Posts by Bob Rhodes (Page 17)
Brothers and sisters, don’t get discouraged in doing what is right.
If there is anything essential to our faith, it is relationship: our relationship with God and our relationships with one another.
This Sunday is Youth Sunday, a day when the younger members of our community will share their faith and perspectives. Matthew 5:3-12 3“Happy are people who are hopeless, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4“Happy are people who grieve, because they will be made glad. 5“Happy are people who are humble, because they will inherit the earth. 6“Happy are people who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because they will be fed until they are full. 7“Happy are people…
Our final Stewardship focus will be Witness, a conversation about how the ways that we share our faith – either overtly or through choices – impacts the people around us.
Sermon preview: We often look at service in a particular way. We must remember that we are called to serve, and there may be more opportunity than we sometimes think.
So often, Stewardship is seen as the annual financial campaign. As part of our ongoing stewardship series, we have been exploring the full expression of our covenant community with the commitments to support the ministries of our church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness. Our financial gifts are an important part of the full covenant. 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 7Be the best in this work of grace in the same way that you are the…
October has become the traditional month at Pacific Beach UMC when we embark on our annual Stewardship campaign. It is a time where we recommit – or perhaps commit for the first time – ourselves to supporting the ministries of PB UMC and of the broader connected Church. We hear sermons intended to inspire thoughtful commitment and generosity, sometimes we hear from members of the congregation, we receive letters from the pastor, and we fill out a card indicating our…
This Sunday, we’ll talk about the importance of our presence in our faith community. Our presence makes a difference.
Think for a moment about prayer. When do you pray? Do you have a particular place or way that feels right to pray? Do you say the same prayer every time? Do you follow a particular pattern? Join PB UMC this Sunday as we begin a conversation about Stewardship and about prayer.
I’m not a planner. I’m a firm advocate that the best way to make God laugh is to tell God your plans.