In Sunday’s sermon, Associate Minister Eric Markinson examines several of Jesus’ hard teachings about discipleship. Jesus turns out to be right, of course—so how can we follow Jesus with the openness, freshness, and love of little children? (Luke 9:51-62)Read More
Associate Pastor, Eric Markinson, preaches about the Spirit’s aroma of justice and inclusion that occurs with the presence of God in our midst, in each of us, this Pentecost SundayRead More
Associate Minister, Eric Markinson, preaches about the new things God is doing, inviting us to transform our old “sweet routines.”
Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21Read More
Associate Minister, Eric Markinson, preaches about the “first fruits” that we are encouraged to bring before God and others around us, offering our best with others to grow more fully in relationship together.Read More
Associate Pastor, Eric Markinson, offers a message about Jesus preaching the Beatitudes. We are invited to make room to receive God’s grace in one another, whether rich or poor, full or hungry, happy or sad, black or white, gay or straight, God’s grace is present and available to all.Read More
Associate Minister, Eric Markinson, offers a message about the inclusion we have in Jesus Christ, a divine unity that calls each of us beloved, beyond our human limitations that so often divide us.
Scripture: Galatians 3:21-29Read More
Eric Markinson, Pastor of Community Care, offers a message about the spiritual gifts God bestows to us as we find our spiritual ‘home’ in the presence of Christ - through our unique individual and communal gifts.
Scripture: Mark 10:46-52Read More
This month, Grace celebrates its 115th anniversary. Through the month, our theme is Our History--beginning with September 2nd's message by Associate Pastor Eric Markinson on Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9. What are the graces--and obstacles--handed to Grace, and to all of us, by those who preceded us? Those who founded and have renewed Grace make the church a faithful witness to God's love command and Christ's call to service; Grace's descendants will receive its generous and inclusive legacy from a joyous and committed community.Read More
How much unity is needed, in order to be a community? Associate Pastor Eric Markinson offers his reflections on Ephesians 4:1-16--wondering whether the body of Christ is unified by the church or by the Spirit of love. Unity is of Christ when it is founded on love--particularly a love that welcomes all in Christ's name. We can celebrate the loving welcome that Grace offers generously, without condition.Read More
For the Second Sunday of Lent, Pastor Judith Reedy reminds Grace UMC Dallas that It’s Never Too Late–to embrace God’s covenant, respond to God’s call, invite others to the saving power of Jesus Christ, and turn back to God. (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16) Includes Emmanuel Sanders’ moving offering of “A City Called Heaven.”Read More