I do not like to toot my own horn. Maybe it is because I am shy. Maybe I am modest. Maybe I am slightly insecure and like the McFlys early in Back to the Future, “I don’t know if I can take that kind of rejection.” Or, maybe, somethings are ok left unsaid.
To that end, I do not tweet every thought, post every picture, share every article I read or offer links to every sermon I preach. But, the last two sermons I have offered to Oxford Baptist, I found to be of unique importance.
Though I followed the lectionary texts, they way these texts worked in our context and, hopefully, the broader context of life for Christian people in the world, was interesting. So, if you are looking for a way to spend a few minutes, maybe you will want to listen.
In my sermon from July 19, I touched on some hot button-ish issues and the ways I believe we are called to respond as Christians. It is titled Outsiders In.
In my sermon from July 26, I encouraged our congregation to dream. Consider the way Jesus handles the problem of resources and needs. He never lets resources form his dream, nor does he let perceived limits in resources keep him from moving forward in faith. That sermon is titled, I Ask That…
Starting this Sunday, I will be preaching a series I am calling Roots of Faith. I will be exploring seven roots that help grow our faith and allow us to embody and produce good fruit. If you want to listen to those, they will be posted in a timely fashion each week.
The idea for Christian Roots and Fruit is one I have borrowed from Jack Glasgow of Zebulon Baptist Church (if he stole it from someone, I don’t know about it, but I definitely stole it from him).
The image I use was created by my friend Mindy Logsdon.
I hope you will join us as we think on these spiritual practices that will grow our faith. And, as always, thank you for clicking, reading and listening.