Sermons by Dr. Patrick Wrisley

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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 […]

How to Glorify God in the Tough Moments

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Sermon:        How to Glorify God in the Tough Moments Scripture:      Acts 7:54-60 Preacher:      Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:      First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:             May 14, 2017, Fifth Sunday of Easter For us to have a deeper appreciation of our scripture Story today, it’s vital for us to know a little about the overall scene. […]

Our Habit of Following the Stranger’s Voice

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Sermon:           Our Habit of Following the Stranger’s Voice Scripture:         John 10:1-10 Preacher:         Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:          First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               May 7, 2017, The Fourth Sunday of Easter; Communion  Turn in your Bible to John 10.  Let me set up the scene while you’re getting there.  In order for chapter 10 to […]

Easter Sunday – Go and Tell!

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Sermon:           Go and Live! Scripture:         Matthew 28.1-10 Preacher:         Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:          First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday, Year A              Our scripture this morning is one of the most detailed accounts of Easter morning that we have.  Each of the four Gospels have their own slant on the […]

Live! (Where is God in our Spiritually dry moments?)

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Sermon:          Live! (Where is God in our spiritually dry moments?) Scripture:       Ezekiel 37:1-14 Preacher:        Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               April 2, 2017, Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A This morning’s scripture is one of the classical Biblical texts that conjures up vivid scenes in its writing.  […]