We worship as an expression of our love for God! Morton UMC offers a variety of worship experiences. Currently, we offer three worship services on Sunday mornings–at 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary and Cross Connections contemporary worship at 10:45 a.m. in the gymnasium. We offer a brief service with communion each Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m., as well as special worship times throughout the year.
Jesus Our Joy
Lessons on Living Life Joyfully with Jesus
The Apostle Paul wrote an amazing letter to the church at Philippi. When Paul met Jesus in a personal way on the road to Damascus, his life was radically change. Part of that transformation was the reworking of the nature of Jesus, that is, the Holy Spirit, in his life. He began to experience what Jesus told His disciples about when they lived life by ‘abiding’ in Him through the power of the Holy Spirit: Jesus said, ‘these things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full (John 15:11).
That joy of Jesus permeated the life of Paul. And this short letter reflects that joy, written even while Paul was a prisoner under house arrest, which are circumstances that certainly are not ‘joy’ inspiring! Paul used words such as joy, rejoice, thanks, thanksgiving, and glad throughout, as he wrote out of his relationship with Jesus, and not out of his circumstances, nor the people he encountered, nor the situation at hand. It is truly remarkable little book of joy!
This sermon series will explore key passages from the Book of Philippians that will help us to live life joyfully, especially when circumstances, people, life events and worry overwhelm us! Join us this month as we worship the risen Lord Jesus, who is our JOY!
Date Title Scripture Text
July 2 Servants and Saints Philippians 1:1-11 Philippians 1:1
July 9 To Live is Christ! Philippians 1:18b-3 Philippians1:21
July 16 The Mind of Christ! Philippians 2:1-11 Philippians 2:5
July 23 Knowing Christ! Philippians 3:1-10 Philippians 3:8,10
July 30 I Can Do All Things Through Christ Philippians 4:1-9 Philippians 4:13