Sermons

Adopted into God’s Family — Chad Martin

St. Paul reminds us of who we are. “We are children of God,” he says “and if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ.” What an incredible thing for us to remember: that we are privileged to be God’s beloved children (and joint heirs with Christ). However, it’s important for us to understand this in the correct way. St. Paul is not telling us that we are deities; nor is he saying that we are divine creatures and equal to Christ. As we know, we are still human beings, and sometimes we act all too “human.” Instead, God is the one who chooses to make us His children through the spirit of adoption.

The Dimwitted Disciples — Chad Martin

One of my seminary professors used to jokingly say that reading the Gospel of Mark is a dangerous thing for modern-day Christian disciples to do. Instead, he would say, “they should start with Matthew, Luke or John.” This is because the 12 disciples do not come off very well in Mark. Out of all the Gospels, Mark portrays the apostles of Christ as a group of dense and dimwitted disciples who just don’t seem to get it.

You Are What You Think — Chad Martin

Preached July 8, 2012. http://media.blubrry.com/stec/p/stthomashouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Sermon_You-are-what-you-think.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS

The Good Shepherd — Chad Martin

Preached April 22, 2012 by The Rev’d Chad Martin at St Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas http://media.blubrry.com/stec/p/stthomashouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Sermon-The-Good-Shepderd.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS