Central United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Being a Witness
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
March 22, 2018

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Partita on Christ ist Erstander" - Purvis Rev. Roger Richards 0:01
Greeting Pastor Michelle 1:14
Announcements Knud Hansen 2:14
We Are Called to Worship Knud Hansen 5:28
"Easter People, Raise Your Voices" Song # 304 7:07
"The Lord Will Be My Shepherd" Chancel Choir 8:57
Luke 24: 36b-48 Noah Banner_Baine 12:10
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" Sean Stafford 14:21
"Christ is Alive" Song # 318 18:42
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 22:10
1 John 3:1-3 Knud Hansen 34:53
The Sermon Pastor Michelle 36:12
A Witness to Service Kelly Crane, Jade Hartley, video by Rev. Mark Marino 45:55
"The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve Song # 2241 58:16
Blessing Pastor Michelle 0:00

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Luke 24:36-49 The Message (MSG)

36-41 While they were saying all this, Jesus appeared to them and said, “Peace be with you.” They thought they were seeing a ghost and were scared half to death. He continued with them, “Don’t be upset, and don’t let all these doubting questions take over. Look at my hands; look at my feet—it’s really me. Touch me. Look me over from head to toe. A ghost doesn’t have muscle and bone like this.” As he said this, he showed them his hands and feet. They still couldn’t believe what they were seeing. It was too much; it seemed too good to be true.

41-43 He asked, “Do you have any food here?” They gave him a piece of leftover fish they had cooked. He took it and ate it right before their eyes.

You’re the Witnesses

44 Then he said, “Everything I told you while I was with you comes to this: All the things written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets, and in the Psalms have to be fulfilled.”

45-49 He went on to open their understanding of the Word of God, showing them how to read their Bibles this way. He said, “You can see now how it is written that the Messiah suffers, rises from the dead on the third day, and then a total life-change through the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed in his name to all nations—starting from here, from Jerusalem! You’re the first to hear and see it. You’re the witnesses. What comes next is very important: I am sending what my Father promised to you, so stay here in the city until he arrives, until you’re equipped with power from on high.”

1 John 3:1-3 The Message (MSG)

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to.

2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own.


The Message (MSG)

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