The mission of First African Methodist Episcopal Church is to reconcile lost people to God, themselves, and their fellowman through Jesus Christ, just as the Son of Man came into the world to seek and save that which was lost.
We will accomplish this mission by…
Preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ
- Feeding the hungry
- Visiting and healing the sick
- Providing housing for the homeless
- Providing needed community services that are not provided by other agencies
- Educating the ignorant and spreading light and information to the uninformed
- Spreading God’s love to our fellowman
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To minister in a way
that will be pleasing to the Lord, "decently and in order," and to assist all people in all matters of worship. "Bearing one another's burdens" is the way to accomplish this. Please feel free to use
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Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy
11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”And as they went, they were cleansed.
15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising Godin a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
In this scripture, the ten lepers cried out to Jesus to have pity on them. Jesus heard them and told them to go to the priests to be cleansed. They did what Jesus told them to do and all ten men were healed. They all rejoiced in the fact that they were healed, but only one man, went back, fell at Jesus’ feet and praised him.
You would think that all ten would have returned to thank him, but that wasn’t the case. Jesus knew all were healed and asked, where are the other nine? But the one that came back, and showed his gratitude to Jesus , was blessed even more.
Jesus is telling us that he wants us to come back to him. He wants us to appreciate the blessings he bestows on us each and every day. These nine men who were cleansed, failed to look beyond the gift to see the giver! They were not grateful enough to let Jesus know. They felt so good about themselves that they forgot everything else. Sometimes we seem to deem ourselves more important than we are. We take the things that God does for us for granted. We have to see beyond the gift and see the giver, who is Jesus. We are blessed in different ways but we are all blessed each day. Jesus wants us to be humble enough to accept with grateful hearts what he does for us. In doing so, God will continue to bless us and lead us beyond our imaginations!
In order for us to have a more fulfilling and contented life, we must surrender our selfishness and pride. We should always BE GRATEFUL.
Rev. Angela Brewster
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