Login / Signup

Robert R. Kopp

Start of Fall Sale - Save $131!
Hold down Ctrl (Windows) / Command (Mac) for multiple selections (scroll list to see all options)

Sermon

SermonStudio

One-Way Theology -- Exodus 20:3 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
God knows we don't do much theology these days.
It's Never Enough -- Exodus 20:17 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
"Oh, Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz? ..."
Dime Store Faith -- Exodus 20:4 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Growing up in a little town which nobody has heard of across the Susquehanna River from Wilkes-Barre
Putting Words In His Mouth -- Exodus 20:7 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Standing in the express line at Shop N' Spend can test one's soul, especially if the person just in
Why I Go To Church -- Exodus 20:8 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
I met Rus Howard at Princeton.
Hallmark Card Religion -- Exodus 20:12 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Ross Perot has been asked many times over the past five or six years if he feels qualified to be Pre
Suicidal Situation Ethics -- Exodus 20:13 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
When people think about Dr.
Torn Between Two Lovers -- Exodus 20:14 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
As a pastor and husband, I'm acutely aware every day isn't a hot fudge sundae for married folks.
Some Folks Are Just Like The IRS -- Exodus 20:15 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Just like the United States Golf Association says, "I really, really, really love golf." It's fun, g
Truth Or Consequences -- Exodus 20:16 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Mother Teresa and the Princess of Wales were larger than life and continue to evoke sympathy, curios
Predestination? You've Got To Be Kidding! -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Robert R. Kopp -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
Everybody has a favorite joke.
Our Christological Crisis -- Colossians 1:11-20 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2000
Back in the mid to late 1980s, I was courted by a fledgling denomination.
What's In It For Us? -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2000
Everybody has a list of personal pet peeves. Here's mine:
What's Expected From Us? -- 2 Timothy 3:14 -- 4:5 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
Daniel -- my youngest until June -- has been eyeing a football in my study.
Facing Death Without Blinking -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2000
When I was a little boy growing up in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania's First Presbyterian Church, one of th
True Friends -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2000
Twice a year for many years, Eric Felack and I have played a grudge golf match against my father and
What To Do With Bad Guys -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2000
When I asked Dad to go to Israel with Mom and me about fifteen years ago, he said, "Son, I've been i
Whistle While You Work -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2000
Everybody has a list of favorite movies.
Pure Prayer -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2000
My favorite eighth grader just confessed his aspiration for becoming President of the United States.
Holiness And Happiness -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
Howard and Kopp with Real People celebrated its first anniversary on Adelphia Community Cablevision
Boldly Faithful -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies.

Spirituality

SermonStudio

The First Hole -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Awe came upon everyone.... -- Acts 2:43
Take Some Lessons -- 2 Timothy 3:16 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful.... -- 2 Timothy 3:16
Equipped To Play -- Ephesians 6:11 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Put on the whole armor of God. -- Ephesians 6:11
The Upside Of The Practice-- Performance Equation -- Galatians 6:7b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
You reap whatever you sow. -- Galatians 6:7b
The Downside Of The Practice -- Performance Equation -- Romans 8:28 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God....
Take Dead Aim -- Hebrews 12:2 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. -- Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)
Be The Ball -- Galatians 2:20 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
... I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. -- Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
Every Shot I Ever Hit -- 1 Corinthians 11:24b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Do this in remembrance of me. -- 1 Corinthians 11:24b
Apocalyptic Moments -- Galatians 5:22-23 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
The fruit of the Spirit is.... -- Galatians 5:22-23
Mind Your Manners -- Matthew 7:12 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.... -- Matthew 7:12
God Knows! -- 2 Samuel 12:7 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
You are the man! -- 2 Samuel 12:7
Leave It On The Course -- 1 Timothy 3:5 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
If someone does not know how to manage.... -- 1 Timothy 3:5
A Positive Addiction -- Romans 1:16 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
I am not ashamed of the gospel.... -- Romans 1:16
Holing Out -- 2 Timothy 4:6b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
The time of my departure has come. -- 2 Timothy 4:6b
UPCOMING WEEKS
In addition to the lectionary resources there are thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)
Proper 21 | OT 26 | Pent 16
26 – Sermons
150+ – Illustrations / Stories
30 – Children's Sermons / Resources
20 – Worship Resources
30 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Proper 22 | OT 27 | Pent 17
24 – Sermons
160+ – Illustrations / Stories
31 – Children's Sermons / Resources
18 – Worship Resources
27 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Proper 23 | OT 28 | Pent 18
26 – Sermons
150+ – Illustrations / Stories
33 – Children's Sermons / Resources
19 – Worship Resources
30 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Plus thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Quantisha Mason-Doll
For October 2, 2022:

CSSPlus

John Jamison
Object: A printed copy of the job description that is included with this week’s message. (Download here.)

* * *

Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today. Are you ready? (Let them respond.) Great!

Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Coffin
All of today’s texts address times along the faith journey where a mature faith is helpful. Modern examples include a church which has just completed a major building project. The ribbon cutting celebration is in the past. It is time to make payments to the creditors. Also, there are maintenance and upkeep costs along with knowing the state will be making inspection visits to assure building safety standards remain current.
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26
John Calvin well describes the distress and doubt which this lesson depicts:

...for there is nothing more difficult for men than to preserve their minds in a state of peace and tranquility, undisturbed by any disquieting fears, whilst they are in this world, which is subject to many changes. (Calvin’s Commentaries, Vol.V/1, p. 18)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Alice loved ballet. She'd been given a ballet video for her birthday, and she spent hours watching it. When she'd been attending ballet classes for three weeks, she announced to the assembled family that she was going to be a ballet dancer when she grew up.

Alice's mother and father exchanged meaningful glances. "Ballet means a lot of hard work," warned her father.

StoryShare

John S. Smylie
David O. Bales
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Where Have All the Churches Gone?" by John Smylie
"Caught Not Taught" by John Smylie
"Oh, Mulberries!" by David Bales

Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

* * * * * * * * *


Where Have All the Churches Gone?
By John Smylie
Lamentations 1:1-6

SermonStudio

David E. Leininger
A couple of years ago, a fascinating book by Mitch Albom hit the bestseller lists, Tuesdays with Morrie. The author had learned that his old teacher was slowly dying of Lou Gehrig's disease, and after an absence of many years, the two reconnected and began to get together every Tuesday. The book shares some of the great lessons that emerged from those weekly conversations. For example:

"Okay, question," I say to Morrie. His bony fingers hold his glasses across his chest, which rises and falls with each labored breath.

"What's the question?" he says.
Carlos Wilton
The little-known book of Lamentations was likely composed in the ashes of Jerusalem, following the Babylonian invasion which carried the leaders of the Jewish community off into exile. It speaks to the concerns of the Jerusalem community for their long-term survival under occupation by a foreign power. While the book's title sounds grim, and its setting is dark, the book is fundamentally life-affirming. It is a testimony to the steadfast love of God that may be discovered through renewed faith, even in troubled times.

Dallas A. Brauninger
1. Text

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" [6] The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
John W. Clarke
In most congregational settings, the name Habakkuk does not bring people to their feet. He is not considered famous biblically speaking, like the more recognized names of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others. In point of fact, most people do not know who Habakkuk is or what he did.

Habakkuk was a prophet who undertook to sustain the faith of the nation through one of the most hopeless periods of Hebrew history.
Robert R. Kopp
The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies.

It's about an English teacher named John Keating who returns to his stodgy old alma mater named Welton Academy -- the students call it "Hellton" -- and challenges students to live extraordinary lives.

Mr. Keating tells a few students about a secret organization called The Dead Poets Society.

"The Dead Poets Society," he reveals with eyes aglow, "was a society dedicated to sucking the marrow out of life. That phrase is by Thoreau and was invoked at every meeting."

Special Occasion

Wildcard SSL