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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: Live Aloha

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February 23, 2019Hawai’i Conference UCC Church Leaders Event Opening Worship Nu’uanu Congregational Church UCC, Honolulu, HI Ephesians 4:29-5:2 by Eric Anderson Aloha! Live aloha: That’s the instruction of the sixth initiative of our Hawai’i Conference Strategic Plan, the title of this sermon, and the challenge of Christian discipleship. I came to the topic with the…
Tags: Hawaiiconference

Sermon: Now, Wait a Minute

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February 17, 2019Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 by Eric Anderson I am a big fan of “Now, wait a minute” moments. A “Now, wait a minute” moment is when some new awareness, or some new piece of information, or some new thought calls into question what I thought I saw,…
Tags: #Vision

Sermon: Caught!

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February 10, 2019Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Luke 5:1-11 There are so many ways you can hear the word, “Caught.” Last week’s Super Bowl showed us the difference between a pass that’s “caught” and “incomplete” or, I suppose, “intercepted.” Last week’s game was the lowest scoring in Super Bowl history, and one of the few…
Tags: #call, #discipleship

Sermon: Tough Call

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February 3, 2019Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Jeremiah 1:4-10Luke 4:21-30 If you felt a little confused by this morning’s Gospel reading, you’ve got good reason to be. We started in the middle of the story, and that’s always an awkward place to start. To begin with the beginning then: this is the first story Luke…
Tags: #welcome, Foreigner, Racism

Guest Sermon: Second Helping

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Guest Preacher: the Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President, Pacific School of Religion January 27, 2019Third Sunday after the Epiphany 1 Kings 19:3-8John 6:1-13 The text of Dr. Vásquez-Levy's sermon is not available, but we have permission to share this audio recording. Second Helping The photo is of David Vásquez-Levy standing on new ground at Pohoiki.
Tags: #DavidVasquez-Levy, #GuestPreacher

Sermon: What God Is Like

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January 20, 2019Second Sunday after the Epiphany John 2:1-11 If you wanted to write a book about what God is like, where would you start? If you wanted to write a sermon about what God is like, where would you start? If you were me, you might start with a rhetorical question. That was the…
Tags: #Love, Extravagance

Sermon: Like a Dove

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January 13, 2019First Sunday after the Epiphany Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 You know that I like birds. I should tell you, however, that I’m fairly realistic about birds, or at least I try to be. I don’t expect them to cooperate with me when I’m trying to take their pictures, and I don’t expect them to…
Tags: #BaptismOfChrist, #HolySpirit

Sermon: For a Guiding Star

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January 6, 2019Epiphany Matthew 2:1-12 Early in the morning, my best friend is the snooze button on the alarm. I’m one of those people who sets the alarm an hour ahead of the time I actually have to be up and moving. I just prefer that more gradual transition from sleep to activity. That sounds…
Tags: #Epiphany

Sermon: And Yet We Learn

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December 30, 2018First Sunday of Christmas Luke 2:41-52 They spent three days looking for him after discovering that Jesus wasn’t with their traveling group, wasn’t with one of the aunties heading back to Nazareth with them. They spent three days, and finally found him in the Temple. His relieved mother asked, “Child, why have you…
Tags: #education, #learning

Christmas Eve Meditation 2018

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December 24, 2018Christmas EveLuke 2:1-20 I’m not sure when I realized that trying to tell people how to feel doesn’t work very well. I knew that it rarely worked on me. If I was sad, having somebody else tell me that I was supposed to feel happy about… whatever it was… didn’t change my sadness.…
Tags: #Christmas, #courage, #fear
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