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  • Winter Beauty, courtesy of our Lord; and photo credit to Rev. Ray.
  • Resurrection Cross 2015
  • Ready for Advent - First Sunday
  • Ready for the Advent - Second Sunday
  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • FUMC dressed for Christmas complete with snow.
  • To God be the Glory
  • Our beautiful Sanctuary - Ordinary Days
  • A Light Unto the World
  • I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
  • Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind......
  • Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
  • For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
  • On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
  • The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
  • Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
  • Pat & Ray
  • Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
  • Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying,"I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
  • God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
  • Summer is Beautiful at FUMC
  • The Covered Bridge in our beautiful city.

 “Be not afraid, only believe” Mark 5:36

Visible circumstances speak with a loud penetrating voice. They can show us every reason to give up and walk away from Christ. Faith shows no pictures for evidence. It makes no demands for attention. It whispers a soft voice with a repeated message: “Trust God with this.” Unbelief says, “Throw up your hands,” but faith says, “Lift up your heart.”

Jairus had come to Jesus as a desperate man. His daughter was so sick that she might die and Jesus was the only hope that he had. The Lord is always willing to go with anyone who is seeking Him, so they walked together back to the anxious home. As they went they met messengers who brought him the worst news that a person could hear; JESUS OVERHEARD IT ALSO. I find great comfort in knowing that as we walk with Jesus, He can listen in on our conversations. Jairus did not even have to tell Him.

"Be not afraid, only believe." If another person had said those words it would have been little comfort, but Jesus said them as one who was in control. Everything else was loudly saying, “give up: "Why bother with Jesus now?"

I write while knowing how real this text is to several of you. People whose faith I admire because you trust the OVERHEARING JESUS, and you have kept on walking when everything around you said give up. I know because I have been with so many of you at those times, and I have personally witnessed your faith.

Tragedy gave way to victory, death lost its grip, and weeping became joy; all because Jesus said, "ARISE!" This story ends in a house, in a room where only believers could go. There was a family holding on to each other, and friends were rejoicing. In the middle of it all was Jesus: I call that Heaven.

Keep walking, keep believing. The pathway of Christ never ends with death or sadness, but life and joy. The Lord has a special message for some of you today. You are going to get through this. “Be not afraid, only believe.”

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray (Mark 5:21-24, 35-43)

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FUMC of Elizabethton, TN
325 East E Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Phone (423)543-3505
Regular Schedule  
Sunday
  • Worship Service
    – 9:55 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 11:20 AM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Jr. High - Grades 6 & 7
    – 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Sr. High - Grades 8 thru 12
    – 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Bible Study
    – 6:00 PM
Wednesday
  • Coolagers (grades K - 5th)
    – 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM
  • Life Lessons in the Fellowship Hall
    – 6:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Practice
    – 7:00 PM
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