March 10, 2020

“God So Loved The World”

 A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

March 8, 2020: Lent 2

John 3:1-17

Shortly after George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States, many churches, congregations, and religious societie...

March 3, 2020

“Who Is In Charge”

 A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

March 1, 2020: Lent 1

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 and Matthew4:1-11

Both of our readings today struggle with the question of who is going to be in charge in our world and, more important...

February 25, 2020

“Never The Same Again”

A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

February 23, 2020

Matthew 17:1-9

         As a preacher I find days like today in the church year particularly difficult. On one hand, we hear the story of Jesus’ transfiguration...

February 16, 2020

“Why Did Christianity Succeed?”

 A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

February 15, 2020

Matthew 5:21-37

The title of my message for you today is taken from a series on PBS’s Frontline about Christianity. The people at Frontline began the...

February 12, 2020

“The Inescapable Network”

 A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

February 9, 2020

Isaiah 58:1-12

            As I read through the lectionary texts appointed for today as I planned worship earlier this week, the passage we’ve just heard fr...

February 4, 2020

“True Religion”

 A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

February 2, 2020

Micah 6:1-8

The English author Os Guiness tells a story about a furniture factory in communist Russia. It seemed that the employees of the factory were stealing so mu...

January 22, 2020

“The Call”

 A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

January 19, 2020

John 1:29.42

            The Baltimore Ravens were playing the Pittsburgh Steelers and it was the first professional football game I had ever attended. I was thirteen at th...

January 16, 2020

“Loved Free Of Charge”

A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

January 12, 2019: Baptism of Jesus

Matthew 3:13-17

            On this Sunday each year, churches all over the world celebrate the baptism of Jesus. It is the moment in Jesus’ li...

January 7, 2020

“Star Words”

 A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

January 5, 2020: Epiphany

Matthew 2:1-12

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions so I was delighted this week to learn about a practice called “Star Words”—not to be confused with the equa...

December 17, 2019

“God’s Vision: Telling The Story”

 A sermon by Andrew Philip Long

The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK

December 15, 2019: Advent 3

Matthew 11:2-11

I feel sorry for John the Baptist in the Gospel lesson we’ve heard today. I feel sorry for John because I hear his questio...

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