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Showing Peace

Watch the full service here May 31, 2020 // This teaching series is based upon the second Greatest Commandment to love others and share the Gospel with them in both truth and love. This teaching focuses on the next fruit of the Spirit: peace. We need to seek God to give us deep inner peace and remember that God reigns over chaos. The greatest peace we can have comes from knowing with absolute certainty how our story ends. People can see our love when we act in peace. To live out a life of peace, we need to seek it in our relationships by blessing and not cursing. Peace comes when we don’t respond to everything, but rather focus upon what is worthy of praise. John 16:33 #LovingOthersWit

Showing Joy

Watch the full service here May 24, 2020 // This teaching series is based upon the second Greatest Commandment to love others and share the Gospel with them in both truth and love. This teaching explores the inexplicable joy that comes from God. Finding joy in God may or may not be easy to do, depending on the type of soil we are (Matthew 13), our personality type, the culture in which we grew up, our heritage, our mental health, how we compare ourselves to others, fear and uncertainty, toxic attitudes, business and stress, hardship, and distance from Christ. To be joyful and to sustain joy, we need to celebrate life, practice gratitude, remember God’s eternal promises, repent and obey G

Showing Love

Watch the full service here // This teaching series is based upon the second Greatest Commandment to love others and share the Gospel with them in both truth and love. Christ’s love is so powerful that no matter who you are, no matter what you have gone through, and no matter how well your parents loved you: Christ can change your heart, be your peace, and fill your heart with the love you crave. The world does not just need to hear these words, they need to see them lived out in our lives. God loves you more in a moment than anyone could in a lifetime, and we should demonstrate this love through the small things we do every day. Romans 5:5, 8 #LovingOthersWithTruthPlusLove

Where Has Our Influence Gone?

Watch the full service here May 10, 2020 // This teaching series is based upon the second Greatest Commandment to love others and share the Gospel with them in both truth and love. What has happened to cause the significant reduction in influence Christians have in society? When all a church offers is truth without love, it is only noise. When all a church offers is love without truth, it does so in error. However, a church has the greatest influence, and is most aligned with Scripture, when it offers both truth and love. We can share the Gospel in truth and love by maturing in our love of God (Greatest Commandment) and allowing the Holy Spirit to manifest the fruits of the Spirit in o

Clarion First United Methodist Church

201 3rd Ave NE

Clarion, IA 50525

(515) 532-2845

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Mike Gudka, Pastor

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Jodi Kraft, Secretary

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