Sedgefield Presbyterian Church

Sermons by Rev. Frank Dew

“The A Listers to Z Listers”

Matthew 22:1-14 The Parable of the Wedding Banquet 22 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell…

“How Long O’Lord, How Long?”

Habakkuk 1:2-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Prophet’s Complaint 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,     and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!”     and you will not save? 3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing     and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me;     strife and contention arise. 4 So the law becomes slack     and…

“Peace Be With You”

John 20:19-29 (NRSV) Jesus Appears to the Disciples 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands…

“When Did I See You?”

Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV) The Judgment of the Nations 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will put…

“Decisions, Decisions”

Luke 12:49-56 49 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52 From…

“Producing Fruit”

Luke 13:1-9 NRSV 1 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish…

“Stewardship of Your Citizenship”

Matthew 10:40-42 (NRSV) 40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42 and whoever gives even a cup…