Grace United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Reaching people with the love and teachings of Jesus Christ

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Paul Hahm

Hello Friends,
When I was about 3 years old my father and I took some watermelon seeds and planted them in our back yard. Occasionally I would check to see if there was watermelon waiting for me to eat. Sadly, there never was. (We moved away that summer so maybe the next residents saw the fruit of our labor.) Similarly, we often look for quick results from our efforts and become discouraged when change doesn’t happen immediately. Our faith works the same way.
 When Jesus called his first disciples they expected immediate results in their own lives (the power to heal or seats next to thrones of glory) and the world around them (changes in the political and religious system). However, Jesus didn’t promise his disciples results, he demonstrated a pathway to increased faith and greater maturity. For Jesus the process of discipleship was far more important than immediate results.
Join us this summer for the sermon series “Process.” We’ll look at different ways scripture guides us to a path of greater spiritual and emotional maturity to help organize our thoughts, routines, and relationships. I look forward to the journey with you.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Paul