Sermons (Page 41)

Sermons (Page 41)

Sermons

Sermons are listed below with the most recent sermons first. See the Sermons menu at the top of the page to browse by date, books of the Bible, speaker, and more. Check back often for updates.

Podcast

PB UMC’s sermons are available as a “podcast.” You can subscribe using your favorite podcast app (see the Sermon Podcasts page for details). Or you can just ask Alexa or Siri to play a sermon for you:

“Alexa, enable the skill Apple Podasts” (if you haven’t done this already)
“Alexa, play Pacific Beach United Methodist on Apple Podcasts” (most recent sermon)
“Alexa, play Pacific Beach United Methodist from December 2nd on Apple Podcasts”

“Hey Siri, play Pacific Beach United Methodist” (most recent sermon)

 

Go with the Glo

“In dark times, and dark places,” Anne Lamott suddenly remembered, “our job is to give off light — God’s light! — and to care for the least of God’s people.”

Faith Looks Up

Naomi Nye has written a poem called “I feel sorry for Jesus.” It begins like this: I feel sorry for Jesus People won’t leave Him alone. I know He said, “Wherever two or more are gathered in my name…” but I’ll bet some days He regrets it.

Stubborn Devotion

Today’s scripture readings contains two stories which seem to be about stubborn devotion. The first is the story of the transfiguration, in which Jesus’ disciples remain steadfast at the top of a mountain even though they are absolutely terrified.

Through the Roof

The story of the healing of the paralytic not only left a literal hole in somebody’s roof, it also blew the lid off the common understanding of how God works and who gets privileges.

Offensive Grace

Naaman had an opportunity to be made well, and he was so offended by the packaging (the presentation) of that opportunity that he almost didn’t take it.