Sermon Archives

Sermons from the Pastors of First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen
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 […]

February 3, 2019

The Decision

Jesus’ hometown expected a king for themselves, but Jesus was offering so much more. Will we accept Jesus’ decision or will we react as his hometown did?  

January 27, 2019

A Heavy Gold Chain People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom […]

January 20, 2019

More Than Tuesday   I am always amazed at what people hear in sermons. From time to time people will repeat a line I spoke or paraphrase a point. I know people are listening, yet, I am always surprised by what people hear. One Sunday after worship, a new parishioner, young woman in her early thirties, shook […]

January 13, 2019

Stumbling Through Grace When I taught philosophy for the local college, the classroom was unique.  The classroom was at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.  This is a medium security prison; think tall walls with razor wire, guards in a tower with rifles, lots and lots of bars. Teaching philosophy in prison was a learning experience for me.  It […]

January 6, 2019

Arise, Shine, Glory

On this Epiphany Sunday and New Year, let us be challenged to share the light and love of God that has been shared with us.

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