Tag Archives: lectionary

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 […]

Please Find Your Seat

“Finding Our Place”  Luke 14:1,7-14 Delivered to Church for the Highlands     John Henson Sunday, August 28, 2016 [Audio of this sermon is here] Have you ever realized that you were in the wrong place? If you’ve ever been a freshman on the first day of school, then you have. If you lived in the world […]

“Be One”–sermon from Sunday

“Be One”    John 17:26-29 Delivered to Church for the Highlands     John Henson Sunday, May 8, 2016 A Jewish proverb states what we remember today and should realize at all times:  “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”  One of the primary activities mothers do for God in this world […]

“Believe Indeed” Easter sermon

“Believe Indeed”   Luke 24:1-12 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 The ancient Easter greeting we have said here today, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” remind us of our belief that the tomb of Jesus was empty and that he won victory over death.  I guess it is […]

“Showing Jesus” from VOA Holy Week Service

“Showing Jesus” Delivered at Volunteers of America Holy Week Service 2016 Tuesday, March 22, 2016      John Henson I went to a funeral over a month ago but it stays with me.  I’m still thinking about what the deceased man did with his life as a husband, father, worker, deacon, and devoted follower of […]