We are a growing church, growing family, moving forward. Our story began in December 1869 as the church first church organized in Butler County. In the first sixty years of our church’s existence, we worshiped in seven different locations and built three brand new buildings. Today, we have the opportunity to build on the legacy of generosity and sacrifice of those who have come before us.
We invite you to join us for worship from April 24 to May 22 as we consider the ways that our gratitude, prayer, ministry, generosity and sacrifice make it possible for First United Methodist Church to continue to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ for generations to come.
- April 24 – Grounded in Gratitude
- May 1 – The Impact of Ministry
- May 8 – Revealed in Prayer
- May 15 – Lived in Faith
- May 22 – Sacrificial Giving – Commitment Sunday
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about prayer, particularly the phrase in the Lord’s prayer: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because prayer is a one of the ways that we can discover God’s will for our life.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is the third sermon in a five week capital campaign series seeking to raise $800,000 for electrical infrastructure and sanctuary renovation.
It is adapted from I preached on February 24, 2013 which, in turn was prepared with the help of The Lord’s Prayer sermon series at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection which was February 10 to March 16, 2008.
What are the next action steps?
Take time to pray, because, it is one of the primary ways that we can listen to God, discover God’s will for our life and find ways that we can live as part of God’s kingdom here and now.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that when we pray, God is at work changing our heart and life.