Sermons by The Rev. Phillip Blackburn

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“Beloved, Pray for Us”

“Beloved, Pray for Us” Running the Race: Following Jesus Through Life’s Stages Hebrews 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-25 Rev. Phillip Blackburn September 30, 2018 It was a beautiful, sun-drenched, late afternoon in Haiti.  The sun was setting in the west but the light was that near perfect hue of gold that filmmakers and photographers call the […]

“The Kid’s Table”

“The Kid’s Table” Matthew 7:13-14; Micah 6:8; Matthew 18:1-5 Rev. Phillip Blackburn September 23, 2018 There is something in Fort Smith that truly vexes me.  Every time I see it I feel afraid, then confused, then angry, and I see it all the time. If it were up to me, this particular thing would be […]

“The Enemy Within”

“The Enemy Within” Ephesians 6:10-17 Rev. Phillip Blackburn August 26, 2018 I always liked a good ghost story as a kid and I remember one of the first I ever heard, and odds are you have heard it too.  A young woman is babysitting and the children have gone to bed and she is reading […]

“Fire”

“Fire” Psalm 104:24-34; Acts 2:1-13 Rev. Phillip Blackburn May 20, 2018 What is the one tool that human civilization has always found indispensable?  Fire.  The moment that humans were first able to create and control fire was, arguably, the moment that humans began to assert their dominance on the earth.  Because of this, fire has […]