Hallelujah

Year B, Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany [Preached at Cottonwood Church of Christ, January 28, 2024] Where do we see the present activity of God in our lives? Is God active? Yes, in the past. God delivered Israel from Egypt and Babylon. Yes, God gave Abraham, Moses,...

Mutual Boastings

The final sermon I preached at Belton on 2 Corinthians is linked below. You can go to the Belton web page and see the entire series on 2 Corinthians preached by me and three of my colleagues, Drs. Mason Lee, Rodney Ashlock, and Cliff...

Camping on Earth

In 2023 I find myself preaching most every Sunday. Most of those sermons are not recorded. On July 3oth, The Belton Church of Christ did post the sermon. It begins at about the 31-minute mark....

Salt & Light

Core Affirmation: Because God has blessed us, we salt the world and shine brightly for the cause of Jesus on behalf of others. Plot Line: *The Beatitudes are an invitation to be what we already are in Christ Jesus. We are salt. We are light. *On the one hand, sadly,...

The Blessed Life of the Kingdom

Focus: God calls us to an honorable and flourishing life. Function: To exhort the congregation to embrace a virtuous and blessed life in God. Plotline: * The pursuit of happiness is foundational to the American Dream. * Yet people are looking for happiness in all the...

Jesus Calls Us

Focus: The Gospel of the Kingdom calls the church to follow Jesus. Function: To call the church anew to virtuous living for the sake of others. Plotline: * Our calling first and foremost begins with Jesus calling us to be disciples. * As disciples, we are called to...