Whitney United Methodist Church

Episode Summary When it comes to Christian giving, are you still somewhat in the dark as to how to appropriately respond? The apostle Paul put it simply and succinctly, “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. Whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” Paul explained further that giving is an individual matter that is settled in the privacy of one’s own heart. Second, giving requires resolve; by this Paul meant that it is to be based on a calculated decision and not a matter to be settled lightly or impulsively. Paul also emphasized that giving is to be a private, not a public, decision. ThereforeRead More →

Whitney United Methodist Church

Episode Summary Continuing in the book of Mark, Reverend Christina this morning examines the section that focuses on what Jesus taught his disciples about serving others. Key characters in this story are the disciples James and John. Together they came to Jesus requesting honored places in Christ’s kingdom. Jesus did not subject the two disciples to ridicule for asking, but he did deny their request. Instead of assuring them a high position in the Kingdom, he explained that true greatness comes in serving others. Perhaps the request made by James and John came out of fear of Jesus’ impending death and resurrection and how thisRead More →

Whitney United Methodist Church

Episode Summary Today, Reverend Christina continues her new sermon series with giving as its main theme. This morning, she focuses on an incident described in three of the gospels. It involves a rich man who asks Jesus just what he should do to gain eternal life. Jesus responded with a challenge: he firmly told the questioner to “go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor.” What this challenge did was expose what might keep the rich man from ever enjoying eternal life: his love of money. Money represented the man’s pride of accomplishment, a kind of “I did it my way”Read More →

Whitney United Methodist Church

Episode Summary Today, Reverend Christina begins a new sermon series with giving as its main theme. This morning she focuses on an incident in the seventh chapter of the book of Mark. Besides Jesus, the primary character in this story is a Syrophoenician woman whose ancient ancestors were enemies of Israel. The disciples asked Jesus to get rid of this Canaanite woman who had been constantly bothering them with her nagging persistence. The reason the woman seemed so desperate was her daughter in a far away location was severely ill and needed healing. The disciples showed no compassion for or sensitivity to her needs, butRead More →

Cloverdale United Reformed Church

This radio show is a ministry of Cloverdale United Reformed Church where Russell Herman is the teaching pastor. This show airs daily at 4 pm MST. In today’s sermon, Pastor Russell cover the tenth chapter of the Gospel of Mark, using it to discuss the concept of infant baptism. The pastor emphasizes the fact that this chapter was not written explicitly about infant baptism, but the concepts covered in the chapter are strongly related to the practice as well as many other practices of Christianity.   Russell Herman has been the Pastor at Cloverdale United Reformed Church since August 2014. He earned degrees from Northwestern College (B.A.Read More →

Cloverdale United Reformed Church

This radio show is a ministry of Cloverdale United Reformed Church where Russell Herman is the teaching pastor. This show airs daily at 4 pm MST. In today’s sermon, Pastor Russell cover the tenth chapter of the Gospel of Mark, using it to discuss the concept of infant baptism. The pastor emphasizes the fact that this chapter was not written explicitly about infant baptism, but the concepts covered in the chapter are strongly related to the practice as well as many other practices of Christianity.   Russell Herman has been the Pastor at Cloverdale United Reformed Church since August 2014. He earned degrees from Northwestern College (B.A.Read More →

Cloverdale United Reformed Church

This radio show is a ministry of Cloverdale United Reformed Church where Russell Herman is the teaching pastor. This show airs daily at 4 pm MST. Today’s teaching is the conclusion of Pastor Russell’s long series discussing the Gospel of Mark, covering Mark 16:9-20. Section Text (NIV) 9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. 12 Afterward Jesus appeared inRead More →

Cloverdale United Reformed Church

This radio show is a ministry of Cloverdale United Reformed Church where Russell Herman is the teaching pastor. This show airs daily at 4 pm MST. Today’s teaching begins the conclusion of Pastor Russell’s long series discussing the Gospel of Mark, covering Mark 16:9-20. Section Text (NIV) 9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. 12 Afterward Jesus appeared inRead More →

Cloverdale United Reformed Church

This radio show is a ministry of Cloverdale United Reformed Church where Russell Herman is the teaching pastor. Today’s teaching begins the discussion of Mark 15:33-47 which covers the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and his burial in the tomb. Section Text (NIV) 33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[b] 35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.” 36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on aRead More →

Cloverdale United Reformed Church

This radio show is a ministry of Cloverdale United Reformed Church where Russell Herman is the teaching pastor. Today’s teaching continues the discussion of Mark 14:53-65. Section Text (NIV) 53 They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together. 54 Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire. 55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any. 56 Many testified falsely against him, but theirRead More →