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Sermon – Sunday, 11 October 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

I need to talk about a specific prayer and how understanding that prayer can cause an about-face – a “total eclipse of the heart” (Bonnie Taylor) – a real reversal – a genuine "aha moment" that can change your life – can change my life. And all of this has to do with...

Sermon – Sunday, 4 October 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

What I find wonderful about this church is that our parishioners and the clergy of this parish take seriously what we read in the Bible. We don’t view the Bible, and especially the words of Jesus, as suggestions, or ancient sage advice that does not correlate to the...

Sermon – Sunday 27 September 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

I love church signs – or marquees, as they are more properly called. Mt. Pleasant Baptist advertises this on two lines: “Do you know what hell is?” And, underneath on the second line, the sign reads, “Come, hear our preacher.” A Presbyterian church sign makes this...

Sermon – Sunday, 20 September 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

What is human nature? How do you define human nature? Webster's defines human nature like this: human nature is the fundamental dispositions and traits of humans. Thank you, Webster’s dictionary, for perhaps the most unclear definition in all history. The problem with...

Sermon – Sunday,13 September 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

For several months, we’ve been working our way through St. Paul’s magnum opus, his letter to the Church in Rome. Today we have reached chapter fourteen (of sixteen), and St. Paul is dealing, once again, with the mixed nature of the church in Rome. By “mixed” I mean...

Sermon – Sunday, 30 August 2020/The Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

Have you ever noticed how some movies, or Netflix series, instantly resonate, while others are just too much trouble to figure out? Seventeen years later and I’m still not sure “Lost in Translation” even has a point, and the only reason people “oohed” and “aahed”...

Sermon – Sunday, 23 August 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

We have some questions to answer today; what is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Whether our work is a vocational career or as a person whose vocation is that of volunteering, why do we all work as hard as we do? To answer these questions, we turn to Paul’s...

Sermon – Sunday, 16 August 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In the Name of the Living God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Have you ever thought about what you want on your tombstone? I’m from Alabama, and everybody in Alabama has given thought to what they’d like on their headstone. Call it morbid, of whatever, but it’s a...

Sermon – Sunday, 9 August 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

For as long as I can remember, I have loved sports. I love playing sports, as you all know, I started a softball team here at Redeemer, called “The Big Red Machine.” Growing up, I became a massive fan of the NY Mets, a decision I have regretted ever since 1986, I also...

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