Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Finding Power” sermon from Sunday

The Olympic Life:  “Finding Power for Your Life in Christ”  Ephesians 3:14-21 Pentecost 9B Church for the Highlands Power from the Holy Spirit Power from Comprehension Power from God’s Intention iTunes audio/podcast here

Theology and Pipe Smoking

During commercials, while watching the Opening Ceremonies, I ran across this smashing (sorry, to much London already) article on pipe smoking and theology.  It’s not only incredibly informative about the intersection of those two subjects, but is also very well written. Now I know why Churchwardens are so long.  Be sure to read all three […]

Starting an Olympic Sermon Series

I am not the biggest fan of sermon series, although I have done plenty, even one or two going for what seemed an eternity of Sundays. It doesn’t take long until you see the torture in people’s faces, the squirms in the pews, and the predictable head bobbing (usually just by the deacons who used […]

6 ways to better engage with millennials

Most preachers look out on Sunday to see a variety of generations represented in their congregations.  Preaching effectively to such a broad audience can be a challenge, especially when considering the differences between the oldest and youngest generations.  The brains of these two groups are wired and conditioned so differently to information that it is […]

Lectionary Haiku

2 Samuel 7:1-14a Well You have no house A God without a big house? This tent isn’t so bad ——————————————– Jeremiah 23:1-6 See their matted fleeces A diaspora of ruminents Woe says Chief Shepherd ——————————————- Psalm 23 Enemies over there While I enjoy this table Goodness and mercy ——————————————– Ephesians 2:11-22 Ya’ll are now up […]

Excerpt of Our Book on FaithVillage.Com

Been to FaithVillage yet?  It is a “free social network for faith experiences.”  Brad Russell, Senior Editor and COO of FaithVillage, has been a friend and deep source of encouragement since our first church plant in Floresville, TX has written a post about the book. Read the Chapter 2 excerpt from our Maggie Lee for Good […]

Sunday’s Sermon: “Unpacking the Treasure”

“Unpacking the Treasure”  Ephesians 1:3-14 Church for the Highlands 7th Sunday after Pentecost John Henson Hear our sermon podcast here on itunes.

Let the Illustrations Begin

The New York Times this morning has a lead story in the Sports section that will find its way into many a pulpit in coming weeks.  The courage, competition, agony of defeat, and perseverance that stand out in the lives of Olympians continue to illustrate themes of the Bible and their preaching points. Here is […]

Ephesian Treasure

Ephesians 1:3-14 I am preaching on Ephesians 1:3-14 tomorrow.  I gave the Gospel text, Mark 6:14-29, some consideration, but decided against the beheading of John the Baptist in favor of the treasure Paul points to in Ephesians.  There is a lot to work with in the Mark text, but Ephesians 1 will provide our congregation […]

Is Preaching Getting You in Trouble?

Amos 7:7-15 One of my Old Testament professors–Dr. Boo Heflin– in seminary made Amos come to life, painting a lasting picture of him with his brilliant presentations in class.  I admit that I never thought much of Amos, skipping over him on my way to other books of the Bible I thought were more interesting. […]