January 19, 2020
Many thanks were offered for the much-needed rain. How did we get so fortunate here in the Dublin area, we have not had a flood, or devastating fires, we aren’t digging out from two feet of snow, and no earthquakes? Praise the Lord, praise His holy name!
Last Sunday was “Human Relations Day’ in the United Methodist Church. This day honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Rev. Dr. King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Several of our members are dealing with a cough and chest congestion. They are in our thoughts and prayers.
Two newcomers to our community visited with us Sunday. We were pleased to meet them and hope they come back soon. Neva Smith’s son, Mike Hancock, visited with us again.
DJ Klutts says that “Hopping John” with cornbread will be served at the Community Table next week. For those who aren’t current on great southern food, Hopping John is black-eyed peas with chunks of ham, usually served over rice. I eat my serving with a splash of pepper sauce.
Volunteers are always needed for Community Table and we need pies, cobblers, and cakes to serve to the “in house” crowd.
Speaking of volunteers, several members of our congregation are also members of the Rotarian Club which grilled five-hundred hamburger patties last Saturday. The patties were for the students in town attending the Power Lifting event at Dublin High School. I admire these volunteers for the good they do.
The Worship Leader was Nancy Wooldridge and Joe and Jaxson Salinas were acolytes.
Nancy read the scripture lesson from John 1:29-42.
Sammy Moore requested prayers for his stepmother.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon “Aha, I See It Now!”
John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John testified, “I saw the Spirit coming down from Heaven like a dove, and it rested on Him.”
When was the last time you had an “Aha! Moment? A revelation? An epiphany? WE have all had a moment of truth, a sudden insight that changed our life.
What is God trying to say to you and me about our lives? What could God be doing in this world through you and me? There are three stages to this great moment.
First the realization, the awakening. The second stage is when we are honest with ourselves and take responsibility. In the third stage we decide to take action and fully live out the truth God is trying to show us.
Are we going to make our objective the obedience to God’s will? There is a world outside these church doors that is separated from God and they are dying in sin. You, and I can point them to the source of new life and salvation. Let’s take action!
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