October 6, 2019
I would like to encourage Dublin folks to attend the surrounding towns Lord’s Acre festivals. The food is good, there are great items to bid on or buy, and they are fun!
We were thrilled to see Jim Denn Sunday. Jim is back in Dublin after living away for a year and a half.
Harlan and Eddie Raley, continual sweethearts, had an anniversary last week.
Pat Beaty and Jim Denn celebrated birthdays this week. Elise Leatherwood Hall has a birthday on Halloween!
Pastor Ken has been praying for Pat Leatherwood who is experiencing back pain. Then, Lisa Leatherwood asked for prayers for Pastor Ken and me because we have been busy and not feeling well. DJ Klutts asked that we include her husband, Gene, in those prayers because he was at home and not feeling well. Prayers were requested for Julia Broussard.
Lisa Leatherwood served as the Worship Leader last Sunday and Cole Moore was our acolyte.
Sunday was communion for Dublin Methodists and World Communion Sunday for all denominations. The funds we left on the communion rail were to aid in the education of national, international, and ethnic students who desire to Serve Christ.
Lisa Leatherwood read the scripture lesson from 2 Timothy 1:1-14 in the Common English Bible.
1 and 2 Timothy are letters written by St. Paul to his friend and associate, Timothy. Paul calls Timothy his dear child and says he constantly remembers him in his prayers. Paul talks of the authentic faith that lives in Timothy and lived in Timothy’s grandmother Lois and mother Eunice.
Paul writes to “Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you heard from me with faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.”
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his lesson, “The Test of Faith.”
Timothy was a young man who passed the test to become a minister of Jesus Christ. Timothy was attempting to “straighten out” the church in Corinth without much success.
Timothy had a deep sense of calling and had given his life to the work of the ministry.
Many lay people associate the call of God with becoming a pastor or some other full-time Christian vocation. But every believer receives the call of God at their baptism. God has a purpose for your life, you are called to ministry of some form. It may be visiting the sick and imparting God’s love to them. It may be as a teacher or a musician.
There is a difference between believing in God and trusting God for your future. That is why Paul could write, “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”
May you and I be special believers and disciples of Jesus Christ.
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