This a sermon preached at a Vesper Service on January 29, 2015 at Epworth Villa, the retirement village in Oklahoma City to which Sarah and I moved in April 2012. How Did We Get from There to Here and Where Are We Going? 1 Cor 13 Fifty years ago few of us who are residents … [Read more...] about How Did We Get from There to Here & Where Are We Going?
On Being Identified as Ambassadors for Christ Joe R. Jones 2 Corinthians 5.16-21 “16From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17So if anyone is in Christ, … [Read more...] about On Being Identified as Ambassadors for Christ
World Communion Sunday: Why? Luke 22.15-27 As you have noticed in the sermon title, I have put an emphatic Why? At least the why is there to encourage us to ask why we are celebrating something called “World Communion Sunday.” The first step toward an answer to the why is … [Read more...] about World Communion Sunday: Why?
“A Sermon: Whose Temple Is It Anyway? John 2.13.22”, Encounter, Vol. 62, No. 2 [Spring, 2001], pp. 183-188. [A sermon preached in Sweeney Chapel at Christian Theological Seminary in the Spring of 2000 just prior to my retirement the following June. Published in Encounter, … [Read more...] about A Sermon: Whose Temple Is It Anyway? John 2.13.22
A King Riding on a Colt toward a Cross Mark 11.1-11 The Scripture we have just read from the Gospel according to Mark is one of only two Gospel narratives in the NT—the other being John—that has Jesus entering Jerusalem on Sunday of the week at the end of which he will be … [Read more...] about A King Riding on Colt toward a Cross