Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Endicott, New York

 
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
 
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
March 15, 2015
 
 
CONTENTS:  Welcome and Announcements [1:08], Call to Worship [7:30], Time for Children [9:08], Scripture [14:45], Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer [16:45], Scripture [21:40], Sermon [23:55]
 
 
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Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22

 
17 Some of you were sick because you'd lived a bad life, your bodies feeling the effects of your sin; 18 You couldn't stand the sight of food, so miserable you thought you'd be better off dead. 19 Then you called out to God in your desperate condition; he got you out in the nick of time. 20 He spoke the word that healed you, that pulled you back from the brink of death. 21 So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves; 22 Offer thanksgiving sacrifices, tell the world what he's done - sing it out!
 

Ephesians 2:1-10

 
1 It wasn't so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin.
2 You let the world, which doesn't know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience.
3 We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It's a wonder God didn't lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us.
4 Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love,
5 he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us!
6 Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.
7 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.
8 Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish!
9 We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing!
10 No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.