One of Pastor Carroll's many weekly Devotionals is well worth reading over a few times. It is titled:
"God's Mind Does Not Need Changing"
And as this particular Devotional is so worth a second or, perhaps, multiple readings, it is being made available at the link shown below. Please check it out. It is inspired thinking, indeed!
"Walking On Water"
Pastor Carroll has recommended a website that many might find interesting. The site is called the Upper Room and it provides the visitor with access to a Daily Devotional. Please check it out at the following link:
The link displayed below has been displayed in this spot before, and it's a link to where a visitor may access entertaining videos that teach about the ways and traditions of the Methodist Church. The link is titled, Chuck Knows Church.
If you have questions about the Methodist Church, why and how the Church does what it does, please click the link below.
Below is a video presentation by a Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jew. And, his message is unique and quite revealing. As Gentile Christians, I am convinced we are simply not "Jewish enough" to readily or adequately understand all the customs, traditions, meanings, analogies, metaphors, nuances, and, more importantly, the ins and outs of the Mosaic Law as we pursue our biblical studies. The Scriptures were, by far, written by Hebrews to Hebrews, and to those Hebrews living in a unique Hebrew culture. Much of what is presented in Scripture is simply lost to us Gentiles living out our lives in a modern Gentile world. I feel, as Disciples of Jesus, we would be well served in serving our Lord, if we took advantage of the uniquely Jewish perspective on the Scriptures that Jewish Messianic believers can provided. The video below is a message that is to our advantage to understand.
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...
August 16, 2017
This past Sunday we brought before ourselves a reminder of how hatred and
intolerance still exist around us as we prayed for our country and attitudes of
hate. We are always reminded when we join in Christian Worship that Love is
the antidote to hatred. David Wilcox wrote, “In this scene set in sadness like
the night is here to stay, there is evil cast around us but it’s Love that wrote
the play, and through this darkness Love will show the way.”
This Love leads us through the inner door of our heart and the outer door of
relationships and life. When we walk through the doors “we say NO to
shame or resentment or self-righteousness or fear or indifference or
detachment or numbness or hopelessness or humiliation or hatred or
despair,” writes Terry Hersey. This is the door which leads us to hope or
gratitude or respect or value or opportunity to dream – this door is always
there to choose to open and walk through. When we do we put aside the
idea that one group of people is superior to the other and we begin to walk
as part of the family of God where all are equal.
This takes much courage – to stand up to hatred, to stand up to racism, and
to affirm the power of love. Martin Luther King, told of a late-night call he
received when the Montgomery bus strike was happening. It was around
midnight and threats had been coming in to him and his family. He tells the
story in a later sermon. "On the other end was an ugly voice."
"For some reason, it got to me. I was weak. Sometimes, I feel discouraged...
You can't call on Daddy anymore. You could only call on the Something your
Daddy told you about, that Power that can make a way out of no way."
And at that kitchen table, he prayed. "Lord, I'm down here trying to do what's
right... But I must confess... I'm losing my courage."
King explained what happened next: "I could hear an inner voice saying to
me, 'Martin Luther, stand up for truth. Stand up for justice. Stand up for
May we all know the Love of God and stand up for what its revolutionary
meaning is for all relationships.
...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...
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