Monthly Archives: September 2016

Parable of the Gates of Separation

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, September 25, 2016 Luke 16:19-31 CEB As I was looking to be inspired with a sermon topic for today’s service, I noticed that the passage selected as today’s reading happens to be … Continue reading

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Some Ways Hymns Are Born

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, September 18, 2016 Psalm 5 ESV At the 10 am service on September 11, Ed Blakeman sang a new hymn I had recently written to the familiar tune Finlandia.  A number of … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Church Friends

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, September 11, 2016 Proverbs 27:9-10; 18:24 CEB; Reading from Ralph W. Emerson’s essay “Friendship” One of the blessings we celebrate on Homecoming Sunday is friendship.  Friendship—perhaps more so than worship style, theology, … Continue reading

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Work with a Purpose

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, September 4, 2016 Genesis 29:15-30 CEB As I thought about a sermon for this, another Labor Day weekend, I decided I wanted to depart from the usual, traditional readings I have chosen … Continue reading

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