Archive: Sep 2016

  1. Tufts of Grass

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    Luke 16: 19-31; 09252016; 19 Pentecost The Pastor Michael Yaconelli wrote a story a number of years ago about his ministering in a place with a number of large cattle ranches.  Occasionally, a cow would wander off and get lost.  Being ignorant about such things, one day he asked the ranchers how the cows got […]

  2. The Art of Pruning

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    Amos 8: 4-7; 09182016; 18 Pentecost I was looking at this morning’s lessons earlier this week, and had a sudden revelation.  It came to me that these are the very same lessons I preached on, my very first Sunday at St. Nicholas three years ago.  How times have changed the past three years; back then […]

  3. Harwood Hinton Funeral

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    John 14: 1-6; H. Hinton Funeral; 09132016 On behalf of the good folks here at St. Nicholas, I want to welcome all of you this afternoon as we celebrate the life of Harwood Hinton.  We are blessed to have you here. I first arrived in Midland three years ago in September.  Not long after, I […]

  4. Welcome Dining With Sinners

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    Luke 15: 1-10; 09112016; 17 Pent. I’m guessing that each of you probably remember exactly what you were doing when you heard the news on 911.  That moment when you heard that the planes had flown into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, fifteen years ago today.  I myself had just started my first […]

  5. The Cost of Building Bridges

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    Luke 14: 25-33; 09042016; 16 Pent. When the Lord called me to the priesthood, it was actually a two-part message.  The first vision, if you will, was the sense of who Christ really is.  The sheer power of who Christ is has taken me years to process, and at least partially understand.  All in all […]