Sermons

Sermons

…I’m in Heaven

Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16Sermon Lesson: John 14:2 (John 14:1-7) Minister: Reverend Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy Marks Our weekly mini-sermon on 1 Peter can be read on our blog or with a direct link here. Please remember to give to your local congregation during these difficult times. If you wish to give to Florence Congregational Church, please find our physical address below: Florence Congregational Church130 Pine StreetNorthampton, MA 01062

The Stupidity of Sheep

Minister: Rev. Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy Marks Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 23New Testament Lesson: John 10:1-10

Into the Sunset…?

Sermon Title: Into the Sunset…? Minister: Reverend Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy Marks Sermon Lesson: Luke 24:13-19aExpanded Lesson: Luke 24:13-35

The Apparition

Sermon Title: The ApparitionSermon Lesson: John 20:19-23 Full Sermon Lesson: John 20:19-31 Minister: Reverend Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy Marks

He is Risen

Minister: Rev. Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy Marks Psalm: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24Sermon Lesson: Matthew 28:1-10

Heysanna

Psalm: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29Sermon Lesson: Luke 19:39-40 This Morning’s Hymn (links will open up in youtube.com)All Glory Laud and HonorRide On! Ride On in Majesty!All People that on Earth do Dwell Personal Soundtrack as I “Preach” This: Jesus Christ Superstar, 1970s concept album (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice) The Rocks and Stones Beneath a Child’s Feet When I was a child, I had an unholy obsession with rocks, and I’m choosing my words very carefully. I couldn’t say how or when…

Into the Light

Old Testament Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14Psalm: Psalm 130Sermon Lesson: John 11:7-10 (John 11:1-45) The idea of light and darkness, day and night, is rather basic. Light–good. Darkness–not so good, if not outright bad. We change our clocks to hoard the light (and how many times have we had to remind ourselves or others that we’re “falling behind” or “springing ahead”?). The entire social premise of society is based off of light. Everyday activities occur when the sun is out, we don’t…

The Blind Man

Psalm: Psalm 23 Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Sermon Lesson: John 9:1-7 A Short Note on the Blind Man.This is a parable like any other that appears in the New Testament, although it is presented as having actually happened.  We cannot say whether or not there was a blind man who approached Jesus and said these words, although that would not have been uncommon.  The ill and disabled would often flock to teachers (Rabbis) and healers, hoping for a…