First United Methodist Church of Gadsden

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This week's Sermon Notes 

Acts 1:4-11 While staying with them, He ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. "This," He said, "is what you have heard from Me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?" 7 He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." 9 When He had said this, as they were watching, He was lifted up, and a cloud took Him out of their sight. 10 While He was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. 11 They said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."
 
 Holy Spirit; His Power In Us
This coming Sunday marks the end of the Eastertide season as we celebrate the promised coming of the Holy Spirit! Before Jesus' crucifixion He promised we would receive a Helper, One who would walk beside us and help us through this life. Jesus knew we would need Someone to give us strength and power because Jesus knew how hard this life was going to be and He had a job for us.
V8 says "...and you will be my witnesses...". This is not a request or a suggestion but Christ says it as a fact. In this life we, as His followers, will be His witnesses to not only our brothers and sisters but to an unbelieving world. Do we really understand what this means? I have a nagging feeling it means more than just trying to behave.
The Holy Spirit; His power, His Person and How He lives in the believer to make them a superhero! You don't want to miss this Sunday as we celebrate the Power that birthed the church!  
 
Pastor Vicki

 

 

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Worship
Thursday Worship: 5:30 PM

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


Wonderful Wednesdays

5 PM Dinner
Please make a reservation for dinner by noon on Mondays.

Cost: $6 per person
$3 per child (11 and under please)

6 PM Journey Groups for all Ages
Adults:

A Study of the Second Coming of Christ, Room 208, Harvey Beck
Who is This Man, by John Ortberg, Room 112, Harriet Murray and George Day

 
Youth Worship, Journey Groups and Fellowship

Children's Journey Groups and Fellowship
Cherubs Bible Buddies and Cherub Choir
 

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