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  • Rita Sims

    Contributing sermons since Mar 8, 2001
Rita's church

First United Methodist Church
Kosse, Texas 76653
254-375-2416

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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  • The Precious Name Of The Lord

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2014
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    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 ...read more

  • One True God

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,083 views

    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 ...read more

  • Mary's Experience

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,298 views

    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 ...read more

  • Listening For God's Word

    Contributed on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,767 views

    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, ...read more

  • The Potter And The Clay

    Contributed on Sep 9, 2001
    based on 256 ratings
     | 27,133 views

    God wants to mold our lives, if we will let Him, and make us into beautiful creations.

    It’s kinda humorous that I’m going to attempt to talk about pottery. I’m not the artsy, craftsy type. However, that’s the image that Jeremiah uses and it’s a beautiful one. In preparing for this sermon, I read that before it is glazed and fired, the potter may reshape and redo the pottery, if ...read more

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