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Welcome to First UMC Jackson!

We are a United Methodist congregation comprised of people from all walks of life. We recognize that all are seekers and all are at different stages in their spiritual journeys. We welcome all individuals and, as a congregation, seek to be a reflection of Christ's love. We invite you to join with us, as together we strive to know God and be known by God as He reveals Himself in new and exciting ways.

March Sermon Schedule

March 26, 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Lent/UMCOR Sunday

Sermon Title: “RANSOM"

Scriptures: I Peter 1:14-20; Mark 10:35-45

Sermon Texts: You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.

I Peter 1:18-19 (NRSV)

“For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45 (NRSV)

 

Sermon Focus: Is there a cost for me to receive God’s love? I struggle with the idea that I can’t earn God’s love. Why then do Christians say, “Jesus died for me”? The cost of God’s love truly is free for all.

However, God loves you so much that He (Jesus) gave his life on the Cross of Calvary so that you can know life in all its fullness and completeness. Because of Jesus’ death on the Cross, the price has been paid for all that keeps us from being set free to come to God.

 

April Sermon Schedule

April 2, 2017 – Fifth Sunday of Lent/Sacrament of Holy Communion                                                                                 Dr. Beck

Sermon Title: “SACRIFICE”

Scriptures: Leviticus 4:13-21; John 1:29-42

Scripture Texts: If the whole congregation of Israel errs unintentionally and the matter escapes the notice of the assembly, and they do any one of the things that by the Lord’s commandments ought not to be done and incur guilt; when the sin that they have committed becomes known, the assembly shall offer a bull of the herd for a sin offering and bring it before the tent of meeting.                   Leviticus 4:12-13 (NRSV)

The next day he (John) saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”             John 1:29 (NRSV)

Sermon Focus: Did Jesus have to die? The whole idea of animal and human sacrifice is barbaric. In the Old Testament the blood of a bull was spilled so that the blood would “cover” the sin of the people. Jesus’ death on the Cross ended any need for any more animal or human sacrifices. The blood spilt that day can cover all sin. Because of Jesus’ death on Calvary we can be bold to approach the Throne of Grace.

 

April 9, 2017— Palm Sunday 

Chancel Choir                                                                                                                           

Sermon Title: “MY SAVIOR’S LOVE”

Scriptures:  Luke 19:28-42; Romans 5:1-11

The Chancel Choir will present the musical offering “My Savior’s Love” by Mary McDonald at both the 8:30 and 11:00 services. This musical embraces the love Jesus expressed to us on Calvary. It gives us pause to those dreadful occurrences but, more importantly, to share the hope and love of our Savior to all who seek him.

 

April 13, 2017 - Maundy Thursday

The Fellowship Choir will help to lead this 6:30 service and will present two anthems; “How Great His Love” and a second anthem which asks and answers the question “Is it I, Lord?

April 14, 2017 - Good Friday

12:50pm service in the Sanctuary, Rev. Trommater preaching, Chancel Choir singing

6:30pm service in the Chapel "Journey with Egeria".  Egeria was a 4th century Christian who went on a Holy Land pilgrimage.  We will be using her journal to guide us through the events of Holy Week.

 

April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday/The Festival of our Lord’s Resurrection

Dr. Beck

Sermon Title: “VICTORY”

Scriptures: I Corinthians 15:35-44, 53-58; Matthew 28:1-10

Scriptures Texts: When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.       I Corinthians 15:54-57 (NRSV)

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.”       Matthew 28:5-7 (NRSV)

Sermon Focus: If Jesus died on the Cross for the forgiveness of sins, why the resurrection? Isn’t it enough that my sin is forgiven? Jesus’ resurrection from the tomb demonstrates the power of God’s love to defeat the power of sin and death. Not just in the future life beyond our earthly life, but in our life on earth as well. Because Jesus lives, we, too, can live fully and completely now and eternally.

 

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