Sunday, July 15, 2018

sermon, We Are Sent, by Pastor Ruth Foss, Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, Patten, ME, July 8, 2018



July 8, 2018
Stetson Memorial UMC
Psalm 123
Mark 6:1-13

We Are Sent…
Let Us Pray…
(Pay for the Spirits leading and for God to speak through me…)

Please stand for the reading of the Gospel according to Mark found in chapter 6 verses 1-13. Listen to and for the word of God for you and I who are sent in Jesus’ Name…

Good morning… Over the past few weeks we have been hearing about how God wants us to be with each other and with the world. We have talked about how we have a Good, Good Father who loves us with an unquenchable love…no matter what we do. It has nothing to do with us but everything to do with His grace. We can’t earn it…it just is.

We have also talked about how there are times that we, unfortunately don’t get along with our brothers and sisters. How it must break Dad’s heart when we decide to be divided instead of one body…We decide to stand divided instead of united.

We need to embrace the fact that there are people out there that are in need of a healing from the Master Physician and we are to be the ones to make that appointment for them. We are to bring them into the hospital for sinners and not decide they are beyond healing. No one and nothing is too beyond the healing power of Jesus…EVER. We are to be the hem of Jesus’ robe…that tangible thing that brings healing and wholeness…

In the Scripture from Mark this morning, we see two other principles that are in play as we go forth in Jesus’ Name…as we are sent out into the world…

1.There is a warning for us here…
“Just a Carpenter
1-2 He left there and returned to his hometown. His disciples came along. On the Sabbath, he gave a lecture in the meeting place. He made a real hit, impressing everyone. “We had no idea he was this good!” they said. “How did he get so wise all of a sudden, get such ability?”
But in the next breath they were cutting him down: “He’s just a carpenter—Mary’s boy. We’ve known him since he was a kid. We know his brothers, James, Justus, Jude, and Simon, and his sisters. Who does he think he is?” They tripped over what little they knew about him and fell, sprawling. And they never got any further.
4-6 Jesus told them, “A prophet has little honor in his hometown, among his relatives, on the streets he played in as a child.” Jesus wasn’t able to do much of anything there—he laid hands on a few sick people and healed them, that’s all. He couldn’t get over their stubbornness. He left and made a circuit of the other villages, teaching.”

As we are sent forth in Jesus’ Name we will come up against opposition. Especially if people THINK they know you. There will be those who don’t want to hear what you have to say. More than likely they like the way they are and don’t want you to change them… There will be those who second guess everything that you do because they can’t believe you are sent by Jesus…how could you ever be used by Jesus? There will be those who think they know you but all they know is the surface…not what you are really about. They haven’t really haven’t taken time to see the inside…what makes you tick. If they did…maybe they would have to eat their words…or maybe not. There those with their own agenda and if you don’t fit into it…if you are God’s possession and not man’s…you will have a problem.

Unfortunately for them…they are missing the blessing. Don’t give up. Don’t let them make you feel anything less than who God has called you to be. It is hard but believe in whom God says you are…He will correct those who are judging. Just smile and continue.

2. You will do great things for the Kingdom as you trust in God to equip you with EVRYTHING you need…
7-8 Jesus called the Twelve to him, and sent them out in pairs. He gave them authority and power to deal with the evil opposition. He sent them off with these instructions:
8-9 “Don’t think you need a lot of extra equipment for this. You are the equipment. No special appeals for funds. Keep it simple.
10 “And no luxury inns. Get a modest place and be content there until you leave.
11 “If you’re not welcomed, not listened to, quietly withdraw. Don’t make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and be on your way.”
12-13 Then they were on the road. They preached with joyful urgency that life can be radically different; right and left they sent the demons packing; they brought wellness to the sick, anointing their bodies, healing their spirits.”

No matter what others say…no matter what they think they know…no matter who they think you are…you are sent by God and there is nothing or no one that can stop it. You will do awesome things for God…Believe. You will always have what you need and some of your wants because God will provide…Believe.

We are sent out for God and we ARE worthy…we ARE equipped…and we ARE called. It doesn’t matter what others think who ay be against you. What matters is what God thinks because it is His agenda and not the worlds that you are sent to accomplish. You are given everything for the call…are you willing to go and make disciples of all nations…baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit…teaching them everything that the spirit has taught you…trusting that Jesus will be with you until the end of age? Are you?

Amen…



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July 15, 2018
Tears of Heaven
July 15, 2018
last of current sermon series and intro to next series –
“A Sprout in the Desert”
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 85:8-13
John 7:37-39
Isaiah 41:17-18
Isaiah 43:19-21
Psalm 107:35
Psalm 97:1-6
Isaiah 55:10-11
Leviticus 26:3-5
and sermon: “Healing Rain In the Desert…”
video
text

by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Julie Hill Stites
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
July 15, 2018
&
July 14, 2018
why aren’t you sharing
edited July 14, 2018
we are each called, we are all commissioned
July 14, 2018
you are called, you are commissioned
July 14, 2018
we are sent - 3
July 14, 2018
bring them to Christ - 2
July 14, 2018
She had faith
edited July 14, 2018
she will live – 2 – v2
edited July 13, 2018
just place your hands on her – v2
edited July 13, 2018
who touched my robe? – v2
July 12, 2018
who touched my robe?
July 12, 2018
just place your hands on her
July 12, 2018
she will live - 2
July 11, 2018
Please heal my daughter
July 11, 2018
their belief in Jesus
July 11, 2018
healed in an instant
July 11, 2018
she knew she would be healed
July 10, 2018
Come Lord, heal us
July 10, 2018
in her face
July 10, 2018
a new family - 2
July 9, 2018
we may be rejected
edited July 8, 2018
We are called - 2
July 8, 2018
We are sent - 2
July 8, 2018
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 48:1-10
Mark 6:1-13
and sermon: “We Are Sent…”
video
text

by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
July 8, 2018
&
edited July 5, 2018
searching for us – 2 – v2
edited July 5, 2018
God will search – v2
July 4, 2018
Shut Up; Don’t Say That
edited/expanded July 4,2018
Because they aren’t Christian
July 4, 2018
Reach out to them
Facebook post of video by Graham Allen
https://www.facebook.com/GrahamAllenOfficial/
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover”
Rant Nation
&
edited July 1, 2018
we must push through our struggles – v2
July 1, 2018
He spoke new words
communion
Great Thanksgiving and prayer before communion
prayer after communion
July 1, 2018
Sunday before July 4th, Independence Day
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 130:1-3
Psalm 30:2
Mark 5:21-34
Jarius and woman bleeding
and sermon: “Healing In His Touch…”
video
text
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
July 1, 2018
&
edited July 1, 2018
we must work together – v2
July 1, 2018
we must work together
June 30, 2018
the wedding of Jarrod Cunningham and Chrissy McCarthy
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Ruth 1
1 Corinthians 13
Romans 12:1-3, 9-19
and wedding message
video
text
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
June 24, 2018
&
edited June 30, 2018
we must push through our struggles
edited June 29, 2018
pushing through his struggles – v2
edited June 29, 2018
how blessed we are – v3
edited June 29, 2018
how blessed we are – v2
edited June 29, 2018
how blessed it is – v2
edited June 29, 2018
all the flawed pieces – v3
edited June 28, 2018
I have hope – v2
June 28, 2018
I have hope
edited June 27, 2018
all the flawed pieces – v2
June 27, 2018
all the flawed pieces
edited June 27, 2018
how blessed it is
edited June 27, 2018
how blessed it would be – v2
edited June 26, 2018
how blessed we are
edited June 26, 2018
how blessed we would be – v2
edited June 26, 2018
how blessed we would be
June 26, 2018
how blessed it would be
June 26, 2018
pushing through his struggles
June 24, 2018
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 133
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
and sermon: “Can We Just Get Along Here…”
video
text
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
June 24, 2018
&
June 24, 2018
God cannot do harm
June 24, 2018
God will search
June 24, 2018
searching for us - 2
edited June 24, 2018
This is our perfect Father – v2
edited June 23, 2018
stitched into the family – v2
edited/resorted June 23, 2018
This is our perfect Father
edited June 23, 2018
a more excellent Father – v2
edited June 23, 2018
never too lost – v2
June 23, 2018
searching for us – v2
edited June 21, 2018
our Father runs to each wayward child – v2
June 21, 2018
our Father runs to each wayward child
June 21, 2018
searching for us
June 21, 2018
never too lost
edited June 19, 2018
God runs to us – v3
edited June 19, 2018
the Good Father – v2
June 19, 2018
a more excellent Father
edited June 18, 2018
God runs to us – v2
June 18, 2018
God runs to us
June 18, 2018
the Good Father
edited June 18, 2018
The Perfect Father – v2
June 18, 2018
the perfect father
June 18, 2018
stitched into the family
June 17, 2018
Father’s Day
(and John Wesley’s 315th birthday)
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 20
Luke 15:11-27
the Prodigal Son
and lots of other scripture
on references to God as Father
and sermon: “Good, Good Father”
video
text
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
(a nickel in the mystery box – In God We Trust)
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
June 17, 2018
Father’s Day
&
June 16, 2018
All who do the will of God
June 16, 2018
These are the ones
edited June 16, 2018
the blood of the vine – v2
June 13, 2018
kinship by choice
June 13, 2018
the blood of the vine
June 13, 2018
blood of the vine
June 13, 2018
not by blood
June 13, 2018
not by blood but by choice
June 13, 2018
not of blood but of Spirit
June 10, 2018
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Psalm 138
Mark 3:20, 31-35
“The True Family of Jesus” (New Living Translation)
and sermon: “Family Ties”
video
text
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
8AM Live
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Children’s Message
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
June 10, 2018

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