Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Getting Guidance

Message Manuscript for “Getting the Guide”    John 16:12-15Delivered to Church for the HighlandsTrinity Sunday, June 16, 2019 I was in an antique store recently and saw a bin full of maps for sale. I thumbed through them and reminisced about the paper maps that occupied my dad’s glove box in his truck, each folded […]

Burning with Sweet Love

Experiencing Pentecost in our world today

“Living Wisdom”

“Living Wisdom”  Ephesians 5:15-20 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, August 19, 2012 I showed this video clip as an introduction on the topic of wisdom. It is easy to laugh at the stupidity of the burglars.  They truly represent the word “foolish.”  The Ephesians text we explored in worship yesterday makes a contrast […]

Overview of Scripture for Trinity Sunday

Review of the Texts for this Week Isaiah 6:1-8 I typically refer to this illustrative text anytime I am preaching on worship.  It is such a powerful picture of what it means to direct one’s attention and heart to God.  It has everything you would expect—a throne, smoke, heavenly sounds of praise, Seraph’s and their […]

Sermon from Pentecost Jazz Service Today

“How to Experience Pentecost”  Acts 2:1-21 Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 27,2012 The audio podcast is here.  

Poem for Pentecost

“Pentecost” by Derek Walcott Better a jungle in the head than rootless concrete. Better to stand bewildered by the fireflies’ crooked street;   winter lamps do not show where the sidewalk is lost, nor can these tongues of snow speak for the Holy Ghost; the self-increasing silence of words dropped from a roof points along […]

Overview of Lectionary Texts for Pentecost Sunday

  This is posting a little late in the week, but that’s how my week is going. Acts 2:1-21 This is but one of the accounts of Pentecost for this Sunday. If movies had existed in his day, Luke would have been a producer in the Action/Adventure genre. His account of the giving of the […]