Pastor’s Messages

In Search of Truth and Salvation
Isaiah 43: 14-21; Philippians 3:4b-14
Rev. Peter N. Robinson
One day, a visitor to the zoo noticed that an orangutan was reading the Bible and Darwin’s Origin of Species. In surprise, the visitor asked the ape, “Why are you reading those two books?” The orangutan replied, “Well, I am trying to figure out if I am brother’s keeper, or my keeper’s brother.” Read more

A Person’s Worth
James 2:1-10, 14-17; Mark 7:24-37 9-9-12
by Pastor Peter N. Robinson
It is a common expression which comes from a common practice of people evaluating other people’s status. It is a simple question of one person to another about a third party: “What do you think he or she is worth?” It is a question we most often use when trying to determine how much money someone has — what their total assets are. We ask how much someone is worth and judge their value by how much money they have. The implication is that the more money they — the more wealth they have — the more valuable they are and the more status in society they have. Read More

The Same God?

Luke 14:25-33; Hebrews 11:1-3
by Rev. Peter N. Robinson
In Luke’s gospel today, Jesus speaks some harsh words to those who would follow him and be his disciple. Jesus tells the crowd traveling with him that they need to count the cost of being his disciple. He warned them that they must hate their family members, and carry a cross. He then goes on to compare the deliberation of following Jesus to that of a builder wanting to construct a tower and to that of a king assessing whether to go to war of not. So we need to ask, “Who is Jesus that I really want to follow him, or do I want to follow someone else?” Read More

Church and State
Matthew 22:15-22; I Samuel 8:10-18a
by Pastor Peter N. Robinson
There has been a lot of news in recent years about preachers telling their people who to vote for in an election, and stories of some preachers kicking some of their members out of the church because they did not obey. There have been other warnings about churches losing their non-for-profit status if they promote one candidate over another. So the issue is a relevant concern, especially with the rapidly approaching presidential election. So let me share some history and thoughts. Read More

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We, the members of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, extend our invitation and welcome to all who wish to take part in the mission and ministry of this congregation, and affirm all persons of every race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or socio-economic status as children of God. 

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