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Lent: The Grand Entry

Lent: The Grand Entry A Message on Matthew 21:1-11 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 5, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 21:1-11 (NRSV) When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, […]

Lent: Works of Love

Lent: Works of Love A Message on James 2:14-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 29, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com James 2:14-17 (NRSV) What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? 15 If a brother or sister is […]

Lent: Bible Reading

Lent: Bible Reading A Message on 2 Timothy 3:10-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 22, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Timothy 3:10-17 (NRSV) Now you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions, and my suffering the things that […]

Lent: Prayer

Lent: Prayer A Message on James 5:13-18 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 8, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com James 5:13-18 (NRSV) Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and […]

Lent: Prayer

Lent: Prayer A Message on James 5:13-18 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 8, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com James 5:13-18 (NRSV) Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and […]

Lent: Fasting

Lent: Fasting A Message on Matthew 4:1-11 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 1, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 4:1-11 (NRSV) Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The […]

Brand New: Song

Brand New: Song A Message on Colossians 3:12-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 9, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Colossians 3:12-17 (NRSV) As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each […]

Brand New: Children of God

Brand New: Children of God A Message on Romans 8:12-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 26, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Romans 8:12-17 (NRSV) So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but […]

Brand New: Strengthened

Brand New: Strengthened A Message on Isaiah 40:28-31 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 19, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Isaiah 40:28-31 (NRSV) Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary;     his understanding […]

December 25: Christmas Day

Love Came Down For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 On Christmas Eve when I was young my family traveled to my grandparents’ home. The house was always full of good food and fun. We opened […]