An Inviting Life – From Confusion to Clarity

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and emptydarkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.And God said, …”  Genesis 1:1-3

 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.       1 Corinthians 14:33

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No More Words – Why Are You Crying Out To Me

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.  Exodus 12:15-16
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28: 18-19

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No More Words – Eat This and Go

3 Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
4 He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them. 5 You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel— 6 not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Ezekiel 3:3-6
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15: 7

 

 

No More Words – Burn the Scrolls

17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.  Acts 19:17-20

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No More Words – Actions that Speak

16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:16-18

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Fellowship – Release the Tourniquet

 

7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
John 15:7-14

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Fellowship – Fellowship Leads to Jesus Encounters

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  John 20:19-20

 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” John 20:26

 1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were togetherJohn 21:1-2

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Fellowship – The Body of Christ – Not What I Expected To Find

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.  Matthew 28:5-8

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2018 Homecoming at Langston

Nearly 115 years have passed since Langston Chapel was established in 1903 as one of the few Methodist Churches in Bulloch County. During this time there has been 52 different pastors, to use their unique gifts to lead to lead the Langston Church family in their lives as followers of Jesus Christ.

Today, we welcome back to our historic pulpit of Langston Church, the Rev. Larry Bird.

Larry grew up with in this community and was a part of Bulloch County, less than 3 miles down the Langston Chapel Road from this church.  He and his family were part the Langston Church family in his younger life.  He is an Elder in Full Connection with The United Methodist Church and has serve God faithfully in many churches across the state of Georgia.

Today, We welcome Larry and his wife Sunshine back home!

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