Lauren Edens was our speaker at the Connection on Sunday. She is a missionary to Tanzania, through an organization called “Courage to be You.” She shared with us the story of her life in Africa, and a challenge to the listener to respond to God’s calling in our lives.
Lauren is a missionary who works with an organization called Courage To Be You in Tanzania. She is home for a while and shared some stories from her life, and a challenge to the listeners. We hope you will enjoy her message and consider answering the challenge.
One of the general rules of tent camping is to “never the tent of another camper uninvited!” Yet, the Psalmist of the reading for this Sunday asks us this question; “O Lord, who may abide in your tent?” In general most of us realize that the world we live in has rules. We tend to [...]
This special message is from the final worship service at the 2011 Clergy Leadership Conference, held at FUMC from January 24-26. The speaker is Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. The subject is praying persistently. We hope you enjoy this message.
When we choose faith over fear, we receive the assurance of God’s power and presence through all the challenges of life. This is expressed in Psalm 27, when the psalm-writer says that he wants “to live in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life” (v. 4). In Bible times, God was [...]
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” — FDR – First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933 What if… What if you had complete confidence that God would be there for you no matter what? Would it make a [...]
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above. Prone to wander – the line that sticks in my brain Prone to leave the God I love; Not a new problem 1 Timothy 6:9-11 9 Those who [...]
The final verse from the hymn How Firm a Foundation says: The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes; that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake. Are those words of encouragement and hope or are [...]
Our Guest speaker, Jonathan Wilbur, encourages us to roll away the stones and help to unwrap those who are lost.
“Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (v. 11). At Christmas we received the gift of God in Jesus. Epiphany is the time for believers to give a return-gift to God by presenting gifts to Christ, as the Wise Men did. It is noteworthy that the wise Men [...]