you all. It is wonderful to be gathered to celebrate Easter together. Easter is a uniquely Christian feast. It’s not so much like Christmas, which has become a civic, secular holiday of bright lights and […]

A GREAT CHASM?

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Trinitarian Congregational Church World Communion Sunday Anthony S. Kill October 2, 2016 Many congregations celebrate the first Sunday of October as World Communion Sunday, as a reminder that Christians around the world gather at the “common table” of Christ, to break bread and pass the cup and share in the Lord’s Supper with Christ, with […]

Molded to God’s purpose

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Anthony S. Kill September 18, 2016 16th Sunday after Pentecost Texts: Jeremiah 18:1-6; Luke 14:25-33 Today’s gospel passage starts right out with one of those ‘hard sayings’ of Jesus. ‘You can’t be my disciple unless you hate your family, hate your life, take up your cross, and give it all up.’ By now I’m sure […]

A Compassionate Homeland

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September 11, 2016  Texts: Luke 15:1-32 As some of you may know, the Revised Common Lectionary is a listing of suggested Scripture readings for Sunday worship in a three-year cycle. I usually follow the lectionary in my preaching and worship planning, so every week, I look these selections over, and decide which two I’d like to include in the […]

You will be Blessed; they cannot repay you

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Texts: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14: 1, 7-14 This is Labor Day weekend, the last weekend of summer vacation,  a holiday established to honor workers,  and all the hard work that people do for the good of all of us. But it’s also a good day to remember  that all of our work is to be for […]