Tag Archives: Resurrection

What Moves God, John 11:32-44

When we describe God, many words can be used, ideas given, but one of the most classical of these stemming from Greek philosophy is this: that God is the Unmoved Mover. God, being God, can’t be influenced, as God is … 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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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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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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Easter Sunday Sermon: A Good Start

  Surprise! Here’s my sermon from this morning. Hopefully it’s a good counterpoint to Friday’s. Enjoy!   Easter Sunday: A Good Start   Mark 16:1-8   16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, … Continue reading

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