Sermons by The Rev. Phillip Blackburn

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“On Humanity”

“On Humanity” Luke 8:1-3 Getting to the Heart of Luke  Rev. Phillip Blackburn June 30, 2019 For several years, one never walked through the Blackburn home without shoes.  To do so was to risk an acute form of torment.  Luckily, we had wood floors in our home in Illinois so that mitigated the risk, but […]

“How You See, Not What You See”

“How You See, Not What You See” Luke 5:27-32 Getting to the Heart of Luke  Rev. Phillip Blackburn May 26, 2019 (VIDEO UNAVAILABLE) It was 1917, just after World War I had ended, in a small town in Switzerland, where a man named Hermann did something remarkable.  He took several small cards and he splattered […]

“The Straight Story”

“The Straight Story” The Prodigal: Week 2 Romans 5:3-10; Luke 15:20-32 Rev. Phillip Blackburn May 12, 2019 Don’t you love a good, straight line?  I know I do.  I love a straight line.  It’s so clean and tidy.  When I make the bed, I shoot for straight lines.  When I put on my slacks on […]

“Jesus Loves Who, This I… know?”

“Jesus Loves Who, This I… know?” Psalm 47:1-6; John 20:1-10 Rev. Phillip Blackburn April 21, 2019- Easter Sunday I apologize in advance to all of you who I am Facebook friends with, but my favorite person on Facebook is Lee Fulmer.  A mutual friend connected me to Lee, and now I read all his posts […]

“The Peter Principle”

“The Peter Principle” 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 16:13-23 Rev. Phillip Blackburn April 7, 2019 I’ve always been envious of people who get promotions.  I work in a business that doesn’t really have promotions.  I remember when I was first thinking about seminary and they asked me what I thought my career path would be I […]