Category Archives: Sermons

What does “honor” mean? (Mother’s Day)

Good morning, Friends! Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is always a very special day for people. No matter what age or race we are, no matter what our background is, we all had a mother. Many of us are deeply … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Springfield!

Good morning, Friends! This is Birthday Sunday. Each year we celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Springfield Friends Meeting back in 1773 – three years before the Declaration of Independence! We are one of the oldest Quaker meetings in … Continue reading

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You are a letter from Jesus

Good morning, Friends! I want to ask you a question this morning. It’s been a couple of weeks since Easter. And my question is, how did the church that Jesus started manage to grow from a small group of 12 … Continue reading

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Which side are we on?

Easter is the main event of the whole New Testament. Everything else leads up to it. And everything follows from it. All of Jesus’ teaching – all the words that Jesus said, all the things that did, all these were … Continue reading

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What happened next?

Good morning, Friends! Thank you so much for joining us today. Last week – Easter Sunday – was such a big day that it’s hard to know what’s left to say today. We had food, we had music, we had … Continue reading

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The real Easter story

The Easter story is the one we’re about to read is from the gospel of Mark. It’s the earliest version. It’s also the shortest. This is what Christians in the first generation heard on Easter morning. There were no hymns … Continue reading

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Last supper

Good morning, Friends! Thanks again for joining us here today for worship. We’ve had a pretty challenging week here at Springfield. The tornado which struck our community on Thursday passed right over this neighborhood. All of a sudden, it got … Continue reading

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Why was Jesus killed?

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for being here today. Today is the one year anniversary of when the COVID-19 lockdown began. I can still remember so clearly what it was like that day. People were frightened. Nobody was sure … Continue reading

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Was blind, but now I see

Good morning, Friends! Welcome again, and thanks for coming today. Spring is starting! This week the first daffodils blossomed out front. Believe it or not, Easter isn’t very far away – it’s just 4 weeks! There’s a whole cycle of … Continue reading

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What does Jesus look like?

Good morning, Friends! We’ve got a bit of a problem. And the problem is, nobody really knows what Jesus looked like. We don’t have any pictures of Jesus that were made at the time. Nobody was taking photographs, or making … Continue reading

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