Posts Tagged "Priority"

PUMC Stepping into Generosity (11/12/17)

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

PUMC Stepping into Generosity (11/12/17)

We’re “Blessed to be a Blessing.”  That’s the title of a song the choir often sings.  How are we blessed?  Or, maybe more importantly, what or whom do we bless???  In order for us to grow as Christians, to whom do we need to give?  Finance Committee? The Budget? The Church? God? Finance Committee Nah! The Budget Nah! The Methodist Church, inc Nah! God! Yes! But what does that mean? We give to “be partakers in the building of the Kingdom.” But what does THAT...

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Prayer: Steering Wheel or Spare Tire???

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Signboard | 0 comments

Prayer:  Steering Wheel or Spare Tire???

The next time you get into your car, notice what you do. It’s all habit so you probably haven’t even thought about it. But chances are, you sit down, buckle up, and then you start the engine. But before you go, what’s the first part of the car you touch? Or put it this way… do you start out by touching the Steering Wheel or do you instantly go to the Spare Tire?

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Rest, Relax,and Rejuvenate

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Rest, Relax,and Rejuvenate

We are entering the summer season, a season that affords opportunities for Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate rest and relaxation. Let’s make it a priority to look for these moments that we can relax physically and renew ourselves emotionally and spiritually.

These moments are gifts from God. Let’s embrace the gift and “loosen the bow” this summer!

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Playing on God’s Super Team (2/7/16)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Sermons | 0 comments

Playing on God’s Super Team (2/7/16)

Super Bowl Sunday!  The day of the Big Game!  In a few hours the Denver Broncos would battle the Carolina Panthers; each team trying to reach the endzone and to win the Super Bowl prize.  Both teams taking their turns making mistakes (fumbles and turnovers).  During our worship service we observed this “special day” by dressing down and wearing our favorite team jerseys.  Our goal wasn’t to worship Sports; our goal was to learn whatever spiritual lessons we could from this...

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What Gift Shall I Bring? (1/3/16)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Sermons | 1 comment

What Gift Shall I Bring? (1/3/16)

This message is the first in a three part series called “Three Men and a Baby.”  As we look at the arrival of the “Wisemen” and the Epiphany, let’s also look for way Jesus was manifested as the Christ, the Son of God, and Savior of all.  AND… look for ways that Christ can be seen or manifested in our lives so that the world can see Christ in us and in the Church. Click the below “Play” button and scroll down to follow along (the recording is from...

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It’s All About Jesus!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in Signboard | 0 comments

It’s All About Jesus!

On December 26 the signboard said: IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!   ‘Twas the Day after Christmas, And all through the house. All the creatures were stirring, scampering like a mouse… There’s stuff under the tree, wrapping paper laying around, cookie crumbs on the dining room table.  All sorts of new “Things” to play with, new clothes to wear, fresh things to look at.  And there are a lot of new items added to the “To Do List”… gifts to be...

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How Many Shopping Days Are Left? (12/6/15)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

How Many Shopping Days Are Left? (12/6/15)

Advent is a time of busy preparation- shopping, writing cards, planning parties… you’re never really ready until it’s all over.    On this Second Sunday in Advent, Pastor Jim spoke on Matthew 25:1-13, a parable Jesus spoke about getting ready for His return.  As we prepare for Christmas, are we ready for Jesus? Our scripture was from Matthew 25:1-13. The reading is not included in the recording, so open this drop down box and read the scripture before playing the...

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Pastors Ponderings: Watch What You Hang on to- Time to Re-Consider Your Priorities?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings: Watch What You Hang on to- Time to Re-Consider Your Priorities?

  Pastor Jim submitted the following “Ponderings” on 10/9/15… Greetings Friends: PLEASE READ: John 10:16 Jesus said, “I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.” PLEASE READ: Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and...

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i-Phone? i-Pad?!? Turn them off and say “I Pray”!!!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Signboard | 0 comments

i-Phone? i-Pad?!?  Turn them off and say “I Pray”!!!

On September 4, 2015 the following message was posted on our signboard: I-PHONE? I-PAD? I PRAY!!!   Do we get so caught up in our gadgets that we forget to pray? Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are great ways to keep in touch with friends across the miles. But we’ve all heard stories (and have seen it first hand) when members of a family in a restaurant sit around the table staring at their smartphones instead of talking to each other. We waste chances to share with each other and...

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No Camouflage Clothing (6/14/15)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

No Camouflage Clothing (6/14/15)

Pastor Jim’s sermon on June 14 was from Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. NKJV     Does the rest of the crowd wear you down?  How do we keep from being worn down, despite...

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The Answer is “Yes!”… not “Yeah, but…” (5/31/15)

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

The Answer is “Yes!”… not “Yeah, but…” (5/31/15)

Sunday May 31 was a special day in the lives of the 15 youth who were confirmed.  Pastor Jim’s message during the 11:00 Am service was directed towards them.  God is committed to you.  Are you committed to Him? Click the following “Play” Button to start the recording, then scroll down to follow along…   The Scripture was 1 Samuel 2:26 and 2 Corinthians 1:17-20.  Open the following Drop Down box to read. Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 2:26 And the child Samuel grew in...

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Why Are You Here? (4/19/15)

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

Why Are You Here? (4/19/15)

Jesus asks us, “Why Are You Here?”  Do we drift along thinking we’re doing the right thing, that we’re on the right path?  But Jesus comes along and confronts our complacency.  “Why are we here?” “Why do we go to church?” “What do we want in our relationship with God?” To find out more, click the following “Play” button to start the sermon and then scroll down to follow along….   The text was from Matthew...

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Word 5: How’s Your Thirst Quenched? (3/22/15)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Sermons | 1 comment

Word 5: How’s Your Thirst Quenched? (3/22/15)

On this last Sunday before Palm Sunday and the Passion Week that it ushers in, Pastor Jim spoke on Jesus’ 5th “Word” from the cross:  “I Thirst.”  This continues the seven part series which will end on Good Friday.  Click the below “Play” button to begin listening to the recording (from the 11:00 service), then scroll down and follow along…     The scripture was from Matthew 5:6 and John 19:28-30.  Open the below Drop Down box to read...

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Faith-Walking People (1/25/15)

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

Faith-Walking People (1/25/15)

Pastor Jim’s sermon on January 25 (11AM service) looked at the faith of Enoch- somebody we don’t hear that much about.  How does our Walk with God affect our day to day lives?  Do we know that we ARE walking with God? Like Amy Grant’s song, are we Faith Walking People? Click the following “Play” button to listen to the sermon, then scroll down to follow along…   The scripture reading was from Gen 5:21-24 and Hebrews 11:5-6. Open the following box to...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: What’s Your Fixed Point?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: What’s Your Fixed Point?

The following article was sent by Pastor Jim on 1/19/15.... Greetings Friends: PLEASE READ: Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (NIV). PLEASE READ: Psalm 102:27 “But you remain the same, and your years will never end” (NIV).   Those verses of holy Scripture noted above are so powerful. What an amazing thought: Jesus Christ is the same, He doesn’t change. Isn’t that good to know that in this turbulent, stormy,...

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Fully Alive (1/18/15)

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Sermons, Urban Promise | 0 comments

Fully Alive (1/18/15)

The sermon on January 18 was given by Marcus Bell, who is the director of the Spirit Camp after school program at Urban Promise. (Camden, NJ).  Marcus shared his experience and challenged us to gain a fuller life by giving and serving.  His  scripture was on James 1:26-27. Click the “Play” button to begin listening to the sermon, then scroll down to follow along…  (Note:  The scripture was read by Pastor Jim)   James 1:26-27 26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious,...

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A Green Christmas (11/30/14)

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

A Green Christmas (11/30/14)

Today was the first Sunday of Advent, and Pastor Jim began a new sermon series looking at the “Colors of  Christmas”- tools we use to Look Up and to keep our focus on Christ during this busy season.   Click the “Play” button on the following player to listen to the  sermon, then scroll down and follow  along.     The scripture reading was from portions of Luke 21.  Open the drop down box to follow along.  Pastor Jim read from the Living Bible (or “Life...

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Is God Your First Priority? Or, is God Your Last Resort?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Signboard | 0 comments

Is God Your First Priority? Or, is God Your Last Resort?

Jesus and the Disciples were on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee.  As happens frequently in that area, a strong storm suddenly arose and began to knock the small fishing boat around like a twig in the rapids of the Colorado River.  The waves splashed over the sides of the boat and the disciples were sure that they were goners. But Jesus was asleep. As a last minute resort, when all other hope had faded, they cried out to Jesus.  Jesus calmed the waters and the disciples probably...

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