Monthly Archives: January 2017

Alternative Truth

Ordination to the Priesthood: Justin Briggle Sermon from January 27, 2017 Ephesians 4: 7, 11-16 St. Mark’s, Beaumont, Texas When I was a young boy, my younger brother and I had a great childhood. Together, we had long summers and great afternoons playing together, just like Marcus and Oliver. My brother and I played for […]

Lemonade Stand Galilee

Sermon from January 22, 2017 Matthew 4: 12-23 Trinity, Jacksonville, Texas My best friend when I was a little kid was a boy named Walter. Walter lived just one block behind me. And when Walter and I were probably in first grade, we decided one Saturday that we would make a lemonade stand. From each […]

East Texas Apostle

Ordination to the Priesthood: Jane Barker Sermon from January 21, 2017 Isaiah 6: 1-8 St. Paul’s, Center, Texas Here am I; send me! In the Old Testament, the Lord God calls Isaiah to ministry. And Isaiah responds with a hearty: Here I am; send me! This story from the Old Testament is a big favorite […]

Bam! Revelation! Apocalypse!

Sermon from January 15, 2017 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9 St. Paul’s, Kilgore, Texas Revelation! Apocalypse! Those words can strike fear and trembling into our hearts, as if the end of the world was just any day now. Revelation. Apocalypse. When we think of revelation in the Bible, we tend to think of the last book […]