First United Methodist Church
Friday, September 04, 2015
To Know God and Make God Known
The church is located at the corner of Nall and Eugene Streets (1826 Nall St. Port Neches, TX 77651).
We are three blocks north of Magnolia (FM 366) on Nall. Parking is located in the back of the building.
The church office is open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm Lunch 12-1pm
Friday from 8-12.
CONTEMPORARY PRAISE & WORSHIP AT 9:00 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP AT 11:00 AM
From the Pastor
Grace and peace in the name of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We welcome our new choir director, Cassie Blair-Hagan. Cassie is a student at Lamar, studying choral directing. She comes from Carthage, Texas. Come and welcome her this Sunday morning.
We will be holding confirmation classes starting in September. This is for young people sixth grade and up. Next week ,we will give you more details about when and how often the classes will meet.
This Sunday I will begin a five-week sermon series on the Book of James. The series is entitled Wisdom of James, and this Sunday’s message will be Just Do It, and the text will be James 1:17-27.
Love in Christ,
Rules for Living
Self-control always asks the question, “What is the right thing to do?” Self-indulgence always asks, “What’s the pleasant thing to do?” The good news is that the right thing to do is often the pleasant thing to do. The bad news is that sometimes the right thing to do is not pleasant at all.
Self-control recognizes those times when the right thing to do isn’t the pleasant thing and chooses what’s right over what is pleasant.
What is the right thing? Usually it is what is best for the most people in the long run. Most of the time it means telling the truth and following the rules.
Doing what is right always means being in God’s will and following Christ’s lead.
Self-indulgence says, “I will certainly do those things when it isn’t too much trouble.” Self-control says, “I will always follow Christ, even when he leads me to the cross.”