This month's link is actually a link to a letter from the Bishop of the NEUMC, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar. It's a timely message, one that should speak to all of us as Methodists, and more importantly, as disciples of Christ.
We have recently come across some interesting history of the North Salem United Methodist Church. To check out some milestone dates and a list of past and present pastors...
Sunday School for the 2015-2016 session will commence September 13, 2015. Children ages 4 and up are invited downstairs for stories, crafts and games.
Be sure to visit the Sunday School Page to read the latest Sunday School news and to view photos and videos of the Sunday School goings on!
Oct 7, 2015
PRAYING AND INWARD DEVOTION
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in one of his writings gives us insight into single-minded devotion which is a goal for many believers. We all want to be present to God.
"Let us then labour for an inward stillness--
An inward stillness and an inward healing;
That perfect silence where the lips and heart
Are still, and we no longer entertain
Our own imperfect thoughts and vain
But God alone speaks in us, and we wait
In singleness of heart, that we may know
His will, and in the silence of our spirits,
That we may do His will, and do that only!
...but do you know about God's Week, God's seven day/seven thousand year Week? Consider what Peter wrote in his letter: 2 Peter, Chapter 3:3-4,8-9
"...scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.' "
"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness..."
To read a series of essays on this fundamental and important doctrine of God's biblical 7000 year plan for mankind:
A NSUMC VIP Interview
October 4, 2015
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