Sermons by Bob Rhodes

Sermons by Bob Rhodes

The Creation Stories

This second Sunday in our series on reading the Bible, we explore the creation stories in Genesis and consider important questions about how we understand these early narratives about the beginnings of the world.

Epiphany

On this Epiphany Sunday, we begin a series on how we read our Bibles, which can be an epiphany for us—a sudden and beautiful awareness of the divine.

Amazed, Astounded and Astonished

This week’s message continues our Advent journey looking at the story through Mary’s eyes. This story focuses on Jesus’ youth, and is a reminder that his childhood was not likely one that could be described as normal…

Beginning with the End

This week’s message begins the Advent season and the Christian year. Specifically, we prepare for Christmas by exploring Jesus through the eyes of his mother, Mary. And through this lens, we begin at the end.

Silenced

This third week of our Mystery series from the book of Job, we finally hear God’s response to Job’s questioning. And the response seems pretty surprising…

Deserted

The month of November features a series on the book of Job, and this week includes Job’s sense of isolation…

Disoriented

The month of November features a series on the book of Job, and this week starts with an introduction to Job and the beginning of his trials…

By Who & How You Serve

As we conclude our stewardship series, we shift the focus from measurements of power and influence to measurements of service to others.

By How & What You Give

Continuing our Stewardship series, we explore Jesus’ parable of the talents (the valuable coins). This parable reminds us that we are given gifts that must be nurtured to grow.

By Who & How You Love

As we continue our Stewardship series, we explore Jesus’ parable on sowing seeds in different kinds of soil. This parable reminds us that we must be prepared to receive the seeds of God’s love offered to us. But how do we know we’re ready?