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


A Different Kind of Peace
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
May 8, 2016
      

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
 
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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Greeting & Announcements Pastor Michelle & Knud Hansen 0:15
We Are Called to Worship Knud Hansen 8:38
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Song # 155 10:42
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 11:24
Anthem, 'The River' Living Water 15:30
Ephesians 1: 15-23 Cleo LeBaron 19:14
Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone') Living Water 20:52
Hope of the World' Song # 178 28:07
National Conference - Dedication & Prayer Pastor Mark Marino, Pastor Michelle 28:56
John 14:23-29 Bonnie Cole 38:24
Faith Story Nate Trost 40:06
A Different Kind of Peace Pastor Michelle 47:58
We Are God's People' Song # 2220 58:25

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Scripture

 

Ephesians 1:15-23The Message (MSG)

15-19 That’s why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn’t stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!

20-23 All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.

 

John 14:23-31The Message (MSG)

23-24 “Because a loveless world,” said Jesus, “is a sightless world. If anyone loves me, he will carefully keep my word and my Father will love him—we’ll move right into the neighborhood! Not loving me means not keeping my words. The message you are hearing isn’t mine. It’s the message of the Father who sent me.

25-27 “I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.

28 “You’ve heard me tell you, ‘I’m going away, and I’m coming back.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I’m on my way to the Father because the Father is the goal and purpose of my life.

29-31 “I’ve told you this ahead of time, before it happens, so that when it does happen, the confirmation will deepen your belief in me. I’ll not be talking with you much more like this because the chief of this godless world is about to attack. But don’t worry—he has nothing on me, no claim on me. But so the world might know how thoroughly I love the Father, I am carrying out my Father’s instructions right down to the last detail.

“Get up. Let’s go. It’s time to leave here.”