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Marching to the Beat of God’s Word

6/25/2017 Third Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 10:24-39. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Well, my friends, summer has begun and that means that the pews are pretty empty around here.  It happens every year.  After Sunday School ends, a mass exodus takes … Continue reading

Mission Impossible?

6/18/2017 Second Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 9:35-10:8. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. On this choir Sunday, I thought I would begin my sermon with a true music story about the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra and a contest it once held.  … Continue reading

The Wakeup Call

6/11/2017 Holy Trinity The text is Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Genesis 1:1-2:4a.  Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. It was a dark and troubled night.  Waters churned below; darkness reigned above.  Then the Father of all things spoke and the Spirit of God … Continue reading

Gifts of the Spirit

6/4/2017 Pentecost The text is 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  There’s an old cartoon about a man who was trying to sell a bus to a church.  “It’s perfectly made for a church,” the dealer says as he points out … Continue reading