Dundee United Methodist Church
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Where God's Love Is Real

The Pastor's Corner

 Before we know it, Easter will be here! But first comes Good Friday. We cannot have the resurrection without the crucifixion. We are tempted to move from the triumphal entry of Palm Sunday to the joyous news of the empty tomb and simply slide by the hard days of suffering in between. The Good News of Jesus Christ is not easy news. There has to be death before new life. God so loved the world that he gave his only son to die for us so that we might live! Knowing this Good News is not enough. We are commanded to share it and make more and better disciples. The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our challenge has been to use this season of Lent as a time of repentance. We have been asking God for forgiveness. Together we have made a commitment to turn away from sin, evil and worldly things and turn toward God. The specifics are simply this. Give up doing worldly things for ½ hour every day and focus on Godly things. Spend that ½ hour you saved reading scripture, prayer and service to others. God is already changing our heart and our lives. We will be telling our stories over the next several Sundays in worship. Be ready to let us how God has used you to share the Good News.
Easter Blessings,
Pastor Sharon
This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s
friends.  John 15:12-13
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