Tag Archive for grace

Santa vs. Jesus

by Melinda Little “You better watch out! You better not cry! You better not pout! I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town,” begins the modern-day Christmas song. Santa Claus is an icon of American culture. He keeps track of all the good and bad little boys and girls. I confess I may…

A Truckload of Grace–David Browder

Sermon for the Sunday after Ascension, May 8, 2016 by the Rev’d David Browder, Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and School in Houston, Texas. http://media.blubrry.com/stec/p/stthomashouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/David-Browder-sun-Asc-1030_01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS

How Do I Find A Gracious God? — David Browder

Sermon for Reformation Sunday (the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, November 2nd, 2014, by the Rev’d David Browder. David Browder is the Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and School in Houston, Texas. Text: Romans 3:19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may…

Adult Class: The Gospel in Life

Beginning Sunday, October 26th at 9:30 am in the Theater, please join Tim Russell and Melinda Little for The Gospel in Life, a Bible study of the Gospel written by Tim Keller, who also wrote The Prodigal God. During this 8 week class we will delve into learning how to live our every days grounded…

Rites of Passage — David Browder

Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, October 12, 2014, by the Rev’d David Browder. David Browder is the Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and School in Houston, Texas. Text: Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been…

A Mirror That Will Show Your Heart — Mathew Fenlon

Sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, September 14, 2014, by the Rev’d Mathew Fenlon. Mathew Fenlon is the Senior Associate Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and School in Houston, Texas. Text 1: Deuteronomy 15:7 “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord…

Mockingbird Fall Conference at St. Thomas’

The grace of God does not play it safe. It is imprudent, risky, foolish. It cannot be contained by the walls we build and masks we wear. It moves beyond deserving, pushing the envelope of forgiveness and dispersing the shadows of shame and guilt. God, “whose property it is always to have mercy”, does not…

Washing Amidst the Worst — David Browder

Sermon for Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2014 by the Rev’d David Browder. Text: St. John 13:1. NOW before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the…

A Week for Exhausted People — David Browder

Sermon for Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, by the Rev’d David Browder. Text: Philippians 2:5. LET this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form…