Tag Archives: Isaiah

When Jesus Gets Thrown Out of the Party

“The Rejected Guest”Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, October 11, 2020 Rev. Dr. John Henson When was the last time you went to a wedding or a wedding banquet? If you are like me, it’s probably been a while or, at least since the pandemic started in March. These events are normal parts of our […]


Message Manuscript for “Just Do Good” Isaiah 1:1,10-20 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, August 11, 2019 A term I’ve heard a lot in this past week is “tone-deaf.” I’ve heard it in news reports, seen it in tweets and posts, and even used it myself in conversations. The reason it has been so […]

“Christmas Contrasts” sermon on Christmas Eve

Message Manuscript for “Christmas Contrasts” Delivered to Church for the Highlands  John Henson Christmas Eve, 2015 I wasn’t sure what to wear today. In Christmases past, I have typically worn a bright red Christmas sweater, wool pants, and a thick cotton shirt to combat the winter chill. This year, however, I had to look through […]

“When God Shows Up” sermon from Sunday

Manuscript of First Sunday after Pentecost    Isaiah 6:1-8 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, May 31, 2015   On March 24, 1991, one of the oldest and largest Redwoods in California crashed to the ground. People call the tree the Dyerville Giant, and it lies where it fell. When it stood, the tree […]

Salty Minds in Highland

“Salty Minds in Highland” Sermon Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, February 8, 2014   John Henson A look at Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount description of his followers as the salt of the earth and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-20). and how being salt and light comes from having the mind of Christ […]

“New Things”

Message Manuscript for “New Things I Do Declare”   Isaiah 42:1-9    Matthew 3:13-17 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, January 12, 2014 We love new things, don’t we?  This is a special time of year, when we emphasize a new year; a time to put the past year behind us and make a […]

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 […]

“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.” […]