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    Living Like Jesus

    Over the last several weeks we have explored practices and principles of daily life that make it possible for the kingdom of God to become more real and visible in our lives, as it was real and visible in Jesus’ life. We’ve talked about how citizens of that kingdom need

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    “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

    Jesus said, in several settings that this was the second most important commandment, after loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.  A lawyer who had come to test Jesus asked him, “Who is my neighbor?”  He was hoping for an answer that would limit his liability; that

  • love saying

    We love because he first loved us.

    In response to a question about which commandment was greatest, Jesus responded, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and first commandment.”  (Mt 22:37) But how do we, who are so weak,

  • Kingdom of God

    What does the kingdom cost??

    Sunday we completed a four week message series on the Kingdom of God, as we talked together about the cost.  For the rich man, who had a heart for God and a fervent desire for eternal, abundant life, the cost was his “stuff” and his money.  Jesus did not judge

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    Church Orchestra

        After several years of pre-planning, the time has come to form an instrumental ensemble.  There are MANY people in the church who have experience playing wind, brass, percussion, and string instruments and plan to give them an opportunity to use their gifts.  The initial plan is to meet

  • open bible

    Very truly, I tell you………………

    “Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and in fact will do greater works than these; because I am going to the Father.  I will do whatever you as in my name, so that the Father may be

  • Foundational Beliefs

    Foundational Beliefs Questionnaire If you did not have an opportunity to turn in the questionnaire found in the church bulletin on Sunday, August 25,  you may access it here  (you will need to print it and then fill it out) or pick up a copy in the church lobby or

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    “In the name of Jesus, get behind me, Satan.”

        When we bring new persons into the church, or preside over the sacrament of baptism, we have adults answer this question: “Do you renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of your sin?” This question acknowledges the existence of forces

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    Cub Scout Pack 88

    Cub Scout Pack 88, sponsored by the 1st United Methodist of Gilbert, is looking for boys who are in the first, second, third, and fourth grades.  We have an exciting year-round program – lots of fun and educational year-round activities and a great school year planned. Questions?  Interested?  Come to

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    “he saw the heavens torn apart and the…………

        The account of the baptism of Jesus in the Gospel according to Mark is amazing.  Mark writes that when Jesus came up out of the water  Spirit descending like a dove on him.” I think our eyes and minds most often light on and dwell upon the image