Godprints

Spiritual insights, inspirational moments. Times where God’s presence was felt.

Pastor’s Ponderings: Time to Sharpen Your Blade?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Time to Sharpen Your Blade?

Is your Christian life a burden? Shouldn’t it be a Joy to follow and serve Christ?!? If life is a burden, maybe you need to “sharpen your blades” and re-connect with God.

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Camp Meeting Revival! (Camp Meeting, 8/27/18)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Camp Meeting Revival! (Camp Meeting, 8/27/18)

What is “Revival”? How does that play out in real life? Pastor Bret Walker inspired us with his music and his powerful insight into how we can re-connect with God. This service (8/26/18) closed out the 2018 Pitman Camp Meeting season.

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Rite of Passage and a Personal Journey (8/19/18)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Sermons | 0 comments

Rite of Passage and a Personal Journey (8/19/18)

What do you do when you feel lonely, rejected, and in despair? During his sermon on Native American Sunday, Lay Speaker Steve Ozkowski wove together the stories of three people to show us how we might respond.

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God Will Provide! (Camp Meeting, 8/19/18)

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

God Will Provide! (Camp Meeting, 8/19/18)

You need a close parking spot. You need a new car. You could really use a winning lottery ticket!
The Bible says that God will provide all of our needs. What’s that really mean? Pastor John Inverso (First UMC Glassboro), took a look at this question during his message at the 8/19/18 Camp Meeting.

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Elvis Could Sing, But Jesus is King!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Signboard | 0 comments

Elvis Could Sing, But Jesus is King!

“Elvis could sing, but Jesus is King!” What’s it mean to be “king”? How is it that the “king of rock ‘n roll” doesn’t measure up to the “King of Kings and Lord of Lords”???

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Crossing the Commitment Line (Camp Meeting, 8/12/18)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Crossing the Commitment Line (Camp Meeting, 8/12/18)

Richwood UMC hosted the 8/12/18 Pitman Camp Meeting. Rev. Steve Herman challenged us with his sermon and Sanctified inspired us with their music. Are you ready to commit to God, or are your toes wiggling just short of the line?

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Our Beautiful Savior is Willing And Able (Camp Meeting, 8/5/18)

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Our Beautiful Savior is Willing And Able (Camp Meeting, 8/5/18)

Oh the beauty of this Man Jesus! During his 8/5/18 Camp Meeting message, Jeff Crispin challenged us to go deeper than the snapshots of beautiful experiences. We need to trace it all beck to Jesus!

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Share a Burden or Carry a Grudge?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Signboard | 0 comments

Share a Burden or Carry a Grudge?

We carry a lot of things. Sometimes we carry a grudge against someone; we just don’t like them because of something they did long ago. But we can also carry a burden for someone; we share their burden and show them love because God loves us. What are you carrying?

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Spiritual Viruses (Camp Meeting, 7/29/18)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Spiritual Viruses (Camp Meeting, 7/29/18)

During the Pitman Camp Meeting service on Sunday 7/29/18, the One Way Express inspired us with their blend of Christian Blue Grass, and then Rev. Bill Wilson challenged us to guard against the “Spiritual Viruses” that we are prone to catch.

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Revive Us Again! (Camp Meeting 7/22/18)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Revive Us Again! (Camp Meeting 7/22/18)

Is today’s Church ready for revival? Rev. Sherry Zapolla spoke at the 7/23/18 Camp Meeting and answered that question with a “No!” Through music and message, she challenged us to pray for revival and to be instruments of change.

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No One Escapes the Cross… Do They? (Camp Meeting 7/15/18)

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

No One Escapes the Cross… Do They? (Camp Meeting 7/15/18)

Rev. Jim Hughes, returning again this year as a guest speaker at the Pitman Camp Meeting, appeared as Thomas. Thomas was a man who desperately wanted to return to his first love. But he saw Jesus die on the cross; and nobody escapes from the cross… Do they???

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A Mind of Peace or a Piece of Mind???

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Signboard | 0 comments

A Mind of Peace or a Piece of Mind???

Things happen that make us angry, and we want to “give someone a piece of our mind!” But God has freed us from having to fly off the handle, and we can instead enjoy a “Mind of Peace”…

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Coins with God’s Image (Camp Meeting, 7/8/18)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Coins with God’s Image (Camp Meeting,  7/8/18)

Jesus’ response to the trap was brilliant:”Whose image is on that coin? Then give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, but give to God what belongs to God.” It blew His questioners away.
The sermon at the 7/8/18 Camp Meeting turned that question towards us: What “coins” are you carrying?

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What Can We Learn from the Sneetches? (Camp Meeting, 7/1/18)

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

What Can We Learn from the Sneetches? (Camp Meeting, 7/1/18)

PUMC was the host church for the Pitman Camp Meeting on Sunday July 1; Our choir provided the special music, and Pastor Jim preached the message. In light of current events, how does God view diversity and unity? What can we learn from Dr. Susses’ story about The Sneetches?

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How’s Your Prayer Conditioning?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Signboard, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

How’s Your Prayer Conditioning?

At this time of year, when we switch from Heater to Air Conditioning, the first cycle of running the air conditioner can create some anxious moments; will it work? You never know when a hot moment in life will cause you to rely on your Prayer Conditioning. In tense moments, does your prayer life keep you cool, or do you get hot under the collar?

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Running on Empty (4/8/18)

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Running on Empty (4/8/18)

Easter is over. All of the plans, dinners, and holidays are finished. It’s time to get back to normal. But what was “Normal” for the disciples? They were totally drained. Worn out by worry and fear. Doesn’t that happen to us? Do we sometimes feel that we’re running on fumes?
Pastor Jim’s service on the 2nd Sunday in Easter 2018 shows us how Jesus fills up our tank.

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Jesus is the Waze

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Signboard | 0 comments

Jesus is the Waze

The signboard in front of our church said: JESUS IS THE WAZE: GLORIOUS PERSONAL SAVIOR   One of the most popular Apps for a phone is called Waze.  Like the older standalone devices like the Megellan, Tom Tom, or Garmin, this app can show you where you are, put you on a map, and give you turn by turn directions to help you arrive at your destination.  And, it also listens to reports from other drivers to guide you through traffic jams.  Their motto is, “Outsmarting Traffic,...

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John Wesley’s Flash Cards

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Godprints | 0 comments

John Wesley’s Flash Cards

In 1733 ,John Wesley published a series of questions about our relationship to God, and he encouraged his followers to ponder them every day. Kind of like those flash cards that you may have used to learn multiplication tables. How’s your “math” today?

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Lenten Devotional for 2018

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Lenten Devotional for 2018

Lent is a time of preparation. Several local churches have put together a devotional booklet that will help you prepare for Resurrection
Day. Visit this post daily to read each day’s inspirational article.

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What is Africa University?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Godprints, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

What is Africa University?

The United Methodist Church is a connectional church; local churches pull together and share resources to do things that are way too big for a single church to undertake.  How about ending malaria?  How about reducing malnutrition by offering masters degree education  in agriculture?  How about spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the continent of Africa?  Huge tasks!  But the United Methodist church is doing them. Through what we call our “Shared Ministries”, the United...

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