Central United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

New Things Are Coming
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sept. 4, 2016

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
Welcome Pastor Michelle 0:12
Announcements Amber Gaylord 1:07
We Are Called to Worship Amber Gaylord 2:56
""Love Devine, All Loves Excelling" Song #384 4:35
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 8:00
"Children's Prayer" Martha Weber & Sean Stafford 14:10
Jeremiah 18:1-11 Bob Wilcox 17:20
"Jesus Loves Me" Martha Weber & Sean Stafford 20:15
"Make Me a Channel of Your Peace" Song # 2171 25:20
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 29:27
Matthew 5:13-17 Amber Gaylord 36:05
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 37:45
Celebrating Holy Communion Pastor Michelle 48:20
"For the Healing of the Nations" Song # 428 57:40
Blessing Pastor Michelle 59:10

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Jeremiah 18:1-11   The Message (MSG)

To Worship the Big Lie

18 1-2 God told Jeremiah, “Up on your feet! Go to the potter’s house. When you get there, I’ll tell you what I have to say.”

3-4 So I went to the potter’s house, and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot.

5-10 Then God’s Message came to me: “Can’t I do just as this potter does, people of Israel?” God’s Decree! “Watch this potter. In the same way that this potter works his clay, I work on you, people of Israel. At any moment I may decide to pull up a people or a country by the roots and get rid of them. But if they repent of their wicked lives, I will think twice and start over with them. At another time I might decide to plant a people or country, but if they don’t cooperate and won’t listen to me, I will think again and give up on the plans I had for them.

11 “So, tell the people of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem my Message: ‘Danger! I’m shaping doom against you, laying plans against you. Turn back from your doomed way of life. Straighten out your lives.’

Matthew 5:13-18    The Message (MSG)

Salt and Light

13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

Completing God’s Law

17-18 “Don’t suppose for a minute that I have come to demolish the Scriptures—either God’s Law or the Prophets. I’m not here to demolish but to complete. I am going to put it all together, pull it all together in a vast panorama. God’s Law is more real and lasting than the stars in the sky and the ground at your feet. Long after stars burn out and earth wears out, God’s Law will be alive and working.

The Message (MSG)

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