St. Stephen's Pulpit

St. Stephen's Pulpit

www.saintstephenssherman.org
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is a Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas proclaiming the victory of Christ over sin and death in the heart of downtown Sherman.http://www.saintstephenssherman.org/


When Faith gets hard (Hebrews 11:1-16)
Aug 11 • 18 min
On Prayer [Topical - Lord’s Prayer]
Jul 28 • 21 min
The Way of Mary (Luke 10:39-42)
Jul 21 • 14 min
Choose to be a Neighbor (Luke 10:25-37)
Jul 14 • 17 min
Dealing with Sin in other people (Galatians 6:1-5)
Jul 7 • 17 min
The calling of Freedom (Galatians 5:13-25)
Jun 30 • 18 min
Jesus transforms our relationships (Galatians 3:23-29)
Jun 23 • 17 min
Which God do we worship? [Trinity Sunday 2019]
Jun 16 • 20 min
Listening to the Spirit [Pentecost]
Jun 9 • 15 min
The Three Sins that Damage Community
Jun 2 • 23 min
Building on the Past [Garrard Day]
May 26 • 11 min
The High Calling of the Church to Love (John 13:34-35)
May 19 • 16 min
Serving God in your own way (Acts 9:36-43)
May 12 • 12 min
Victory of the Resurrected Lord Jesus [Easter 2019]
Apr 21 • 13 min
The Horrible and Glorious Truths of Palm Sunday [Palm Sunday 2019]
Apr 14 • 8 min
Way of Judas or Way of Jesus? (John 12:1-8)
Apr 7 • 22 min
Journey through the Wilderness (Laetare Sunday)
Mar 31 • 8 min
Watch that you do not fall! (1 Cor 10:12)
Mar 24 • 15 min
God of the Body (Philippians 3:18-21)
Mar 17 • 13 min
Avoiding dangers in the Spiritual Life (Romans 10:8-13)
Mar 10 • 18 min
The Brutal Honesty of Ash Wednesday [Ash Wednesday 2019]
Mar 6 • 7 min
Reflecting God’s Glory (Exodus 34:29-35)
Mar 3 • 13 min
Life of Blessing (Luke 6:20-26)
Feb 17 • 12 min
Hope for a Broken World (Luke 4:14-21)
Jan 27 • 15 min
From Water to Wine of Gladness (John 2:1-11)
Jan 20 • 14 min
Unexpected Visitors [Epiphany 2019]
Jan 6 • 17 min
Following St. Stephen [Patronal Feast Day 2018]
Dec 30, 2018 • 22 min
Great Commission Christian: Respond in Love (Advent 2018)
Dec 23, 2018 • 15 min
Great Commission Christian: Make it a Habit (Advent 2018)
Dec 16, 2018 • 15 min
Great Commission Christian: Be a Disciple (Advent 2018)
Dec 9, 2018 • 16 min
Great Commission Christian: Believe the Gospel! (Advent Series)
Dec 2, 2018 • 19 min
Living a Life of Thankfulness [Thanksgiving Sunday]
Nov 18, 2018 • 13 min
Genuine Piety (Mark 12:38-44)
Nov 11, 2018 • 10 min
Our Extended Family [All Saints Day]
Nov 4, 2018 • 13 min
The Gospel vs. Walls of Hostility (Eph 2:13 - 3:1) [St. Simon and St. Jude]
Oct 28, 2018 • 12 min
Why suffering? (Psalm 91, Isaiah 53:4-12)
Oct 21, 2018 • 14 min
Why do you call me good? (Mark 10:17-31)
Oct 14, 2018 • 15 min
What is Holiness? [Topical Sermon]
Oct 7, 2018 • 18 min
Those not against me are with me (Mark 9:38-40)
Sep 30, 2018 • 12 min
The Wisdom from Above (James 3:13 - 4:8)
Sep 23, 2018 • 16 min
Be unashamed of Jesus (Mark 8:27-38)
Sep 16, 2018 • 13 min
Vision, Ministry, and Gospel [Stewardship Sunday]
Sep 9, 2018 • 14 min
Worthless Religion (James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23)
Sep 2, 2018 • 11 min
Love is Eternal [Love Sermon Series Part 4]
Aug 26, 2018 • 14 min
Love is Practical [Love Sermon Series Part 3]
Aug 19, 2018 • 12 min
Love is Active [Love Sermon Series Part 2]
Aug 12, 2018 • 12 min
Love is Divine [Love Sermon Series Part 1]
Aug 5, 2018 • 20 min
Watch God make our offering great (John 6:1-12)
Jul 29, 2018 • 11 min
Apostle to the Apostles [St. Mary Magdalene]
Jul 22, 2018 • 12 min
Guided by Truth (Amos 7:7-17)
Jul 15, 2018 • 15 min
Unexpected Messengers (Mark 6:1-13)
Jul 8, 2018 • 14 min
Preach Jesus! [Nativity of St. John the Baptist]
Jun 24, 2018 • 12 min
Kingdom Greatness (Mark 4:26-34)
Jun 17, 2018 • 12 min
The Shame and Blame Game (Genesis 3:5-19)
Jun 11, 2018 • 18 min
Keeping the Sabbath (Deuteronomy 5:12-15)
Jun 3, 2018 • 21 min
The Purpose of the Spirit (John 16:8-11) [Pentecost]
May 20, 2018 • 17 min
The Church and the World (John 17:6-18)
May 13, 2018 • 18 min
Love is not Burdensome (1 John 5:3-5)
May 6, 2018 • 11 min
Knowing God’s Guidance (Acts 8:26-40)
Apr 29, 2018 • 15 min
Hear the Voice of the Shepherd (John 10:16)
Apr 22, 2018 • 15 min
Christian Fellowship (1 John 1:1-7; Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133)
Apr 8, 2018 • 17 min
Why I Believe in the Resurrection [Easter Sunday]
Apr 1, 2018 • 12 min
The Nature of Sacrifice [Good Friday]
Mar 30, 2018 • 7 min
The Command to Love (John 13:34-35) [Maundy Thursday]
Mar 29, 2018 • 10 min
The Glory of Jesus’ Suffering (Palm Sunday)
Mar 25, 2018 • 8 min
Spiritual Growth Part 5: Service
Mar 18, 2018 • 11 min
Spiritual Growth Part 3: Almsgiving
Mar 4, 2018 • 14 min
Spiritual Growth Part 2: Fasting
Feb 25, 2018 • 11 min
Spiritual Growth Part 1: Prayer
Feb 18, 2018 • 17 min
Don’t be Proud of your Humility (Matthew 6:1-6)
Feb 14, 2018 • 8 min
Put on the Hat of Patience (Topical Sermon)
Jan 28, 2018 • 12 min
Keeping the Main Thing (Mark 1:14-20)
Jan 21, 2018 • 11 min
Honor the Body (1 Corinthians 6:12-20)
Jan 14, 2018 • 13 min
Repent and Follow Jesus (Acts 19:1-7) [Baptism DNIC]
Jan 7, 2018 • 11 min
The Christ Mass [Christmas Eve 2017]
Dec 24, 2017 • 14 min
Anticipation! [Advent 4]
Dec 24, 2017 • 5 min
Jesus: the Anointed Savior! (Isaiah 61:1-4)
Dec 17, 2017 • 14 min
Prepare for Jesus! (Mark 1:1-8)
Dec 10, 2017 • 12 min
Stay Awake! (Mark 13:33-37)
Dec 3, 2017 • 10 min
Jesus is King! [Christ the King Sunday]
Nov 26, 2017 • 15 min
Use it or loose it (Matthew 25:14-30)
Nov 19, 2017 • 16 min
Hope for the Return of Jesus [Topical - Eschatology]
Nov 12, 2017 • 12 min
Being a Saint [All Saints Day]
Nov 5, 2017 • 15 min
Trust God in Change (Deuteronomy 34:1-12)
Oct 29, 2017 • 13 min
Give to God what is God’s (Matthew 22:15-22)
Oct 22, 2017 • 13 min
Accept Jesus’ Invitation! (Matthew 22:1-14)
Oct 15, 2017 • 18 min
It’s all skubala compared to Jesus (Philippians 3:4-14)
Oct 8, 2017 • 13 min
It’s not about you (Phil 2:1-13)
Oct 1, 2017 • 17 min
Against Spiritual Envy (Matthew 20:1-16)
Sep 24, 2017 • 14 min
Christian Disagreement (Romans 14:1-12)
Sep 17, 2017 • 11 min
Conflict in the Church (Matthew 18:15-20)
Sep 10, 2017 • 9 min
Christian Community (Rom 12:9-21)
Sep 3, 2017 • 13 min
But who do you say that I am? (Matthew 16:13-20)
Aug 27, 2017 • 12 min
Listen and Understand (Matthew 15:10-20)
Aug 20, 2017 • 17 min
Faith in the Storm (Matthew 14:22-33)
Aug 13, 2017 • 15 min
Seeing God on the Mountaintop (Luke 9:28-36) [Transfiguration]
Aug 6, 2017 • 22 min
Growing and Obtaining the Kingdom (Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52)
Jul 30, 2017 • 17 min
I Believe! Part Six: I Believe in Eternal Life
Jul 16, 2017 • 15 min
I Believe! Part Five: I Believe in Forgiveness of Sins
Jul 9, 2017 • 14 min
I Believe! Part Four: I Believe in the Church
Jul 2, 2017 • 20 min
I Believe! Part Three: I Believe in the Holy Spirit
Jun 25, 2017 • 12 min
I Believe! Part Two: I Believe in Jesus Christ
Jun 18, 2017 • 15 min
I Believe! Part 1: I Believe in One God
Jun 11, 2017 • 16 min
Kicking off our summer sermon series on what we believe by talking about God on Trinity Sunday!
God’s New Era [Pentecost]
Jun 4, 2017 • 12 min
Healthy Ministry (1 Peter 5:6-11)
May 28, 2017 • 12 min
Prove Jesus with your life (1 Peter 3:15-16)
May 21, 2017 • 14 min
The best argument for Christian Truth is a Christian Life.
Being built on God’s Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:1-10)
May 14, 2017 • 13 min
On unjust suffering (1 Peter 2:18-25)
May 7, 2017 • 17 min
Move Beyond Maintainance (1 Peter 1:17-23)
Apr 30, 2017 • 13 min
A Connection with God (1 Peter 1:3-9)
Apr 23, 2017 • 12 min
I Believe in the Resurrection! (Easter 2017)
Apr 16, 2017 • 11 min
Choose the Real Jesus (Palm Sunday)
Apr 9, 2017 • 5 min
Climbing to the Cross, Part 5: Be on Mission for Jesus (John 11:1-45)
Apr 2, 2017 • 15 min
Climbing to the Cross, Part 4: Have Courage for Jesus (John 9:1-41)
Mar 26, 2017 • 16 min
Climbing to the Cross, Part 3: Be a Community for Jesus (John 4:5-42)
Mar 19, 2017 • 12 min
Climbing to the Cross, Part 2: Take Risks for Jesus (Gen 12:1-4, var.)
Mar 12, 2017 • 16 min
Climbing to the Cross, Part 1: Focus on Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11)
Mar 5, 2017 • 15 min
The Glory behind the Ordinary (Matt 17:1-9)
Feb 26, 2017 • 11 min
Correction: This Sunday was Quinquagesima, and not Sexagesima as stated in the sermon.
God’s Law and the Vulnerable (Leviticus 19:9-18)
Feb 19, 2017 • 18 min
We need a heart change (Matthew 5:21-37)
Feb 12, 2017 • 13 min
Jesus’ Purpose for you, his Disciple (Matthew 5:13-16)
Feb 5, 2017 • 9 min
Come to the Mountain of Jesus (Matthew 5:1-12) [The Beatitudes]
Jan 29, 2017 • 14 min
Jesus, God’s Sacrifice and Messiah (John 1:29-42)
Jan 15, 2017 • 13 min
God doens’t show partiality (Acts 10:34-43)
Jan 8, 2017 • 16 min
Be Weird for Jesus! [Holy Name/Circumcision DNIC]
Jan 1, 2017 • 15 min
Jesus, Prince of Peace…and Warrior King? (Isaiah 9:2-7) [Christmas]
Dec 25, 2016 • 21 min
How Mary shows us Jesus [Advent IV]
Dec 18, 2016 • 13 min
God’s people and cultural power (Matthew 3:1-12)
Dec 4, 2016 • 21 min
Expecting the Unexpected in Advent (Matt 24:36-44, Rom 13:11-14)
Nov 27, 2016 • 13 min
Be A Saint [All Saints Sunday]
Nov 6, 2016 • 16 min
Arguing like a Christian (Acts 15:12-22)
Oct 23, 2016 • 17 min
The Purpose of Scripture (2 Tim 3:14 to 4:5)
Oct 18, 2016 • 15 min
The Power of the Scriptures (2 tim 2:8-15)
Oct 9, 2016 • 20 min
God Redeems our Trials (Lam. 1:1-6)
Oct 2, 2016 • 15 min
Christians and Money (1 Timothy 6:7-19)
Sep 25, 2016 • 16 min
Yes, but no (Luke 15:1-10)
Sep 11, 2016 • 15 min
Discipleship: Be Prepared (Luke 14:25-35)
Sep 4, 2016 • 16 min
Discipleship: Keep the Love, Keep the Faith (Heb. 13:1-16)
Aug 28, 2016 • 24 min
Discipleship: Knowing the Right Path (Luke 13:10-17)
Aug 21, 2016 • 18 min
Gospel Fire, Human Division (Luke 12:49-56)
Aug 14, 2016 • 20 min
Do Good, Seek Justice, Defend the Orphan (Isaiah 10:10-20)
Aug 7, 2016 • 21 min
Living a life of reconciliation (Col 3:1-11)
Jul 31, 2016 • 21 min
God’s Reconciliation of us (Col 2:6-19)
Jul 24, 2016 • 22 min
God’s reconciliation with us (Col 1:15-28)
Jul 17, 2016 • 13 min
The Importance of Reconciliation (Col 1:1-14)
Jul 10, 2016 • 16 min
Reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7-10)
Jul 3, 2016 • 14 min
True Freedom (Galatians 3:26-29)
Jun 26, 2016 • 15 min
Being on Mission [St. Boniface]
Jun 5, 2016 • 17 min
Who gave you the right? (Gal 1:1-12)
May 29, 2016 • 21 min
Faith in the Holy Trinity [Trinity Sunday]
May 22, 2016 • 19 min
The Spirit unites and divides [Pentecost]
May 15, 2016 • 14 min
Useful may not be Good (Acts 16:16-24)
May 8, 2016 • 19 min
God calls us beyond the normal (Acts 16:9-15)
May 1, 2016 • 12 min
If God has called it clean (Acts 11:1-18)
Apr 24, 2016 • 14 min
Listening to the voice of the Shepherd (John 10:22-30)
Apr 17, 2016 • 12 min
Your part in the story (Acts 9:1-20)
Apr 10, 2016 • 12 min
Jesus came back from the dead!
Apr 3, 2016 • 17 min
Jesus Christ the First Fruits [Easter Vigil and Sunday]
Mar 27, 2016 • 14 min
Jesus the Atoning Sacrifice [Good Friday]
Mar 25, 2016 • 19 min
Jesus the self-sacrificing God [Maundy Thursday]
Mar 24, 2016 • 9 min
Compared to Christ all else is ….. (Phil 4:4-7)
Mar 13, 2016 • 10 min
Repentance and Humility (Luke 15:11-32)
Mar 6, 2016 • 24 min
Do you think you’re better? (Luke 13:1-9)
Feb 28, 2016 • 13 min
What are you expecting? (Luke 13:31-35)
Feb 21, 2016 • 14 min
Resisting Satan’s Temptations (Luke 4:1-13)
Feb 14, 2016 • 20 min
Repent! [Ash Wednesday]
Feb 10, 2016 • 7 min
Transformed on the Mountain (Exodus 34:29-35)
Feb 7, 2016 • 8 min
One Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:12-31)
Jan 24, 2016 • 18 min
Why do you call me good? (Mark 10:17-21) [Proper for St. Anthony]
Jan 17, 2016 • 18 min
Upon the Feast of St. Anthony of Egypt
It’s all True! [Baptism of Jesus, Luke 3:15-22]
Jan 10, 2016 • 15 min
Jesus was a real boy (Luke 2:41-52)
Jan 3, 2016 • 11 min
Let the light of Christ shine through [Patronal Feast]
Dec 27, 2015 • 10 min
Feast of St. Stephen transferred to the nearest Sunday.
The Three Christmases [Christmas Eve Sermon]
Dec 24, 2015 • 12 min
Mary, the new Eve (Advent 4 on the Magnificat)
Dec 20, 2015 • 17 min
Rejoice in the face of fear! (Phil 4:4-7)
Dec 13, 2015 • 14 min
Prepare for Jesus (Luke 3:1-6) [Advent II]
Dec 6, 2015 • 13 min
Expecting Jesus (Luke 21 25-36) [Advent 1]
Nov 29, 2015 • 7 min
Serve the True King! [Christ the King Day]
Nov 22, 2015 • 16 min
Responding to Paris Terrorism
Nov 15, 2015 • 16 min
Have a Big Dog faith (Mark 12:38-44)
Nov 8, 2015 • 13 min
The Family of God [All Saints and Baptism]
Nov 1, 2015 • 12 min
More then Blind Faith (Mark 10:46-52)
Oct 25, 2015 • 19 min
Bold before the Throne of Grace (Heb 4:12-16)
Oct 11, 2015 • 12 min
Jesus: the Word, Wisdom, and Work of God (Hebrews 1:1-4)
Oct 4, 2015 • 12 min
Turning to God in all circumstances (James 5:13-14)
Sep 27, 2015 • 16 min
The Least will be the Greatest (Mark 9:30-37)
Sep 20, 2015 • 14 min
Baptism Sunday
Sep 13, 2015 • 19 min
The Problem of Partiality (James 2:1-17)
Sep 6, 2015 • 21 min
True Religion (James 1:19-27)
Aug 30, 2015 • 23 min
The Wise Christian Life (Eph 5:15-20)
Aug 16, 2015 • 16 min
Bread of Life (John 6, 35, 41-51)
Aug 9, 2015 • 16 min
Three Danger Signs (2 Samuel 12:1-15)
Aug 2, 2015 • 15 min
Abuse of Authority (2 Samuel 11:1-15)
Jul 26, 2015 • 22 min
The New Humanity (Eph 2:11-22)
Jul 19, 2015 • 15 min
Praise God for his Salvation (Eph 1:3-14)
Jul 12, 2015 • 14 min
People rejecting Jesus (Mark 6:1-13)
Jul 5, 2015 • 21 min
You just gotta have Faith? (Mark 5:21-43)
Jun 28, 2015 • 18 min
The God who commands the storm (Mark 4:35-41)
Jun 21, 2015 • 21 min
God works the unexpected (Mark 4:26-34)
Jun 14, 2015 • 15 min
Worship the Triune God! [Trinity Sunday]
May 31, 2015 • 20 min
Life, Power, and Love of the Spirit [Pentecost]
May 24, 2015 • 25 min
Not of the world (John 17:6-18)
May 17, 2015 • 16 min
God’s perfect timing (Acts 8:26-40)
May 3, 2015 • 19 min
Confidence in the Risen Lord Jesus (Acts 4:5-12)
Apr 26, 2015 • 22 min
On being a child of God (1 John 3:1-7)
Apr 19, 2015 • 19 min
Have a Ressurection Faith II (John 20:19-31)
Apr 12, 2015 • 17 min
Ressurection Love, Faith, and Hope (Easter)
Apr 5, 2015 • 16 min
Embrace the Cross II (Good Friday)
Apr 3, 2015 • 13 min
Do this in Remembrance of Me (Maundy Thursday)
Apr 2, 2015 • 12 min
Who is this King of Glory? (Mark 11:1-11a) [Palm Sunday]
Mar 29, 2015 • 15 min
Christ must cast out the darkness (John 12:22-33)
Mar 22, 2015 • 15 min
The Origin, Center, and End of the Gospel (John 3:16)
Mar 15, 2015 • 13 min
The wisdom of foolishness (1 Cor 1:18-25)
Mar 8, 2015 • 16 min
The Road of Discipleship (Mark 8:31-38)
Mar 1, 2015 • 16 min
God’s time of trial (Mark 1:9-15)
Feb 22, 2015 • 15 min
What to do with the Old Testament (Mark 9:2-9)
Feb 15, 2015 • 18 min
Jesus solves the deeper issue (Mark 1:28-39)
Feb 8, 2015 • 14 min
Knowledge, Power, and Glory (Mark 1:21-28)
Feb 1, 2015 • 20 min
Reconciliation in the Book of Jonah
Jan 25, 2015 • 18 min
Patience in Evangelism (John 1:43-51)
Jan 18, 2015 • 16 min
Seeing God in events (Gen 1, Ps 29, Mark 1:4-11, Acts 19:1-7)
Jan 11, 2015 • 10 min
Respond to Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12)
Jan 4, 2015 • 14 min
What is our church suposed to be? (Topical - Patronal Feast)
Dec 29, 2014 • 16 min
Our celebration of St. Stephen’s Day, transferred to Sunday.
Celebrate like a Shepherd (Christmas)
Dec 25, 2014 • 15 min
Advent IV: Dedication
Dec 21, 2014 • 17 min
Advent III: A New Hope
Dec 14, 2014 • 11 min
Advent II: Be Prepared!
Dec 7, 2014 • 17 min
Advent I: The Need
Nov 30, 2014 • 15 min
Christ the King (Topical)
Nov 23, 2014 • 16 min
Look forward to the end (1 Thess 5:1-11)
Nov 16, 2014 • 15 min
Follow God’s Call (Joshua 24:1-25)
Nov 9, 2014 • 17 min
Love Jesus Above All (Topical - All Saints)
Nov 2, 2014 • 13 min
Proclaim the Gospel Well (1 Thess 2:1-8)
Oct 26, 2014 • 12 min
St. Stephen’s Parish and the Thessalonians (1 Thess 1:1-10)
Oct 19, 2014 • 10 min
Responding to God’s invitation (Mat 22:1-14)
Oct 12, 2014 • 13 min
Love God, Love Neighbor (Ex 20:1-20)
Oct 5, 2014 • 18 min
Act on your intentions (Matt 21:28-32)
Sep 28, 2014 • 14 min
Surviving the Wilderness (Ex 16:2-15)
Sep 21, 2014 • 17 min
Principles of Forgiveness (Matt 18:15-35)
Sep 14, 2014 • 22 min
Having a Relationship with God (Topical - Baptism)
Sep 7, 2014 • 19 min
Dying for Life’s Sake (Matt 16:21-27)
Aug 31, 2014 • 16 min
The Foundation of the Church (Matt 16:13-18)
Aug 24, 2014 • 20 min
The Power of God’s Mercy (Gen 45:1-15, Rom 11:29-32, Matt 15:21-28)
Aug 17, 2014 • 23 min
Vindicated by Faith (Rom 10:9-13)
Aug 10, 2014 • 18 min
God’s provision in the impossible (Matt 14:13-21)
Aug 3, 2014 • 16 min
Actively Wait on God (Rom 8:26-39)
Jul 27, 2014 • 24 min
Value your Birthright (Gen 25:29-34)
Jul 13, 2014 • 17 min
Giving up our games (Matt 11: 16-30)
Jul 6, 2014 • 16 min
Be free from the power of Sin (Rom 6:12-23)
Jun 29, 2014 • 18 min
Make Jesus your ultimate value (Matt 10:24-39)
Jun 22, 2014 • 22 min
Embrace the Trinitarian Faith (Topical - Trinity Sunday)
Jun 15, 2014 • 17 min
Live the unity of the Spirit (1 Cor 12:3-13)
Jun 8, 2014 • 18 min
Rejoice in God’s Judgment (Psalm 68:1-6)
Jun 1, 2014 • 15 min
Love God (John 14:15-21)
May 25, 2014 • 14 min
A Healthy Church (Acts 2:42-47)
May 4, 2014 • 19 min
Have a Resurrection Faith (John 20:19-31)
Apr 27, 2014 • 20 min
Embrace the Cross [Good Friday] (Heb 10:1-31)
Apr 18, 2014 • 12 min
Responding to the World (John 9:1-38)
Mar 30, 2014 • 19 min
Running the Race (Phil 3:7-14)
Mar 2, 2014 • 17 min
Bring Glory to God (1 Cor 2:1-11)
Feb 9, 2014 • 18 min