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

God Has Work For Us to Do
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
May 13, 2018

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"My Faith Looks Up to Thee" Sean Stafford 0:01
Greeting Pastor Michelle 1:32
Announcements Carl Northrup 2:16
We Are Called to Worship Carl Northrup 5:55
"Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise" Song #312 7:51
"Jesus Loves Me" Joyful Noise 11:12
A Time for the Child in All of Us Pastor Michelle 14:25
Ephesians 1:15-23 Libby Shelp 19:41
"I Want Jesus to Walk With Me" Chancel Choir 21:41
"Ask What Great Thing I Know" Song #163 27:10
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Pastor Michelle 30:51
Acts 1:1-11 Pastor Michelle 37:35
The Sermon: God Has Work for Us to Do" Pastor Michelle 40:18
"Spirit of God" Song #2117 53:13
The Blessing Pastor Michelle 58:27
"Walk Close to Me, O Lord" Sean Stafford 58:55

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Ephesians 1:15-23                                                                        N.T. p.192


I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know God, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which God has called you, what are the riches of God’s glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of God’s power for us who believe, according to the working of this great power. God put this power to work in Christ when God raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And God has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.


Acts 1:1-11                                                                               The Message


Dear Theophilus, in the first volume of this book I wrote on everything that Jesus began to do and teach until the day he said good-bye to the apostles, the ones he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but “must wait for what God promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptized in water; you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. And soon.”

When they were together for the last time they asked, “Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?” He told them, “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is God’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.”

These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. They stood there, staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared—in white robes! They said, “You Galileans!—why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come as certainly—and mysteriously—as he left.”