Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sermon: More Than Winning

July 23, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans 8:31-39   More Than Winning (sixth in the series Church and State)   In this letter to the early Christians in Rome, Paul thrills in describing the new age that is about to swoop in and take over the current age. (Actually, the taking […]

Sermon: No Defense

  July 16, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans 7:14-8:5   No Defense (fifth in the series Church and State)   On the Sunday morning after the shooting that killed six people and injured thirteen including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Reverend Victoria Weinstein posted a note of encouragement on her blog. She was […]

Sermon: When More Than Death Is Demanded

July 9, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans 5:1-11   When More Than Death Is Demanded (fourth in the series Church and State)   It is right there in the middle of our scripture. Verse eight: “God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for […]

Sermon – Meditation Part One: Whom Do You Serve?

  July 2, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans 6:12-23   Meditation Part One: Whom Do You Serve? (third in the series Church and State)   In this letter to the Romans, Paul puts it like this: “Thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin have become obedient […]

Sermon: The Doors and The Boiler (Spiritually Speaking)

June 25, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans 2:17-29   The Doors and The Boiler (Spiritually Speaking) (second in the series Church and State)   I’ll let you in on something you might already know: For many United Church of Christ congregations, the Sunday nearest the Fourth of July is charged with […]

Sermon: Not That Normal Anymore

  June 18, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans 1:1-17   Not That Normal Anymore (first in the series Church and State)   Right there in verse sixteen Paul puts it like this: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel…”   Every time I read the whole passage, there’s something in […]

Sermon: What Does This Mean?

June 4, 2017 Pentecost! Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-12   What Does This Mean?   You know it all started when somebody, somewhere, asked their mom: “Why are there so many different languages? Why can’t the whole world speak the same language?” And oh my child, she smiled. Let […]

Sermon: What if the Rainbow is Working?

May 28, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Genesis 9:11-17, Isaiah 54:7-17   What if the Rainbow is Working?   Earlier this year, I saw the Oscar-nominated film Arrival.[1] It’s an extraordinary movie that weaves together a love story soaked in grief with, well, the arrival of aliens from outer space. As a […]

Sermon: Journeying By Stages

May 7, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Genesis 12:1-9 (Choir Exchange Sunday)   Journeying By Stages   This is how it begins: The LORD speaks to Abram and says,“You have to get out.”   You’ll notice, the LORD our God does not tell Abram where to go; the destination is To Be […]

Sermon: To Go Stand Under the Sky

May 14, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Genesis 15:1-15   To Go Stand Under the Sky   It’s almost like we can’t help but look forward and consider the future. It’s like we human people were knit together in our mother’s womb with the ribboning impulse to keep asking, What’s next? When […]

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