Sermons by Pastor Newton Cowan

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Do you believe it?

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Psalm 133 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Psalm 133 The Blessedness of Unity A Song of Ascents. 1 How very good and pleasant it is     when kindred live together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil on the head,     running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron,     running down over the collar of his […]

Rejected Stones

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Psalm 118 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Psalm 118 A Song of Victory 1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;     his steadfast love endures forever! 2 Let Israel say,     “His steadfast love endures forever.” 3 Let the house of Aaron say,     “His steadfast love endures forever.” 4 Let those who fear the Lord say,     “His steadfast love endures forever.” […]

Playing it Safe

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Genesis 18:1-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet […]

Did You Call Me?

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1 Samuel 3:1-10   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity 3 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in […]

People of the light

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Psalm 121   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Assurance of God’s Protection A Song of Ascents. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—     from where will my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord,     who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved;     he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 He […]

The Answer is Yes

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Genesis 18:1-14   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent […]

“You give them something to eat”

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Exodus 16:2-15  New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 2 The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought […]

Living in 2017 and Beyond

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Jeremiah 1:4-8   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Jeremiah’s Call and Commission 4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know […]

I Believe: Now What?

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Exodus 20:1-17  New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Ten Commandments 20 Then God spoke all these words: 2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of […]

I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church and the Communion of Saints

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Psalm 150 Praise for God’s Surpassing Greatness 1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary;     praise him in his mighty firmament! 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;     praise him according to his surpassing greatness! 3 Praise him with trumpet sound;     praise him with lute and harp! 4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;     praise him with strings and […]