Central United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

When You Finally Trust God
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Oct. 1, 2017
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Message from the United Methodist Church
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"Cares Chorus" Chancel Choir 0:31
Greeting Pastor Michelle 2:04
Announcements Knud Hansen 3:02
We Are Called to Worship Knud Hansen 6:22
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 7:30
"Holy Manna" Chancel Choir 11:57
Exodus 17:1-7 Exodus 17:1-7 16:26
Offertory Festivo Ringers 19:40
"O God, Our Help in Ages Past" Song # 117 26:15
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 29:48
Philliapians 2:1-13 Roger Richards 37:10
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 40:14
Celebrating Holy Communion Pastor Michelle 52:56
"As We Gather at Your Table" Song # 2268 58:33
Blessing Pastor Michelle 59:25

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Scripture

Exodus 17:1-7    The Message (MSG)

17 1-2 Directed by God, the whole company of Israel moved on by stages from the Wilderness of Sin. They set camp at Rephidim. And there wasn’t a drop of water for the people to drink. The people took Moses to task: “Give us water to drink.” But Moses said, “Why pester me? Why are you testing God?”

But the people were thirsty for water there. They complained to Moses, “Why did you take us from Egypt and drag us out here with our children and animals to die of thirst?”

Moses cried out in prayer to God, “What can I do with these people? Any minute now they’ll kill me!”

5-6 God said to Moses, “Go on out ahead of the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel. Take the staff you used to strike the Nile. And go. I’m going to be present before you there on the rock at Horeb. You are to strike the rock. Water will gush out of it and the people will drink.”

6-7 Moses did what he said, with the elders of Israel right there watching. He named the place Massah (Testing-Place) and Meribah (Quarreling) because of the quarreling of the Israelites and because of their testing of God when they said, “Is God here with us, or not?”

Philippians 2:1-13    The Message (MSG)

He Took on the Status of a Slave

1-4 If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

5-8 Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

9-11 Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.

Rejoicing Together

12-13 What I’m getting at, friends, is that you should simply keep on doing what you’ve done from the beginning. When I was living among you, you lived in responsive obedience. Now that I’m separated from you, keep it up. Better yet, redouble your efforts. Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.

The Message (MSG)

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