Sermon Archives

“Read or listen to these at your own peril, and imagine how much better it is to be here and hear.”

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May 5, 2019 Finally, Brothers and Sisters
John 13:33-35
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
(his last sermon at Idlewild)
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April 28, 2019 Beyond Tolerance
John 20:19-31
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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April 14, 2019 The Pharisees Were Right!
Luke 19:39–42
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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April 21, 2019 No Idle Tale
Luke 24:1-12
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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March 17, 2019 The One Big Thing
Luke 13:31–35
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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March 10, 2019 Isn’t God’s Timing Backwards?”
Luke 4:1–13
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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Dec 16, 2018 Look Well To The Growing Edge
Zephaniah 3:14–20
The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple
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Dec 9, 2018 Good News…Bad News…Good News
Luke 3:1–6
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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Dec. 2, 2018 The Day To End All Days
Luke 21:25-36
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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Nov 25, 2018

What Is Truth?
John 18:33-37
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

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Nov 18, 2018 Do The Best Of Things In The Worst Of Times
Mark 13: 1–8
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
   
Nov 11, 2018 At the Eleventh Hour
Mark 12:38-44
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery 
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Nov 4, 2018 And The Sea Was No More
Revelation 21:1-6a
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery  
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Oct 28, 2018 Reformation... Stewardship... and Grace
Mark 10:46-52
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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Feb 25, 2018 Sermon on Mark 8:31-38
The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad
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Jan 28, 2018 The Impossible Commandment
John 15:12-17
The Rev. Dr. Joan Gray
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Jan 21, 2018 Lord, Give Them What They Deserve
Jonah 3:1-5, 4; 4:11 & Mark 1:14-20
The Rev. Margaret Burnett
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Dec 31, 2017 God Stops at Nothing
Luke 2:22-40
The Rev. Sara Dorrien-Christians
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Dec 10, 2017 Preparing the Way
Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8
The Rev. Rebekah Abel Lamar
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Nov 16, 2017 Sermon on Matthew 25:14-30
The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple
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Nov 12, 2017 Take the Next Step
Acts 9:1-22
The Rev. Rebekah Abel Lamar
   
Nov 5, 2017 Take the Next Step: The Saints
Hebrews 11 & 12 (selected verses)
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
 

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Oct 29, 2017 The Story of Martin Luther (Children's Sermon)
The Rev. Rebecca Abel Lamar
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Oct 22, 2017 Take the Next Step: A Leap of Faith
Exodus 3-4 (selected verses)
Ms. Burnett
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Oct 15, 2017 Take the Next Step: A Foolish Deal
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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Oct 8, 2017 Take the Next Step: The One to Watch
Mark 12:38-44
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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Oct 1, 2017 Take the Next Step: Room at the Table
Acts 10:34-43
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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Sept 24, 2017 Take the Next Step: No Grasshoppers Allowed!
Numbers 13:30 – 14:10
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery
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Sept 17, 2017 Exactly How Much is 70 X 7?
Matthew 18: 21-35
The Rev. Margaret Burnett
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Sept 3, 2017

Sermon on Romans 12:1-8
The Reverend Alison Infante Zamora

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July 23, 2017 Sermon on Genesis 28:10-19a
The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple
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Apr 9, 2017 Go, But Not In Peace  (Palm Sunday)
Matthew 21:1–11
The Reverend Margaret Burnett
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Apr 2, 2017 Practice Resurrection
John 11:32–44
The Reverend Anne H.K. Apple
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Mar 27, 2017 Interfaith Panel on Social Justice
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery, Rabbi Micah
Greenstein, and Dr. Yasir Qadhi (at Temple Israel)
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Mar 26, 2017 Sermon on John 9:1-41
The Rev. Rebekah Abel Lamar
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Feb 19, 2017 What Does the Lord Require? Repairers of the Breach
 Isaiah 58:1-12
The Rev. Margaret Burnett
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Feb 12, 2017 What Does the Lord Require? Choose Life
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple
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Feb 5, 2017 What Does the Lord Require? Let Your Light Shine
Matthew 5:13-20
The Rev. Rebekah Abel Lamar
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Dec. 11, 2016 Bach Cantata 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme”
Idlewild Adult Choir
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Nov. 27,2016 Sermon on Matthew 24_36-44
The Rev. Rebekah Abel Lamar
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Nov. 13, 2016 Endurance
Luke 21:5-10
The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple
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Oct. 23, 2016 Sermon on Luke 18:9–14
The Rev. Rebekah Abel Lamar
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Oct. 9, 2016 As They Went
Luke 17:11-19
The Rev. Margaret Burnett
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Sept. 4, 2016 The Tenacious Potter
Jeremiah 18:1-11
The Rev. Margaret Burnett
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August 28, 2016 He Noticed
Luke 14:1, 7-12
The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple
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August 7, 2016 Sermon on Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16
The Rev. Rebekah Abel Lamar
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July 31, 2016 Look Around You and See
John 4:31-38
Ms. Sarah Wolf
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July 17, 2016 Making a Choice
Luke 10:38-42
The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple
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June 26, 2016 Sermon on II Kings 2:1-14
The Rev. Rebekah Abel-Lamar
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May 29, 2016 Set Under Authority
Luke 7:1-10
The Rev. Anne H.K. Apple
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 April 24, 2016 See the video of the 11:00 service
includes the cantata “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” 
by J.S. Bach; presented in worship by the Idlewild Choir,
soloists, and University of Memphis' Collegeum Musicum
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April 10, 2016
Youth Sunday
See the video of the 11:00 service 
includes youth sermons by Jacob Boughter, Anna Katherine
Roehm, Haley Seuss, Liam Gildea, Ruthie Harwood, Lizzy
McIntosh, Rainey Charbonnet, and Will Buser.
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