Central United Methodist Church
Friday, September 22, 2017
Endicott, New York

 
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
 
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
March 22, 2015
 
 
CONTENTS:  You can scroll forward to view any of the following sections:  Welcome and Announcements [1:00], Call to Worship [10:00], Time for Children [12:10], Scripture [19:10], Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer [20:40], Scripture [26:30], The Sermon [28:00]
 
 
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Jeremiah 31:31-34

31 "That's right. The time is coming when I will make a brand-new covenant with Israel and Judah. 32 It won't be a repeat of the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant even though I did my part as their Master." God's Decree.
33 "This is the brand-new covenant that I will make with Israel when the time comes. I will put my law within them - write it on their hearts! - and be their God. And they will be my people. 34 They will no longer go around setting up schools to teach each other about God. They'll know me firsthand, the dull and the bright, the smart and the slow. I'll wipe the slate clean for each of them. I'll forget they ever sinned!" God's Decree. If This Ordered Cosmos Ever Fell to Pieces

John 2:13-34

13 When the Passover Feast, celebrated each spring by the Jews, was about to take place, Jesus traveled up to Jerusalem. 14 He found the Temple teeming with people selling cattle and sheep and doves. The loan sharks were also there in full strength. 15 Jesus put together a whip out of strips of leather and chased them out of the Temple, stampeding the sheep and cattle, upending the tables of the loan sharks, spilling coins left and right. 16 He told the dove merchants, "Get your things out of here! Stop turning my Father's house into a shopping mall!"  17 That's when his disciples remembered the Scripture, "Zeal for your house consumes me."  18 But the Jews were upset. They asked, "What credentials can you present to justify this?"19 Jesus answered, "Tear down this Temple and in three days I'll put it back together."20 They were indignant: "It took forty-six years to build this Temple, and you're going to rebuild it in three days?"21 But Jesus was talking about his body as the Temple.22 Later, after he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this. They then put two and two together and believed both what was written in Scripture and what Jesus had said.23 During the time he was in Jerusalem, those days of the Passover Feast, many people noticed the signs he was displaying and, seeing they pointed straight to God, entrusted their lives to him.24 But Jesus didn't entrust his life to them. He knew them inside and out, knew how untrustworthy they were.25 He didn't need any help in seeing right through them.