A Good Word: Transformation

A Good Word: Transformation

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   I am not an Atlanta Braves fan. I’m saying that up front because I know a lot of you are Phillies fans, and Atlanta is two games ahead of the Phillies right now in the race for the pennant in the National League East, so in the...
A Good Word: Salvation

A Good Word: Salvation

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   “Are we rich, Daddy?” That’s what my son, Liam, asked me as we were walking together one day when he was around four years old. I remember that he was four because we were in the midst of trying to figure out where he was going to...
A Good Word: Forgiveness

A Good Word: Forgiveness

Listen Esau and Jacob were twins, but they were nothing alike in appearance or temperament.  Esau was an outdoorsman – a hunter – and since his father Isaac enjoyed eating the game Esau brought home, Esau was his father’s favorite son.  Jacob, on the other...
The Favor of Your Company

The Favor of Your Company

Listen Last weekend I attended a concert at Musikfest. The band appearing was a band that played songs by Billy Joel.  I must say they were very good, and the concert was most enjoyable. We found seats close to the stage, and our seats gave us a bird’s eye view...
A Good Word: Attention

A Good Word: Attention

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   “There’s a difference between hearing and listening.” That philosophical statement comes not from Jesus, nor Confucius, nor Will Rogers, nor Mark Twain; it comes from the early-90s movie, White Men Can’t Jump. The movie itself is...

A Good Word: Believe

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin          Just in case the sign plastered to the pulpit here was too subtle for you, the word for this week’s sermon in our “Good Word” series is “believe.” Back when we asked you, the congregation, for words that you’d like to hear...