Tag Archives: United Methodist Church

Film Review: “McFarland, USA”

As February is traditionally one of the worst times of the year for movie releases, my expectations were rather low when I attended a screening of “McFarland, USA,” a biopic about a California cross country track coach starring Kevin Costner. … Continue reading

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Sermon Series Wrap Up: Breaking Bad (Ways of Being)

Notes on Breaking Bad (Ways of Being) “Hocus Focus.” In the conclusion to his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul calls the faithful to “rejoice in the Lord, always.” He stressed this call by repeating it, “and again I … Continue reading

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Sermon Series: “Breaking Bad (Ways of Being)”

Text: Luke 12:1-9 Sermon “Fillet of Soul” Jesus teaches the disciples not to fear those who can kill the body only, but he who can kill the soul. Living in fear rather than by faith when life breaks bad is … Continue reading

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Sermon: “The Gambler”

Sermon: Luke 10:38-42. “The Gambler” AKA “Jesus and Kenny Rogers walk into Martha’s Home….” Presented next directly after the Good Samaritan story where Jesus tells the lawyer to go and do, the Mary and Martha story offers another teaching, sometimes … Continue reading

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Preaching from the “Unpopular Text Collection:” The Laborers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16 Sermon: “LIFO, FIFO, EIEI-O” AKA “Good News and Bad News: Life’s Not Fair http://www.christ4u.org/christ4u/sermon_7_14_2013_9_00am

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Sermon: “Great Balls of Fire”

Sermon: “Great Balls of Fire” AKA Elijah vs. Ahab and Baal K I Kings 18:22-39 http://www.christ4u.org/christ4u/service_6_16_2013_11_30am_christ_alive Christ Alive Band Sings Great Balls of Fire at 16:15 Sermon at 29:00

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Sermon: “What’s My Line?”

Sermon on Psalm 96 “What’s My Line?” AKA The historic Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Frank Zappa and United Methodist Church Sermon http://www.christ4u.org/christ4u/sermon_6_2_2013_9_00am____

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Faith The Size of an Indie Filmmaker

As some of you may have seen on my Facebook page, I have been attending the Dallas International Film Festival this week. This is the fifth year I have attended and again I am inspired by the filmmakers who have … Continue reading

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Sermon Series: “Under New Management”

Sermon: “Holy, Wholly Owned” AKA O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, It is Well With My Soul http://r.b5z.net/i/u/10092240/m/Sermon_130127.mp3

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“It’s All in the Attitude.”

When I was pastoring in Bogata Texas I had an encounter that has ministered to me many times through the years.  I was in the sanctuary of the church when the minister at the Baptist church came by to meet … Continue reading

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