Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Sermons on Luke

Planting Fig Trees

In the house that I owned in North Carolina, we had this giant fig tree. I’m not going to lie to you, it may have been the one thing that sold us on the house. I love fresh figs, so this opportunity to get it whenever I want it—that was an offer I couldn’t refuse.…

First Impressions

Sermon on Luke 4:14-21 It’s important to make a good first impression, right? So they say you’ve got about seven seconds to make a good mark. Seven seconds and these assumptions about a person begin to sink in. And, you know, it may be even less than that now. You see, talk to anybody who’s…

Baptized in Water

Sermon on Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Do you remember your baptism? For some of us yes, for some of us no. I remember my baptism. It was when I was six or seven years old. I was baptized alongside my brother and my mother at the Presbyterian church I grew up in. And I remember that…

The World is About to Turn

Sermon on Luke 1:39-55 A couple weeks ago, I talked about how the Gospel of Luke was like a musical, in that the characters sometimes break out into song at important moments. If you recall, we’ve got the song of Zechariah, when John the Baptist is born, we’ve got the songs of the angels at the…

Crashing the Christmas Party

Sermon on Luke 3:7-18 A couple weeks ago, I invited everyone to approach the time that we’re in, Advent, as kind of a spiritual discipline. As a time to break away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and really, just learn patience. Learn waiting. So here we are, starting our third week…