Coleta United Methodist Church

Archive of: January, 2017

The Sermon on the Mount: Called to Be Blessed

The nickname of today’s Scripture, ‘the beatitudes’ comes from Latin, beatus, meaning happiness. Walter Bauer in his Greek-English Lexicon defines this word as the “privileged recipients of divine favor.” In the Hebrew the word means not only to be happy, but also “to go straight.” The fullness, therefore, of this word can be found in the very first Psalm.

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Waiting in God’s Timing

When Jesus comes back to us, even though we don’t know when he’ll come, I wish we will give him a great big smile with a big welcome. When Jesus comes to us, be prepared so you don’t have to go away to buy extra oil. Be there with a big welcome, with the Spirit of Maranatha!

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The Kingdom Near You

Serving God and serving others are one of the good things I’ve received from God. It is not a pay back. It is another blessing that I’ve received from God.

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New Year’s Resolution

I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

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