Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4-1-11, Romans 5:12-19 – March 1, 2020 When I was about to retire after 40 years as a Presbyterian pastor from my church in Baytown at the time we were hosting the weekly Rotary International luncheons. The Wednesday before my last Sunday I stood up and said, “After 40 years inContinue reading “Trials in the Wilderness”
Please join us every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for our Lenten Service. There will be time for reflection, prayer, a special message from Pastor Gill, and plenty of music! Bishop Michael Rinehart from the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod will be joining us on March 11 for Pastor Gill’s message – “Lost and Found” from LukeContinue reading “Wednesday Lenten Services”
Psalm 51:1-12, Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21 — February 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday A Catholic priest working in an inner city was walking down an alley one evening on his way home when a young man came down the alley behind him and poked a knife against his back. “Give me your money,” the young man said. TheContinue reading “Give Up”
Don’t you wish life was like playing chess with a computer? Don’t you wish you could click on “game” and have a drop down menu that would offer you the opportunity to undo, to back up, to take another run, to learn
What happened on the Mount Hermon was much more than a transformation. It was much more than a name change to make a potential star more appealing. Jesus’ was transfigured.
Like a roomful of dominoes standing on their ends in a conga line around a room, Jackie Robinson was the first domino to fall that opened the way for Major League Sports to be integrated.
Human beings are naturally self-centered. In fact so are other animals. No one gives a hot dog to one dog among 3 and expects him to share. This trait manifests itself early in life. Infants and toddlers expect, even demand, to be the center of attention.
Deuteronomy 30:11-20, Matthew 5:21-42 – February 16, 2020 I have to say that this morning’s passage would not be my first choice for a “two days after Valentine’s Day Sermon. A sermon on murder, anger, adultery, lust, divorce, and swearing is not what I would call perfect timing for Valentines. Last week we read thatContinue reading “Response Ability”
Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Matthew 5:13-16, 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) — February 9, 2020 INTRODUCTION TO ISAIAH 58:1-9A Israel has strictly followed the law regarding fasting, but God seems not to take notice because they were pursuing their own interests, quarreling and fighting and oppressing others. God prefers they fast from those activities. Hear the word of theContinue reading “Salt & Light Living”
In case you haven’t heard, I did not win the lottery. I did not win because I did not purchase a ticket. I decided to keep my dollar. As one man said, “I went to Las Vegas recently. I lost my car, I lost my watch, I lost my money. I lost everything but myContinue reading “Faith Lift: Gamble on God”