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The Greatness of a Child

“The Greatness of a Child” A Message on Matthew 18:1-7 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 18, 2021, Methodist Readiness School Sunday By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 18:1-7 (NRSV) At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a child, whom […]

“Doubt” “Doubt” A Message on John 20:19-29 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 11, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com John 20:19-29 (NRSV) 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, […]

He is Risen!

Easter Sunday: He is Risen! A Message on John 20:1-18 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 4, 2021 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 and saw that the stone had been removed from the […]

Palm Sunday: Start Spreading the News!

Palm Sunday: Start Spreading the News! A Message on Mark 11:1-11 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 28, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Mark 11:1-11 (NRSV) 1 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into […]

Spiritual Disciplines: Self Examination

Spiritual Disciplines: Self Examination A Message on 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 21, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 (NRSV) 5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless, indeed, you fail to […]

Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting

Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting A Message on Matthew 6:16-18 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 7, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 6:16-18 (NRSV) 16 “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they […]

Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer A Message on Matthew 6:5-8 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 28, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 6:5-8 (NRSV) 5 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be […]

Spiritual Disciplines: Study

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Covenant A Message on 2 Timothy 3:14-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 21, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Timothy 3:14-17 (NRSV) 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, 15 and how from childhood you have known […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Covenants

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Covenant A Message on 1 Peter 2:9-10 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 14, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NRSV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Trust

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: “I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.” A Message on Jeremiah 17:7-8 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 7, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NRSV) 7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. 8 They shall be like […]