Rector, Casey Shobe Sermon by: The Rev. R. Casey Shobe, D.Min.
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration | Dallas, Texas
April 21, 2019
Easter Day – 11:15 a.m.


I cannot tell you how glad I am to see all of you here this morning. It is a glorious morning, everyone looks wonderful, the church is magnificent, we have brass and timpani, the place is packed. It’s incredible! But when you hear what I’m about to tell you, you may decide that you wish you were somewhere else this morning. Because I’m about to tell you about how they do Easter at Bay Area Fellowship in Corpus Christi.

Bay Area Fellowship a great big non-denominational church with several satellite locations all over south Texas. And several years ago the head pastor had an idea to illustrate the free gift of Jesus Christ to the world. They decided to give away stuff. And nowhere has the adage “everything’s bigger in Texas” been truer than at Bay Area Fellowship. Because apparently, a few years ago on Easter Day, they didn’t just give away a few t-shirts and baseball caps. No, sir. These folks celebrated Easter by giving away $2 million worth of merchandise, in the form of flat-screen TVs, skateboards, Fender guitars, and 15 cars.