Pastor's Corner



Dear First Methodist Family,


Jesus was in the habit of telling people how they could connect with God and that the God connection should have a huge impact on how people should treat other people. However, Jesus didn’t stop there. His message was also to tell and to show his followers how to reach out and help other people connect with God.

Jesus told his followers that: “You are the salt of the earth,” (Matt. 5:13) “You are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14) “The harvest is plentiful” (Matt. 9:37) “You shall be my witnesses... to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) and “Go therefore and make disciple” (Matt. 28:19).

Our walk with Christ should draw us to a love for other people that makes us conscious of how much those people we have never met could be blessed by the Good News Jesus first gave to us. We should want others to experience what we have experienced. At First Methodist Ennis, sharing your faith world wide has been part of who you are.

As John Wesley put it, “I have one point of view - to promote, so far as I am able, vital practical religion; and by the grace of God to beget, preserve and increase the life of God in the souls of men”.

First Methodist Ennis wants to reach the people of this community. The God is Big Enough wrist band has also been a wonderful tool for faith sharing. We want to be a blessing locally in the evangelistic arena and we focus on sharing the Good News with our neighbors. We are also very serious about our outreach beyond the Ennis community. We sent out a youth mission team this past week and I hope you prayed for them.

This Sunday, will be the final message in the, What Matters Most” message series. The church matters and the church is the main plan God has to share Christ with the world. The local church matters and First United Methodist Church of Ennis matters. As I have said many times, a church is not judged by its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.

On June 30th Dr. Larry Jinks will be bring the Sunday morning message. He’ll be talking about “Surprises.” On the First Sunday in July, Matt Baily and family will lead in worship as he begins his ministry in Ennis as your new pastor. We have some important Sundays coming, but this Sunday is first. I’ve truly enjoyed my time in Ennis and I’ve been blessed and I look forward to sharing this last message with you. You have a great staff, a great leadership team and a great church. You have a great heritage and a great future!


Pastor Steve Ramsdell

(Letter from the Pastor for June 21, 2019)

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