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Wesley Covenant Prayer: Treasure

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: “Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing.” A Message on Matthew 6:19-21 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 31, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 6:19-21 (NRSV) 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Work

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: “Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee…” A Message on John 6:22-27 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 24, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com John 6:22-27 (NRSV) The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Suffering

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: “Put me to doing, put me to suffering.” A Message on James 1:2-4 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 17, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com James 1:2-4 (NRSV) My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Acts 15:36-40

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer A Message on Acts 15:36-40 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 10, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Acts 15:36-40 (NRSV) After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Come, let us return and visit the believers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord and see how they are […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Galatians 2:20-21

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer A Message on Galatians 2:20-21 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 3, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Galatians 2:20-21 (NRSV) …and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the […]

Glory to God!

Glory to God! A Message on Luke 2:8-20 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Dec. 27, 2020 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 2:8-20 (NRSV) In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of […]

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Advent 2020: Conclusion

Continuing the journey. Christmas 2020 is now in our rearview mirror. It’s the day after, the joy all spent, and now clean up begins. Memories will remain, some a short while and some lifelong, depending on our experiences. As we wrap up our time with John Piper in Joy to the World, let’s consider what […]

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Advent 2020: Christmas Presents

The gifts of God through Jesus. Merry Christmas! As you celebrate with gifts and games, family and friends, however you spend the day, take a moment to consider your Advent journey. Sense your level of adoration for Jesus as Savior and King, Creator and Redeemer. Think about what you learned from the spiritual discipline of […]

Jesus is born!

Merry Christmas! Here are the messages given for the Christmas Eve services at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church. The first message was given at our 5 p.m. service, aimed primary at children. The second was given at our 7 p.m. traditional service. Advent 2020: The Lord Is With You A Message on Luke 2:1-7 For […]

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Advent 2020: The Son of God

He disables sin. Christmas Eve. It’s here! We’ve journeyed a long way, even though it may seem like the time flew by. Today we celebrate the eve of the birth of the Babe in the manger, the Son of God, the Son of Man, God-Incarnate, Jesus. As you celebrate this night before Christmas, take time […]