Category The Rt. Rev. Jeff W. Fisher

Blown Off Index Finger Witness

Sermon from August 18, 2019 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 St. Paul’s, Woodville, Texas As a young boy, I was fortunate to grow up in a family – where going to church was the norm. And not only did I go to church for worship, I also went to children’s Sunday School. For the most part, I liked […]

Now Grow Up!

Sermon from June 23, 2019 Galatians 3: 23-29 St. Francis of Assisi, Prairie View, Texas Susan and I have both raised two fine sons. They are both in their 20s. And they both are out on their own. And best of all, both of our sons receive: Paychecks! (I never thought it would feel so […]

Crazy Love

Sermon from June 9, 2019 Acts 2: 1-21 St. John’s, Silsbee, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! Fourteen years ago, a historic moment happened that was broadcast on American television. You see, in 2005, the actor Tom Cruise appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. In that episode of Oprah, Tom […]

The Chain Gang

Sermon from June 2, 2019 Acts 16: 16-34 Christ Church, Temple, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! I know that this completely dates me to admit this: But I grew up in the 1980s. And I still think that 80s music is some of the greatest. In 1982, a hit […]

Peter and the Wolf Hear Voices

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 – […]

Alex, I’ll Go With: What is God’s Love?

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 […]

The Wounds are the Way

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. […]