Sermons Preached by Byron C. Bangert at First Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Indiana, except as otherwise noted


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February 10, 2013: “ Time and Chance,” preached at the First Presbyterian Church, Columbus,IN


January 27, 2013: “ It Is How You Play the Game!,” preached at the Salem Presbyterian Church, Salem,IN


January 13, 2013: “ Let Down Your Nets!,” preached at the Salem Presbyterian Church, Salem,IN


September 2, 2012: “ Go to the Ant! Consider the Lilies!,” preached at the First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville,IN


August 21, 2011: “ Following Jesus,” preached at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, Mitchell, IN


July 17, 2011: “ Religion: Who Needs It?,” preached at the Salem Presbyterian Church, Salem, IN


May 22, 2011: “ Is There a Christian Way of Life?,” preached at the First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville (May 15) and Salem Presbyterian Church, Salem, IN


January 16, 2011: “ Lift Every Voice,” preached at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Columbus, IN


August 28, 2010: “ The First Testament and the Commonwealth of God,” preached at the Committee on Ministry meeting, Presbytery of Ohio Valley


March 22, 2009: “ God So Loves the World,” preached at the First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, IN


February 1, 2009: “ Feeding Dragons,” preached at the First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, IN


June 8, 2008: “ We Must Disenthrall Ourselves,” preached at the First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, IN


February 18, 2007: “ Illusions of Security,” preached at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, Danville, IN


January 7, 2007: “ . . . and a Happy New Year!,” preached at the First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, IN


June 25, 2006: “The Crime of Punishment,” preached at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington, IN


May 7, 2006: “Where There’s Hope, There’s Life,” preached at Thornville United Church of Christ, Thornville, OH


September 4, 2005: “WDJS?”, preached at First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, IN


August 22, 2004: "God in the Stillness," preached at First Presbyterian Church, Mitchell, IN


July 11, 2004: "The Venture of Life," preached at First United Church (ABC/UCC), Bloomington, IN


August 24, 2003: "The Story of Our Lives," preached at Bloomington Unitarian Universalist Church


July 13, 2003: "The Abiding Treasure," preached at First United Church (ABC/UCC), Bloomington, IN


June 29, 2003: "Truth That Sets Us Free," preached at First United Church (ABC/UCC), Bloomington, IN


April 27, 2003: "Only Once Upon a Time?," preached at First Presbyterian Church, Spencer, IN


April 6, 2003: "To God the Things That Are God's," preached at First Presbyterian Church, Bedford, IN


February 2, 2003: "Holding Fast to What Is Good," preached at Noe Valley Ministry Presbyterian Church, San Francisco


January 26, 2003: "It Is How You Play the Game," preached at First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Philadelphia


April, 10, 2002: "The Elusive Presence," preached at Bond Chapel, University of Chicago Divinity School


February 10, 2002: "What Do You Love When You Love God?" preached at the Center for University Ministry, Bloomington, IN


January 20, 2002: "Lift Every Voice," preached at First Presbyterian Church, Flemington, NJ


December 9, 2001: "Preparing the Way," preached at First Baptist Church, Olympia, WA


September 16, 2001: "Power to Destroy, Power to Create," preached at First Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield, IN


July 15, 2001: "Religion: Who Needs It?" preached at First Christian Church, Bloomington, IN


April 1, 2001: "April Fools?" preached at Salem Presbyterian Church, Salem, IN


March 25, 2001: "Lost and Found," preached at Salem Presbyterian Church


March 17, 2001: "Promises! Promises!" preached at Presbtery of Ohio Valley Assembly, meeting in Brownstown, IN


February 25, 2001: "The Politics of Compassion," preached at the Bloomington Unitarian Universalist Church


August 27, 2000: "Time and Chance," preached at Hanover Presbyterian Church, Hanover, IN


May 14, 2000: "Do Not Be Ashamed of the Gospel"


 April 23, 2000: "The Future Is Still Open"


 April 21, 2000: "With the Best of Intentions"


 April 16, 2000: "The Things That Make for Peace"


 April 9, 2000: "Rejected Overtures of God"


 April 2, 2000: "Seeing Others as We See Ourselves"


 March 19, 2000: "Like a Lonely Bird"


 March 5, 2000: "Transfixed or Transfigured?"


 February 20, 2000: "To Be Reconciled"


 February 13, 2000: "The Crime of Punishment"


 February 6, 2000: "All the Days of Our Lives"


January 23, 2000: "For Service as Well as Salvation"


 January 16, 2000: "Guilt and Responsibility"


 January 9, 2000: "Seeing God's Salvation"


 January 2, 2000: "And a Happy New Year!"


 December 12, 1999: "Meditation for Advent"


 December 5, 1999: "The End of the World as We Know It"


 November 21, 1999: "Reckoning with God's Grace"


 November 14, 1999: "God and Mammon"


 November 7, 1999: "Spiritual Fitness"


 October 31, 1999: "Justified by Faith"


 October 17, 1999: "By God's Mercy and Power"


 October 3, 1999: "Is Hate a Crime?"


 September 26, 1999: "What Are You Doing Here?"


 September 12, 1999: "WWJD?"


 April 18, 1999: "Baptism Is for the Birds (Too)!"


 April 4, 1999: "Only a Comma?"


 March 28, 1999: "What Do You Want Jesus to Do for You?"


 March 14, 1999: "Who Is My Mother, and Who Are My Brothers?"


 March 7, 1999: "What More Are You Doing Than Others?"


 February 21, 1999: "The Fast That God Chooses"


 February 14, 1999: "What Do You Love When You Love God?"


 February 7, 1999: "Discriminate Judgment, Indiscriminate Love"


 January 17, 1999: "Doing What Is Right and Good"


 January 10, 1999: "You've Got Mail"


 January 3, 1999: "Seeing Hopeful Signs"


 December 6, 1998: "If You Want Peace"


 November 29, 1998: "Hostages to Hope"


 November 22, 1998: "Thanks Be to God"


 November 8, 1998: "Do Unto Others"


 November 1, 1998: "In Life and in Death"


 October 25, 1998: "The Best Things in Life"


 October 11, 1998: "Life Matters"


 October 4, 1998: "For Those Who Make Peace"


 September 27, 1998: "You Are Invited . . ."


 September 13, 1998: "Walking Humbly with God"


 September 6, 1998: "Loving Kindness"


 August 30, 1998: "Doing Justice"


 July 19, 1998: "What's Right with God?"


 July 12, 1998: "What's Wrong with You?"


 July 5, 1998: "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"


 June 28, 1998: "Light for the Journey"


 June 7, 1998: "What to Do Till the Lord Comes?"


 May 31, 1998: "Spirit-Fueled Christianity"


 May 17, 1998: "Reformed, Always Reforming"


 May 3, 1998: "Where There's a Will . . ."


 Apr. 26, 1998: "Jesus Saves"


 Apr. 12, 1998: "They Have Taken Away My Lord . . ."


 Apr. 5, 1998: "For Which He Came"


 Mar. 29, 1998: "The Politics of Compassion"


 Mar. 15, 1998: "Is it Safe to Go to Church?"


 Mar. 1, 1998: "The Crux of Being Christian"


 Feb. 15, 1998: "The Pain and Promise of Relationships"


 Feb. 8, 1998: "Toughminded and Tenderhearted"


 Feb. 1, 1998: "Feeding Dragons"


 Jan. 18, 1998: "The Love and Justice of Jesus Christ"


 Jan. 11, 1998: "Those Duties Which All Christians Are Bound to Perform"


Jan. 4, 1998: "On Being Better than We Are"


 Dec. 14, 1997: "The True Joy of Christmas"


 Nov. 30, 1997: "To Make Ready a People"


Nov. 23, 1997: "But for the Grace of God"


 Nov. 9, 1997: "Yenom is Money Spelled Backwards"


 Nov. 2, 1997: "Living as You Go"


 Oct. 26, 1997: "Things Old and Things New"


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