Tag Archives: Easter

Aftershocks of the Empty Tomb: Persecution

Acts 7:54-60   54 Once the council members heard these words, they were enraged and began to grind their teeth at Stephen. 55 But Stephen, enabled by the Holy Spirit, stared into heaven and saw God’s majesty and Jesus standing at God’s right … Continue reading

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Aftershocks of the Empty Tomb: Surprise

Luke 24:13-35   13 On that same day, two disciples were traveling to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. 15 While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and … Continue reading

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The Fear and the Joy

The following was delivered at the Eventide service at Lufkin First UMC on April 19, 2014.   Matthew 28:1-10 28After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see … Continue reading

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A Brief Holy Week Meditation

Since this is a big week, I wanted to share a post from my church newsletter. It’s brief, but it might help you get in the right mindset for the events of this week.  The week before Easter, Holy Week, … Continue reading

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We Have Seen the Lord

This sermon was preached on April 7th, 2013, at Wallace United Methodist Church, on the occasion of Confirmation Sunday.   John 20:19-31 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday: The Son Rises

  Luke 24:1-12 On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from … Continue reading

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Are You Watching Closely?

  Here is my sermon from 4/22/2012. I thought it appropriately nerdy for the blogosphere. The Amazing Reappearing Christ Luke 24:36-48 36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’* 37They … Continue reading

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