Pastor's Corner



Having made it through my first round of committee meetings last week, I feel good and Methodist again. Many thanks to all the leaders who are carrying the load and doing the work of the Church in our city. I am so blessed by each one of you and I look forward to our work together in the coming years. If you are looking for a place to serve, nominations will be coming up in September so please let me know if you feel you have a gift that can be used for the good of the kingdom at FUMC Ennis.


We are in our second of three weeks studying the origin stories of the local church. The concept of worship has been around since the very beginning, but the expression of worship, or perhaps our understanding of worship, has changed through the millennia. However, while the human expression of worship has changed, God’s definition has not. God’s standard has always been obedience, humility, and holiness. Over and over God says these are the marks of true worship. That being said, there is nothing wrong with an extravagant expression of our love of God, so long as it flows out of love and obedience. The next two weeks will be an examination of the evolution of worship from the days of Moses to today. I pray you find this study informative, even as it challenges definitions we may have held our whole lives.


If you heard the call to read your Bibles this last week, I invite you to join me by reading the books of the Old Testament that focus on the time of the kings. The books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles (each two volumes) have quite a bit to say about the intersection of worship and obedience. You would be blessed to read through some of these texts with an eye for those themes as we engage these scriptures on Sunday morning.



´╗┐Gods blessings,

-Pastor Matt

(Friday, August 23, 2019)




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