Messages by Pastor Linda De Atley
Luke 24:13-16, 25-27, 30-32 Luke 24 recounts the two disciples walking back to the village of Emmaus when they are joined by the resurrected Jesus whom they do not recognize. In their discouragement, they were not thinking about their history and didn’t yet understand. By recounting the stories, Jesus encouraged them and they realized the true message; “their eyes were opened.” We need to hear over and over about God’s great love for us. Story is powerful. Story draws on…
“I could not be interested in any man’s religion if his knowledge of God did not bring him more joy, did not brighten his life, did not make him want to carry this joy into every dark corner of the world. I have no understanding of a long-faced Christian. If God is anything, he must be Joy!” ~ Comedian, Joe E. Brown
Hymn Sing Sunday – Psalm 96 1-4a, 11-13 Worship, including worship through music pleases God. The closer we get to the truth of God’s grace and salvation, the beauty of God is revealed and more worship will well up within you. It begins with a conscious act of will and sacrifice to serve God and in this sense, worship is a verb. Word, music, service, humility – all lead us closer to God and into more worship. Throughout the Bible…
Jesus Sent Them Out with the Power to Drive Out Evil! And to Do Good Works & Rejoice!
Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”
Jesus said to go out to teach and to heal, be a pastor in your own right.
Much needs to be done in this world. No one person can do it all, but as the members of the Body of Christ put their various Gifts of the Spirit and their Graces (or aptitudes) into service to God, we can all do something and accomplish God’s will for the ONE BODY and beyond.
Pastor Linda explains what PALS is and how it can help you along with how you can become a PAL. This is a great program for Lakeviewers!
Why Compassionate Care and reaching out to the homebound are key point for us here at Lakeview UMC.
Christ has come! Christ will come again! We are in the between times, a time of hope with much to do!
A reminder that Jesus is the Master of the Universe.
This Sunday, we join the first disciples of the risen and living Christ to celebrate and reflect upon the Church’s Birthday. As we do we remember that Faith and Peace, Fellowship & Love, Prayers and Service to Others in His name built the first church and remain critical today to our JOY as the living, vibrant Body of Christ. throughout the world.