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Astonished Gathering

“Resurrection Effects”Delivered to Church for the HighlandsEaster Sunday, April 4, 2021Rev. Dr. John Henson

Do You Have a Batcave?

“Walking through Walls”     John 20:19-31 Delivered to Church for the Highlands   John Henson Second Sunday after Easter, April 3, 2016 We’ve been showing old tv shows and cartoons on Thursday nights to the Highland Blessing Dinner crowd here in the chapel before the meal starts.  The most requests are for Three Stooges episodes, but […]

“Believe Indeed” Easter sermon

“Believe Indeed”   Luke 24:1-12 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 The ancient Easter greeting we have said here today, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” remind us of our belief that the tomb of Jesus was empty and that he won victory over death.  I guess it is […]

“What I Heard in Line at the Post Office” sermon from Sunday

Message Manuscript of “What I Heard in Line at the Post Office    “ 1 John 3:16-24 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2015 Audio and iTunes Podcast of this sermon are here: I was standing in line at the post office on 70th Street the other day and […]

“Ever Been Rerouted?” from Easter Sunday

Message Manuscript for “Ever Been Rerouted?”  Mark 16:1-8 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015      Have you ever been rolling down the highway on your way somewhere only to be stopped by road work?  There you are making progress, maybe even ahead of schedule, until you see red brake […]

“Jesus Take the Reel” from Easter 3C

“Jesus Take the Reel” Easter 3C    John 21:1-19 Delivered to Church for the Highlands The Third Sunday of Easter, April 14, 2013   A guy calls his boss and says “I can’t come to work today The boss asks why and the guy says “It’s my eyes.” “What’s wrong with your eyes?” asks the […]

“Entering the Story of Easter” from Easter 2013

Easter 2013   Acts 10:34-48 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 What’s your story?  That’s a question I heard recently in the gymnasium of Centenary College.  No, I wasn’t playing basketball or doing anything physical per se.  I was there for a fundraiser dinner for the school’s Christian Leadership Center. […]

Lectionary Haiku

Haiku of the four readings for this Sunday, the 7th Sunday of Easter. Place twelve is open Matthias gets a whole lot Judas departed —————————– A sight to behold In contrast with blowing chaff Fruit borne of wisdom —————————– As found in the heart Real life received in now This life in the Son —————————– […]

Finding Life in an Ancient Seed–Easter Sermon

“Finding New Life at Death” Delivered to Church for the Highlands Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 Audio here I had a math teacher once who, after explaining a complicated problem or solution, would ask us, “Do you understand what I am saying?” as a way to provide an opportunity for clarification. I honestly believe that […]

Must rise from the dead?

My sermon text for tomorrow is John 20:1-18. Though I have preached from this many a Easter, there is always something here that reaches out and grabs my attention. It is a long passage of Scripture, presenting many places for reflection and application. In times past, I have focused on the arrival at the tomb, […]