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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 […]

“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 […]