Nicodemus visits at night

Jeff Garrison   Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church May 27, 2018 John 3:1-17               In the liturgical calendar, today is Trinity Sunday. The Trinity, like God, cannot be fully understood by those of us who are mere mortals. It’s a mystery. … Continue reading

Pentecost 2018

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Ezekiel 37:1-14 May 20, 2018 I pretty much thought I had the sermon all together Friday. Then, after the wonderful preschool graduation, I came home and learned about the latest school shooting. These have … Continue reading

Two Roads

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church May 13, 2018 Psalm 1   We’re exploring the very first Psalm today. Before we get to the Scripture, I want talk a bit about Psalms. Whenever I’ve preached from the Psalms, I’ve tried … Continue reading

Kirkin 2018

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Psalm 85 April 15, 2018   On this Sunday in which we celebrate our Scottish heritage, let me speak a bit about the Reformation in Scotland. Unlike the Swiss, German and English Reformations that … Continue reading

Christ the King

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church  November 26, 2017 Ezekiel 34:11-24[1]   Today is Christ the King Sunday. That may not mean much to those of us who grew up in non-liturgical churches. After all, Christ should be our king … Continue reading

Scripture Alone

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church October 22, 2017 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5   Over the past couple of decades there have been debates over the visible presence of the Ten Commandments in public places like courthouses. This has brought out … Continue reading

James 5:7-20

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church James 5:7-20 July 23, 2017   It’s always bittersweet coming to an end. This is my last sermon from the Epistle of James, at least for a while.  We’ve covered this Epistle thoroughly.  At … Continue reading

Satisfied: Identity Shift

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church October 30, 2016 Ephesians 1:3-14          Our topic this week, in our all-church study of Jeff Manion’s book, Satisfied: Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption, is identity shift.  When we are adopted into … Continue reading

Satisfied: Comparison

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church October 23, 2016 Matthew 20:1-16     This is our second week of looking at topics found in the book Satisfied: Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption.  Last week we talked about enrolling … Continue reading

Pentecost 2016

  Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church  Genesis 11:1-9 May 15, 2016   I attended a 6 AM worship service when I was in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2011.   Between Easter and Pentecost, this congregation hosted predawn worship services every morning, … Continue reading

Worshiping Jesus

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church  John 12:1-8 March 13, 2016   There is a Peanut’s comic strip where Charlie Brown approaches Lucy about the problem of world hunger.  Lucy shrugs her shoulder in implied indifference.  Charlie Brown then goes … Continue reading

The Stars are the Limit

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church February 21, 2016 Genesis 15   Friday evening and Saturday was the Presbytery’s “Leadership Development” Conference.  This year’s keynote speaker was Michael Jenkin’s, the president of Louisville Theological Seminary.  After one of his lectures, … Continue reading

Acts 2:37-47

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Acts 2:37-47 May 31, 2015   On the church calendar, today is Trinity Sunday.  I’m not really preaching on the mystery of the Trinity except that in our story we see all three persons … Continue reading

Pentecost 2015

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church May 24, 2015 Pentecost Sunday:  Acts 2:1-16     When I was in seminary, Ken, a fellow student from Japan, found America’s “alternative newspapers” worthy of his attention.  I am speaking of the papers … Continue reading