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“Loyalty to Christ.”- Hebrews 4:12-16.

Holy habits, and 3 kinds of prayer! Loyalty to Christ has to start there! “Finish then thy new creation” Wesley wrote. When all else is down, May our words be Peter’s… “Money and gold have I none, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ our Mighty Lord, stan ...  Show more

“We see Jesus.”- Hebrews 1:1-4/Hebrews 2:5-12.

No Facebook Live this week! We do not know why things are the way they are right now , but we do see Jesus! In his Word, the ordinances of God, and praise that speaks not only that God has defeated death and Hell , but  also speaks of who he is! “Pure unbounded love thou Art!” Li ...  Show more

“The Christian Playbook”- James 5:13-20

The playbook for Christians is clear: if you are in trouble, get on your knees,  repent and pray! If you need help, trust the God who has provided people who have been there before! And doing so… may Christ  “In suff'ring be Thy peace,In weakness be Thy  pow'r;And when ...  Show more

“Responsible Grace.”- James 4:1-12.

“Grace has responsibilities!” A powerful end to worship today! Gods grace is free, but is also holy!! Be more than you are, for God would not have it any  other way! “His grace taught my heart to fear.” Like, share, and have a blessed day! #Amazinggrace #HisWordsecures #HisWordac ...  Show more

“What is your priority?”- Mark 8:27-38.

Jesus is the highest priority for the Christian life! The Christians work, love for family, devotion to His Church is because we love and believe Jesus rose from the dead,without Him, “All other ground is sinking sand!” Have a blessed week! Like, share, and give people an uplift! ...  Show more

The Methodist way: Baptism Matthew 28:16-20/Ephesians 2:4-5

Baptism for Methodists  is a unique teaching in Christendom, one that not everyone agrees with, that’s ok! May our “re-actions” to whatever life throws our way show the same grace that Christ showed towards us and our sun, win lose or draw! Have a blessed day! Like, and share wit ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: The Sacraments .”- Colossians 2:9-15.

No summary of today, save one!!!  Only one God is eternal folks!! “This is my Father’s world: Oh, let me never forget! That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet! This is my Father’s world, why should my heart be sad? Christ is King, let the heavens ring, let ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: The Church.”- Acts 2:42-47

“When your out of  desperation, know you aren’t the only one!”- Third day. What is the teaching of the church?  Who is worthy of joining the body of believers, the church?  All who commit to Jesus Christ,  and will do anything they can for Him, because He did everything for us by ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: Sin after justification.”- Ephesians 4:17-24.

Such a great day of worship! Our kids and staff got prayed up, and we remembered that sin happens after justification, but it’s never necessary!  

“The Methodist Way.”- Good works. Matthew 7:15-20.

We don’t do good works to get saved! We do good works because God is saving us already! Good luck to staff and Coaches as they report back this week! Go and do the saving work that God had called you to do, through Jesus Christ our Lord! Note: Glory to God for converter video app ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: Justification”- Romans 3:21-26/Romans 4:5.

The condition for Justification is simple…‘it’s by faith or not at all! “Come Thou Fount of Every blessing!” Share and encourage others who might need an uplift!  Have  a blessed week!   

“The Methodist Way: Prevenient grace”/Romans 5:6-10,John 1:9.

With Christ, there are no victims, only sinners with resources at His disposal that He uses to help people in trouble, and in good times to! Will you use it? It’s never to late to turn! God through Christ is already paving the road for you to walk! Share and speak and kind word t ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: Original Sin”- Romans 7:14-25.

What kind of sinner are you? Are you satisfied with your sins? The Bible says we are (Genesis 6:5, Psalm 39:5, Romans 7:19). It takes a Great God who “gladly bears” the weight of your sin to be remade in His image.  It felt so good to be back in worship!!! Good seeing everyone! R ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: The sufficiency of the Bible.”- 2 Timothy 3:10-17.

Such a glorious day! The Lord took a mighty swing in Troup this morning! What is the Bible to you? Is it yours? Or do you take care of it? Is it something you bought, or something you have been given? May we be custodians of His Word! Y’all have a blessed day! Like, share, and “s ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: The Holy Ghost.”- Romans 6:1-14.

Loop holes for sin destroy lives!!! Glory to God His Holy Spirit continues to change our character daily! May we pursue holiness to maintain it! Like and share with people who need to know that sin is no longer necessary because of Jesus! Notes: Sydney Daniel read Psalm 76. Suzza ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: Christ will come again.”- Romans 10:9-10.

A great day of worship! For class reasons the message was over 11 mins, but this quote from a sermon seemed to sum up the day. A fair God sees our condition, and only His judgement can change it! Father pour out your grace!!! “Know  who you are . See and feel that you are  a sinn ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: The Word of God becomes man.”- John 1:1-14.

Glory! We had our first normal communion in 14 months!!!! Everything before had been in cups!! Great worship, as we covered our second “Way” of Methodism, “The Word of God made man!” Notes. Reconciliation  for the Christian  is only possible if Christ is fully God, and fully man. ...  Show more

“The Methodist Way: Faith in the Trinity.”- Luke 4:14-21.

That was a great start to our Methodist Doctrinal Standards series!!! Have a blessed week! Remember to like, share, and let people know who need an uplift! Carol Whitsell read Proverbs 3:1-8Suzzane Arnold read Psalm 46.  

Thoughts on Wesleyan Preaching with Pastor Bob Kaylor

I have listened to Pastor Kaylor’s “Wednesdays with Wesley” for a while now,  I have kept tabs on his ministry at Tri Lakes and some podcasts he’s been a part of for some time,  and share his passion for orthodox Wesleyan preaching for Jesus Christ, and why that matters. His book ...  Show more

“Pentecost: The Church is Born.”- Acts 2:1-21.

Today was a great day for our church!!!! Glory to God for the birth of the Methodist movement and the church universal!! We sang all 18 verses of Wesley’s mighty  hymn for worship today! Like, share, and have a good day!!!  

“Christ is Risen: A New era.”- Acts 10:44-48.

Great day of worship today!! Thanks be to God for the hope we have in Jesus, and the relationships that sustain hope in Him! Happy Mother’s Day to all! Like, share, have a great week! Below are service notes. OT Reading : Carol Whitsell Isaiah 19:19-25. Rhiannon and John “Above A ...  Show more

“Christ is Risen: Adapt.”- Acts 8:26-40.

“Christ is Risen: Adapt”- Acts 8:26-40. Great day of worship!!! Don’t be afraid to change! Be patient with those who are tired of being strong! Tell them“The good news of Jesus” who sets them free! And takes on our name so ours might be holy! 🙌🙌🙌🙌 

“Christ is Risen: The Proof.”- Luke 24:36-48.

We had a perfect storm of events events this weekend for our church, so no live stream. But we do have the audio of today’s worship! Click to listen to a great service, including the Pastor on cloud 9 after we worshipped God with the hymn “Love Divine All Loves excelling” to the ...  Show more

“Christ is Risen: The Advocate”- John 1:1-2:2.

Such a great day!!!! Christ is our advocate, our leader, our King who cleans  us from sin, and helps us change!!!! “He knows none!” Have a blessed day! Thanks to Mr. Don Gray for your first service as music Director. Thanks Diana for reading  OT Ezekiel 37:1-10!  

“Youth Sunday: Why I am a Christian.”

Thanks again to the youth for reading and preaching and the Adams bunch for leading worship! Have a blessed week!!!  

Easter: “Why Christ rose from the dead.”- 1 Corinthians 15:1,3-10.

“He was raised for our Justification.”- Romans 4:25. A recording of this mornings  glorious Easter Sunday service! Remember, the literal Resurrection of Christ is the solution folks. Present  him as such and world problems  simply don’t stick. Have  a blessed week!!! Notes Thanks ...  Show more

Palm Sunday: “City in Turmoil.”- Matthew 21:1-11.

So many notes!! - First in person Holy Week service in 2 years - 8 confirmed and became official members of the church - 107 people attended. Thanks for the good attitude on masks!!! - “King of glory” was a special moment in the life of the church! - No sideline sitting on Holy W ...  Show more

Lent: “The Hour”- John 12:20-33.

The Lord hit a home run for worship today! 84 people in worship!!! So thankful for the attitudes in our church that put Christ first! May Jesus be our greatest hour!!! Notes Carol Whitsell read OT reading Rhiannon sang “Shout to the Lord” with me during offertory.Confirmation Sun ...  Show more

Lent: “By grace you are saved.”- Ephesians 2:1-10.

“His grace hath brought me safe thus far...” Newton’s mighty Hymn echoed in the sanctuary at Troup UMC  a full year to the day churches across our Conference and nation shutdown due to a dramatic loss of life, and would bring about an unprecedented economic hit to many. A year la ...  Show more

“Lent: The power of God”- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.

The world is starving for control and power. Paul reminds us that the solution for control is not with us! Only repenting for our sin or “missing the mark”,  by the cross of Christ, can we obtain true power and godliness! It was so good to see familiar faces today! God bless and ...  Show more