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Each week, we post Sunday’s sermon by Rev. Eric Anderson. If you can’t join us on Sunday morning, try following #3tweetsermon on Twitter.

Sermon: “Aloha”

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July 8, 2017 This sermon was preached at the Kalapana Mauna Kea Congregational Church UCC's 194th Ho‘ike, celebrating the theme "Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi - Love one Another." 1 John 4:7-8 Aloha! I give thanks to God for the privilege to be with you this morning, and mahalo to Kahu Mike Warren for the invitation…
Tags: #aloha, #greatestcommandment, #Love

Sermon: “Stressed Disciples”

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June 25, 2017 Matthew 10:24-39 Sometimes you just can’t count on Jesus. Take this week, for instance. I had a plan. Some weeks ago, I read over the Scriptures for these Sundays in June, I chose the ones that I’d preach about, and I chose the themes I’d speak about. I was particularly fond of…
Tags: #AHCA, #BCRA, #healthcare, #LGBT

Sermon: “Discipling Light”

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June 18, 2017: Father’s Day Matthew 9:35-10:16 For many years, my duties for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ included setting up or coordinating most of the technology for the Annual Meeting of the Conference. That meant that I showed up with a bunch of equipment: digital projectors to display images, backup…
Tags: #courage, #discipleship

Sermon: “The Price of Dominion”

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June 11, 2017: Trinity Sunday Genesis 1:1-2:3 The author of this creation account in Genesis has such a lovely, poetic approach to telling the story. It comes with lovingly repeated phrases such as, “God said, ‘Let there be…’”, and “It was good,” and “there was evening and there was morning…” They give the passage a…
Tags: #climatechange, #creation, #environment, #ParisAccords, #responsibility

Sermon: Wide-Ranging Spirit

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June 4, 2017: Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-21 Have any of you ever worried about anything? I guess you have. Which leads me to ask, have any of you ever heard a sillier question? I can really think of only one that has a more likely answer of “Yes,” and that’s this: “Have you ever breathed…
Tags: #HolySpirit, #language, #Pentecost

Sermon: “Jesus’ Witnesses”

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May 28, 2017: Seventh Sunday of Easter John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14 It's confession time. Early in my ministry — I’d been a pastor for less than five years — I finished worship one Sunday with the sense that I’d heard that sermon before. And not just because I served two churches in those days, and preached…
Tags: #BodyOfChrist, #service, #witness

Sermon: “Wonders and Signs”

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May 7, 2017: Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 2:42-47 “Many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles” – a better translation would be, “through the apostles,” meaning that God was acting through them – but that’s not the point. One of the characteristics of the first days of the Church following Pentecost was…
Tags: #grace, #Love, Giving

Sermon: “Hidden Messiah, Visible Messiah”

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April 30, 2017: Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:13-35 Ah, Easter. In colder climates, it’s the season when spring takes hold, when leaves re-adorn the trees, and when the first flowers bloom. Here, we’re seeing the avocado fruits start to grow, and various fresh fruits are on their way. For the editors of the lectionary,…
Tags: #blessing, #bread, #hunger

Sermon: “Love Beyond Sight”

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April 23, 2017: Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 Poor Thomas. Every year, on the Sunday after Easter, the Revised Common Lectionary and the other lists of Bible readings for Sunday which are its relatives bring up this story. And for Thomas, that’s got to be embarrassing. He didn’t make it into the Acts of…
Tags: #belief, #faith, #Thomas

Sermon: “A Simple Story to Change the World”

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April 16, 2017: Easter Sunday Matthew 28:1-10 Author Frederick Buechner has written: “It has always struck me as remarkable that when the writers of the four Gospels come to the most important part of the story they have to tell, they tell it in whispers. The part I mean, of course, is the part about…
Tags: #Easter, #Resurrection
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