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Sermons by the Rev. James P. Cooper

Retired

Bryn Athyn, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Durban, KwaZulu; Mitchellville, MD; Toronto, ON

 Olivet's "Healthy Relationship" series from 2008

Olivet's "Living Courageously" series from January 2010

Isabel Kingdon Memorial

Sydney Parker Memorial

Bruce H. Scott Memorial

John Raymond Memorial

Stephanie Crampton Memorial

Faith Schnarr Memorial
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1 - The Woman Clothed with the Sun  2 - The Law Restored 3 - Fighting for Truth
4 - Comfort and Hope 5 - Silence and Music in Worship 6 - Courage
 7 - The Tree of Life 8 - The Shepherd of Israel 9 - Doubt - A Way to Faith
10 - The Lord of the Sabbath 11 - Doing Your Best 12 - No Manuscript
13 - Prepare for the Lord 14 - Divine Worship 15 - Forgiving Trespasses
16 - Naaman, the Syrian Leper 17 - Elijah's Temptation 18 - Sacrificing the First-born Son
19 - The Gospel of Redemption 20 - Appropriating Good and Evil 21 - Self Compulsion
22 - The Pearl of Great Price 23 - Attending to the Inner Voice 24 - The Sign of the Prophet Jonah
25 - Michal's Disdain 26 - Equilibrium 27 - Changlessness and Change
28 - Preparing For Temptation 29 - Visions of the Lord 30 - Desiring the Future
31 - Approaching the Holy Supper Worthily 32 - Christian Charity 33 - The Order of Creation
34 - Serving the Lord 35 - Thanksgiving 36 - The Parable of the Fig Tree
37 - Joseph, the Husband of Mary 38 - Conscience 39 - The Church Universal and Specific
40 - The "Risk Free" Society 41 - Who Is My God? 42 - Herod, Herodias, and Salome
43 - Easter Sunday Talk 44 - Presence and Conjunction 45 - Spiritual Occupations
46 - Entrance into Heaven and the Church 47 - Striving for Eternal Goals (New Church Education, Part 1) 48 - Preparing for Spiritual Life (New Church Education, Part 2)
49 - The Essential Uses of New Church Education (New Church Education, Part 3) 50 - The Power to Become the Sons of God 51 - Why The Lord Was Born in Bethlehem
52 - The Centurion's Confession 53 - Who Is To Blame 54 - Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar
55 - In His Name 56 - The Heavenly Host 57 - The Communion of Saints
58 - An Heritage of the Lord 59 - The Lord's Temptation 60 - Palm Sunday
61 - Pentecost:  Gift of the Holy Spirit 62 - Reflections of the Church as a Bride 63 - Degrees of Friendship
64 - Rational and Moral Wisdom 65 - Defeating Midian 66 - The Living Bread
67 - The First State of Man After Death    68 - The Second State of Man After Death  69 - The Third State of Man After Death
70 - The Word Made Flesh  71 - Dreams 72 - Cleansing the Temple
73 - The Power and Use of Prayer 74 - The New Church Doctrine of Predestination 75 - John the Baptist
76 - The Parable of the Lamb 77 - Betrothal States in Marriage 78 - The Unexpected King
79 - The Lord's Heredities 80 - Fishers of Men 81 - Heaven and Man Conjoined 
82 - Spiritual Cleanliness 83 - Two Kinds of Disobedience 84 - The Pillars of Cloud and Fire 
85 - The Heart and the Lungs 86 - Unless the Lord Builds the Church 87 - No Manuscript
88 - The World of Spirits 89 - The Second Coming 90 - Touching the Lord's Garments
91 - The Tent of Meeting 92 - Offering Strange Fire 93 - The Influence of Hell in our Lives
94 - The Use and Purpose of the Holy Supper 95 - The Annunciation 96 - Earning Eternal Life
97 - Preparing to Receive the Lord 98 - Jehovah, Jesus, and Mary 99 - He Bowed the Heavens
100 - We Have Seen His Star In The East 101 - Christmas Eve Readings 102 - Christmas Eve Address
103 - The Lowly King 104 - The Ancient Church 105 - Spheres of Innocence
106 - The Battle Against Moab 107 - The Stones Would Cry Out 108 - The Burden of the Cross
109 - The Final Victory Over Hell 110 - The Road to Emmaus 111 - The Lord's Ascent from Galilee
112 - A Freewill Offering to the Lord 113 - For the Lord is a Jealous God, part 1  114 - For the Lord is a jealous God, part 2 
115 - Freewill Sacrifice of Self  116 - Destroying the Accursed Thing 117 - The Last Judgment and Second Coming, Part 1
118 - The Last Judgment and Second Coming, Part 2 119 - The Last Judgment and Second Coming, Part 3 120 - The Last Judgment and Second Coming, Part 4
121 - Reward is According to Works 122 -  Love's Three Essentials 123 - Evil's Three Essentials
124 - A Land For Which You Did Not Labor 125 - The Use of Recreation 126 - The Promises of Baptism
127 - In the Midst of the Storm   128 - Motherhood: Preparation for Heaven 129 - Filling the Vessels to the Brim    
130 - I See Him but Not Now 131 - Giving to the Lord  132 - Making Righteous Judgments
133 - The Wise Men 134 - By the Rivers of Babylon 135 - Happy Are You If You Do Them
136 - The Wheat and the Tares 137 - Vinegar and Gall 138 - Condemnation of the World
139 - There is Death in the Pot! 140 - What's New About the New Church, Part 1; The New Idea of God 142 - What's New About the New Church, Part 2; The New Idea of Heaven
143 - What's New About the New Church, Part 3; The New Understanding of the Purpose of Life 144 - The Meaning of the Bread and Wine 145 - The Four Horsemen    
146 - Does Love Justify Evil? 147 - What's New About the New Church, Part 4; New Ministers of the Spirit 148 - Positive Thinking
149 - You Have To Want To Change 150 - Remembrance Day 151 - The Announcement to the Shepherds
152 - Christmas Changes As You Grow Older 153 - Temptations in the Wilderness 154 - The Medium of Revelation
155 - The Wisdom of Solomon 156 - The New Understanding of the Word part 1 157 - The New Understanding of the Word part 2
158 - What Shall I Render to the Lord 159 - The Gift of Heaven 160 - Miraculous and Saving Faith
161 - The Affection for Truth 162 - The Four States of Life 163 - Who Goes to Heaven
164 - The Parable of the Wedding Feast 165 - The Apostle Paul  (Toronto August 19, 2007) 166 - New Church Day
167 - David and Bathsheba 168 - The Promises of Baptism 169 - Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
170 - The Doctrine of Original Sin 171 - Self Examination (notes for extemporaneous) 172 - The Rules of Life
173 - The Parable of the Wedding Feast 174 - David Numbers the People   175 - Stand On Your Feet! 
176 - Dry Bones 177 - The Masculine and Feminine Response to the Divine  178 - The Two Kings (Christmas)
179 - The Lost Sheep 180 - Working It Out 181 - The Man of God
182 - Degrees of Government 183 - Three Misconceptions about Marriage 184 - Sowing Wild Oats     
185 - God the Father 186 - God the Redeemer 187 - God the Holy Spirit
188 - The Parable of the Dishonest Manager 189 - The Sensual Degree 190 - Making Just Judgments
191 - The Parable of the Talents   192 - The Sacrament of the Holy Supper 193 - I Am Jehovah Your Healer
194 - The Responsibility of Dominion 195 - Healing Through Faith (10-FEB-08) 196 - The Chosen People 
197 - The Effectiveness of New Church Education 198 - Big Things, Little Things 199 - A Revealer of Secrets 
200 - The Fig Tree and the Temple 201 - The Origin of Disease 202 - The Saigon Factor / Hope
203 - Liturgical Customs in the New Church 204 - The Repentance of Nineveh 205 - Mary's Preparation
206 - Dedication of the WNCS School Addition 207 - Knowledge, Judgement, and Love 208 - The Stream of Providence
209 - Murmuring and Discontent 210 - Birth and Regeneration 211 - A Miracle According to Order
212 - Harmony and Providence    213 - Remembrance Day 2006 214 - The Affirmative Principle
215 - Christmas Eve Address 216 - The Dragon and the Church  217 - Seven Parables from Matthew
218 - Remember Not the Sins of My Youth  (Toronto, Sept. 30, 2007) 219 - Memorial Day 1995 220 - No Manuscript
221 - Abner and Joab 222 - The Widow's Oil 223 - The Academy Position
224 - Grief 225 - Teaching In Samaria 226 - Thanksgiving Around the World
227 - The Lamb of God 228 - By Whose Authority? 229 - Judgment Upon the Church
230 - Looking Forward Looking Backward 231 - The New Jerusalem (What's New part 6) 232 - Worship is an Active Verb
233 - The Academy Position 234 - Moses and Aaron 235 - Balaam and Balak
236 - Three Warnings to the Church 237 - Revelation 19    238 - Natural and Spiritual Freedom (the Saigon Factor)
239 - A Good and Faithful Servant 240 - Three Honorable Men   241 - John the Baptist (Holy Supper)
242 - Infant Jesus, Creator and Saviour 243 - The Two Great Commandments      244 - The Tree of Life (New Church Day)
245 - What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life 246 - The Keeper of the Sheep 247 - Palm Sunday
248 - Everlasting Doors (PSA 24)  (Toronto, Oct. 28, 2007) 249 - Blot Out My Transgressions 250 - Memorial for the Victims of Terrorism (9/11)
251 - Three Gates into the Church 252 - Justin Zuber Memorial 253 - Potiphar's Choice - Path of Integrity week 2
254 - The Rite of Confirmation 255 - Judah's Plea 256 - Hiding Your Light
257 - His Righteousness 258 - Easter Morning 259 - The Protection of Innocence
260 - The Magnificat      261 - A Vineyard in a Very Fruitful Hill   262 - Marriage in the Resurrection 
263 - The Battle With Amalek 264 - My Yoke is Easy  (17-FEB-08) 265 - Journey Week 1
266 - Journey Week 3 267 - Journey Week 5 268 - Journey Week 7
269 - Journey Week 8 270 - To Obey is Better than Sacrifice 271 - Connecting with God (BHR 3)
272 - Mary and Martha 273 - The Loaves and the Fishes 274 - Elijah Fed By Ravens (LC 1)
275 - Serving the Lord First (LC 2) 276 - Fire From Heaven (LC 4) 277 - Passing the Mantle (LC 7)
278 - Mothers in Scripture
279 - Jesus in Samaria  280 - Service to Others
281 - Divine Mercy 282 - We Have No King But Caesar 283 - The Final Words of Revelation
284 - Holy Supper Address - Repentance 285 - SHIFT week 2 - Shift in Perspective 286 - SHIFT week 5 - Shift in Motivation
287 - The Division of the Land 288 - The Woman Clothed with the Sun 289 - Fight Evil Like David
290 - Asking For Help 291 - Abram Separates from Lot 292 - Having Compassion
293 - The Doctrine of the Firstborn (Primogeniture). 294 - Vinegar and Gall 295 - The Flight Into Egypt
296 - The Parable of the Sower 297 - The Fourth Day of Creation 298 - The Fifth Day of Creation
299 - Practices of Peace 300 - Prayer, Betrayal, and Arrest 301 - The Raven and the Dove
676 - The Widow's oil (Olivet Thanksgiving 2007)