Posts by Bob Rhodes (Page 2)

Posts by Bob Rhodes (Page 2)

I Don’t Know How to Love Him

This Sunday’s service explores one of the New Testament’s most enigmatic characters. Mary Magdalene can be found throughout the Gospels and is arguably the most important woman in Jesus’ earthly life – aside from his mother.

Hosanna / Pilate’s Dream

This Sunday, we celebrate Palm Sunday (early) and ask ourselves important questions about our Lenten preparations and about what is worth celebrating in our faith.

Everything’s Alright

This Sunday, we continue our Lenten worship series with a familiar text about Jesus being anointed with oil. John’s version of this story brings about thoughts of scarcity, but perhaps that’s the wrong way to think about it. Could there be a reading of this story that instead reminds us of God’s generosity?

Heaven On Their Minds

This Sunday we enter the season of Lent and our Jesus Christ Superstar series with the opening song, Heaven on their Minds.

Transformation

Entering into the season of Lent is a time to explore how we are changed by our experience of God and in our faith communities. In Lenten reflection, we may be made new. Who will you be?

The Astounded Crowd

This Sunday, our Discipleship series concludes with Jesus’ transfiguration on a mountain. It is good to explore this text in the aftermath of #GC2019 so that we may listen more carefully for Jesus’ teaching and live more fully as the body of Christ.

The Questioning Crowd

This Sunday, our Discipleship series continues Jesus’ sermon on a plain with one of the most difficult instructions imaginable: love your enemies.

The Expectant Crowd

This Sunday, we begin a short Lectionary series that explores the ideas of Discipleship and of expanding the church into the community. In this week’s Gospel text, we begin with the Luke version of the Sermon on the Plain.

Reflection

Pacific Beach UMC has been changing over time. In some ways that change may bring concern, and in others there is reason to celebrate! It is good to do both of these things as we explore together where God will be leading us…