Sermons & Series

Paul N. Walker
February 18, 2018

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

My text this morning on the first Sunday of Lent is the classic distillation of the gospel found in our reading from 1 Peter. The scripture will occasionally give us a cogent definition of the very center of our faith; we have one this morning.  We read that, “Christ also suffered for sins once for […]

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February 4, 2018

Race and the Gospel, Pt. 4

Race and the Gospel, Pt. 4

This is part four of our epiphany series on the Gospel and what the Christian message has to say about race. For part one, go here.

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January 16, 2018

The Institution of Rev. Willis Logan

The Institution of Rev. Willis Logan

Not only is it a real privilege to be the preacher here at St. Mark’s tonight, but it is also a deep down genuine pleasure. And that is because I love Willis Logan and the whole Logan family. And in this part of the great state of Virginia, there are a lot of them to […]

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January 14, 2018

The Gospel and Race, Pt. 1

The Gospel and Race, Pt. 1

This is part one of our epiphany series on the Gospel and what the Christian message has to say about race.

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January 7, 2018

The Meaning of God’s Grandeur

The Meaning of God's Grandeur

On the first Sunday of this New Year our first reading comes from the first verse of the first chapter of the Bible. We may long for renewal in January, a new start. Given the scripture’s dim view of human will power, we are right to be suspicious of New Year’s resolutions. But, that doesn’t […]

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December 24, 2017

Who Would Not Love Thee?

Who Would Not Love Thee?

Welcome to Christmas Eve at Christ Church! We are so glad you are here and we hope that this Christmas will be a bringer of great blessings to you. This year, especially, we are hungry for great blessings. This year, especially, we need to hear the angel say, “Fear not” from on high. Sometimes people […]

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December 3, 2017

Everyone Is Just Waiting

Everyone Is Just Waiting

This past week I heard about some holiday gathering where you could bring your kids to sit not just on Santa’s lap, but on the Grinch’s lap too. That’s kind of funny. Someone tweeted something witty about the villain of Hooville: “Just so we’re clear, the Grinch never hated Christmas. He hated people, which is […]

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November 23, 2017

All Things Come of Thee

All Things Come of Thee

Welcome to Christ Church on this beautiful Thanksgiving morning. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving Day?  I’m thankful for the great privilege I had of baptizing the great grandchildren of Connie, a dear parishioner here at Christ Church earlier this morning. I also had the privilege of burying their great grandfather, Woody, several years […]

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November 5, 2017

On the Other Side of Sleep

On the Other Side of Sleep

Today is All Saint’s Sunday. I love All Saint’s Sunday for a number of reasons. The weather is usually beautiful and the landscape picturesque at this time of year. We always have lots of baptisms, which are hopeful for all of us. We’ve even got one at the 7:45 service this year! The hymns we […]

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October 22, 2017

Bearing Our Reality

Bearing Our Reality

This morning I will preach on our Exodus passage. This will be the 3rd Christ Church sermon on our Exodus readings. If you’ve been away for a few weeks, I would encourage you to go to our website and listen to Marilu’s sermon from 2 weeks ago, and Dave’s from last week. Tomorrow, you could […]

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