Sermons from January 2015

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Who Is Created in the Image of God?


Jonah 3:1-5, 10
3:1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time,
saying, 3:2 “Get up, go to Nineveh,
that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3:3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh,
according to the word of the LORD.
Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city,
a three days’ walk across.
3:4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk.
And he cried out, “Forty …

Come and See

Two questions for you this morning . . .
“What do you get when you cross a Presbyterian
with a Jehovah’s Witness?”
Someone at your door with nothing to say.
Now that’s cute . . . but unfortunately . . .
the Presbyterian part of that joke is probably true . . .
we often have nothing to say!
So here’s the other question for you . . .
but this one’s a bit more serious . . .

Get Over It! God Loves You!

There’s an old story of an Irish priest who,
on a walking tour of a rural parish,
sees an old peasant kneeling by the side of the road,
Impressed, the priest says to the man,
“You must be very close to God.”
The peasant looks up from his prayers, thinks a moment,
and then smiles, “Yes, (God’s) very fond of me.”
Yancey, Philip (2008-09-09). What’s So Amazing About Grace? (p. 69). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
How many of you …

“Do You Follow Stars”

Sermon preached by Rev. Tom Hagood on Jan. 4, 2015 at Columbia Presbyterian Church, Decatur, GA.
What does it take to follow a star?
What would it take for you to do that . . .
what would have to be going on
deep down inside of you . . .
to gather up your stuff and follow a star?
The magi did that.
They followed a star.
I’ve often wondered about those magi . . . those kings . …