Tag Archives: Advent

“How Mary Instructs Us” sermon manu

Message Manuscript for “How Mary Instructs Us”   Luke 1:39-55 Delivered to Church for the Highlands   John Henson Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20. 2015 It is difficult to define our Advent word for today: Love. We use it in so many ways, describing our feelings for someone we are crazy about, someone who is […]

Where is the Love?

“Where is the Love?”  Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2013 Where would we be without signs? A state trooper was reminded of their importance. Parked on the side of the road, waiting to catch speeding drivers, a state trooper sees a car puttering along […]

Has Joy Really Been Cancelled?

Message Manuscript for “Finding Joy in Unlikely Places”   Isaiah 35:1-10 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, December 15, 2013 Joy has been cancelled.  It no longer can go out from Joy, Illinois, that is.  Up until this year, the post office of Joy, Illinois has proudly and generously provided a postmark stamp of […]

“Hope is a Verb” from Advent 1A

Message Manuscript for “Hope is a Verb”   Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:36-44 Delivered to Church for the Highlands The First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2013 Audio version is here. “It’s hopeless.”  “There’s no use even trying anymore.”  “It’s a lost cause.”  “He’s never going to change.”  “I’ll never make it.”  “We can never recover.” […]

Finding Joy in Darkness sermon from Sunday

“Joy: Power of Proximity”   Philippians 1:1-13 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, December 16, 2012    Third Sunday of Advent   Seventy-Five years.  That’s how long Clarence and Mary Joyce have been married.  In this day and time, it is hard to imagine any couple staying together even half that time  The Joyce’s say […]

Finding Peace in the Dawn sermon from Sunday

“How Many Feet are in a Peace”   Luke 1:68-79 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, December 9, 2012, Second Sunday of Advent   Zechariah was like most any other man–going numb with silence after hearing that he will be a father.  Most men, however, regain their composure soon thereafter and are able to put […]

“Hope from a Fig Tree” sermon from Sunday

“Hope from a Fig Tree”  Luke 21:25-36 Delivered to Church for the Highlands The First Sunday of Advent, Sunday, December 2, 2012 I drove to and from Lake Providence for a meeting yesterday.  The last time I was there was August, with our youth, as they passed out book bags to children before the school […]

Planning for Advent Yet?

Mark Wingfield’s article is a good heads up for the procrastinators among us. Are you ready for Advent? | Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Blog.