April brings the spring and a newness to our faith journeys. Easter has given us the faith of an empty tomb! These scriptures have been chosen to reflect the four gifts of the cross-the final point of our Lenten sermons. Forgiveness, Righteousness, Faith-Sight, and Ministry are given to us at the cross and lived in the resurrection in everyday life. These gifts are for the here and now as well as the hereafter. Come and join us in worship! For more details check us out at Cheathamumc.net
April 3: The second Sunday of the Easter Season “Every Eye” Revelation 1:4-8
The first gift of the cross is that of a Jesus focused sight. In Christ we simply see things differently. The tomb is empty and is the bedrock of the Christian’s faith. It is a place of victory and eternity rather than a place of death and finality. Seeing our everyday with the focus of Jesus makes for healthier and eternal living.
April 10: The third Sunday of the Easter Season “Right Away” Acts 9:1-20
The second gift of the cross is the forgiven life. With our ransom paid at the cross we live with the righteousness of Jesus as our guide and goal. By faith through Jesus’ gift to us we have this righteousness! It is a responsibility as well as a privilege! Living out of Jesus’ righteous freedom makes for healthier and eternal living.
April 17: The fourth Sunday of the Easter Season “Healing Right Away” Acts 9:36-43
Jesus is still in the healing business but not always in the way that we imagine it should be. The final gifts of the cross are being forgiven and made worthy for ministry. Peter had denied Jesus and squandered many opportunities for faith. Yet, this story show him to be used of God for a dramatic healing event. Being healed of our sin puts us in a position to minister in a way that makes for healthier and eternal living
April 24: The fifth Sunday of the Easter Season “Laity in Ministry Sunday”
Our lay leadership, with Judi Yarbrough bringing the message, will share our ministry from the last year in pictures, word and song. This will be an exciting service of praise for the shared ministry of Cheatham Memorial UMC!
See you Sundays at 10:00!