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Articles by: Bill Dubon

Explore God – Call to Prayer – Is Jesus really God?


Dear Heavenly Father,

 In Mark 8:29, Jesus asks Peter a heavy question. “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”

 

Lord, the world today is no different than it was the minute that dreaded bite was taken, (Genesis 3:6). So many of us trying to figure out daily life our own way and in our own power. Your death on the cross made everything so easy, why is it still so hard?   We have historical, documented proof yet so many still doubt You are the risen God.  You ask us to believe, please help our unbelief (Mark 9:24). I pray for a revolution to happen though our Explore God groups.  I have witnessed in my group a softening of hearts.  Hearts that are being shaped more and more like yours each week.  Let the world see you Jesus.  Not us, not our church.  Only you – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.    

In Your precious name we pray, AMEN

Be blessed and serve your King.

Janet and Teresa

Explore God Testimonial from Keith Abraham

Topic: Explore God “Is Christianity too narrow”

If you were in Church last weekend you would have seen Pastor Warmann absolutely nail this sermon. (my son and I talked about it after Church and believe it to be one of Pastor’s best) You can always watch it on line and you will love it.

Pastor talked about Christianity being inclusive and exclusive. Inclusive in that Jesus invites all to come to him, and that God so loved the WORLD that he gave his one and only Son. Christianity is also exclusive in that the gate is narrow and few will enter even though it is open to the world. In John 14:6 Jesus said “no one comes to the Father except through me”. 

We all know people who believe to get to Heaven you just have to be a good person. They also say how could a loving God condemn good people to hell. Like Pastor said if you only had to be a good person to go to Heaven then why did Jesus have to die on the cross. 

We step out and talk to others about the love of Jesus hoping  the conversation does not get difficult and if it does we back down. While we must always speak with others in a loving tone we must never waiver on the fact that there is only one God. Eternal salvation can only be found by believing, loving and living a life in Jesus.  

I want to thank Pastor Warmann for a great sermon, and for giving me clarity and confidence to talk to others about the love of Jesus. 

Marklund is looking for volunteers that would be willing to work with children and young adults with severe and profound disabilities who are nonverbal. Volunteer would provide a 1/2 hour devotion consisting of a lesson, song and prayer built around a provided curriculum. Contact Kris Blackwell at 630-234-1491.

Do you have the spiritual gift of bringing joy and comfort to the bedside of those who are in need? We are looking for people who are willing to visit people in the hospital or the nursing home. Training to provide this support is the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.  If you are interested please contact Pat Nagel at patn@trinityroselle.com.

United Methodist Church in Roselle (down the street from Trinity) is seeking volunteers to help sort, stock and prep for their Saturday pantry day. Trinity has a long history of helping United Methodist in many ways with their food pantry. If you are interested in finding out more information please contact Vicki Johnson at 630-529-1309 ext 5 or email vicki.johnson@roselleumcpantry.org.

Gloria Dei is Trinity’s Choir for Men and Women. They sing such beautiful music. This group sings monthly and practices Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Music Room. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Katy Wells at wellsk@trinityroselle.com.

If you have been in church in November and remember seeing all the beautiful quilts, then this is the group that makes them. Piecemakers makes quilts and fleece blankets for the Clinic. If you can sew a 1/4″ seam, you can make a quilt. To join this group or for more information contact Sue Spachman at s.spachman@sbcglobal.net.

Does the name intrigue you? Gospells is Trinity’s hand bell “choir”. They play special music in church monthly. Come learn a new skill with a great group of people, there is no experience needed. They will teach you all you will need to know. Practice is 6:30 pm Thursdays in the Bell Room. For more information contact Karen Pautsch at klpbells@aol.com.

Do you love playing with children? We are looking for loving and caring individuals to supervise children from ages infant to 3 years old while parents are in church service. This is open to Adults and 5th grade and older. If you are interested please post here or contact Lisa Lagina at lisa.lagina@trinityroselle.com.