Trinity United Methodist Church
If you want to find help, give someone some help. One way I believe I can help is to pray for my relatives and friends who have died not knowing Christ Jesus. Since the day Moses appealed to God when God said he was going to kill all the Israelites for making the Golden Calf, Moses contended with God over this- appealing to God’s mercy and Scripture records that God changed God’s mind.read more
It is hell on earth to have no hope in God and heaven. It is hell on earth that you and I and all the churches are supposed to try and cure by inviting others into discipleship with Jesus…into the love, hope, faith, caring, joy, peace…read more
It’s very clear the incredibly high degree that Wesley calls us to help, it’s also clear that each admonition comes with the grace of the word- “can”. Do all you “can”, which means to the degree and number of times that you are able.
To me John Wesley takes Jesus’ greatest love command, that we all love God with our all and love our neighbor as ourselves, and Wesley an intense student of Jesus’ total teaching- translates the heart portion to an action verb- to go and do as much as you can.
Love- both the feeling and the action matter.read more
Donna replied, “Why not add a bottom, how much could a sheet of plywood cost?” Now Donna and I were the only two humans in that room for the discussion. Still, the next morning early, I received this e-mail from a former parishioner Joan, “Pastor what are you building, I have the feeling I am supposed to buy you a sheet of plywood”. Joan is, and was, an avid disciple of Jesus Christ who daily sits at the feet of Jesus…it’s amazing how God can use us when we are so well connected as Joan and Donna…read more
Take my yoke upon you… But why? Why would we take a yoke? Well you might take on a yoke if doing so didn’t add to your burden but instead lifted the burden. The ancient yokes often had a movable pin or connecting bar that went to the plow or wagon. The pin could be...read more