Tag Archives: hope

Alive in the Spirit, 1 Peter 3:13-22

Christ was the most righteous of us all. Christ did everything so that we might see the light, understand it, and share it with the world. He healed on the Sabbath–doing good, despite those who would use the law against him so that the light would not shine. Continue reading

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Never the Wrong Time, Luke 2:1-20

In celebrating his birth in the wrong month, so to speak, we see how powerful it truly is that he came at all, when nobody expected. Jesus came as a surprise, so that we all can be saved, so that we all can have hope. Continue reading

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Beginning of the End, Mark 13:1-8

In April of this year, I looked at the lectionary and planned out which scriptures I would use for the rest of the year. When I did so, and planned for this day to read about Jesus’s “little apocalypse” in … Continue reading

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Found in the Water

Exodus 1:8-2:10 Common English Bible (CEB)   8 Now a new king came to power in Egypt who didn’t know Joseph. 9 He said to his people, “The Israelite people are now larger in number and stronger than we are. … 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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The Restoration of Hope

This sermon was delivered on June 9th at Wallace UMC. (A quick note: For those who don’t know, I have been recently appointed to begin work at a new church, Lufkin First United Methodist Church, as an associate pastor. That … Continue reading

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Day 19: Next Season

Today’s blog is actually the sermon I delivered today, March 3, 2013, at Wallace UMC. Enjoy! Luke 13:1-9 13At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.2He … Continue reading

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