Shaping Leaders for the Church

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, May 14, 2017 Parting words come in a lot of different ways. A president gives a farewell address. A professor delivers her last lecture, thinking of graduation today. Someone offers final words to somebody they love. This week I was with my mom in […]

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The road to Emmaus story is a story all about movement – movement on a road and movement at a table; movement of individuals, movement of disciples, an entire faith on the move. In the 24th chapter of Luke, the verses we heard this morning, there is much movement, containing at least nine verbs that […]

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Is Easter Over?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, April 23, 2017 Is Easter over? Has it come and gone? We had Easter Sunday and, now, this is the Sunday after Easter. Do we say Easter is a one and done kind of thing? We bring out all the Easter lilies and then […]

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So in the words of First Peter, he writes, We have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. That is true. If Christ is risen, if Jesus is alive, there’s no time to waste. We must run, like the disciples, like Peter and the beloved disciple, […]

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Vulnerable Love on a Donkey

A sermon given Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 That image of Jesus riding on a donkey is indelibly imprinted on my brain ever since childhood, and I think I know why. I think it’s the donkey! For other animals we have admiration, respect, awe, reverence. Come we marvel at […]

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We are Commissioned!

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor B. McCormick on Sunday, April 2, 2017 There are many stories describing the beginning of the church. This is just one of them. And I’m not sure the story goes exactly like this, but I know this story is true. After Jesus had died, his friends and his disciples […]

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Claiming Our God Given Power

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, March 26, 2017 My friends, this is the fourth of a series of sermons on Making Disciples. On March 5, the first sermon, we talked about we are the church and how the church is that important place where disciples are formed. Edith Guffey […]

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In Whom do You Ultimately Abide?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, March 19, 2017 On March 5th, we opened our sermon series with a sermon on “We are the Church,” and Edith Guffey and myself shared the sermon that morning and talked about how we in the church are the place that teaches people how […]

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A joint sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey and Kansas-Oklahoma Conference (United Church of Christ) Minister Edith Guffey   Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey This morning we’re beginning a series of five sermons on discipleship. It is so fitting we do a series on discipleship during the season of Lent – that is, […]

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