Pastor Dick Riley

A Message for You — December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

Are we really listening to God? by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church A park ranger at Yellowstone National Park was leading a group of hikers to a lookout tower. Along the way, he pointed out some of the famous sites in the park, and was so intent on talking about the history and telling the stories of Yellowstone to the tourists that he paid no attention [...]

A Message for You — December 17, 2009

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Are we really listening to God? by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church A park ranger at Yellowstone National Park was leading a group of hikers to a lookout tower. Along the way, he pointed out some of the famous sites in the park, and was so intent on talking about the history and telling the stories of Yellowstone to the tourists that he paid no attention [...]

A Message for You – September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Pennant season begins by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church The pennant races are on! As professional baseball moves through the month of September, many teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are fighting for an opportunity to play in the World Series, and they have already begun working harder in order to secure a position in the post-season play. Many [...]

A Message for You – June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

A constant among the change by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church Well-known preacher, Charles Spurgeon, once told of a time when he was riding in the country and came upon a farm. As he looked at the barn, he noticed that it had a weather vane on which the arrow had these words inscribed: “God is love.” Spurgeon approached the farmer and [...]

What Would You Do?

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church Once upon a time, a preacher accepted a call to a new church in a large city. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the bus driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As the preacher considered what to [...]
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