A Note Form God

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Men’s Tail Gate

Thursday, September 20th

1556 Hwy 51, Madison

6:30 -Until

Wear your team colors

Bring Your Favorite Tailgate Food

Bring A Friend

and you don’t need this ticket to get in

Will see you there!!!

Men’s Fellowship Cookout

“And let us consider how to stir up one another

to love and good works”

Hebrews 10:24

“Because we are members of His body” (Eph. 5:30), the men’s fellowship at First Independent Methodist Church enjoyed an amazing cookout. We converged on the home of Billy & Carol Mason on May 18th and shared in conversation while our brother Billy grilled most delicious hamburgers and hot dogs. We know that where two are three are gathered in His name, He is present. I am sure He enjoyed our fellowship as much as we did. We hope you will join us next time.

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day

Pastor Doug preached a very special message on Mother’s Day. Faith that is determined and directed. A faith that brings one to a decision, and a faith that declares our savior to others. This is a mother’s faith. After the sermon, he called all mothers to the front of the church. Husbands and family stood behind them as he prayed a prayer of thanksgiving and blessing for each.

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. ~ Billy Graham

I don’t believe there are devils enough in hell to pull a boy out of the arms of a godly mother. ~ Billy Sunday
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. (Proverbs 31:27-30)
I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good mother. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~ Abraham Lincoln


Your mother’s voice is the first voice you ever hear – even before you are born. Even as a newborn baby, you know your Mother and prefer her above anyone else. Cherish your mother and be sure she knows you appreciate everything she does for you. The days are short, love your mother before time is gone. If your mother has already gone on before you, take some time to recall memories of her. Share these memories with your family so that she will live on in your hearts. (www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com)

Note From God

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   So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

Becoming a Team Player

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We are a diverse group of believers here at FIMC. Our church is blessed to have different races and folks from an array of different states who have move to the area and have chosen to worship here. While we are serious about our Lord and sharing His gospel we also enjoy the fellowship we have with each other. One way we enjoy this fellowship is when we have Fan Day. Because we are from all over the USA we bring our favorite football teams with us. We poke fun at each other and raze each other about success and failures on the field. This one day a year we wear our team colors to church and sit with those who who are fans of “our” team. We even forgive Pastor Doug for being an Ole Miss fan, and we still love him. Afterward we enjoy a fellowship dinner in the Blend, our new youth building. Each person brings something for a nice tailgate party and the food is delicious.

Most importantly is remember who we are in Christ. While we have our fun we must never forget our Savior and the Word of God. On this Sunday, 2016, Pastor Doug preached a sermon titled: Becoming a Team Player. Below is an outline of his sermon reminding us that we are all a part of the body of Christ.

Becoming a Team Player

1 Corinthians 12:12

What should being a team player mean to me?

  1. I have made the roster (Revelation 20:15)
  2. What does church membership mean at FIMC?
  3. I have changed inwardly. (John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17)
  4. I will attend regularly. (Hebrews10:25)
  5. I will give faithfully. (Malachi 3:8-10; Luke 6:38)
  6. I will serve willingly. (John 12:26
  7. How does being a member of the team help me?

               Belonging is Necessary to my Growth. It give me a place for my family to

               learn, allows me to accomplish God’s Word, and gives me roots down in faith.

  1. I will follow my coach. (Hebrews 13:17)

            Why does ‘team church’ need a pastor/coach?

                 To lead, feed, and succeed. (Acts 20:28)

  1. I will find and accept my position. 1 Cor. 12:18-27)

            No one rides the bench on God’s team.

  1. I will encourage my teammates. (Eph. 4:2; Psalm 37:4; 1 Thess. 5:11)

            Four Words that describe the attitude of a team player.

  1. Humility- the team is more important
  2. Gentle – Meekness
  3. Patience – Wait Expectantly
  4. Loving – Showing love to one another as Jesus did to you. (John 15:12)

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Thank You Father For Fellowship With You and Others!