Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
 
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
April 26 2015
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Amazing Grace (my Chains are Gone) Living Water 1:06
Greeting and Announcements   5:41
Call to Worship Carl Northrup 16:20
Song #408-Red The Gift of Love 17:50
Forever Living Water 19:10
Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism Pastor Michelle 25:30
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 34:00
John 10: 11-16 Scripture 39:25
Andantino Rachel Cosimano and Jeff Heald 41:00
1 John 3:16-24 Scripture 45:05
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 46:50
Song #557-Red Blest Be the Tie That Binds 1 02:00
The Blessing Pastor Michelle 1 04:05

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John 10:11-18

 
11 "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary.
12 A hired man is not a real shepherd. The sheep mean nothing to him. He sees a wolf come and runs for it, leaving the sheep to be ravaged and scattered by the wolf.13 He's only in it for the money. The sheep don't matter to him.14 "I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me.15 In the same way, the Father knows me and I know the Father. I put the sheep before myself, sacrificing myself if necessary.16 You need to know that I have other sheep in addition to those in this pen. I need to gather and bring them, too. They'll also recognize my voice. Then it will be one flock, one Shepherd. 17 This is why the Father loves me: because I freely lay down my life. And so I am free to take it up again.18 No one takes it from me. I lay it down of my own free will. I have the right to lay it down; I also have the right to take it up again. I received this authority personally from my Father."

 1 John 3:16-24

 
16 This is how we've come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves. 17 If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God's love? It disappears. And you made it disappear.
18 My dear children, let's not just talk about love; let's practice real love. 19 This is the only way we'll know we're living truly, living in God's reality. 20 It's also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves. 21 And friends, once that's taken care of and we're no longer accusing or condemning ourselves, we're bold and free before God! 22 We're able to stretch our hands out and receive what we asked for because we're doing what he said, doing what pleases him. 23 Again, this is God's command: to believe in his personally named Son, Jesus Christ. He told us to love each other, in line with the original command. 24 As we keep his commands, we live deeply and surely in him, and he lives in us. And this is how we experience his deep and abiding presence in us: by the Spirit he gave us.