First United Methodist Church of Gadsden

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Thursday Worship: 5:30 PM
Worship Sundays: 8:45 am and 10:55 am  
Sunday School: 10 am

This week's Sermon Notes for Thursday, August 4 and Sunday, August 7   

James 4:7-8 (NKJV) --- 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

1 Peter 5:6-11 (NKJV) --- 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

“Overcoming the Enemy”

Sermon Notes This Week

The Bible is clear that evil and the devil do exist. You and I will be confronted by both. There is darkness in this world, but God’s light can overcome and overpower any darkness.

The world is God’s creation, and it contains wonder, beauty and the grace of His handiwork. But, the world also contains opportunities for us to stray from God’s will. The devil never takes a day off and temptations are all around. (Good versus evil, sin versus righteousness, hope versus suffering, passion versus apathy --- As Christians, we must ensure that we place ourselves squarely on the correct side of these conflicts.)

“Rebuke the Enemy in your own name and he laughs; command him in the name of Christ and he flees.”  John Eldredge.

          This week during Thursday and Sunday worship we will share in Holy Communion. The relationship we have with Jesus Christ is what enables us to overcome the enemy. See you in worship this week as we continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Son of God.


Pastor Harvey


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Join us this Sunday for a reception in the Chestnut Street Lobby
honoring Todd Rains.

Welcome Tyler Woodam and his wife, Madeline!
 Tyler is our new associate pastor.
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Thursday Worship: 5:30 PM

 8:45 AM, Celebration, Gym
10:00 AM Sunday Shhool
10:55 AM--Traditions, Sanctuary

Wonderful Wednesdays
will resume on August 17.

Special summer activities and programs are now going on
for Student Ministries and Children's Ministries.





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