Sermon Archives

The Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry
May 19, 2019

How To Endure Persecution: Part I How To Endure Persecution: Part I Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry Sermon Text: Mark 13: 1-13 The Destruction of the Temple Foretold      As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!’ Then Jesus asked him, ‘Do you see […]

May 12, 2019

The Whole Heart Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry “The Whole Heart” Scripture Text: Mark 12:38-44 As he taught, he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets! They […]

April 28, 2019

A Division of Labor A Division of Labor By Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry Scripture Text: Mark 12: 28-37 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, ‘Which commandment is the first of all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: […]

April 14, 2019

Ode To Bismarck “Ode to Bismark” Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry Scripture: Mark 12:13-17 (NRSV) 13Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said. 14And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard […]

March 17, 2019

The Power To Be Free   “The Power to be Free” The Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry Again they came to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him and said, “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to […]

March 10, 2019

The Temple And The Tree   FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF METUCHEN   Mark 11: 12-26 “The Temple and The Tree” The Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry March 10, 2019   On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would […]

March 3, 2019

Finding The Time   First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen Mark 11.1-12 “Finding the Time” The Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry March 3, 2019 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as […]

February 24, 2019

Blindness We Can’t See   First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen Mark 10: 46-52 “THE BLINDNESS WE CAN’T SEE” The Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry February 24, 2019 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard […]

February 17, 2019

Climb To Glory In my first month in Watertown, New York, much like my first month here in Metuchen, I was directed to attend a few functions.  It was an expectation of the senior pastor.  No problem.  Happy to do it. One of those events in Watertown was to attend the monthly board meeting of the […]

February 10, 2019

Suffering Is Not A Surprise I am not hip, not even tragically hip. I am less than fashion forward, although I have gained the ability to fall forward well. A number of years ago, though, I felt hip. I was listening to a young artist, Amy Winehouse. She was current, popular. Her music was a bit of R and […]

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