Has Jesus Gone Mad? Mark 3:20-35 The crowds were growing large and uncontrollable. People were talking. Has Jesus gone mad? His family is in a frenzy because of the stories they’ve heard. He’s been feasting like a glutton (Mark 2:18). His friends are lowlifes and thieves; one of them will certainly betray him (Mark 2:15, […]
Fling Wide the Gates Acts 11:1-12 This brief sermon was delivered at the Tuesday Lenten worship service held in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort. In addition to these words from the book of Acts, I would like to share with you a verse from Psalm 118 which the lectionary assigns for the upcoming […]
We have a mission statement because we believe God has a mission statement. I wonder what God’s mission statement is . . .
The freedom Paul imagines for us is not only freedom from but also freedom for. It is our allegiance to Christ that shows us how to experience life. It is our obedience to Christ’s way that sets us on the path to life. Allegiance to Christ means the freedom to be God’s instruments, God’s tools for life.
Go everywhere. Go together. Go simply. Go in peace.
Our unity is rooted not in sameness, but in a mutual desire to be faithful to God’s purposes, made known most clearly in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Bob Rice is a PC(USA) Mission Co-Worker in the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with his wife Kristi. They visited SIPC as part of our Mission Conference.