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Something to Think About 11-18-19

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“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.” – Numbers 6:24-25

The face of Yahweh is seldom associated with divine judgment or punishment in the Old Testament. Because the face of Yahweh appears mostly in the context of blessing or divine favor, it seldom appears in the message of the prophets. The face of Yahweh is the gift of grace to His people. The shining of God’s face upon the people of Israel celebrates God’s saving power and deliverance in times of trouble.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
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 GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: November 18th, 2019 | Permalink

Something to Think About 11-11-19

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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

There is comfort in mourning because we know that Christ is with us. He has said, “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Suffering is endurable if we do not have to bear it alone. And the more compassionate the Presence, the less acute the pain.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
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 GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: November 11th, 2019 | Permalink

Something to Think About 11-4-19 Devotion

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“Give, and it will be given to you. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” – Luke 6:38

I always remember this verse from Luke 6 was all about trust. My grandfather would often send us into the store to pick up something for him, usually giving us the cash in $1 bills. And more than once, we would pretend to forget that we had received any cash from the grocer. What hurt the most was when he did not ask us for the change in return. He knew the lesson we needed to learn was that trust and truth were much more powerful than a handful of coins.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
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 GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: November 4th, 2019 | Permalink

Something to Think About 10-28-19 Devotion

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“He breaks the power of canceled sin, he sets the prisoner free; his blood can make the foulest clean; his blood availed for me.” – The United Methodist Hymnal #57 Verse 4

Sin is such an unpleasant topic. I suspect that is because, at our core, we know we are sinners. Listen to what Charles Wesley is saying. God’s grace breaks the power of sin to hold us prisoner, regardless of our sin! Let today be a day to both accept and give forgiveness. Lord, I am beyond grateful for your saving grace. Help me to extend your grace to others who have hurt me.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
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 GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: October 28th, 2019 | Permalink

Something to Think About 10-21-19

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Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease; ‘tis music in the sinner’s ears, ‘tis life, and health, and peace.” – The United Methodist Hymnal #57 Verse 3

I’ve never known anyone who completely escapes fear, sorrow, and sin. Amazingly, some who disproportionately face more trials are the most peaceful and encouraging of others. These are folks of great faith and great hope in the face of great trials. Lord, purge me of my fears and doubts. Strengthen my faith in you that I may be a source of encouragement for others today.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
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 GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: October 21st, 2019 | Permalink