Emmanuel Baptist Church

275 State St.  Albany, NY 12210
(518) 465-5161

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A Welcoming and Affirming Congregation

Minister:  Rev. Kathy J. Donley

 

Archived Sermons

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Date

Title

Scripture(s)

Preacher/Speaker

6/21/15

Give Us a King 

I Samuel 8:4-20 Rev. Kathy Donley
6/14/15 The Lessons Learned from Children   Jean Burton
Judith Henningson
5/31/15

The Worship Seesaw:  Transcendence and Immanence 

Isaiah 6:1-13 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/10/15 Out of the Whirlwind Job 38:1-11, 42:1-3 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/3/15

The Opposite of Love 

I John 4:7-21 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/19/15

Now We are Children of God

I John 3:1-2

John 1:1-3,10-12

Rev. Kathy Donley
4/12/15

On Not Deceiving Ourselves 

1 John 1:1-2:2 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/5/15

On the Road of Broken Dreams

Luke 24:13-35 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/29/15 Tarry, Come Out, Unbind John 11:1-44 Rebecca Syltebo,
Liselle LaFrance,
Kathleen Moore,
Joanna Nadeau
3/22/15 From the Tomb John 11:38-44 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/15/15

Jesus Snorted 

John 11:28-37 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/8/15

Even Now 

John 11:17-27 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/1/15

Prepared to Die 

John 11:1-16 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/22/15

Speaking From the Ashes 

Ezekiel 37:-14 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/15/15 Twenty Four Hours Mark 1:21-39 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/8/15 Thinning Out the Riffraff Mark 2:13-17 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/18/15 God of Second Chances Jonah 3:10-4:11 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/11/15 The World's Shortest Sermon Jonah 3:1-10 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/4/15 Magi Worship a Shepherd Matthew 2:1-12 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/24/14

To Hear The Angel Sing

Luke 2:8-14 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/21/14

Same Song, Different Tune 

Luke 1:47-55 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/14/14

Simeon’s Song 

Luke 2:22-40 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/7/14

Daybreak 

Luke 1:67-79 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/30/14

Prophetic Imagination 

Luke 3:1-6 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/9/14

Oil Crisis 

Matthew 25:1-13 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/2/14

A Feast for All 

Isaiah 25:1, 4-9 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/26/14

Pay It Forward 

Hebrews 12:1-2
2 Timothy 1:1-5
Rev. Kathy Donley
10/19/14 The Cup and the Contents Luke 11:33-44 Judith Henningson
10/12/14 Provoking One Another Acts 4:32-37, Hebrews 10:23-25 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/5/14

Seeing the Word

Isaiah 2:1-5

Deut. 6:1-12

Rev. Kathy Donley
9/28/14

The Battle for the Vineyard 

Matthew 21:33-46 Rev. Kathy Donley
9/21/14 Sometimes Grace Stinks Matthew 20:1-16 Rev. Kathy Donley
9/14/14

Keeping Score 

Matthew 18:21-35
Romans 14:1-12
Rev. Kathy Donley
9/7/14

Let Your Life Speak

Exodus 3:1-15 Rev. Kathy Donley
8/17/14

Shiphrah’s Story 

Exodus 1:8-2:10 Rev. Kathy Donley
8/10/14 Your Liberation and Mine Exodus 14:19-31 Rev. Kathy Donley
7/13/14

The Reckless Farmer 

Matthew 13:1-16 Rev. Kathy Donley
6/22/14 Unanswered Prayer

John 17:20-26 

Rev. Kathy Donley
6/15/14 Experimental Education

Matthew 28:16-20

Rev. Kathy Donley
5/18/14

Oh Freedom!

Acts 16:16-34 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/11/14

Sticks and Stones

Acts 7:55-8:3 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/4/14

Relentless Resurrection

Acts 9:36-43 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/27/14

On the Way

Acts 9:1-20 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/20/14

Back to the Garden 

John 20:1-19 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/13/14

Into Your Hands

Luke 23:44-46 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/6/14 Thirst John 19:28-29 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/30/14 Forsaken

Matthew 27:45-47

Rev. Kathy Donley
3/23/14

Behold

John 19:25b-27 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/16/14

Paradise

Luke 23:39-43 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/9/14

Forgiven

Luke 23:32-34 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/2/14

Blessed are the Persecuted 

Matthew 5:10-12 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/23/14

Blessed are the Meek and Merciful

Matthew 5.5, 7 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/16/14 Blessed are the Pure in Heart Matthew 5:1-2, 9 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/9/14

Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Weep 

Matthew 5:1-2, 4, 6 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/19/14

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Micah 4:1-4 
Matthew 5:9
Rev. Kathy Donley
1/12/14 God Bless You Matthew 5:1-13,
      especially 5.3
Rev. Kathy Donley
12/24/13

The Light Shines 

Isaiah 9:2-7
Luke 2:1-20
Rev. Kathy Donley
12/22/13

The Scandal of Incarnation:

Believing in Dreams and Breaking the Rules

Matthew 1:18-25 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/15/13

The Scandal of Incarnation: 

After God’s Own Heart

2 Samuel 11-12 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/8/13

The Scandal of Incarnation:  Engaging the Enemy

Joshua 2:1-21 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/1/13

The Scandal of Incarnation:  Scheming Justice 

Genesis 38 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/24/13

Today, Paradise 

Luke 23:33-43 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/10/13

Work in Progress

Luke 18:9-14 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/3/13

From the Heart 

Luke 19:1-10 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/27/13

All We Need

Mark 6:34-43

2 Corinthians 9:6-12

Rev. Kathy Donley
10/20/13

Rich Living 

Luke 12:31-21 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/13/13

Naming Our Idols

Exodus 32:1-8  

Psalm 135:15-18

Rev. Kathy Donley
10/6/13

Do Not Be Ashamed

2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-6
Rev. Kathy Donley
9/29/13

Mind the Gap

Luke 16:19-31 Rev. Kathy Donley
9/22/13

Con-Man for the Kingdom of God

Luke 16:1-8a Rev. Kathy Donley
9/15/13

Border Crossings 

Luke 17:11-10 Rev. Kathy Donley
9/8/13 Counting the Cost

Luke 14:25-33

Rev. Kathy Donley
8/25/13 A Soldier's Faith Luke 7:1-10 Rev. Kathy Donley
8/18/13

Daughter of Abraham 

Luke 13:10-17 Rev. Kathy Donley
7/14/13

What About the Pigs?

Luke 8:26-39 Rev. Kathy Donley
7/7/13

Creative Living

2 Kings 5:1-14
Galatians 6:1-6

Rev. Kathy Donley
at Joint FOCUS Service
6/30/13 Sleeping Through a Revolution 1 Corinthians 3:5-11 Rev. Kathy Donley
6/16/13

Come on In – The Water’s Fine

John 5:1-9 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/26/13 Lady Wisdom Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/19/13

The Whisper of the Wind or the Intrusion of the Spirit

Acts 2:1-21 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/12/13

Heaven on Earth

Revelation 21:1-5, 22:1-5 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/5/13

Wise as Snakes

Revelation 13:11-18 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/28/13

Lamb Power 

Revelation 5:6-14, 7:9-17 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/14/13

What The Spirit is Saying Still

Revelation 2:8-11, 3:1-22 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/7/13

What The Spirit is Saying

Revelation 2:1-7, 12-29 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/31/13

In the Dark 

John 20:1-19 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/10/13 Prodigal Father Luke 15:11-32 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/3/13

Seeking Shalom 

Jeremiah 29: 1-7
Luke 9:51-62
Rev. Kathy Donley
2/24/13 The Sound of Weeping Luke 13:31-35 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/10/13

Deep Water

Luke 5:1-11 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/3/13

The Lord's Short List

Micah 6:6-8
Matthew 5:1-12
Rev. Robert A. White, NYS Council of Churches at Joint FOCUS Service
1/27/13

The Good Stuff 

John 2:1-11 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/20/13

Prophets Then and Now 

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Exodus 3:4-11, 4:10-13
Isaiah 6:1-9
Rev. Kathy Donley
1/13/13 I'm So Proud of You! Luke 3:15-22 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/6/13 When You Lose Jesus Luke 2:41-52 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/23/12 Under the Bethlehem Sky:  Redemption Ruth 4 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/16/12 Under the Bethlehem Sky:  A Brazen Proposal Ruth 3 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/9/12 Under the Bethlehem Sky:  God's Wing Ruth 2 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/2/12 Under the Bethlehem Sky:  Hope Against Hope Ruth 1 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/25/12 Not of This World John 18:33-37 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/18/12 Considering the Lilies Matthew 6:25-34 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/11/12

Tattoos on the Heart 

Jeremiah 31:27-34 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/4/12

This Way of Giving 

John 3:16-17 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/28/12 Take Heart Mark 10:46-52 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/21/12

You Can Tell They are

Christians By --What?

John 13:34-35 Rev. Kathy Donley
9/30/12

Tie a Knot and Hang On

James 5:13-20

Rev. Kathy Donley
9/23/12

The Law of the Kingdom

James 2:1-10, 14-17 Rev. Kathy Donley
9/16/12

Opening Up and Speaking Plainly

Mark 7:31-37 Rev. Kathy Donley
9/9/12

For Such a Time As This

Esther 4:1-17

Rev. Kathy Donley
8/26/12

Stand Firm

Ephesians 6:10-20 Rev. Kathy Donley
8/19/12

Family Values

Ephesians 5:21-6:9 Rev. Kathy Donley
7/29/12

Imitators of God

Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Rev. Kathy Donley
7/22/12

Breadth, Length, Height and Depth

Ephesians 3:14-21 Rev. Kathy Donley
7/15/12

The Dance

Ephesians 1:3-14 Rev. Kathy Donley
7/8/12

Growing Pains

Ephesians 4:1-16 Rev. Kathy Donley
6/24/12 As You Are Going

Matthew 28:16-20

Acts 3:1-10

Kathy Moore
6/17/12

Making Room

Acts 10:25-35

Rev. Kathy Donley
5/27/12 Dream the Impossible Dream Acts 2:1-21 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/20/12

Surprise!  Surprise!  Surprise!

Acts 1:15-26 Rev. Kathy Donley
5/13/12

Thy Kingdom Come

John 15:9-17

Isaiah 65:17-25

Rev. Kathy Donley
5/6/12

Unhindered Mission

Acts 8:26-40 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/29/12

In the Fold

John 10:11-18 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/23/12

On the Road

Luke 24:13-35 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/15/12

The Wounded Healer

John 20:19-31 Rev. Kathy Donley
4/8/12 Going Ahead of Us Mark 16:1-8 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/25/12

The Spirit is Willing

Mark 14:26-42 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/18/12

The Scent of Extravagance

Mark 14:1-11 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/11/12

Small Change

Mark 12:38-44 Rev. Kathy Donley
3/4/12 Cleaning House Mark 11:11-21 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/26/12 Occupy Jerusalem Mark 11:1-11 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/12/12

Extreme Makeover:  Jesus Edition

Mark 2:1-12 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/29/12

Bigger Fish to Fry

Mark 1:14-20 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/22/12

God on the Loose

Mark 1:4-13 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/15/12

Can You Hear Me Now?

1 Samuel 3:1-20 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/8/12

Home by Another Way

Matthew 2:1-12 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/24/11 Moving Into the Neighborhood John 1:1-14 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/18/11

Spirit-Shadowed

Luke 1:26-38 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/11/11

Binding Up the Broken-Hearted

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Rev. Kathy Donley
12/4/11

Tidings of Comfort and Peace

Isaiah 40:1-11 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/20/11

We Have A Story, Too

Deuteronomy 8:7-10

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Rev. Kathy Donley
11/13/11

Show Me the Money

Matthew 22:15-22 Rev. Kathy Donley
11/06/11

Taking Up the Cross

Matthew 16:21-28 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/30/11

Making Up Your Mind

Deuteronomy 14:22-29 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/23/11

Community of Generosity

Acts 2:43-47

2 Cor. 8:1-15

Rev. Kathy Donley
10/16/11

Compassion on the Jericho Road

Luke 10:25-37 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/09/11

The Challenge of Giving:  Risky Business

Matthew 25:14-30 Rev. Kathy Donley
10/02/11

A Trip to the Landfill

Philippians 3:4-14 Rev. Kathy Donley
09/25/11 Hum a Few Bars Philippians 2:1-13 Rev. Kathy Donley
09/18/11

A Sure and Certain Hope

Philippians 1:21-30 Rev. Kathy Donley
09/11/11

Being Transformed 

Romans 12:1-2 Rev. Kathy Donley
09/04/11

Three Strikes?

Matthew 18:15-20

Rev. Kathy Donley

Joint FOCUS Worship

08/14/11

Feisty Faith

Matthew 15:21-28 Rev. Kathy Donley
07/24/11

Good Work

Romans 8:26-28

Rev. Kathy Donley
07/17/11 Waiting for the Children of God Romans 8:12-25 Rev. Kathy Donley
07/10/11 No Condemnation:  Really???

Isaiah 55:1-13

Romans 8:1-11

Rev. Lois Wolff
06/05/11 What Are We Doing Here?

Acts 1:6-14

John 17:1-11

Rev. Lois Wolff

5/22/11

God's House

1 Peter 2:2-10

John 14:1-14

Rev. Lois Wolff

05/08/11

Seeing Jesus

1 Peter 1:3-9

John 20:19-31

Rev. Lois Wolff

05/01/11

Reverent Fear, Strangely Warmed

1 Peter 1:17-23

Luke 24:13-35

Rev. Lois Wolff

04/24/11 There's a Whole Lotta Shaking Goin' On Matthew 28:1-10 Rev. Kathy Donley
04/24/11 While It Was Still Dark - Easter Sunrise Service John 20:1 Rev. Kathy Donley
04/17/11 Places Along the Way:  To the Gates of the City or The Ministry of Untying Colts

Psalm 11:1-2, 19-29

Matthew 21:1-11

Rev. Lois Wolff
04/10/11 Places Along the Way:  A Matter of Death and Life

Ezekiel 37:1-14

John 11:1-45

Rev. Lois Wolff
04/03/11 Places Along the Way:  The Unknowns John 9 Rev. Kathy Donley
03/27/11

Places Along the Way:  Water from the Rock 

Exodus 17:1-7

John 4:1-42

Rev. Lois Wolff
03/20/11

Places Along the Way:  Second Beginnings

Genesis 12:1-5a

John 3:1-17
Rev. Lois Wolff

3/13/11

The Beginning of the Journey:  Temptations

Genesis 2:15-3:7       Matthew 4:1-11

Rev. Lois Wolff

3/6/11 More Jesus than We Want Matthew 17:1-13 Rev. Kathy Donley
2/27/11 God as Supreme Justice

Isaiah 49:8-16

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Rev. Lois Wolff
2/20/11 Building God's Temple

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

1 Corinthians 3:10-23

Rev. Lois Wolff
2/13/11 The Revolution of the Candles Matthew 5:13-16, 38-48 Rev. Kathy Donley
1/30/11 God to Jesus:  Send in the Clowns

Matthew 5:1-12

1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Rev. Lois Wolff
1/23/11 Go Fish

Isaiah 9:1-4

Matthew 4:12-23
Rev. Lois Wolff
1/16/11 Practicing Peace and Justice

Amos 5:14-15, 24

1 John 2:7-17   
Rev. Lois Wolff
1/9/11 Wise Men Matthew 2:1-12 Rev. Kathy Donley

 

 

 

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