Central United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

Searching for the Lost Souls
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sept. 11, 2016

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Peace in Our Time" (1), Moklebust Cappella Ringers & Kaitlin Tagliaferri, violin 0:01
Greeting Pastor Michelle 4:38
Announcements Bill Carmine 5:35
We Are Called to Worship Bill Carmine 13:38
"Marching to Zion" Song # 733 14:45
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 18:10
"Peace in Our Time" (2), Moklebust Cappella Ringers & Kaitlin Tagliaferri, violin 21:18
1 Timothy 1:12-17 Roger Richards 26:25
"Peace in Our Time" (3), Moklebust Cappella Ringers & Kaitlin Tagliaferri, violin 28:10
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 34:29
Luke 15:1-10 Lisa Richards 41:56
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 43:40
"Go Forth for God" Song # 670 56:48
Blessing Pastor Michelle 58:26

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1 Timothy 1:12-19    The Message (MSG)

12-14 I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were invective and witch hunts and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t know what I was doing—didn’t know Who I was doing it against! Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus.

15-19 Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever.

Deep honor and bright glory
    to the King of All Time—
One God, Immortal, Invisible,
    ever and always. Oh, yes!

I’m passing this work on to you, my son Timothy. The prophetic word that was directed to you prepared us for this. All those prayers are coming together now so you will do this well, fearless in your struggle, keeping a firm grip on your faith and on yourself. After all, this is a fight we’re in.


Luke 15:1-10   The Message (MSG)

The Story of the Lost Sheep

15 1-3 By this time a lot of men and women of doubtful reputation were hanging around Jesus, listening intently. The Pharisees and religion scholars were not pleased, not at all pleased. They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.” Their grumbling triggered this story.

4-7 “Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn’t you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’ Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue.

The Story of the Lost Coin

8-10 “Or imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she’ll call her friends and neighbors: ‘Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!’ Count on it—that’s the kind of party God’s angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God.”

The Message (MSG)

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