Sermon: “The Dazzling Acceptance of God” (January 7, 2018)

Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta “The Dazzling Acceptance of God” (Mark 1:9-11) January 7, 2018 Dave Johnson In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When our oldest daughter Cate was 18 months old, Steph and I took her to see the 1994 animated Disney classic...

Sermon: “Grace upon Grace” December 31, 2017

Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta “Grace upon Grace” (John 1:16-17) December 31, 2017 Dave Johnson In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. On New Year’s Eve it is natural to look back on the year and think about what happened in your life—so think about your...

Sermon: “The Dawn of Redeeming Grace” (Christmas 2017)

Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta “The Dawn of Redeeming Grace” (Titus 2:11) Christmas 2017 Dave Johnson In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One of my favorite Christmas movies is the classic 1983 film, A Christmas Story, about the Christmastime of...

Sermon: “Bountiful Grace and Mercy” (December 17, 2017)

Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta “Bountiful Grace and Mercy” (Isaiah 61:1) December 17, 2017 Dave Johnson In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This time of year Christmas music is ubiquitous.  Everywhere you go you hear classic Christmas carols or recent...

Sermon: “A Word of Comfort” (December 10, 2017)

Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta “A Word of Comfort” (Isaiah 40:1-5) December 10, 2017 Dave Johnson In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Recently The New York Times ran a moving story about a high school basketball team that ended a losing streak that had...