Tag Archives: Jesus

Here for Jesus

How our calling as a church comes from understanding who Jesus is and who we are

Believing the Carpenter

“Believing the Carpenter” Mark 6:1-13Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, July 4, 2021 I remember the first time I preached at my home church. It was a bit nerve racking to say the least, looking out at the crowd who knew me so well. I recall looking out at the congregation that had gathered there […]

Jesus and Our Demons

“Allowing Jesus to Silence Our Demons” Rev. Dr. John HensonDelivered to Church for the HighlandsFourth Sunday after the Epiphany, January 31, 2021

“Pop-Up Jesus”

“Pop-Up Jesus” Matthew 14:13-21Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 2, 2020 Where do you go to find solitude and serenity right now? That seems like an easy question to answer, but maybe not since we’ve had to stay at home so much since mid-March. Getting away from it all may not be so easy […]

Jesus gets disruptive

“What’s Going On” Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, August 18, 2019

“Beating Temptation” sermon from First Sunday of Lent

Message Manuscript for “Beating Temptation”  Luke 4:1-13 Delivered to Church for the Highlands First Sunday of Lent, February 14, 2016 Oscar Wilde was right when he confessed: “I can resist everything except temptation.”[1] I feel the truth of this every time there is a plate of freshly baked cookies on the kitchen counter as I walk […]

When It’s OK to be Childish

“When It’s Ok to Be Childish”  Mark 10:13-16 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, October 7, 2012 Audio of the sermon is here: Videos like this one are all the rage these days, with adults talking with children’s voices.  Why the popularity?  What is the rationale advertising companies have for making adults sound like […]

“You Belong?” Sermon from Sunday

“You Belong?” Sermon from Sunday, September 16, 2012 2nd Anniversary of Church for the Highlands Shreveport, LA 71104 This kicks off a focus for our third year, one of missional discipleship, coming from John 15:1-17.  In celebration of alliteration, we are calling it the 3B’s:  Belong, Become, Bear. Here more about it, beginning with Belong: […]

From Sunday: “Partnering with God”

“Partnering with God”   Mark 6:1-13 Church for the Highlands, Sunday, July 8, 2012 John Henson Podcast/Audio  

Partners

What does it mean to be in partnership with God?  Jesus took every opportunity when teaching to make sure the crowd around him heard God’s invitation to partner with them to love the world.  The Gospel text for today, Mark 6:1-13, provides a great example of how Jesus did this in his own hometown, even […]