Christ Works! I hope you had a very blessed Labor Day weekend. Long before there was a Big Ten Conference (which now has 14 teams, I will never get that), God gave us the Big Ten Commandments. These were rules God gave directly to Moses on the Mountain. They were literally written in stone for us to learn and follow. They are commands on how we are to honor God, honor the Sabbath, and live together in community. For the next month, I will be preaching a series called Living God’s Way. We will kick off this series this week as we look at honoring God. We will also take a little time to pray for our nation as we remember the 20th anniversary of 9-11. I pray you can be with us this Sunday either in person or in the Parking lot 4 Praise as we worship, fellowship, and grow together in our knowledge and love of God. May God richly bless your week and I hope to see you in church. Blessings! Rev. Mike
Romans 5:1-11 Peace and Hope Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we are still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for the righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled, to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Friends, God first loved you. We are called to accept His love and the gift His Son Jesus gave to us. A part of learning to love fully, as God has loved us, is learning to love others and to share the love of Christ with them. I pray that you can come and spend time with us this Sunday in Worship and Sunday school. My plan is to praise our God in Word and song and my goal is to grow a little more in love with Jesus and one another. May God richly bless your week as you grow and serve him. Rev. Mike
I hope you can be present on Sunday as we fellowship together, sing together, and hopefully learn to love Jesus a little more. Blessings. Rev. Mike
Friends, no matter how difficult life can be, no matter the heartache or thorn in the flesh you face, know that you are loved. God loved you before he created you, He loves you each moment of your life, and if you choose to invite Jesus into your life and heart, that love carries to eternity with Him. God loves you enough that He came to die for you, so that you may live with him. He loves you right where you are, but He loves you enough to not leave you there, but to offer you a life that overcomes and is filled with His Spirit, if you allow it. I hope you can come Sunday and share with us, as we talk about God’s unconditional and amazing love for you. Rev. Mike
Christ United Methodist Church exists to bring people to a personal saving relationship with Jesus Christ and to bring all believers to maturity in Christ through worship, study, training, and to place them in ministry both within and without the congregation.
Call To Worship Assemble with songs on your lips and expectations in your hearts. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and let your glory be over all the earth. Look not to things that are seen, but to realities that are unseen. For things that are seen are transient, but things that are unseen are eternal. Give thanks to God among all the people; praise God among all the nations. God’s steadfast love and faithfulness lift us up and save us.
Reverend Mike Grant will give the message "Pray It Through."
This Sunday we invite you to celebrate Father’s Day in the Father’s House! We will gather at 9 AM for worship in the Sanctuary and at #Lot4praise! We will sing, pray, celebrate our special Dads, raise a banner with our VBS kids, and I am excited to share a message from Acts 2:42-43 “Growing Up, Down, and Out!” See you in church this Sunday! In Christ. Pastor Larry
Jesus’ mission for our church, (why we exist) is all about growing our faith! We are commissioned with a purpose—Growing a Love Relationship with Christ. Our commission is then to go, be and make disciples of Christ. I can think of no more noble purpose for life or any work that makes greater impact for eternity.