Sermons by Bob Rhodes
We begin a new series on our Baptism and membership vows. In this first vow, we commit to renounce, we commit to reject, we commit to repent.
Sometimes people are excluded from communities of faith. We continue to see that in The United Methodist Church. What can we learn from the Spirit’s unexpected inclusivity in the early church?
Continuing through the Apostles’ Creed, we explore what it means to be the church. It’s not just about showing up in worship every once in a while…
This week’s focus is connected to the Easter story and resurrection. The mention of resurrection in the Apostles’ Creed is brief, so what impact does it have on our faith today?
This week we examine the major portion of The Apostles’ Creed, focusing on Jesus. Quite a few theological statements are claimed in this central section of the creed. We explore what The Apostles’ Creed claims about Jesus and how these central claims form our faith.
This week we begin a new series on The Apostles’ Creed, one of the earliest statements of the Christian faith. We will explore the opening phrase: “I believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.” Is it possible that everything we know about the God of the universe is still incomplete?
This Sunday is Easter Sunday! The day includes a sunrise service on Mission Bay, a fundraiser pancake breakfast, our traditional services with a brass quintet, and an Easter egg hunt for children. Jesus is risen! Hallelujah! Death isn’t the end! Love doesn’t die!
This Sunday’s service will be experienced as Passion Sunday, a somber reflection on the cruelty Jesus experienced in his last few hours before the crucifixion.
This Sunday’s song and text are among the most emotional of Jesus’ ministry. We are reminded us of Jesus’ humanity as he prays about being overwhelmed, about sorrow, and the plea to be spared from what he knows will come.
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.