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Rev. Cari Copeman-Haynes

Holiness

For the fourth Sunday in Creation Time (and World Wide Communion Sunday), Rev. Cari preached on the Ten Commandments as found at Exodus 20:1-20. Cari opened up the whole setting of the giving of the Law, in her sermon, focussing on the sights and sounds of the story as the people of Israel prepare to…

The Water Mark of God’s Presence

For this third Sunday in Creation Time, Rev. Cari opened up with the question from Exodus 17:1-7: “Is Our God with us or not?” then turned to the Philippians text (2:1-13) to answer it. Thanks to her summer school course at VST with Dr. Cynthia Rigby, Cari opened up the doctrine of the Incarnation, exploring…

The Longing

For the second Sunday in Creation Time, Rev. Cari jumps to the Hebrew Bible, to the ongoing story of the Exodus. She preaches today on a very timely text, Exodus 16:2-15, which starts with a major “whine-fest” on the part of the people of Israel. And of course, before she can go any further, Cari…

Christian Freedom

For the first Sunday in the fall season of “Creation Time,” Rev. Cari preached on Romans 14:1-12, a text full of Paul’s observations about the diversity (of menu, of practice) in the early Christian church. Of course, that diversity is still with us! Paul masterfully avoids “taking a side” in any of the differences he…

Faith and Works — What Saves Us?

Holding Romans 4:20 to 5:5 in one hand and James 2:14-24 in the other, Rev. Cari answers the second Stump the Preacher request in today’s sermon. She digs into all the Hebrew and Greek words behind the English word “justification” to show how God’s purpose is the healing and renewal of all creation. If you…

Sacrificial Love

Rev. Cari returned to Crossroads for a “Stump the Preacher” topic, in which the requester had asked, “What does the Hebrew Bible have to say about sacrificial love? What does Jesus say about it?” This sermon is her response. Referring to both Amos 5:18-24 and John 21:15-19, Rev. Cari takes  a bit of a unique…

Save Us and Deliver Us

For this final Sunday in the series on the Prayer of Jesus, Rev. Cari focussed on two texts from the Gospel of Matthew: the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11) and a few words from the moment in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-41). Both these texts illustrate the concept of (not)…

Forgive Us Our Debts as We Forgive

For this fifth Sunday in the series on the Prayer of Jesus, Rev. Cari is preaching on both the Hebrew Bible concept of Jubilee (found in Leviticus 25:1-17 and 23-28) and Matthew 18:23-35, which is the parable of the unforgiving debtor. Both texts invite humanity (and the Jubilee text invites all of creation) to join…

Give us Today our Daily Bread

The fourth sermon in the Lord’s Prayer series, focussed on the petition “Give us today our daily bread” features two Biblical texts. Rev. Cari opens up Isaiah 25:6-10 but focusses more on Mark 6:30-44, the story of the feeding of 5000. Note the humility of this petition… it’s not asking for bread to last forever….

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

For the third sermon of this series on the Prayer of Jesus, Rev. Cari opens up Daniel 7:9-14, and then turns to Luke 17:20-21. Here, the contrast between God’s reign in “heaven” and how things are going “on earth” is most stark, and the text from Daniel really helps to clarify the differences between the…