Tag Archives: Discipleship

Grab Your Nets, Mark 1: 14-20

There are going to be people out there that want to see the kingdom of God, but don’t know that yet. The thing to remember is this: Discipleship is for everyone.
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Remarkably Supportive Water

Matthew 14:22-33 Common English Bible (CEB)   22 Right then, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead to the other side of the lake while he dismissed the crowds. 23 When he sent them away, he … Continue reading

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A Fishy Scenario

  This sermon was preached at Lufkin First United Methodist Church at Eventide worship, January 25, 2014. Matthew 4:12-23 12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by … Continue reading

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The Grim Calculus of the Cross

The following is the sermon I delivered at Lufkin First United Methodist Church on September 8, 2013. Luke 14:25-33 Common English Bible (CEB)   25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus. Turning to them, he said, 26 “Whoever comes to me and doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Song of the Disciples

Alright, so confession time: I haven’t kept up with the blog everyday like I planned. Obviously. I’m in the process of doing some serious life-weeding, trying to find what’s important, what I can let slide, and what is absolutely essential … Continue reading

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Called to Give: Service

This sermon was delivered on February 3, 2013, at Wallace UMC. John 13:1-20 13Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his … Continue reading

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Called to Give: Gifts

This sermon was delivered on January 27, 2013 at Wallace UMC. 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 3Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say … Continue reading

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Called to Give: Presence

This sermon was delivered on January 20, 2012, at Wallace UMC. 1 Timothy 4:6-16 6 If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters,* you will be a good servant* of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of … Continue reading

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Called to Give: Prayer

    This sermon was preached on January 13, 2012, at Wallace UMC. 1 Timothy 2:1-7  2 First of all, then, I ask that requests, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be made for all people.2 Pray for kings and everyone who is in … Continue reading

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Scarecrows of the Heart

This sermon was delivered on 9/23 at Wallace United Methodist Church. Mark 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying … Continue reading

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