“The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like” Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, July 26, 2020 While outside with our pets recently, getting bitten and swatting at something I could barely see, I remembered how small things matter and how someone once said, “If you think small things don’t matter, you’ve never been in […]

Does God speak to us through our dreams?

“Seeds to Sow in Shreveport”Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, July 12, 2020    Rev. Dr. John Henson What’s your favorite summer vegetable or fruit–fresh corn on the cob, beans, squash, tomatoes, a juicy peach, or how about watermelon? We are surrounded by truckloads of produce at the grocery store or at the farmer’s market, […]

“Finding Rest for Our Souls in Times Like These” Matthew 11:16-19,25-30Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, July 5, 2020 How many of you feel rested this morning? This is a holiday weekend, one when we typically take a break from work and enjoy celebrating our freedom as Americans. I was having a restful day until […]

The ways we get God wrong are increasingly apparent in these times,

“When Following Jesus Involves a Sword” Matthew 10:24-39Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, June 21, 2020, Father’s Day What is something you learned from your father or a father figure in your life? That question may cause you to pause for a moment, as there may be many lessons you can point to or it […]

Message Manuscript for “As You Go”   Matthew 9:35-10:8Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, June 14, 2020 This past week, as I read about Jesus’ compassion for the crowds in our gospel text this morning, there was news breaking of what President Trump was saying about compassion. He was at a church in Dallas, describing […]

Review of The Green Good News: Christ’s Path to Sustainable and Joyful Life, by T. Wilson Dickinson. Cascade Books, 2019. By John Henson. During long days of stay at home in an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I began reading a book with a title I found hard to believe–The Green Good […]

Message Manuscript for “The Jesus Way of Life”   Matthew 28:16-20Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, June 7, 2020 Have you ever seen those bumper and window stickers that say “Salt Life?” They’ve been popular for a while now but I still see plenty of them. If you aren’t familiar with “Salt Life,” The internet […]

Message Manuscript for Pentecost Sunday, 2020Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, May 31, 2020 (first time to resume in person Worship since March 8) I was recently awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of a siren on my street and red and blue lights flashing through the blinds of my bedroom […]