WEek ending JANUARY 24, 2021
Sunday Service online
Video of Gaddis UMC Worship Service - Sunday, 1-24-21
at this link:
Jesus and Moses went golfing one day. Jesus was about to hit a shot and said, “Hey Moses, watch this! Just like Arnold Palmer!” Moses said, “Jesus, you can do anything but don’t try to be like Arnold Palmer.” Jesus said, “No, watch this — just like Arnold Palmer!”
Jesus hit the ball in the water, so Jesus asked Moses to get the ball. Moses parted the water and got the ball. This continued for about fifteen minutes. Finally, Jesus hit the ball in the water for the seventh time. “Please get my ball for me,” Jesus asked Moses. Moses said, “No, I told you to quit trying to be like Arnold Palmer so I’m not getting it this time.”
Jesus walked across the water, reached down, and got his ball. While he was doing this, a couple rode by in a cart and said, “Who does he think he is, Jesus?” Moses said, “No! He thinks he’s Arnold Palmer!”
All of us can’t be like Arnold Palmer, but all of us can be like Jesus! In fact, we have been called to be like Jesus — to love like Jesus — to make a difference like Jesus — to change the world like Jesus. The Bible says we have been empowered to be like Jesus.
I think this is what compelled Philip and the rest of the disciples to drop everything and follow him. Jesus simply said to Philip, “Follow me” and he did, right on the spot (John 1:43). There was a great call of adventure and meaning in those two simple words of Jesus. Philip and the disciples couldn’t resist.
Jesus’ irresistible call is also seen later in the gospel of John: “You will do greater works than me because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12 paraphrased). How is it possible that we can do greater works than Jesus? Jesus has always been. In the first chapter of John we read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” But when Jesus was on earth in human form his influence was limited. He could only heal one person at a time and teach to groups at a time but when Jesus went back to the Father, his Holy Spirit came to live in each of his followers. In this way, Jesus’ influence is multiplied through us and we can reach the whole world together! This is what Jesus means by doing greater works than him. We have been given power through the Holy Spirit to be like Jesus in this world. This is why our mission to make disciples is possible…
Jesus is still calling us to Follow Him to do things that may seem impossible, yet we can do anything in Christ’s name when we are seeking to build God’s kingdom here on earth. The world still needs Jesus, and Jesus is counting on you, to be his hands and feet. Let us be Christ to others and help bring the peace of Christ into our hearting world through our words and actions.
Gaddis Church is a United Methodist Congregation.
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141 Hwy 87 | P.O. Box 566
Comfort, Texas 78013
10:00 am Worship Service
Drive-In Style where we stay in our cars
and tune our FM radios to 89.9
Monday - Thursday | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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