Sunday Feb 9th: "Consider Your Call" 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31
Within this text we get right to the heart of the matter as we begin to hear Paul's theology of the cross. Paul dives right into the heart of the matter reminding not only who we are but whose we are. It is that call once again to move away from what divides us and instead unites us. Calling us out on our egoes Paul reminds us if we can move past a focus back on ourselves we just might be able to live more fully into this mission and calling we have through Christ.
Sunday Feb 16th: "With a Demonstration" 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)
How might we not only preach but more importantly live out the message we say we believe in. This is a continuation of Paul's letter to the early church. We claim we love our enemies because Jesus told us to do so, but what evidence of that love have we shown? There is no doubt our world is in great need of a demonstration of the difference the Holy Spirit makes in our lives. How are we living out that witness to all?
Sunday Feb 23rd: "God Gives the Growth" 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
"Greetings!" There is so much in the words we use when saying hello that we often overlook the complexity. We can, for example, know when someone is genuinely glad to see us or when our appearance is a burden. The introduction to the first letter to the Corinthians is no less full of meaning. While on the one hand this is a very standard greeting for Paul, at the same time, Paul is already seeking to establish himself in a church a community that is already divided. He is an apostle, someone called by God, to come and remind this community that they too are gifted, and with God's help, able to reclaim their gifts in the life and mission of the church. How might Paul be speaking not only to the people of Corinth but to us as well?
Eudora United Methodist Church is a growing congregation with a wonderful mix of newer attending younger singles/families and older adults that have been part of the church's rich history. We're a mission and service-oriented church that is constantly striving to grow in understanding God's love for us and in our response of sharing that love with others. We experience and share the presence of God's spirit in an intentionally blended music worship on Sunday mornings and in a variety of Spiritual Formation opportunities for all ages. Various Fellowship Groups also bring the congregation together for fun activities that meet through the year.
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