Southwest UMC


A Work in Progress

  • A Work in Progress, Week 4: Our King

    This Week’s Text: Luke 23:33-43 In a sense, the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Christ is his crowning moment. It is through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that we are able to be made whole again- redeemed and recreated. This is one way of explaining the Gospel. And it is a way that, probably […]

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  • A Work in Progress, Week 3: Our Hearts

    This Week’s Text: Isaiah 65:17-25 This whole passage is amazing. It is an amazing vision of the fully realized Kingdom of God. But this passage begins with five little words- For I am about to. And we know sitting here today, 2600 years later, that this vision isn’t full realized. One of the things about this […]

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  • A Work in Progress, Week 2: Our Church

    This Week’s Text: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 The year is 520 BCE, and the destruction of Jerusalem and coming exile that was about to hit when Habakkuk was active has ended. It is 66 years later, and the people of God who were taken to Babylon have been allowed to return to their land and rebuild. Some commentators […]

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  • A Work in Progress, Week 1: Our World

    This Week’s Text: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 There is a phrase that is used in many denominations, but it is particularly prominent in United Methodism, and that phrase is “Both here and not yet.” We know that God is with us, we know that God’s Spirit lives inside of us, and we may even be able to […]

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