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Something to Think About 9-24-18 Devotion

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“You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly to spend it on your passions.” - James 4:3

How is it in honest prayer, we think we have the right motives and ask God to give us our heart's desires, but we are blind to what His greater plans for us are? It is then that we often complain that we can't understand why God is not answering our prayers! Set some time aside this week to truly listen for the “quiet, still voice” that will “never leave us nor forsake us” if we make it about Him instead of me!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: September 24th, 2018 | Permalink

Ways to Give After the Hurricane

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Our hearts and prayers go out to the families impacted by Hurricane Florence. The South and North Georgia Conferences have identified ways you can give now to help those impacted by this storm.

South Georgia Conference

  • Online - make a gift now to US Disaster Response #901670.
  • By phone – Call 1-800-554-8583
  • Through your local church – Place your gift in the offering plate at your church or by mailing it to the South Georgia Conference's Treasurer's Office. The address is PO Box 13145, Macon, GA 31206. Please make the gift clearly identifiable as being for Advance Special #6848 - Hurricane Florence.

North Georgia Conference

  • Give directly to your church. Designate your gift for Fund #9431 or Hurricane Florence Relief.
Posted: September 17th, 2018 | Permalink

Something to Think About 9-17-18 Devotion

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“Who is my neighbor?” – Luke 10:29

The Pharisee asks Jesus this question after Jesus confirms the answer to his question about eternal life. Jesus responds to this second question with the parable of the Good Samaritan. The Pharisee, you see, wants to shrink down the definition of neighbor to more manageable proportions. He wants to define the limits of the neighborhood. Jesus, on the other hand, wants us to be neighbors without limits, like the Samaritan. In the parable, the priest and the Levite were afraid to touch the injured man for fear he would make them impure. The Samaritan, an outcast himself, gives up his fear of the other in order to help his neighbor. The Pharisee eventually answers Jesus’ question correctly, if not reluctantly. Who is our neighbor? When we consider who is asking, the answer becomes even more challenging.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: September 17th, 2018 | Permalink

Something to Think About 9-10-18 Devotion

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“Go in peace, be warmed and filled.” - James 2:16

This verse comes to mind when as a child walking down the streets of our town, I would see people crippled and begging for money to eat every time we passed by. I wondered how they would get back home and why no one did more than give just a few coins. Don’t let the world change you! With just a few coins or better still a few minutes of genuine compassion, you can change the world!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: September 10th, 2018 | Permalink

Something to Think About 9-4-18 Devotion

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“Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.” - James 1:19

My mother had reached her limit of patience when my sister was being disrespectful to her and said, “If you talk to me one more time like that, I'll wash your mouth out with soap!” It was not two minutes later that my sister was being held over the sink having a taste of Ivory soap! We are reflections of God’s grace! Move slowly anytime you are tempted to react instead of taking the time to reflect!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise Hintze at the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org.

Posted: September 4th, 2018 | Permalink