Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sermon: Not Quite Fifteen Minutes (Rally Sunday)

September 10, 2017 —Rally Sunday Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield (guest speaker, Rhoda) Acts 12:1-19   Not Quite Fifteen Minutes   Oh my dear people! How sweetly splendid is it that you invited me to come and talk on Rally Day. I love this! I’m Rhoda. I travel through time and talk to […]

Sermon: Part One: Taking A Stand

September 3, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans 16   Part One: Taking A Stand (ninth in the series Church and State)   All summer, our sermon series has explored the dicey and dynamic relationship between church and state. We’ve considered topics like: If being Christian is no longer simply what’s “normal”, […]

Sermon: But The Next Day…

  August 20, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Matthew 20:1-15, Romans 9:14-26   But The Next Day… (seventh in the series Church and State)   Today we’ve heard two scriptures that hurl at us the same promise: God is not fair. If you know God, even a little, this is probably something […]

Sermon: In Trouble

August 27, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans13:1-10   In Trouble (eighth in the series Church and State)   Today we’re continuing the summer series on Church and State by hearing an excerpt from Paul’s letter to the Romans which sounds the alarm and makes patient listeners turn to the person next […]

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 […]

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