Category Archives: Sermons

Repairing Hope Slide Presentations

Dearly Beloved, Since Hope’s building was significantly damaged on May 25, 2015, a great deal of work has gone on behind the scenes.  Initially Sharon Kern, and others, met with a bevy of insurance claims adjusters who studied the damage … Continue reading

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Resources for Dealing with Depression

Dearly Beloved, This past Sunday I interviewed Dan Davis on the topic of Depression.  He told a very moving story about his own encounter with this difficult mental state and how he continues to deal with it.  You can listen … Continue reading

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New Creations and Net-Menders

(These are the notes prepared for my sermon on 5-31-15.  –geno) Intro:        Almost two decades ago the leaders of the church I was serving as senior pastor decided to develop ministry to people here in Austin who struggled with same-sex … Continue reading

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Reading Those Disputed Texts–TOGETHER

(These are my sermon notes from 5-24-15.  –geno) Rom. 1:18-27; I Cor. 6:9-11; I Tim. 1:8-11; Lev. 18:22; 20:13 Intro:        Rebecca Manley-Pippert quipped in her book on evangelism years ago that Christians and non-Christians agree on at least one thing … Continue reading

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Male and Female He Created Them

(This is the text of my sermon delivered Sunday, May 17, 2015.  It is the second of a series of four messages on the topic of homosexuality.  –geno) In late October of 1974, Jesus made himself known to me and … Continue reading

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And Such Were Some of You

(I am posting my sermon notes from 5/10/15 [didn’t see that number set until just now] in their entirety here so that they may be easily referenced by anyone wondering just what I said about the topic of homosexuality.  I … Continue reading

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Q&A with Mark Proeger

(I’d like to thank Mark Proeger for his fine preaching this past Sunday, May 3rd, and for taking extra time to field these questions following the second service.  —geno) Q1: What do you think keeps us from showing love to … Continue reading

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Aren’t there times Christians Should Judge?

(Note: This question was raised this past Sunday near the end of our time together and was not introduced into our gathering, but I thought it should still be given and answer.      –geno) I spent a good deal … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in Our Work

(Here are questions from our sermon on July 20, 2014.  –geno) Q1: What if a person felt compelled to learn a skill to a high level from parental pressure or financial/cultural pressure? A1:      I don’t think these pressures are altogether … Continue reading

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Q&A: Being Filled with the Spirit and Singing One to Another

(Note: These questions followed our June 1 sermon.  –geno) Q1:  Where can we send poems or writings to be made into a song?      A1:  There is no ‘official’ place where the written word can be ‘sent’ to be … Continue reading

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