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Change: Elisha

Change: Elisha A Message on 2 Kings 2:1-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Sept. 12, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Kings 2:1-12 (NRSV) Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay […]

Change: Elijah

Change: Elijah A Message on 1 Kings 19:1-10 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Sept. 12, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Kings 19:1-10 (NRSV) Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may […]

Change: The Roman Jailer

Change: The Roman Jailer A Message on Acts 16:25-34 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Sept. 5, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Acts 16:25-34 (NRSV) 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the […]

Change: Joshua

Change: Joshua A Message on Joshua 1:1-9 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Aug. 15, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Joshua 1:1-9 (NRSV) After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying, 2 “My servant Moses is dead. Now proceed to cross the […]

Change: Timothy

Change: Timothy A Message on 2 Timothy 4:1-5 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Aug. 8, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Timothy 4:1-5 (NRSV) In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge […]

Change: Peter, Part II

Change: Peter Part II A Message on 1 Peter 2:18-25 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Aug. 1, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Peter 2:18-25 (NRSV) 18 Slaves, accept the authority of your masters with all deference, not only those who are kind and gentle but also those who are harsh. 19 For it […]

Change: Peter, Part I

Here is this week’s message written and given by Alex Howell, our College Pastoral Internship Program intern that we have had this summer. Today is Alex’s last day with us. Blessings to you, Alex, and you continue to explore God’s call on your life! Change: “Peter, Part I” A Message for Jacksonville First United Methodist […]

Change: Moses, Part II

Change: Moses, Part II A Message on Numbers 11:1-15 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church July 18, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Numbers 11:1-15 (NRSV) 1 Now when the people complained in the hearing of the Lord about their misfortunes, the Lord heard it and his anger was kindled. Then the fire of the Lord […]

Change: Moses, Part I

Finding God in the Wilderness (Yes, even at church camp) A Message on Exodus 3:1-12 By Rev. Sarah Odom, Associate Pastor Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Exodus 1:1-12 (NRSV) 1 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the […]

Change: David

Change: David A Message on 2 Samuel 7:8-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church July 4, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Samuel 7:8-17 (NRSV) 8 Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince […]