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Waiting for Christmas: Waiting for the Messenger, Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the good news[a] of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.[b] 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,[c] “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,[d]     who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out … Continue reading

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Waiting for Christmas: Waiting for the Master, Mark 13:24-37

I’m trying to catch everyone up on some recent sermons. Here’s the one from last week, Advent 1. Here’s an excerpt: I’m trying to catch everyone up on some recent sermons. Here’s the one from last week, Advent 1. Here’s an excerpt:

The truth is, Advent is not as much about the afterglow of Christmas itself. It’s much more about pregnancy. Women, then, can tell you that pregnancy is anything but peaceful.
Pregnancy is chaos, up to the end. First, a new life is growing inside you. You can feel it. A woman’s body changes because of it. Fluctuations of emotions and physical pains/aches/cravings rock a woman’s body. There’s a flurry of activity. There’s the building of a nursery, the gathering of baby supplies like diapers, washcloths, bibs and bottles, baby clothes and God knows what else. All the while, you are not only working your heiny off, you’re waiting. Something is coming that has already begun to change your life and will change it drastically when it finally arrives. This child will change it all. Sometimes, it might even feel like your baby is the end of the world! And it is. The world as you know it will end, and a new, different one will take its place.

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A Royal Scandal, 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Matthew 1:1-17

(This sermon was delivered during a Christmas in July service, in which we sang Christmas songs. Hope that clarifies a few things.) (Also, Trigger Warning: Discussions of Rape.) Merry Christmas in July, everybody! Today we get to talk about everyone’s … Continue reading

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The following was preached on January 3, 2015, in Hemphill and Pineland UMC’s.  Scripture: Matthew 26:17-30 Perhaps the best way to start is with a bit about yours truly. Growing up, especially in my early days, video games were not nearly … Continue reading

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Children of the Promise

This sermon was delivered on December 29, 2013, at Lufkin First UMC. Galatians 3:23-4:7   23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 24Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, … Continue reading

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The Easy Way and the Right Way

This sermon was delivered at Pinecrest Retirement Community on Wednesday December 18, 2013. Matthew 1:18-25   18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became … Continue reading

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Gifted

This sermon was delivered on January 6, 2012, at Wallace UMC. Matthew 2:1-12  2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is … Continue reading

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