NextSunday Worship

Holy Spirit

  • May 31, 2020

    "The Wind That Blew the Walls Down"

    Year A: Day to Pentecost

    Several years ago, a team of six people from our church traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to help rebuild houses and lives torn apart by the tornadoes that left behind a trail of destruction there.  Even though it had been a year since the tornadoes wreaked havoc there, and a lot of clean-up and rebuilding had […]

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  • June 9, 2019

    "Something New"

    Year C - Day of Pentecost

    Do you remember as a kid getting a new pair of sneakers?  Every year in late summer, my mother would take my brothers and me to the department store to fit us for new school clothes and sneakers.  I especially loved getting new red Converse sneakers!  I promise you, when I put them on and […]

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  • May 28, 2017

    "The Definition of a Witness"

    Year A – Ascension of the Lord / Seventh Sunday after Easter

    Since the title of the sermon is “The Definition of a Witness,” I thought I would begin by giving you the definition of a witness – – just to show you that I am on point, or at least I am starting off on point.  If you were to look up the word “witness” in […]

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  • December 4, 2016

    “A Call to Repentance — A Call to Humility”

    Year A – Second Sunday of Advent

    On this second Sunday in Advent we continue with the theme of preparation with added emphasis upon repentance. We are confronted with the question of who are the chosen ones and meet John the Baptizer, a prophet in his rough attire and raw, severe preaching and begin the use of the word baptizo—to baptize. John […]

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  • November 20, 2016

    “Which Spirit?”

    Year C- Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    The hymn “Sweet, Sweet, Spirit” is a hymn which has a nostalgic hold on me but it also baffles me. The nostalgia is easy enough to diagnosis. It’s a reminder of the way the church sees itself or needs to be seen by others. It is always the ideal to have “sweet expressions on each […]

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  • May 24, 2015

    “Gathered, Scattered”

    Year B – Day of Pentecost

    You probably have heard someone say, “I don’t need to go to church; I really experience God’s presence out when I’m out in nature.” I assume you don’t say this very often, because here you are in church in late May. Not too long ago, I was talking to a church member about this, coming […]

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  • February 22, 2015

    “Mountains and Valleys”

    Year B – First Sunday in Lent

    God is Always Working As Mark begins his Gospel, he states, “The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (1:1). Then he speaks of God working in the lives of His people, as He prepares for the coming of the Christ, the Messiah, the Holy One of God. God is working […]

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  • June 8, 2014

    “Fountains of Living Water”

    Year A – Day of Pentecost

    Do you remember how it felt? You had been outside working in the field in the middle of the summer. The heat boiled up around you, and you wondered if you could make it to the end of the row and get a drink of water. I agreed to help a church member and his […]

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  • May 26, 2013

    “You Can't Handle All the Truth!”

    Year C - Trinity Sunday

    I don’t know about you, but as I grow older, I appreciate the churches of my childhood and adolescence even more.Those churches in Burleson, Haltom City, and Austin chose to put up with a lot from me to give so much to me.  I can remember standing in a pew at the First Baptist Church […]

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  • May 19, 2013

    It Just Might Be the Spirit

    Year C—Day of Pentecost

    “I can’t explain the power of prayer, but the older I get, the more I believe in it”, my friend Tom Dunn said during one of our long conversations.  I feel the same way about the Holy Spirit.  I cannot explain the Spirit, but I know that the Spirit is alive and well in our […]

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