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Easter Message: “The Living and the Dead”

    “The Living and the Dead” A Message on Luke 24:1-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 24:1-12 (NRSV) But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2 They […]

“Spreading Cloaks”

  “Spreading Cloaks” A Message on Luke 19:28-40 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 14, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 19:28-40 (NRSV) After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent […]

Wesley’s Questions: “Is Christ Real to Me?”

  Wesley’s Questions: “Is Christ Real to Me?” A Message on Colossians 1:24-29 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 7, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Colossians 1:24-29 (NRSV) I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake […]

Wesley’s Questions: “When Did I Last Share My Faith?”

    Wesley’s Questions: “When Did I Last Share My Faith?” A Message on Mark 1:16-20 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 31, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Mark 1:16-20 (NRSV) As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were […]

Wesley’s Questions: “Do I Disobey God?”

  Wesley’s Questions: “Do I Disobey God?” A Message on Titus 3:1-7 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 24, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Titus 3:1-7 (NRSV)   Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no […]

Wesley’s Questions: “Am I Honest?”

  Wesley’s Questions: “Am I Honest?” A Message on Colossians 3:8-10 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 17, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Colossians 3:8-10 (NRSV)   But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, […]

Wesley’s Questions: “Am I A Hypocrite?”

  Wesley’s Questions: “Am I A Hypocrite?” A Message on Matthew 7:1-5 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 10, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Matthew 7:1-5 (NRSV)   “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2 For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you […]

Short Book, Big Message: 3 John

  Short Book, Big Message: 3 John A Message on 3 John 9-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 3, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   3 John 9-12 (NRSV)   I have written something to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I […]

Short Book, Big Message: 2 John

Short Book, Big Message: 2 John A Message on 2 John 4-6 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 24, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   2 John 4-6 (NRSV)   I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father. But now, […]

Short Book, Big Message: Philemon

Short Book, Big Message: Philemon A Message on Philemon 17-21 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 17, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Philemon 17-21 (NRSV)   So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, […]