January 2017

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“The Hackers of the Gospel” Matthew 4:12-23

by judy

From WikiLeaks and Julian Assange to Russian spies to garden variety computer thieves, we know more about hackers than we ever wanted to know. Hackers cost us sleep as we worry about bank accounts, investment portfolios, and stolen identifications. It doesn’t get any more real than this. If we were as concerned about our Christian […]

“Come On In! The Water’s Fine!” Sermon Jan. 15, 2017

by judy

 Matthew 3:13-17 Jesus is getting baptized in the river by John. And that’s our subject: baptism, a deeper subject than you might imagine. Of all Christians, Baptists should make the most of baptism. They first called us Baptists because we refused to baptize our babies and insisted that the biblical pattern for baptism was immersion. […]

“God’s Cosmic Plan” Sermon Jan. 8, 2017

by judy

Ephesians 3:1-12 A new year finds us facing a kind of bleakness – theological, political, and personal – that looks like the scene in the Lion King after Scar has ruled for a time. The birds are gone. The water has dried up. The lush green has turned brown and brittle. Life has been drained […]

It’s Still Christmas

by judy

It’s still Christmas. I wonder how many of the good Christians grumbling about the fake war on Christmas know that Christmas lasts for two weeks. So Merry Christmas this fine morning in 2017 to you. My cousin Boudreaux called very early Christmas morning. His voice was a mere whisper. I asked him why he sounded […]