Sermon from May 12, 2019 John 10: 22-30 St. Philip’s, Palestine, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! When I was a little boy growing up, we didn’t have very much furniture in our formal living room. The living room was basically bare, with the exception of a mahogany table – […]

Sermon from May 5, 2019 John 21: 1-19 Christ Church, Tyler, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! The game show called Jeopardy! has been on TV now for 55 years. Most of us know how to play this game. Yet as a refresher, this is how it works: The contestant […]

Sermon from April 28, 2019 John 20: 19-31 St. Alban’s, Waco, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! Good morning! I am Jeff Fisher, Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. And for those whom I do not know, I was the rector of St. Alban’s, from 2006 to 2012. […]

Sermon from Easter Day 2019 John 20: 1-18 St. Luke’s, Lindale, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! Many years ago, I was a big Diet Coke drinker in the mornings, drinking at least one Diet Coke to wake me up with a caffeine fix. Yet once I began to research […]

Sermon from April 14, 2019 Philippians 2: 5-11 Holy Comforter, Spring, Texas When I was a teenager growing up, my whole family was active in our local Episcopal church. Like many of the kids and teenagers here at Holy Comforter, I served in church as an acolyte. As an acolyte, in worship, you carry a […]

Sermon from March 31, 2019 Luke 15: 11-32 Good Shepherd, Kingwood, Texas For almost two thousand years now, you have heard my story. And today, in thousands of churches around the world, millions of people will hear a story, a story about one day in my life. In thousands of churches around the world today, […]

Sermon from March 10, 2019 Luke 4: 1-13 All Saints, Crockett, Texas Today we are presented – with an odd paradox. Jesus is tempted by the power of this world. Yet Jesus knows that true power is not of this world. Because after the baptism of Jesus, the Holy Spirit leads Jesus out into the […]