Sermons by Dr. Patrick Wrisley

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For whom do we work?

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Sermon:           Who Do We Work For? Scripture:         Philippians 1.1-8 Preacher:         Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:          First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               September 17, 2017 One of my favorite paintings is the one of the Apostle Paul by Dutch painter Rembrandt. Paul is sitting in his cell and the room is lit by soft candlelight. He […]

Have You Checked Your Filters Today?

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Sermon:           Have you checked the conditions of your filters lately? Scripture:         Matthew 15.10-20 Preacher:         Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:          First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               August 20, 2017 Last week, we spent time in Romans looking at the centrality of the Word in our worship and devotional life; we noted how the first mark of […]

Preaching: The First Mark of the True Church

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Sermon:           Preaching: The First Mark of the True Church Scripture:         Romans 10:5-15 Preacher:         Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:          First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               August 13, 2017 Turn in your pew Bible to page 921 where we will read and hear the Word of God from Paul’s letter to the Christ-followers gathered in Rome.  The […]

Getting Broken to Let the Light Shine

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Sermon:           Getting Broken to Let the Light Shine Scripture:         Matthew 14:13-21 Preacher:         Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:          First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               August 6, 2017, Communion Sunday              Turn once again in your Bible to Matthew’s Gospel.  For the past few weeks, Michael has been looking at some parables in Matthew 13 describing what […]

Have You Ever Felt Like You Were Looking at the Back of God’s Head?

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Sermon:        Have you ever felt like you staring at the back of God’s head? Scripture:      Psalm 13 Preacher:      Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:      First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:             July 2, 2017, Communion              This morning’s preaching text is printed in your bulletin. I encourage you to read it from your devotional Bible later today […]

When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Stay On Point

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Sermon:        When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Stay on Point Scripture:      Matthew 10:24-39 Preacher:      Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:      First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:             June 25, 2017, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Proper 7 Last week we began looking at the second major sermon in Matthew’s Gospel as we started delving into Jesus’ […]

Am I Player or a Spectator?

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Sermon:           A Message on Missions: Am I Player or a Spectator? Scripture:         Matthew 9:35-10:8 Preacher:         Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:          First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               June 18, 2017, Proper 6/Ordinary 11/Pentecost At the recent Presbytery meeting, Dr. Hunter Farrell, Director of the World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, began his presentation by showing […]

The Law of Three

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Reading from The Message: Genesis 1:1-5 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see.  Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness.  God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared. God saw that light was good and […]