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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 […]

Amazed at their Unbelief

Mark 6:1-16 The Gospel text for this Sunday is Mark 6:1-16.   There is a lot going on in these 16 verses, but what keeps catching my eye is the powerful phrase about Jesus, And he was amazed at their unbelief.  These were, after all, the people of his hometown.  This was his city, his people, […]