John 10:1-10 “Entrance Gate”
Jesus is the gate. are we in our out, or both?
1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Divided? Power in the Cross
When we have come clinging to the power of the death and resurrection as our only hope and salvation, then we have a place to reflect on our differences.
1 Timothy 1:12-17 Best Sinner Make the Best Saints 20160911 RSUMC
The corrective message to be able to reclaim this motto Paul shares with Timothy and the church is this: Where ever we find sin, is the place to look for and share the living, loving, life-change grace of Jesus Christ.
John 14.23-29 “Serving up Jesus Helper” 20160501 RSUMC
God will give us a helper, and Advocate, a representative, a spokesperson, a trainer, a coach, a voice, a breath of God’s creative wind. The Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Reset: The Power of Love 20160131 RSUMC
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I…
Colossians 3:12-17 “Clothes for Christmas” 20151227 RSUMC Xmas1
94% of American’s celebrate Christmas (3). We have verbal and ideological battles with 6% of the population who don’t feel comfortable greeting each other this season by saying, “Merry Christmas.” It’s important to keep this in perspective. The number who keep a religious Christmas is about 70% with 29% celebrating some holiday during the same…
James 1:17-27 Jesus Wants Dewars 20150830 RSUMC
Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of…
Matthew 18:15-20 “Tying and Untying Knots” RSUMC 20140907
“If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed…
John 10:1-10 “Going In AND Out” JUMC 20140511
Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls…
John 4:5-42 Dehydration JUMC 20140323
So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give…