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After Easter: “Do You Love Me?”

  After Easter: “Do You Love Me?” A Message on John 21:1-19 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 22, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com John 21:1-19 (NRSV)   After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2 Gathered there together […]

Mary Magdalene with the Resurrected Jesus by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov   “He Is Risen!” A Message on John 20:1-18 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com John 20:1-18(NRSV)   Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb […]

Upside Down: “Kings”

  Upside Down: “Kings” A Message on John 12:12-16 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 25, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com John 12:12-16 (NRSV)   The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went […]

Upside Down: “Service”

Upside Down: “Service” A Message on Matthew 20:20-28 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 18, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 20:20-28 (NRSV)   Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him. 21 And he said to her, […]

Upside Down: “Change”

Upside Down: “Change” A Message on 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 11, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (NRSV)   So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled […]

Upside Down: “Selfishness”

Upside Down: “Selfishness” A Message on 2 Timothy 3:1-9 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 4, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Timothy 3:1-9 (NRSV) You must understand this, that in the last days distressing times will come. 2 For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to […]

Upside Down: “Meekness”

Upside Down: “Meekness” A Message on Matthew 5:1-5 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 18, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 5:1-5 (NRSV) When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 […]

Christian Characteristics: “Humbleness”

Christian Characteristics: “Humbleness” A Message on Matthew 23:1-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 11, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 23:1-12 (NRSV) Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3 therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but […]

Christian Characteristics: “Childlike Faith”

Christian Characteristics: “Childlike Faith” A Message on Mark 10:13-16 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 28, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Mark 10:13-16 (NRSV)   13 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, he […]

Christian Characteristics: Mercy

Matthew 18:23-35 Christian Characteristics: “Mercy” A Message on Matthew 18:23-25 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 21, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 18:23-35 (NRSV) 23 “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 When he began the reckoning, one […]