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Finding God on the Run

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, June 17, 2018 (Father’s Day) Genesis 28:10-17 ESV Jacob was on the run.  He and his twin brother Esau had had a stormy relationship over the years.  Jacob was his mother’s … Continue reading

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The Bible & Religion – Answers or Questions

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, June 10, 2018 Psalm 22:1-2; Luke 10:25-29 ESV Reading from Frederick Buechner A former United States President, who was known to have an admiration for the Bible, made the statement that … Continue reading

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The Ever-present Battle for Justice

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, June 3, 2018 Psalm 146:5-9; Ecclesiastes 3:16-17 RSV A photograph in USA Today a couple of weeks ago (May 21, 2018) caught my eye and jumped out at me and gave … Continue reading

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The Foundation Beneath Us

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, May 27, 2017 (Memorial Sunday) 1 Corinthians 3:9b-16 GNT As a teenager, I worked about a year and a half in new home construction.  The summer after I had turned 16, … Continue reading

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Pentecost Made Relevant

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, May 20, 2018 (Pentecost Sunday) Psalm 133; Acts 2:1-8, 12-13 NKJV Today is Pentecost Sunday; hence, our red bulletin covers and red chancel paraments.  But what does Pentecost Sunday really mean, … Continue reading

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Treasures of the Heart

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, May 13, 2018 (Mother’s Day) Luke 2:41-51 GNT “Jesus, you get down from there right now before you fall and break your arm!” “Jesus, put down that sharp carpenter’s knife before … Continue reading

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Some Lessons Learned from America’s Pastor

A sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, May 6, 2018 John 3:16-17; Romans 1:16-17 ESV The year was 1979.  Our young family had taken a short vacation to visit Raymond and Minnie, a third cousin of mine … Continue reading

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