Sermons by Bob Rhodes

Sermons by Bob Rhodes

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?

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 final Sunday in our series on reading the Bible, we turn to the final book of the New Testament: Revelation. Adam Marshall-Lopez, our Candidate for Ministry, brings our message this Sunday, asking important questions about how we read this controversial letter in modern times.

The Gospels

This fourth Sunday in our series on reading the Bible, we continue our exploration of the sacred texts that make up the Christian Bible with the core writings that help Christians claim their unique identity of faith: the Gospels.

The Hebrew Bible

This third Sunday in our series on reading the Bible, we explore the continuation of the Hebrew Bible.

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…