December 2, 2018

Sermon- Luke 21:25-36- Signs

November 25, 2018

Sermon- Revelation 1:4b-8- The Alpha and Omega

November 4, 2018

Sermon- Revelation 21:1-6a- I Believe in the Communion of Saints

October 28, 2018

Sermon- Mark 10:46-52- Let Me See Again

  • A Wikipedia article on Bartimaeus
  • Thanks to Carolyn Miller who remembered that Mr. Mister did this song back in the 1980's-- hear is an adaptation of that pop hit on YouTube- Kyrie Eleison
  • Questions: 1) What do you need to see clearly this week? 2) Are there people you need to see with clear eyes? 3) What in your life do you need to pray about with a "Lord have mercy" ?

October 21, 2018

Sermon- Mark 10:35-45- The Greatest Among Us

October 14, 2018

Sermon- Hebrews 4:12-16- The Sword and High Priest

October 7, 2018

Sermon- Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12- Sanctified

September 23, 2018

Sermon- Take Up My Cross?- Mark 8:27-38

September 2, 2018

Sermon- Hearers and Doers- James 1:17-27

August 26, 2018

Sermon-The Whole Armor- Ephesians 6:10-20

August 19, 2018

Sermon- Wisdom and Service- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

August 12, 2018

Sermon- The Imitation of Christ- Ephesians 4:25-5:2

  • I mentioned the book by Thomas A'Kempis in the sermon: The Imitation of Christ. Read the book online for free- from The Literature Project
  • Read the Scripture Lesson from The Message
  • Practice this week taking a deep breath--and asking "What Would Jesus Do?" in every situation.

August 5, 2018

Sermon- Bread of Heaven- John 6:24-35

  • I mentioned Exodus 16 in the sermon (Manna in the Wilderness)- Read from Bible Gateway
  • There are lots of articles on the internet about the health benefits of making bread- try this one: Baking and Mental Health: Therapy in a Bag of Flour
  • Some questions to ponder: Do you need more patience for anything? Is there something in your faith that needs more practice? What do you need to prioritize in your life to be more effective?

July 29, 2018

Sermon- The Rhythm of Discipleship- John 6:1-21

July 22, 2018

Sermon- In Need of Leisure- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Take a moment with Jesus this week:

July 15, 2018

Sermon-A Recurring Vision- Acts 2:42-47

Scripture- here are a few resources that will assist you in reading the Bible more systematically and consistently:

  • The Revised Common Lectionary- this 3 year system of readings will be a primary source of Bible readings at Rehobeth UMC for the time being. Spend some time each week reading with the congregation.
  • There is a web version and a phone app version of this resource. There are dozens of translations to use, verse a day reminders and other great resourcces to keep the Bible in front of you.
  • The Bible Project- This is a bigger collection of resources for reading the Bible--but my favorite is the app to read the whole Bible in 365 days. If you want a challenge, give it a try.

Prayers- here are some resources to assist you with daily prayer and devotion:

  • The Upper Room- one of the longest running devotional guides in the world. The only version is very easy to use.
  • Common Prayer- this is a resource I discovered working with young clergy several years back. Some small communities use this resource daily as a way of praying together.