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Friday, April, 28, 2017 | 12:08 PM | by ABJ
Mending Fragile Things
A sermon preached on Easter Sunday by the Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, Bishop of Western Louisiana
Friday, April, 28, 2017 | 12:06 PM | by ABJ
Preparing to Follow Jesus
A Sermon preached on Maundy Thursday by the Rev. Thomas Nsubuga
Tuesday, April, 4, 2017 | 8:23 AM | by ABJ
Writing the Rest of the Story
Lent is the season for remembering the faithfulness of God that will save us from or own desires and imagination. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Thursday, March, 23, 2017 | 8:21 AM | by ABJ
Filling the Empty Spaces
God is trying to start a conversation with you. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Thursday, March, 23, 2017 | 8:19 AM | by ABJ
Facing Down the Devil
We can depend on Jesus as the only answer to facing temptation. A sermon by the Rev. Thomas Nsubuga
Thursday, March, 23, 2017 | 8:17 AM | by ABJ
Metamorphosis and Transfiguration
Change happens in our lives when we put ourselves in God’s way. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston B. Johnson
Monday, February, 27, 2017 | 1:28 PM | by ABJ
Love Your Enemies!
We are to treat all persons as Jesus did: with compassions, forgiveness and justice. This difficult commandment is impossible for us unless we rely on God who has shown us great love. Out of gratitude and love for God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can have the peace of God by allowing God’s love to work in and through us, re-creating us all! A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Thursday, February, 16, 2017 | 8:09 AM | by ABJ
What Place Does God Hold in Your Life?
Are you giving God the same devotion that you give to other people and things in your Life? A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Thursday, February, 9, 2017 | 8:20 AM | by ABJ
Salt and Light
Be the salt and the light to the world in which you live. A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Friday, February, 3, 2017 | 1:09 PM | by ABJ
An Invitation to Powerlessness
When we choose to follow Jesus, we will find we are never lost or forsaken. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston B. Johnson
Friday, January, 27, 2017 | 2:47 PM | by ABJ
Following The Carpenter
What does it mean to be Jesus’ disciple? A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, January, 25, 2017 | 3:23 PM | by ABJ
The Lamb of God
Jesus has our debt covered. A Sermon by the Rev. Thomas Nsubuga
Monday, January, 16, 2017 | 10:04 AM | by ABJ
Heaven will not leave us to our own devices. A sermon preached on Christmas Eve by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Monday, January, 16, 2017 | 10:02 AM | by ABJ
We Are the Beloved
God’s love will lift us up and never let us down. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Saturday, January, 14, 2017 | 10:39 AM | by ABJ
What's In A Name?
The Angel Gabriel had announced to both Mary and Joseph that the baby conceived in her by the Holy Spirit would be named “Jesus” because He would save the people from their sins. Without knowledge of how this could be possible, they nevertheless took him to the temple to be circumcised on the eight day after his birth in keeping with the Law of Moses, and to be named. On this Sunday, January 1, we celebrate the naming of Jesus and the salvation He offers through an incredibly loving relationship
Friday, December, 9, 2016 | 10:01 AM | by ABJ
Turning On The Lights
A sermon by The Very Rev. Alston B. Johnson
Thursday, December, 8, 2016 | 11:09 AM | by ABJ
How Much Time Do You Have?
God is longing to be in conversation with us. A Sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Monday, November, 7, 2016 | 3:50 PM | by bessm
Finding The Balance
In Christ we learn to balance the good times with the bad in our lives. A sermon by the Rev. Deacon Lois Maberry
Monday, November, 7, 2016 | 1:18 PM | by bessm
The Story of Zacchaeus
There is hope for us, also. A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Monday, October, 24, 2016 | 4:35 PM | by bessm
We can't find our own salvation by standing on the wrong choices of others. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston B. Johnson
Thursday, October, 20, 2016 | 3:08 PM | by bessm
Seeking the Face of God
Starting a conversation with God. A sermon by the Rev. Canon Thomas Nsubuga
Tuesday, October, 4, 2016 | 1:31 PM | by bessm
What Will You Give?
What will you decide to give...and to keep? A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Friday, September, 30, 2016 | 2:45 PM | by bessm
Serving Christ or Wealth?
In today’s parable, Jesus again makes it clear that wealth can be dangerous! We can become so preoccupied with the transitory things of this earthly life, that we ignore those around us who need our help. We avoid them as if they were invisible, with dire consequences. Jesus calls us to respond as if those in need were Christ himself! A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Wednesday, September, 21, 2016 | 2:27 PM | by bessm
We Are All Stewards
How are you managing what God has given you? A sermon by the Rev. Canon Thomas Nsubuga
Wednesday, September, 14, 2016 | 9:28 AM | by bessm
God is Not Like Us
God never stops searching for us. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, September, 14, 2016 | 9:23 AM | by bessm
How much does it cost? A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Wednesday, August, 31, 2016 | 3:01 PM | by bessm
Would someone mistake you for Jesus? A sermon by the Rev. Canon Thomas Nsubuga
Tuesday, August, 23, 2016 | 12:03 PM | by bessm
God Shaped Vacuums
We all have God shaped vacuums in our lives. And we can never hide from God no matter where we run. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, August, 17, 2016 | 11:17 AM | by bessm
Life Is Difficult.
Jesus came to bring change to the world. We are here to do the same thing. A sermon by the Rev. Deacon Lois Maberry
Friday, August, 12, 2016 | 11:50 AM | by bessm
Grabbing the Brass Ring
Jesus reminds us that our hearts will be where our treasure is. So choose wisely. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Friday, August, 12, 2016 | 11:02 AM | by bessm
The only way to get rich before God is to invest in Jesus Christ. A sermon by the Rev. Canon Thomas Nsubuga
Friday, August, 12, 2016 | 10:25 AM | by bessm
Cutting Through the Rhetoric
Paul's words come down through the years clearly, reminding us that Christ is all in all. A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Friday, August, 12, 2016 | 9:53 AM | by bessm
Instruments of Peace
The story of the Samaritan oppressed by racial and religious injustice gives us hope! His compassion for one of his oppressors illustrates how God can transform our pain so that we too become “instruments of God’s peace.” A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Thursday, June, 30, 2016 | 3:33 PM | by bessm
Setting Our Face Toward Jerusalem
Leaving the familiar to follow Jesus toward Jerusalem could be the hardest thing we do. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Thursday, June, 30, 2016 | 2:53 PM | by bessm
Sometimes following Jesus means going home and making things right. A sermon by the Rev. Canon Thomas Nsubuga
Tuesday, June, 14, 2016 | 2:26 PM | by bessm
Check Your Motivation
Jesus seeks relationship with us. What talents can we use to be in relationship with others? A sermon by the Rev. Deacon Lois Maberry
Monday, June, 6, 2016 | 3:24 PM | by bessm
Walking Through Hell
God is always present - even in the worst circumstance of our lives. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, June, 1, 2016 | 3:15 PM | by bessm
Putting God in a Box
On Trinity Sunday we ask the profound question; Do I have the courage to be re-made? A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, June, 1, 2016 | 11:24 AM | by bessm
Faith and Grace
The Roman centurion felt unworthy, but still believed in the compassion and power of Jesus to heal. We too are unworthy, but when we turn to God, God is faithful to forgive, heal and restore our souls. A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Tuesday, May, 17, 2016 | 11:04 AM | by bessm
At Pentecost, God sends His Holy Spirit to teach us how to reach out for our brothers and sisters.
Wednesday, May, 11, 2016 | 3:49 PM | by bessm
Youth Sunday Sermons
Sermons given on Youth Sunday by graduating seniors Meredith Waltman and Nelson Liles
Tuesday, May, 10, 2016 | 2:26 PM | by bessm
Love One Another
Jesus gives His disciples a new commandment. It also applies to us. A sermon by the Rev. Canon Thomas Nsubuga
Tuesday, April, 19, 2016 | 2:34 PM | by bessm
Bread for the Lost
Jesus always makes time for those who are lost. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Friday, April, 15, 2016 | 1:53 PM | by bessm
I'm Just the Sheepdog
Jesus, the Good Shepherd, brings us the medicine we need for healing. A sermon preached on Communion Celebration Sunday by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, April, 6, 2016 | 3:03 PM | by bessm
Let Us Go Forth, Rejoicing In The Power Of The Holy Spirit!
Jesus appears to his disciples as they are mourning his death. He offers them peace, which includes forgiveness and reconciliation. Before commissioning them to go forth and share the good news of God’s love and forgiveness, he gives them the empowering gift of the Holy Spirit. As the body of Christ, we too are commissioned and empowered by the Holy Spirit to forgive and love others. A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Wednesday, March, 23, 2016 | 2:31 PM | by bessm
Our Lowest For His Highest
A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston B. Johnson
Tuesday, March, 15, 2016 | 2:41 PM | by bessm
Doing What We Can
Whatever we bring to Jesus will be enough. A sermon by the Rev. Thomas Nsubuga
Thursday, March, 3, 2016 | 10:46 AM | by bessm
You Are What You Eat
Are we living our lives in a way that makes us hungry for God? A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, February, 24, 2016 | 3:08 PM | by bessm
Choosing God in the Moment
During Lent we journey to Jerusalem with Jesus, standing on the shoulders of those who have made that journey before us. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, February, 10, 2016 | 2:14 PM | by bessm
Mountaintops and Transfiguration
God transfigures us when we are alone in our suffering. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, February, 10, 2016 | 10:18 AM | by bessm
Life Changing Events
The Power and Glory of Jesus A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Tuesday, February, 2, 2016 | 1:50 PM | by bessm
The Greatest of These is Love
We have no absence of spiritual gifts, but the absence of love is what we are judged on.
Tuesday, February, 2, 2016 | 1:13 PM | by bessm
Living in Never NeverLand
Being a follower of Christ is to go into the places where light is needed. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Tuesday, January, 12, 2016 | 10:42 AM | by bessm
Touched by the Hand of God
Christian Baptism is accepting that the hand of God will touch a life and lead it in directions we cannot see. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Friday, January, 8, 2016 | 8:56 AM | by bessm
Everyone is Welcome!
God’s amazing revelation and invitation to come and see the infant Jesus, was given to two diverse groups of outcasts! The shepherds, who were not acceptable in polite society, see and hear angels who proclaim Christ's birth and give explicit directions for finding Him. The wise men, who were Gentiles, were notified by his dazzling star! It seems obvious that God’s gift is for ALL people everywhere! God invites and welcomes all to share in the light of Christ and to treat all persons as Jesus di
Thursday, January, 7, 2016 | 1:45 PM | by bessm
Christmas In Prison
The Word of God can find us wherever we are. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Thursday, January, 7, 2016 | 1:21 PM | by bessm
What Do We Do Now?
The people who came to hear John the Baptist found themselves at a crossroads and asked him "What do I do now?" We can ask the same thing. A sermon by the Rev. Canon Thomas Nsubuga
Thursday, December, 10, 2015 | 11:37 AM | by bessm
Nailing Our Colors to the Cross
John the Baptist comes asking us to accept God's life changing love. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Thursday, December, 10, 2015 | 11:36 AM | by bessm
Wake Up Call
The Advent text for today is a wake up call, a reminder that life is short! Therefore we seek to prepare, rather than acting as if these days will last forever. We avoid the busyness and distractions of the season as we deepen our prayer life and truly "seek and serve Christ in all persons." A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Tuesday, November, 24, 2015 | 1:00 PM | by bessm
Who Will Be the King of Our Lives?
Like Pilate, we are being pushed along by two streams: the stream of the kingdom of God and the stream of the kingdom of this world. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Tuesday, November, 24, 2015 | 12:40 PM | by bessm
A Tale of Two Cities
A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Monday, November, 16, 2015 | 1:24 PM | by bessm
How to give sacrificially A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Thursday, November, 5, 2015 | 11:46 AM | by bessm
Saints, Heaven and Leontyne Price
A sermon preached on All Saints' Day by the Very Rev. Alston B. Johnson
Friday, October, 30, 2015 | 2:40 PM | by bessm
Like the blind beggar Bartimaeus in Mark's Gospel, we must cry out to Jesus to receive our sight. A sermon by the Rev. Thomas Nsubuga
Tuesday, October, 20, 2015 | 3:08 PM | by bessm
Whose Will is it Anyway?
God lets us have life on our own terms. But it's not everything it's cracked up to be. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Thursday, October, 15, 2015 | 2:24 PM | by bessm
Consecration Sunday address by Bob Carrell
Tuesday, October, 13, 2015 | 11:08 AM | by bessm
Leaps of Faith
A sermon on Stewardship by Jonathan Hardtner, Consecration Sunday Chairman
Friday, October, 2, 2015 | 3:53 PM | by bessm
Jesus invites us to make our journey with others. We don't get to have God without having one another. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Wednesday, September, 23, 2015 | 3:52 PM | by bessm
To be great in the kingdom of God is to value and live the priorities of Christ who came among us as one who served, including serving those who could not return the favor or give in return. His ministry included welcoming the marginalized, binding up the broken hearted and setting captives free. Servanthood may not be a popular notion, but it is a means of God’s grace and transformation! a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Thursday, September, 17, 2015 | 1:12 PM | by bessm
Our Best Lives Now....Or Later?
Are we living the life we choose for ourselves, or the one God chooses for us? A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson.
Wednesday, September, 9, 2015 | 3:21 PM | by bessm
A Messiah for Everyone
Jesus is a Messiah not only according to the rules of the Old Testament, but also a Messiah according to the rules He is writing during His time on earth. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson
Monday, August, 31, 2015 | 3:18 PM | by bessm
Be Doers of the Word
Not hearers only A Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Wednesday, August, 26, 2015 | 10:07 AM | by bessm
Fan or Follower?
We cannot follow Jesus on our own terms. There must be a deeper transformation.
Tuesday, August, 18, 2015 | 2:45 PM | by bessm
Pushing the Limits of Language
God is constantly pushing the limits of our language and making common things uncommon. A Sermon by Dean Alston Johnson
Thursday, August, 13, 2015 | 2:51 PM | by bessm
Living Bread, Living Water
Because Jesus uniquely came from God, he can show us what God is truly like: loving, compassionate, forgiving, etc. Jesus offers us the gift of himself so that we can "feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving!" Filled with God, we become like God, offering God's gifts to each person we meet. A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Wednesday, August, 5, 2015 | 9:30 AM | by bessm
What must we do to do the work of God? A Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Wednesday, July, 29, 2015 | 3:52 PM | by bessm
The Generosity of God
All the texts describe an incredibly compassionate, loving and generous God. But after tragedies like the shootings in Lafayette this weekend, it is easy to fall into fear and cynicism. Instead, focusing on God's love and goodness as revealed both in Scripture and in our lives, can help us to give thanks and to comfort others with the same comfort we've been given.
Wednesday, July, 15, 2015 | 10:34 AM | by bessm
Only God Is Great
The message of Mark's Gospel is that in the end, God writes the final sentence. A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston B. Johnson
Thursday, July, 9, 2015 | 3:27 PM | by bessm
Continuing the mission of Jesus. A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Carter
Thursday, July, 2, 2015 | 2:06 PM | by bessm
Encounter With the Living Christ
The healing stories of Jesus show his deep compassion and tenderness toward all people, even - and perhaps especially - toward those who are treated badly by their culture. When we see that Jesus is present to others, and totally accepting of their feelings, it helps us take in God’s deep love and care for us. Ultimately we are held in God’s arms, close to God’s heart. A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Rowena White
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 | 1:13 PM | by bessm
Why Are You Afraid?
Jesus will still the storms in our life.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 | 3:31 PM | by bessm
Finding Your Mustard Seed
God collects the shattered bits of our lives and turns them into something we can't imagine.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 | 2:13 PM | by bessm
Buying the Stairway to Heaven
A sermon by the Very Rev. Alston Johnson, Dean
Tuesday, June, 2, 2015 | 2:02 PM | by bessm
Are You An Island?
Our tendency may be to isolate ourselves and become our own islands. But God intends us to be in relationship with Him...and each other.
Monday, June, 1, 2015 | 11:01 AM | by bessm
The Gift of the Holy Spirit
On this important feast day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit who leads us into actions of compassion and justice, gives us a healing word to speak in the brokenness and tragedy of our world, and enables us to face with courage and hope the new thing God is doing in our lives and in our church.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 | 3:45 PM | by bessm
What Friends Are For
A sermon by The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, Bishop of Western Louisiana
Thursday, May, 7, 2015 | 11:31 AM | by bessm
Christ the Vine
Become a healthy branch -- mature, love and serve, cling to Jesus
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:18 PM | by bessm
Living Our Best Life
In the midst of living our best life, there will come a choice: to live the life we choose for ourselves or the one God chooses for us.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:17 PM | by bessm
How Big is Your God?
What new thing is God doing in your life this Lent?
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:16 PM | by bessm
I want to walk as a child of the light.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:16 PM | by bessm
Dying to Change
What are we willing to let die in our lives so that we can live to Jesus?
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:12 PM | by bessm
From the Pedestal to the Cross
Jesus understands that we want to put our own kind of king on a pedestal. But He came down from the pedestal of Palm Sunday and climbed onto the cross for us.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:10 PM | by bessm
Casting Out the Untrue
Jesus walks into the midst of those who are possessed because he loves us.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:09 PM | by bessm
You can be part of the portrait of the face of Christ.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:08 PM | by bessm
Lent is the season of the Liturgical Year which stresses the importance of knowing our dark side, including our temptations, failures and the times we are most vulnerable to temptation. This awareness can help us recognize and resist temptation. This includes the powerful Temptation, especially when we are going through difficult wilderness times, to doubt that God loves and cares deeply for us.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:07 PM | by bessm
Remember me. Love one another. And this is how you do it.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 2:06 PM | by bessm
Accept No Substitutes
We tend to create Jesus in the image of the things we want. But He still will never separate himself from us.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 | 1:48 PM | by bessm
This is the night to rejoice, for before sunrise Jesus will have risen and his tomb will be empty! The Resurrection means that Jesus can be known today, that He desires to dwell in us and with us, so that our lives can be completely different! We can trust that the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, now lives in us! Alleluia!