Don't forget your prayer calendars. Be sure to pray for those on the calendar each day! They will be blessed and so will you! Have a great rest of the week! 1 Timothy 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.
Romans 10:9 New International Version
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
From Pastor Lisa's sermon this morning:
1. Show a sign of complete dedication to follow the will of God.
2. Marked the beginning of the ministry of Jesus.
3. As an example to us.
4. We see God's response.
A new year is a great time to start a new way of life. Many people commit themselves, to lose weight, to eat better, and to work out. It is important as well to evaluate our relationship with Christ at this time. These four things can make your New Year the best year ever!
1. Reading of Scripture- Try committing at least 10-15 minutes per day reading from the Bible. Also using a devotional such as Guideposts as a supplement to the bible reading is beneficial. Developing the habit is key!
2. Find time to Pray- Praying can be done in silence at work, on the road, or when you go to bed or wake up. Praying for others and happenings in the their lives is a great feeling also don't forget to pray for yourself.
3. Service- Commit to participate in a couple service projects this year. This can be as simple as participating in a food drive, sending cards to missionaries, praying for others, or taking care of a need that someone has. You don't have to commit a ton of time to be of service to others and do the work that Christ says we must do as Christians.
4. Commit to Love others- Praying for and with others, spending time with others, sending a card to a shut-in, or any action that shows the love of Christ will surely be a blessing to someone else and yourself.
No matter what 2014 brought in your life commit yourself to make 2015 your best year ever!
Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned
"The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!"
Genesis 1:26-27(NLT) 26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Let these verses truly soak in...We were created in His image! It has been said that the word translated to image in these verses carries with it the thought of a shadow. As if God cast His shadow on us during creation. If you continue with that thought... in order for us to be His shadow would mean He is nearby!!! Therefore, God's constant image, that is in us, also brings with it the comfort of knowing God is constantly near to us!
Let us pray. Thank you God for always being near to us. As we go through this week lead us in your righteous ways. Help us to be a help, not a hindrance to those around us. Give us the strength to be used where you need us. Please guide our friends and family to your gift of salvation. We pray they will come to know you and love you. In the precious name of Jesus we pray. Amen
Matthew 10:39 If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for me you will find it. What is guiding your life, worry, anger, resentment? Are you feeling alone or maybe just not fulfilled? Would you rather have inner peace? You may have heard the phrase, or song, Jesus loves you and think that is all it is, another phrase or song, but it is so much more. He does truly love you and His desire is for you to know His love. Come join us this coming Sunday. Check Him out, you might just find that He is the answer to all your worries, anger and hurts. You just might find what true love is all about! John 3:16-17 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
Pastor Lisa Resler
Our Worship Service starts at 8:30am CST! See you there!
We are very excited about next Sunday July 13th, 2014. It is our annual Bring a Friend/Outreach Sunday! Our service time is at 8:30am CST. Feel free to check out our website www.njumc.org or our FaceBook page for New Jerusalem United Methodist Church to learn more about us! We look forward to meeting everyone that are able to attend this Sunday!
The mission of New Jerusalem United Methodist Church is to show the love of Jesus Christ to all we encounter. We achieve this mission through service to the community and being a place to develop your relationship with Christ and your development into a disciple for Christ. Everyone attending our church is a minister for Christ! We are proud of our long history in Elberfeld since 1899 and wish to serve Elberfeld for many years to come.