First United Methodist Church
Friday, April 29, 2016
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 and closed for Lunch 12-1pm.
Fridays we are open from 8am-12pm.
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. United Methodist Men will have their monthly breakfast meeting next Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. The Annual Mother-Daughter Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale for $8. You can get them at the church office, on Sunday morning or from a UMW member. This is Communion Sunday, the 6th Sunday of Easter. My sermon series is He’s in the World Today. The sermon this Sunday is, Christ Has Left the Garden, John 14:23-29. Love in Christ, Wesley
Love in Christ, Wesley
Rules for Living
On a regular basis we pray, “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” That almost sounds like a threat, doesn’t it? It seems that Jesus is telling us that we will be forgiven in the same manner and to the same degree that we forgive others. If that is the case, we can only say, “Lord, have mercy.” But there is another way to understand this prayer. It is that Jesus is reminding us to forgive because we have been forgiven. Forgiving others is so much easier when we turn our eyes from the faults and failures of others and take a long, hard look at ourselves. We owe a great debt of gratitude to God for overlooking our sins. God asks that we repay that debt by overlooking the sins of others.