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“Love never ends.”

“Love never ends.” A Message on Matthew 28:16-20 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 19, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Corinthians 13:8a (NRSV) “Love never ends.” Matthew 28:16-20 (NRSV) Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him, but […]

“Love endures all things.”

“Love endures all things…” A Message on Romans 5:1-5 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 12, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Corinthians 13:7d (NRSV) “[Love] endures all things” Romans 5:1-5 (NRSV) Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have […]

“Love Always Hopes”

“Love always hopes…” A Message on Acts 2:1-21 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 3, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Corinthians 13:7c (NIV) “[Love] always hopes…” Acts 2:1-21 (NRSV) When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like […]

Love believes all things

“Love believes all things…” A Message on John 20:24-29 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church May 27, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Corinthians 13:7b (NRSV) “[Love] believes all things…” John 20:24-29 (NRSV) But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples […]

“Love is not…”

“Love is not…” A Message on Philippians 2:1-5 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church May 8, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Corinthians 13:4c-6 (NRSV) …love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, […]

Love is kind…

“Love is… kind.” A Message on 1 Corinthians 13:4b, and Colossians 3:12-14 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church May 1, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Corinthians 13:4b (NRSV) … love is kind… Colossians 3:12-14 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another […]

He is risen!

He Is Risen! A Message on John 20:1-18 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 17, 2022 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 tomb. 2 […]

“Lost and Found”

Lost and Found A Message on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 27, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 (NRSV) Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and […]

Under the Wings

Under the Wings A Message on Luke 13:31-35 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 13, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 13:31-35 (NRSV) At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for […]

Temptation: A Message on Luke 4:1-13

Temptation A Message on Luke 4:1-13 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 6, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 4:1-13 (NRSV) Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at […]