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“Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”

The Beatitudes: Those Who Mourn A Message on Matthew 5:4 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 16, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 5:4 (NRSV) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” <> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> This past September I really missed my dad. It was my birthday […]

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

The Beatitudes: the Poor in Spirit A Message on Matthew 5:1-3 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 9, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 5:1-3 (NRSV) When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, […]

Wise People Still Seek Him

Wise People Still Seek Him A Message on Matthew 2:1-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 2, 2022 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV) In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who […]

Joseph: The Noblest of Men

Joseph A Message on Matthew 1:18-25 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Dec. 12, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 1:18-25 (NRSV) Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child […]

Jesus’ Birth Foretold

Jesus’ Birth Foretold A Message on Luke 1:26-38 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 28, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of […]

Change: John

Change: John A Message on John 19:25b-27 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 14, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com John 19:25b-27 (NRSV) Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom […]

Change: Paul, Part II

Change: Paul, Part II A Message on Acts 9:19b-25 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Oct. 31, 2021, Commitment Sunday By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Acts 9:19b-25 (NRSV) For several days he was with the disciples in Damascus, 20 and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” […]

Change: Esther

Change: Esther A Message on Esther 4:9-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Oct. 17, 2021, Commitment Sunday By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Esther 4:9-17 (NRSV) Hathach went and told Esther what Mordecai had said. 10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and gave him a message for Mordecai, saying, 11 “All the king’s servants and the […]

Change: Hosea

Change: Hosea A Message on Hosea 3:1-5 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Oct. 10, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Hosea 3:1-5 (NRSV) The Lord said to me again, “Go, love a woman who has a lover and is an adulteress, just as the Lord loves the people of Israel, though they turn to other […]

Change: Elisha

Change: Elisha A Message on 2 Kings 2:1-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Sept. 12, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Kings 2:1-12 (NRSV) Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay […]