Central United Methodist Church
Monday, September 25, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

Just Two Rules
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
August 21, 2016
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Greeting Pastor Michelle 1:04
Announcements Bonnie Cole 2:04
We Are Called to Worship Bonnie Cole 4:12
"Let All things Now Living" Song # 2008 6:20
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 9:16
Special Music Connie Lamando 16:40
Hebrews 12:18-29 Carole James 19:27
Offertory Connie Lamando 22:35
Lord of the Dance Song # 261 26:56
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 31:19
Luke 13:10-17 Pastor Michelle 40:22
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 42:48
"We Are Called" Song # 2172 56:50
Blessing Pastor Michelle 59:10

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Scripture

Hebrews 12:18-29   The Message (MSG)

An Unshakable Kingdom

18-21 Unlike your ancestors, you didn’t come to Mount Sinai—all that volcanic blaze and earthshaking rumble—to hear God speak. The earsplitting words and soul-shaking message terrified them and they begged him to stop. When they heard the words—“If an animal touches the Mountain, it’s as good as dead”—they were afraid to move. Even Moses was terrified.

22-24 No, that’s not your experience at all. You’ve come to Mount Zion, the city where the living God resides. The invisible Jerusalem is populated by throngs of festive angels and Christian citizens. It is the city where God is Judge, with judgments that make us just. You’ve come to Jesus, who presents us with a new covenant, a fresh charter from God. He is the Mediator of this covenant. The murder of Jesus, unlike Abel’s—a homicide that cried out for vengeance—became a proclamation of grace.

25-27 So don’t turn a deaf ear to these gracious words. If those who ignored earthly warnings didn’t get away with it, what will happen to us if we turn our backs on heavenly warnings? His voice that time shook the earth to its foundations; this time—he’s told us this quite plainly—he’ll also rock the heavens: “One last shaking, from top to bottom, stem to stern.” The phrase “one last shaking” means a thorough housecleaning, getting rid of all the historical and religious junk so that the unshakable essentials stand clear and uncluttered.

28-29 Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. He’s actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and he won’t quit until it’s all cleansed. God himself is Fire!

Luke 13:10-17   The Message (MSG)

Healing on the Sabbath

10-13 He was teaching in one of the meeting places on the Sabbath. There was a woman present, so twisted and bent over with arthritis that she couldn’t even look up. She had been afflicted with this for eighteen years. When Jesus saw her, he called her over. “Woman, you’re free!” He laid hands on her and suddenly she was standing straight and tall, giving glory to God.

14 The meeting-place president, furious because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the congregation, “Six days have been defined as work days. Come on one of the six if you want to be healed, but not on the seventh, the Sabbath.”

15-16 But Jesus shot back, “You frauds! Each Sabbath every one of you regularly unties your cow or donkey from its stall, leads it out for water, and thinks nothing of it. So why isn’t it all right for me to untie this daughter of Abraham and lead her from the stall where Satan has had her tied these eighteen years?”

17 When he put it that way, his critics were left looking quite silly and red-faced. The congregation was delighted and cheered him on.

The Message (MSG)

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