Tag Archives: Revised Common Lectionary

Forgiving and Sleeping

Learning how to forgive in church

“What Will We Make of the Fire?”

Message Manuscript for Pentecost Sunday, 2020Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, May 31, 2020 (first time to resume in person Worship since March 8) I was recently awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of a siren on my street and red and blue lights flashing through the blinds of my bedroom […]

Jesus gets disruptive

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

A look at the Samaritan this Sunday

Even though the “Good Samaritan” story is familiar and still oft referenced in our culture and world, I’m glad to see that it’s in the lectionary for this Sunday.  It’s always timely but certainly so as religious folks are having so much trouble identifying who their neighbors are and, if doing so, showing them mercy. […]

Haiku for Galatians 6

  Burdens we carry Helping others bear their load Fellowship divine

Quotes and image for our bulletin this Sunday

“The Christian, however, must bear the burden of a brother. He must suffer and endure the brother. It is only when he is a burden that another person is really a brother and not merely an object to be manipulated.”   Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together “If God is our father, the church is our mother.” […]

A Work in Progress

“A Work in Progress” Ephesians 2:7-14 Delivered to Church for the Highlands on the 7th Anniversary Sunday, September 17, 2017 [sermon audio is here] The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família. That’s the majestic church in Barcelona behind me on the screen. It is a masterpiece, designed by Antoni Gaudi, that has been […]

“The Witness of a Bonfire” sermon from Sunday

Manuscript of “The Witness of a Bonfire”    Luke 24:36b-48 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, April 19, 2015 I remember the moment very well.  I was walking in downtown Nacogdoches, TX and passed by a building
I had not noticed before.  It had a sign out front with the name that indicated it was some type […]

“More Like Thomas” sermon from Sunday

“More Like Thomas”  John 20:19-31 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Second Sunday of Easter, April 12, 2015      When you hear or think about the disciples of Jesus, which one tends to come to mind the most?  I think the top answer for most of us would be Peter, especially during this time […]

“Orientation” on 2nd Sunday of #Lent

Sermon audio from the Second Sunday of Lent at Church for the Highlands, Shreveport, LA Walking in the Way of Jesus:  “Orientation” Audio and link to podcast is here