Tag Archives: poverty

God’s Heart for the Poor

“Sharing God’s Heart for the Poor” James 2:1-17, Proverbs 22, Mark 7:24-37Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, September 5, 2021

Nones and Dones

A simple description of true religion

Rich get richer and . . .

“Talent Twist” “Talent Twist” Matthew 25:14-30Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, November 15, 2020 Rev. Dr. John Henson Have you ever looked for something and, in the midst of your search, you find something else you had been looking for? This happens all the time when I look under my car seat and find […]

“What Are We Doing to for with the Poor?” sermon from Sunday

Message Manuscript for “What Are We Doing to for with the Poor?”    Luke 16:1-3 Delivered to Church for the Highlands      John Henson Sunday, September 18, 2016 It was like a bad flashback to the 80’s.  Bono, Bob Geldof, Boy George, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Cindi Lauper, Duran Duran swayed on the silver screen at the […]

“Why Jesus’ Entrance Still Matters” Sermon from Palm Sunday

Message Manuscript for Palm Sunday, 2015   Mark 11:1-11   John Henson Delivered to Church for the Highlands Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015 Did you make it to the Peace March yesterday here in Highland?  It was planned by Community Renewal as a response to the recent shootings and violence that have taken place in […]

Being Rich Can Make You Poor

“Being Rich Can Make You Poor”  Luke 16:19-31 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, September 30, 2013                                       Audio of the sermon is here on our church website and here on our iTunes channel. A manuscript […]

A Bit of Haiku of Sunday’s Scripture

2 Samuel 1:1,17-27 The heart is heavy Deep love for friend and enemy The Song of the Bow ——————————————– Psalm 130 The way I’m praying It’s more than a morning watch Here in the depths ——————————————– Lamentations 3:22-33 A piece of the Lord Fruit of sitting in silence Unceasing God love ——————————————– 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 […]

Yogi Was Right

The very first Highland Blessing Meal was last night, a wonderful launch in many ways. It is a free, nutritious meal provided each Thursday night at the Highland Center from 6-7PM, intended for people in the Highland neighborhood.  As you can see in the pictures, we use round tables (for conversation and relationship building), real […]

Tax Help Needed

Our church became an official IRS VITA(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) location for this tax year.  Doing so was a part of Christian Financial Services ministry, a second phase beyond the ATM service we are providing.  The program involves providing volunteer tax preparers who have been approved through testing and certification, a site coordinator, and an […]