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At the Mall

Our second stop on the “Christmas Places” theme is “At The Mall.” The hustle and bustle of the mall can provide an exciting opportunity for deals and sales, but it can also provide a great deal of stress with picking the right gift and managing the crowds of people. So much of shopping focuses on wants and consumption. What if we took more time to serve this Christmas? Key Texts: Revelation 3:17-18 (NIV); Proverbs 10:2 (NIV)

Decorating the House

Our first stop on the “Christmas Places” theme is “Decorating the House.” Christmas is an exhilarating time each year, looked forward to by throngs of adults as well us millions of children. But it’s also a time of extreme busyness, stress, anxiety and uncertainty. How might we seek and find Christ in all of the various Christmas places and “states” we find ourselves ? Key Text: Malachi 3:1-2 NLT

The Promise of Eternal Life

Eternal life is a gift and a promise from God to all those who would follow Jesus. There is life after this life, and this life is eternal. What does eternal life look like? As we conclude the After Life series, join in as we dig deep in this conversation about eternal life together. Key Texts: 1 John 5:11-13 (NRSV); 2 Corinthians 5:7-9

Is Hell Real?

We continue our AFTER-Life theme this weekend with a message on Hell. It’s a difficult subject for more than a few reasons. In fact, I think this is only the third time in 25 years that I’ve preached an entire sermon about it. I’ve mentioned hell many times (even doing so last week). However, to devote an entire message to this is something distinct. Do you know that Jesus uses a word for hell that that no one else does?…

Do I Have A Soul?

As we continue our series on The After Life, join us in Traditional Worship as Pastor Chris Bryant shares the message, “Do I Have a Soul?” Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians shares of what could be described as a near-death experience where he is “caught up in the third heaven.” Let’s dig into this puzzling scripture together as we discuss the existence and purpose of our souls. Key Texts: 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 (NLT), 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 (NLT)

Preparing for the Trip of a Lifetime

What exactly does heaven look like? The Bible offers many descriptions of the after life and of heaven specifically. It’s magnificent in splendor, beauty, and wonder. You are invited to worship with us as we talk about The Trip of a Lifetime with Randy Sherrill, our Associate Lay Leader, sharing the message. Key Text: John 14:1-4 NIV

The Cloud of Witnesses

As we remember those who have gone before us on this All Saints Day, let us be inspired by the faithfulness of those whom we have lost. While we grieve from our loss, let us celebrate their faithfulness to God and be encouraged that we too would be counted in that Great Cloud of Witnesses in heaven. Key Text: Hebrews 11:32-12:2 ESV

The Church in 2063

Today our “Seeing Ahead” theme concludes with a look far ahead, forty-three years from now. It was forty-seven years ago, that our current sanctuary was built. What will ministry and mission look like when our “new sanctuary” turns ninety years old? What lessons are important for us to learn today in order for RUMC to be thriving then? Key Text: Mark 2:21-22 NIV

The CHurch in 2043

Last week, we looked 3 years into the future. Let’s dream a little farther on Sunday as we look 13 years ahead. What will Ringgold United Methodist Church be like in 13 years? What decisions do we need to make now to prepare us for what the culture will be like in the future? Key Text: Jeremiah 1:2, 4-7; 29:11 NLT

The Church in 2023

Ringgold United Methodist Church is 175 years old this year! What will Ringgold United Methodist Church be in 3, 13, or even 43 years? Let’s look back and see ahead together as we do what needs to be done now to help us prepare for the future with God together. Key Text: Psalm 63:1-8 CEB