8:30 A.M. Sunday Worship 9:45 A.M. Sunday School (beginning September 24th)
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Friday, June 22, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

BGUMC Pastor's Page

 

Link here for an introduction to Pastors J.J. and Stefanie

 

Link here for the Announcement of Appointment from Bishop Ough

 

June 2018 - Thoughts From Pastors J.J. and Stefanie Morgan...

 

 

 In the New Testament book of John in chapter eight, we have the opportunity to listen in on a conversation between Jesus and a crowd of people.

12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world.
If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life." 
13 The Pharisees replied, "You are making those claims about yourself! Such testimony is not valid." 14 Jesus told them, "These claims are valid even though I make them about myself. For I know where I came from and where I am going, but you don't know this about me. 15 You judge me by human standards, but I do not judge anyone. 16 And if I did, my judgment would be correct in every respect because I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me.”

As followers of Jesus, we know the Father that Jesus is referring to is God, maker of heaven and earth. It was from the glory and beauty of Heaven that Jesus left to come to earth in order to be with us and to save us. He chose to do that because he loves us so much. He was willing to do anything for us. Even to die on
a cross. As people who believe in the resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate the fact that three days after his death, Jesus rose from the dead. Then, he returned to Heaven so that the Holy Spirit could be sent down to earth in order to be present with those who believe in Jesus. We just celebrated that event called Pente-
cost. Now it is time to live out our faith with the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. One way to do so is to prayerfully remain in tune with God and to pay attention to God’s call upon your heart. What is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit inviting you to do? Have you shared it with someone? Are you able to find time to pray and really listen to what the Triune God has in store for you? Friends, we encourage you to take this time during the month of June to enjoy a rest. And while you are resting, we encourage you to find a prayer- ful place and focus on listening to what God is inviting you to be a part of in this season. Just like Jesus took pleasure in knowing that The Father who sent him was with him, you too can rejoice because the Holy Spirit was promised to be with you as you live out your faith.