Tag Archives: lectionary

More thoughts on the neighbor in the ditch

As I continue to study the text (Good Samaritan parable) for this Sunday, N.T. Wright’s take (Jesus and the Victory of God) on it is as challenging as it is helpful.  He sees the parable as Jesus’ way of teaching the lawyer–and Israel–to take a completely new and different view of what it means to be […]

Burdens to Carry

Message Manuscript for “Burdens Carried Here”   Galatians 1:1-16 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, July 7, 2019 Jinny and I ran the Firecracker 5K this past week on July 4.  Our kids ran in the children’s part of it a long time ago but we had not ever run it. Running a 5K […]

Burning with Sweet Love

Experiencing Pentecost in our world today

Mr. Microphone

“Mr. Microphone”  Isaiah 40:1-11 Delivered to Church for the Highlands    Rev. Dr. John Henson Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017 So, how many of you remember that amazing Mr. Microphone commercial?  And how many of you bought one?  I got one for Christmas one year.  I tried that line, “Hey good looking, we […]

Aren’t We to Be Nonconformists?

Message Manuscript for “Being a Church of Nonconformity” Romans 12:1-8 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Dr. John Henson Sunday, August 27, 2017 The words we’ve just heard from Paul in his letter to the Romans (12:1-8) are a powerful and timely call for us as a church today. As we gather here for Worship […]

What’s better than cutting pages out of your Bible?

Message Manuscript of “What’s Better than Cutting Pages from Your Bible”   Luke 15:1-10 Delivered to Church for the Highlands         John Henson Sunday, September 11, 2016 [Audio of this sermon is here] As I read the texts in the lectionary for this week, I winced at how all but one was perfect for a fire and […]

“Getting in Shape” from Sunday

“Getting in Shape”    Jeremiah 18:1-11; Luke 14:25-33 Delivered to Church for the Highlands       John Henson Sunday, September 4, 2016 You recognize this guy?  I think anyone who has ever watched PBS recognizes him. That’s Bob Ross. His show was The Joy of Painting. When I was a kid, we didn’t have […]