Category Lectionary

Coal in your stocking?

Message Manuscript for “Coal in Your Stocking?”    Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2017 [Audio of this sermon is here] Have you ever been told that all you would get for Christmas is coal in your stocking?  Better yet, have you ever actually gotten coal in […]

Mr. Microphone

“Mr. Microphone”  Isaiah 40:1-11 Delivered to Church for the Highlands    Rev. Dr. John Henson Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017 So, how many of you remember that amazing Mr. Microphone commercial?  And how many of you bought one?  I got one for Christmas one year.  I tried that line, “Hey good looking, we […]

“Come on Down” sermon Advent 1B

“Come on Down”    Isaiah 64:1-9 Delivered to Church for the Highlands The First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017 I wrote this sermon just after hearing the news onWednesday morning that NBC Today Show’s Matt Lauer was fired over allegations of sexual misconduct. He is one more on a long list of men recently […]

Counting Sheep

“Counting Sheep”    Matthew 25:31-46 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, November 26, 2017 Our family went to see the new Justice League movie this week. I don’t know how many of you have seen it yet, so I’ll be careful not to spoil it for you.  As you can see on the poster, the […]

“What’s Your Talent?”

“What’s Your Talent?”    Matthew 25:14-30 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, November 19, 2017 Even with all of the excitement of college football, it can’t compete with the Pee Wee league, seeing the youngsters fully suited in all their football equipment run out on the field. Only a few of them, though, actually […]

Are We Guilty of Obstruction?

Message Manuscript for “Removing the Dam Obstacles”   Amos 5:18-24 Delivered to Church for the Highlands     Rev. Dr. John Henson Sunday, November 12, 2017      Each Sunday, The New York Times Book Review contains an interview with an author. Its just a one-page article, but is almost always full of interesting content you wouldn’t […]

“How to Be a Good Tenant”

“How to Be a Good Tenant” Delivered to Church for the Highlands    Dr. John Henson Sunday, October 8, 2017 Click here for an audio/podcast version of the sermon