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“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 […]

Beatitudes: Blessed are those who are persecuted

The Beatitudes: Those Who Are Persecuted A Message on Matthew 5:10-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 27, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 5:10-11 (NRSV) “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter […]

Blessed are the pure in heart…

The Beatitudes: The Pure in Heart A Message on Matthew 5:8 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 13, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 5:8 (NRSV) “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” <> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> As you probably know I like to look up weird […]

Beatitudes: “Blessed are the Merciful”

The Beatitudes: The Merciful A Message on Matthew 5:7 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 6, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 5:7 (NRSV) “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” <> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> When I was in junior high we used to play one of those games […]

Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

The Beatitudes: Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness A Message on Matthew 5:6 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 29, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 5:6 (NRSV) “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” <> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> As we continue our […]