"A Work in Progress"

John Henson

9/17/17

Description:A sermon for the 7th Anniversary of Church for the Highlands

"Who are You Wearing?"

John Henson

9/10/17

Description:Putting on Jesus as we head out into our world. Romans 13:8-14

"Let My People Go"

John Henson

9/3/17

Description:Moses encounters God in a burning bush and learns where God is for his oppressed and enslaved people. Exodus 3:1-15

"Being a Community of Nonconformity"

John Henson

8/27/17

Description:Remembering that the church is to not conform to this world and what that means for the church of today. Romans 12:1-8

"Peace Be Still"

Lady Carlson

8/20/17

Description:Guest Preacher: Lady Carlson

"Staying on Top of Fear"

John Henson

8/13/17

Description:Peter vs. his fears in Matthew 14:22-33

"More Mustard, Please"

John Henson

7/30/17

Description:The parables Jesus told in Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 point us to the kingdom of heaven and illustrate how the kingdom is surprising, subversive, and worth it all.

"Location, Location, Location"

John Henson

7/23/17

Description:The importance of location ourselves, our God, and our future as Jacob did one night while dreaming of a ladder to heaven

"Yield Doesn't Mean Stop"

John Henson

7/16/17

Description:What we can learn from Jesus' parable of the sower about following God in our world today. Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

"Soul Rest"

John Henson

7/9/17

Description:Finding rest for our souls in Jesus' invitation to "Come unto me . . . " in Matthew 11:28-30.

"Welcome Neighbor"

John Henson

7/2/17

Description:from Matthew 10:40-44; what does it mean to be welcoming and hospitable?

"When God Makes You Laugh"

John Henson

6/18/17

Description:Sarah laughs when she, at the age of 90 and Abraham at 100, hears that she will have a baby. Sometimes God's plans for us are laughable, scary, and wonderful.

"How We are Made"

John Henson

6/11/17

Description:Genesis 1:1-2:4a While Genesis 1 is not a scientific explanation of creation, it does speak to how we are made and why

"When Conditions are Right"

John Henson

6/4/17

Description:Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-21Could God show up like this today?

"So What Do We Do Now?"

John Henson

5/28/17

Description:Jesus leaves his followers with some next steps as he ascends to heaven

"Going Deeper and Wider in Faith"

John Henson

5/21/17

Description:Easter 6A Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21

"3 Keys to Finding Your Way"

John Henson

5/14/17

Description:Easter 5A, John 14:1-14

"Following the Good Shepherd through Injustice"

John Henson

5/7/17

Description:Good Shepherd Sunday 1 Peter 2:18-25; Psalm 23

"Walking to Emmaus Together"

John Henson

4/30/17

Description:Jesus joins the journey of Cleopas and another disciple as they walk away from Jerusalem to Emmaus. We learn from them that we encounter the risen Jesus in our midst as we walk, talk, and break bread together.

"Life on the Go"

John Henson

4/16/17

Description:Mary Magdalene and Mary find the good news, joy, and reality of Jesus' resurrection as they are on the go. Easter Sunday, Matthew 28:1-10

"When You Say Hosanna"

John Henson

4/9/17

Description:Palm Sunday sermon from Matthew 21:1-11. What it means when we say Hosanna as we begin Holy Week

"When Jesus Runs Late"

John Henson

4/2/17

Description:What do we do when our hope in Jesus turns into disappointment? Martha and Mary go from hope to disappointment to breakthrough with Jesus when their brother Lazarus dies. John 11:1-46 Fifth Sunday of Lent

"An Eye-Opening Experience"

John Henson

3/26/17

Description:Learning from the eye-opening experience of a blind man who encountered Jesus. John 9:1-41. Fourth Sunday of Lent.

"Well Included"

John Henson

3/19/17

Description:A glimpse at how Jesus is Living Water, going beyond boundaries with God's love. John 4:1-41

"Seeking Jesus at Night"

"Seeking Jesus at Night"

3/12/17

Description:What are we looking for today? What we learn from how Nicodemus seeks out Jesus to hear more from him John 3:1-17

"Temptations of Power"

John Henson

3/5/17

Description:First Sunday of Lent begins with Jesus battling temptation in the wilderness after fasting forty days. Each temptation is about power. Matthew 4:1-11.

"Listen Up"

John Henson

2/26/17

Description:Matthew's account (17:1-9) of the transfiguration of Jesus. God affirms Jesus as the Beloved and says to Peter, James, and John "listen to him!"

"Holiness"

Dr. Marc Boswell

2/19/17

Description:Dr. Marc Boswell, CBF, Lousiana Together for Hope Missionary to Lake Providence, LA

"Controlling Anger"

John Henson

2/12/17

Description:What Jesus had to say about anger and the heart in his sermon on the mount Matthew 5:21-36

"The Indispensables"

John Henson

2/5/17

Description:Matthew 5:13-20 Jesus tells his followers that they are the salt of the earth and light of the worldIsaiah 58:1-11 describes what light does in the world

"When Jesus Says 'Have a Blessed Day'"

John Henson

1/29/17

Description:Matthew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes What does it mean to be blessed? And what does this and Micah 6:8 have to do with banning refugees?

"This Little Light of Mine"

John Henson

1/22/17

Description:Jesus shines God's light into the world and calls others to come and do the same

"Come and See"

John Henson

1/15/17

Description:John's account (2:37-41) of two of John the Baptist's disciples who begin to follow Jesus. Jesus asked the followers, "What are you looking for?" and then says, "Come and see."

"What's Your Next Step?"

John Henson

1/8/17

Description:First Sunday after the EpiphanyA look at the caling and baptism of Jesus Isaiah 42:1-9 and Matthew 3:1-13

"A New Moses"

John Henson

1/1/17

Description:First Sunday after ChristmasJoseph and Mary escape to Egypt to get away from Herod, but then return from Egpyt after Herod's death.

"Fake News vs. the Good News"

John Henson

12/24/16

Description:Christmas Eve, 2016""Fall on Your Knees" by Erica Smothers and Bill Allen

"Love the Plan"

John Henson

12/18/16

Description:4th Sunday of Advent

"Stumping for Peace"

John Henson

12/4/16

Description:2nd Sunday of Advent: PeaceIsaiah 11:1-10

"Ready for Advent"

John Henson

11/27/16

Description:First Sunday of Advent: Hope

"These 3 Items on Your Thanksgiving List?"

John Henson

11/20/16

Description:Sunday before Thanksgiving Day, from Colossians 1:11-20

"This is Our Opportunity"

John Henson

11/13/16

Description:Luke 21:5-19 What the church is to do when kingdoms clash, the land shakes, and things turn upside down

"Finding Hope in Loss"

John Henson

11/6/16

Description:All Saints SundayEphesians 1:11-23

"The Jesus Effect"

John Henson

10/30/16

Description:What we learn about the effect Jesus can have on us from Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10

"A Man with Small Hands and a Basket of Deplorables"

John Henson

10/23/16

Description:What happens when we judge others, Luke 18:9-14

"Out Where We Belong"

John Henson

10/16/16

Description:Missional Sunday (prior to going out into the neighborhood for a service project after Worship) John 20:19-23 Jesus told the disciples that he was sending them out into the world just as God had sent him. What does this mean for followers of Jesus today?

"The Power of Memory"

John Henson

10/2/16

Description:Lamentations 3:6-16What our memory of God can do

"Words for a Six Year Old"

John Henson

9/25/16

Description:Sermon at the 6th anniversary service for Church for the Highlands. Text: 1 Timothy 6:1-16

"What's Better Than Cutting Pages out of Your Bible?"

John Henson

9/11/16

Description:Jesus tells two stories about what its like to look for the lost, a brilliant contrast to views of his critics about what God is like.Jeremiah 4:11-12,22-28, Luke 15:1-10

"Getting in Shape"

John Henson

9/4/16

Description:God has a cross-shaped design for us. Luke 14:25-33

"Please Find Your Seat"

John Henson

8/28/16

Description:Jesus shares the wisdom that the people who exalt themselves will be humbled but those who humble themselves will be exalted. Luke 14:1,7-14.