• Rita Sims

    Contributing sermons since Mar 8, 2001
Rita's church

First United Methodist Church
Kosse, Texas 76653

About Rita
  • Education: Graduate of Gladewater High School, Lon Morris College, Texas Wesleyan University, and Perkins School of Theology, a doctoral student at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Experience: Ordained pastor since 1985
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Thanks for taking the time to see how God has worked through these words. I hope they speak to you.
  • Family: Husband, Andrew; two daughters, Tabitha and Laura
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My dad thinks I’m the best preacher in the world.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Some of the best preaching he has heard.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself
  • Books that have had an impact: "Life of the Beloved" by Henri Nouwen
  • Hobbies: Spinning, singing, board games, card games
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  • Ministering In This Age

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2022

    This sermon was preached for McMahan Chapel Day in San Augustine, Texas on October 11, 1997. It includes historical information about the first, still in operation, Methodist Church in Texas based on Hebrews 12.

    To which generation would I like to live and minister? Would it be during the early to mid-1800s, my great-great-great granddad Col. Sameul Doak McMahan's time? At that time Protestants began moving into Texas, which belonged to Mexico with the approved religion being Catholicism. In the more

  • The Precious Name Of The Lord

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon covers the Second Commandment from Exodus 20:7 to not take the name of the Lord in vain.

    THE PRECIOUS NAME OF THE LORD 6/14/09 Exodus 20:7 The use of the name of God played an important role in Israel’s life. Listen to the scriptures that refer to the name of the Lord: Called on the name of the Lord--Genesis 4:26 Prophesied in the name of the Lord--Deuteronomy more

  • One True God

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon explores the commandments, "You shall have no other gods before me," and "You shall not make for yourself an idol."

    The Ten Commandments or the Decalogue have been important in the Jewish and Christian faiths. Moslems also have a version of them. They have been the subject of some controversy in the courts as to whether they should be displayed at government buildings; however, they do form the basis of our more

  • Mary's Experience

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    This is a first person perspective coming from Mary Magdalene on Easter morning.

    MARY’S EXPERIENCE All scriptures related to Mary Magdalene Jn. 20:1-18 It was a day much like today, when it happened so long ago. It was such a great day, I’ll never forget it! After I met Jesus my whole life was changed. My name is Mary and I am from Magdala. Magdala was a more

  • Listening For God's Word

    Contributed on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 54 ratings

    God’s Living Word comes to us every day.

    I’ve read in the Scpriptures in Jeremiah 31:3 "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness," at a time when I really needed to be reminded of God’s love. It became for me the Word of God-- living and active. I’ve heard Jesus’ words: "O Jerusalem, more

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