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Something to Think About 1-26-21 Devotion

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By Dr. Rick Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The Kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” - Mark 1:14-15 (NIV)

The Good News is that the Messiah has come to break the power of sin and begin God’s personal reign on earth. How will you share the Good News with others today? Father, use me as an instrument of thy love and peace to the world. Soften my heart so that your Good News will be shared and received with a penitent spirit. Amen.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Permalink

Something to Think About 1-19-21 Devotion

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By Dr. Rick Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” - John 1:43 (NIV)

When I was in grade school, we played a game called “Follow the Leader.” Like Philip, we are all called to follow Jesus. I will confess that as I follow Jesus, my actions are not always like His.  Father, forgive me when I don’t always follow as close as I should. Amen.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: January 18th, 2021 | Permalink

Something to Think About 1-12-21 Devotion

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By Dr. Rick Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” - Mark 1:4 (NIV)

John the Baptist came before Jesus to prepare the way for Him. John was baptizing people with water. Jesus would come and baptize us with the Holy Spirit. Father, may the Holy Spirit work within each of us to present Christ to others. Amen.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: January 11th, 2021 | Permalink

Something to Think About 1-5-21 Devotion

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By Dr. Rick Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” - John 1:1-2 (NIV)

The Gospel of John provides clear evidence that Jesus is the Son of God, and that by believing in Him, we may have eternal life. All I know is that the more I am into the Bible, the more the Bible is into me. Father, may your Word live more in me so that I may live more for you. Amen.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Permalink

Something to Think About 12-29-20 Devotion

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By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

By thine all sufficient merit, raise us to thy glorious throne!  – The United Methodist Hymnal 196

At the heart of our fears and anxieties is this question: Is it enough? The question isn’t do I have enough? The question is whether God’s grace is enough to save even me. The hymn writer affirms that God’s grace is all-sufficient! It is more than enough to save even me! I think that deserves a Hallelujah! Say it out loud. Hallelujah!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: December 29th, 2020 | Permalink