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Trust

This past Sunday, fifteen of us set out into the Church’s surrounding neighborhood. Our goal was just to introduce ourselves and let our neighbors know that JFUMC is here for them. We had a list of 55 houses. We formed five groups, and off we went. We had the pleasure of...

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Lent, Not Lint

Lent, not to be confused with lint, is an important time for Christians as we prepare once again to celebrate the central piece of our faith – the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Each year, starting with Ash Wednesday, we begin this forty day journey toward Holy Week. In the...

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Rockin’ with God

I had the privilege of attending a spiritual retreat earlier this week.  During the opening worship, participants were given a small polished rock.  As each participant held the rock, we were asked to think of circumstances in our lives that burden us.  Whatever the circumstance, whether it was the loss...

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Harvesting

I recently read an article “God Can’t Multiply What You Haven’t Sown”, by Pastor J. D. Greear.  That article encouraged me about what I see happening in our Church. Based on Paul’s teachings in Galatians and 2 Corinthians, Pastor Greear shares the five laws of the harvest: Law 1:   The harvest is...

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Breaking Through Our Resistance

One of the things I love about seminary is the flood of resources offered by professors through the sections of recommended readings located in the syllabi we collect. Currently, I am reading a profound book by Glen Harold Stassen entitled A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age. In chapter...

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