Sunday, April 24, 2022: Witness to the Resurrection

WITNESS TO THE RESURRECTION Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Lindley G. DeGarmo Union Church of Pocantico Hills April 24, 2022 Acts 5:27-32 John 20:19-31 When I was a boy of nine or ten, I was given my first Bible, a thick story Bible, without too many pictures, which I read all the way through […]

Sunday, April 17, 2022: A New World

A NEW WORLD Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Lindley G. DeGarmo Union Church of Pocantico Hills April 17, 2022 Isaiah 25:6-9 John 20:1-18 She went to the tomb on Easter morning according to John, on the first day of the week, while it was still dark. And the darkness, which John, in his first […]

Sunday, April 10, 2022: Spellbound

SPELLBOUND Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Lindley G. DeGarmo Union Church of Pocantico Hills April 10, 2022 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Luke 19:28-40, 45-48 At the beginning of his classic novel Love in the Ruins, Walker Percy says that we are a “Christ haunted” culture.[1] “Christ haunted”—and nothing haunts me, inspires me, compels me, drives […]

Sunday, April 3, 2022: Holy Waste

HOLY WASTE Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Lindley G. DeGarmo Towson Presbyterian Church March 17, 2013 Psalm 126 John 12:1-8 Our lesson this morning takes us to the epicenter of John’s gospel. It is the day before Jesus will ride into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey and set off a riotous public […]

Sunday, March 27, 2022: Lost and Found

LOST AND FOUND Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Lindley G. DeGarmo Union Church of Pocantico Hills March 27, 2022 Psalm 139:1-12 Luke 15: 1-3; 11b-32 It is hardly possible for us to avoid the cross of Jesus, especially as we approach Holy Week. Yet it is interesting, I think, that our Scriptural texts for […]

Sunday, March 20, 2022: Are You Thirsty?

ARE YOU THIRSTY? Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Lindley G. DeGarmo Union Church of Pocantico Hills March 20, 2022 Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 You and I are a problem of sorts to a school of academics called evolutionary biologists. We are an anomaly. What we are doing this morning does not compute. If, as […]

Sunday, March 13, 2022: Of Foxes and Chickens

OF FOXES AND CHICKENS[1] Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Lindley G. DeGarmo Union Church of Pocantico Hills March 3, 2022 Psalm 27 Luke 13:31-35 The Passion looms large in each one of the four gospel accounts. As one theologian put it, the gospels are “passion narratives with extended introductions.”[2] Yet those narratives mostly record […]

Sunday, March 6, 2022: Into the Wilderness

INTO THE WILDERNESS Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Lindley G. DeGarmo Union Church of Pocantico Hills March 6, 2022 Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Luke 4:1-13 One Fall weekend, when I was eight or thereabouts, my older cousin and I pitched a tent in his backyard and were given permission to sleep in it overnight. It was […]