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Being a Disciple

Jeremiah 18:1-11 I occasionally  have the opportunity to observe someone making a vase or some other vessel out of clay. I find fascinating the care with which  the person  molds the clay. The potter  or crafts-person is   seldom  pleased  with  the  initial  article  and  reworks  the  clay until satisfied. In the parable of the potter Jeremiah sees God taking simi­lar care in molding the people of Judah .The parable depicts God’s patient and persistent love for the people. God…

Surpassingly! Overaboundung!

Luke 15:1-10 In the movie Saving Private Ryan, a captain leads seven men on a fool’s mission to bring back a soldier from the front lines. Private Ryan’s three brothers have been killed in the war, and an order has come down the chain of command to go and get the last brother so that his mother will be saved the heartbreak of losing all her sons. The captain, reflecting on the dangers, observes, “This Ryan better be worth it.…

Lakeview Media Ministry

We need your help! Journalists, Photographers, Computer Operators – No experience required! Do you have a natural gift for electronics, sound or photography or video equipment? Or maybe you just have a strong desire to learn something new, along with a passion to serve the body of Christ? There are many opportunities for you to serve in the Media ministry. The Lakeview Media staff is here to help you learn what you’ll need to know and have fun in the…
Lay Speaker

Becoming a “Lay Speaker”

Certified Lay Speaker A Lay Speaker is a member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church; who is well informed on the Scriptures and on the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church; and who has received specific training to develop skills in witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communication, church and community leadership, and care giving ministries.  Persons wishing to make this commitment will need to answer yes to…

Persuaded by God

Acts 16:9-15 What amazing ways God employs to persuade us to follow! The book of Acts tells of Paul’s vision of a man in Macedonia who begs him to come and help. Although Paul and Silas conclude that God is calling them to Macedonia,  I can think of numerous undertakings I considered to be of my making before I realized that it was God’s idea all along. For Paul and Silas, it begins with God’s vision. As with all healthy…