Text of the Pastor's sermons

Guiding Stardust toward Good – September 18

A sermon based on Psalm 8 and Psalm 53, given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on September 18, 2022 by Rev. Scott Elliott I wrote this sermon for last Sunday, September 11, but due to COVOD I was out and unable to preach it. I decided it ought to still work a week later. It was […]

It’s Not Christian Love If You Would Not Want It – September 4

A sermon based on Luke 10:25-37 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on September 4, 2022 by Rev. Scott Elliott Four-hundred-and-twenty-two years ago this month my tenth great grandfather, Edward Doty, who was an indentured servant at the time, left England on a small ship with a hundred-and-one other passengers and thirty or so crew members. […]

Jesus Has No Barriers – August 28

A sermon based on Luke 14: 1, 7-14 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on August 28, 2022 * by Rev. Scott Elliott Believe it or not the text Pastor Robb just read so well reminds me of theatre cast parties at my college. Drama majors came from all sorts of backgrounds. Some were from wealthy […]

Prayer Is Any Focus on God – August 21

A sermon based on: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 given at Mount Vernon, August 21, 2022 * by Rev. Scott Elliott Herb was at revival and decided to go up to the altar when the preacher asked anyone with needs to come up and be prayed over. When it was his turn the preacher asked Herb “My […]

Reenacting the Exodus – August 14

A sermon based on 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on August 14, 2022 * by Rev. Scott Elliott A young boy got pretty excited when he read in the Bible about God parting the Red Sea so the Hebrews could escape slavery and cause the pursing army to be defeated. When […]

A Prayer Packed With Jesus – July 24

A sermon based on Luke 11:1-13 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on July 24 , 2022* by Rev. Scott Elliott A little girl was with her father when they stopped at a delicatessen to buy some cheese and fresh rye bread. The dad held the bread out for the little one to sniff “There’s no […]

Our Visible Invisible God – July 17

A sermon based on Colossians 1:15-18 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on July 17, 2022* by Rev. Scott Elliott Little Bobby and Grandma were looking at seaside vacation pictures. Grandma pointed to one and said, “This looks just like art. Did you know God painted it all for us, Bobby?” “Yes,” Bobby said, “And God […]

It’s Time to Be Fruitful Again – July 10

A sermon based on Colossians 1:1-14 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on July 10, 2022 by Rev. Scott Elliott There’s a cartoon drawing I really like. It’s of a stick-drawn church with Jesus on the outside trying to push the front door open, while  large crowd inside pushes against the door as their leader exclaims […]

Called to Freedom – July 3

A sermon based on Galatians 5:13-25 (Inclusive Bible) given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on July 3, 2022 by Rev. Scott Elliott On Independence Day weekend it’s great to have freedom front and center of today’s lesson– which reminds me of a story. One day a Libertarian, a Communist, and a religious person were discussing Adam […]

Touching the Untouchable – June 26

Based on Matthew 8: 1-4 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on June 26, 2022 * By Scott Elliott   I have a college story to start us off. It gets kinda heavy, so I want to start with a light note.  It may be hard to believe, but in college I was even more handsome […]