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Lower United Methodist Church
Wednesday Message
September 7, 2022

 

2 Corinthians 9:6, “Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.”

One of the principles of this world is that we reap what we sow. When we plant corn seeds, we harvest the corn. When we plant soybeans, we reap soybeans. Whatever we sow, we reap the fruit.

The same principle applies to faith. Whatever we sow by faith, we will reap the fruit. In particular, through 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, the Apostle Paul exhorts us to sow generosity. When we sow the seed of generosity on this earth, God promises we will experience the generosity of God. But that doesn't mean we will be financially rich. Rather, it means that God remembers our sharing and allows us to experience God's generosity.

The generosity of God is this. No matter what situation we are in, God meets our needs and continues to provide us with resources to help others. So, our sharing becomes a channel for others to experience the generosity of God. And it floods our souls and lives with great joy and gratitude.

Those who are blessed and rich before God are not those who have a lot of money. They are generous and willing to share with others (1 Timothy 6:18). God pays attention to such people and remembers their good deeds. God has given us all seeds (body, time, money, talent, etc.). Whatever we sow with that seed, we will experience the fruit.

Are you generous to others? Are you experiencing the generosity of God? Are there areas in your life where you need to be more generous?

Pastor Yosub Namgung

Reading for this week: September One Year Bible Readings - One Year Bible Online
 

 
 
Please pray for:

Family of W. D. Edwards who passed away

Youth of our community and getting them back to Sunday School

Family of Nellie Jane Harrow who passed away

Ron Sheffield - upcoming medical procedures

Marlene and Frank Bresee - healing and recovery from brain surgery and future treatments

Faye Haas, Cookie Fleet's sister

Minjung - not feeling well

Cullen, Elizabeth Johnson's son - travel mercies

Family of Jim Hodges who passed away

Family of Carolyn Morris, Karen Murray's mother, who passed away

Lily and Josh White - loss of their newborn baby

Carol, Ann Thomas' sister - hospitalized with abdominal pain

Jim, Dave Johnson's youngest son - release of pain and suffering

Don Fischer - healing and comfort

Sally Belle Benedetti - now in rehab, pray for healing from pacemaker surgery and strength

Glenda Brooks - total body healing and strength in her legs

Amy Kellogg - healing from breast cancer surgery

LouAnne and entire family after loss of family members
 
       

Funeral Service


The funeral service for Carolyn Morris, Karen Murray's mother, will be Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Windsor Gardens Cemetery.  For those who would like to send a card or note to Karen and her family, their address is:

PO Box 617
Deltaville, VA 23043.

 


Save The Date

Mark your calendars and plan to join us after worship on Sunday, September 18th for a brief New Members Reception
in the Fellowship Hall.  

 
      
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