In light of the recent UMC general conference decision, here is a breakdown of how the decision came about, how both sides make their biblical case, and what this means for the churches, particularly accepting open-hearted churches like ours. (Hint – we are going to stay open-hearted.)
This week we look at being fishers of men, and how imperfection might be just the ticket to filling our nets. From Luke 5:1-11.
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How powerful is encouragement? Powerful enough that God had Jeremiah the prophet put it to work in the worst of times.
Sorry there was no sermon last week. We all missed church here due to the snow. But we’re back this week, talking about autopilot and faith. From the book of Luke.
Sending blessings your way,
What do we need to hear when we have failed? (Hint: It’s not “I Told You So.”. A made- for-Youtube version of the sermon at Rupert United Methodist Church, January 13th.
This is the third week in our month of Advent. It is the week we celebrate joy. But what if our Christmas season is, shall we say, less than perfect? A few of the characters in the bible can show us the way to joy, even when the world around us is pretty rough.
This past week’s sermon, adapted for YouTube.
What do sweet potatoes have to do with grace and Advent? Maybe more than you think.
This week we talked about holiness. What is holiness? Can we mere humans aspire to it? And if so, how do we reach it?
In Matthew, Jesus calls us “The Salt of the Earth.” What does that mean?
More than you think! It has implications about our value, and about how we are to live our lives.
I missed the last couple of weeks with a cough and a cold, but I am back to sharing sermons. This is from last week at Rupert United Methodist. What happens when we choose to reject God’s spirit for something else? How do you think it makes God feel? And why?
The letter of James tells us.