Coleta United Methodist Church

Archive of: November, 2016

Rejoice Always! (Thanksgiving Service)

We take approximately 23,000 breaths every day, but when was the last time we thanked God for one of them? Imagine what if we could give thanks to God as many as we breathe, or What is we find the reason we are thankful for in our every breath everyday, our souls will be fed by our own thanksgiving. And our thankful spirit will also change other’s lives. Yes, please remember what the Bible says to us, “Rejoice ALWAYS.”

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You are Our King

The kingdom Jesus proclaims to us is so different from the kingdoms that have been in our human history. Knowing that Jesus came to us as a vulnerable baby, lived among us as an ordinary carpenter, and died on a cross, we as Christians should also know that his kingship comes from our vulnerability. When we do our best for the least and the poorest in the world, Jesus’ kingdom comes. When we share ours with the forgotten, the sick, and the alienated, Jesus’ kingdom comes, just as every Sunday we pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done as it is in heaven.”

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Stewardship for the Creation

John Wesley, our founder, preached about our stewardship. On Luke 6:31, the same Gospel Scripture that we read this morning, (slide) Wesley preached, “I believe in my heart that faith in Jesus Christ can and will lead us beyond an exclusive concern for the well-being of other human beings to the broader concern for the well-being of the birds in our backyards, the fish in our rivers, and every living creature on the face of the earth.” “Let them extend the rule of doing unto others as you would have them do to you (Luke 6:31) to every animal whatsoever…”

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Shall We Dance?

When I was a kid, my daddy used to spend his spare time with his two little girls, my sister and me. One of my favorite plays that we did was to dance with him. He put us on his feet and held our hands. I was on his right foot and my sister was on his left foot. Then he moved as if we danced. My sister and I were on his feet, so we didn’t do anything but just held his hand tight. It was really amusing and fun. On his feet, we felt like we were dancing very professionally. We were dancing but also we were carried by our father. This image tells a lot to us. We are dancing on God’s feet. As long as we hold God’s hand tight, our dance will be amusing and fun!

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