October 18, 2020
Theme: Conceptualizing the vision for the building and how we got here.
Scripture: Luke 18:18-27
A certain ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”19Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.20You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother.’”21He replied, “I have kept all these since my youth.”22When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money[c]to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”23But when he heard this, he became sad; for he was very rich.24Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!25Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”26Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”27He replied, “What is impossible for mortals is possible for God.”
October 25, 2020
Theme: Lifting up ministry we are currently doing and the ones of the future.
Scripture: Matthew 17:14-21
14When they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him,15and said, “Lord, have mercy on myson, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls into the fire and often into the water.16And I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.”17Jesus answered, “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you? Bring him here to me.”18And Jesus rebuked the demon,[a]and it[b]came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly.19Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”20He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a[c]mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”
November 1, 2020
Theme: Calling the congregation to commit themselves to MUMC.
Scripture: Philippians 4:10-14
10 I rejoice[a] in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it.[b] 11 Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 14 In any case, it was kind of you to share my distress.
November 8, 2020
Theme: Thanking the congregation for their commitment to God and to MUMC.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23
15I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love[a]toward all the saints, and for this reason16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.17I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him,18so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints,19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.20God[b]put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.22And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church,23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
November 15, 2020
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