Sermons by Rev. Sabrina Ingram

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Debt Free

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                             SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 Rev. Sabrina Ingram DEBT FREE Romans 13: 8 – 14; Matthew 13: 8 – 14   On his deathbed, a wealthy man requested to see his priest, his bank manager and his doctor.  Saying that his last wish was to be buried with his money, he gave […]

“Waterwalkers”

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 Rev. Sabrina Ingram Anniversary Sunday WATERWALKERS Romans 11: 1 – 5; Matthew 14: 22- 33 Life is full of risks: Voting. Dating. Work. Home Repairs. Driving. Often our response to risk is to attempt to control it: We put up signs. We do risk assessments. We put in […]

“Given and broken”

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                           AUGUST 10, 2018 Rev. Sabrina Ingram GIVEN AND BROKEN Matthew 14: 13 – 21   Leftovers happen.  If you’re half Italian they happen a lot.  Some people get quite excited by leftovers.  Others, not so much.   Sometimes leftovers are appreciated because we’ve got better things to do than cook.   Ironically, most […]

“Lighten Up”

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                            JULY 9, 2017 Rev. Sabrina Ingram Lighten Up Isaiah 40: 21 – 31; 1 John 4: 1 – 6; Matthew 11: 25 – 30    Two men washed up on an uninhabited island.  Immediately, one man started screaming, “We’re going to die! There’s no food! No water!  We’re going to […]

“Post Truth”

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                           MAY 21, 2017 Rev. Sabrina Ingram POST TRUTH Proverbs 12:17 – 23; Romans 1: 18 – 23; John 14: 1 – 11   There was a time when truth was a simple concept.  Something had either happened or it hadn’t; facts were facts; when people of integrity spoke, their words […]

A Safe Place

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                                          MAY 7, 2017 Rev. Sabrina Ingram A SAFE PLACE Acts 2: 42 – 47; John 10: 1 – 10   During the 12thC the hot trend in monastic architecture was to build one’s monastery on a mountain cliff.  These were tough monks; when they chose isolation from the world, they […]

“Wait until you see”

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                        APRIL 23, 2017   WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE Romans 10: 6 – 13; John 20: 24 – 29   David took a high paying contract with a company in Sweden because he and his wife Lisa were saving for a house.  Lisa worked so they agreed to a long distance […]

Sermon on the Mount – It’s Not Easy

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                                     APRIL 2, 2017 Rev. Sabrina Ingram THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: IT’S NOT EASY Matthew 5: 9 – 12, 17 – 33, 38 – 42; 6:24   (Letter of Marine writing home which mentions the “soft ways” of the “city boys”)   In the scheme of the universe, Christians […]

Sermon on the Mount – Prayer

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                         MARCH 5, 2017 Rev. Sabrina Ingram SERMON ON THE MOUNT: PRAYER 1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 19; Matthew 6: 5 – 13   A small town had been a “dry” settlement for many years until a businessman built a tavern.  In response local abstaining Christians planned an all-night prayer meeting […]

Sermon on the Mount – Practices

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ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                      MARCH 12, 2017 Rev. Sabrina Ingram SERMON ON THE MOUNT: PRACTICES Isaiah 58: 6 – 14; Matthew 5:6; 6: 1 – 4 & 14- 21   Today we’re focusing on spiritual “practices” or “disciplines”.  The word “discipline” often evoke Ascetics punishing their bodies to subdue their spirits, so the word […]