Here are devotions written by Summer Interns from the UM4GI churches. Feel free to read, comment, and get to know the Summer Interns at UM4GI. If you have questions, leave them in the Comments or contact our Church offices. We would love to hear from you!
Greetings from Manila! - Former intern Albert shares his greetings from Manilla, and explores how to "redefine mission in my own terms and understanding what God has in stock for me whilst here." My Future - UM4GI Intern Kathryn Cunningham bids farewell and offers ways to support her both spiritually and financially as she journeys to serve the people of Ireland. No Matter Who You Are…Trust God! - SKY! Everything is possible with God. Mark 10:27 July 12, 2012 This past week Trinity UMC has been doing their vacation bible school called SKY! On Monday we learned that “no matter who you are…TRUST GOD!” This is based on the story in Matthew 8:5-13. Jesus was so in awe that this Roman centurion followed […] What a friend we have in Jesus - One the hymns that has been part of the United Methodist Church for a long period of time is, what a friend we have in Jesus. The hymn reminds us of the wonderful friend Jesus that we have. A friend with whom we can share all our sorrows and troubles. Jesus is a friend, He […] Faith, Hope, Trust and Love - This past Sunday as we had Children’s time we reflected on the story of Ruth and Naomi. We mainly focused on helping the needy, poor and widows in our community. But today we want to reflect on the in-depth spiritual teaching and relevance of this story to our lives. The story informs us how Ruth […] Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem - Nehemiah had to ask for God’s power and assistance to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after it had been destroyed and had fallen down. He asked permission from his master so he could travel back home and fix the walls of Jerusalem. He had passion and concern for the holy city and that love for […] Trust and Obey - A popular hymn in the Christian tradition is Trust and Obey. The hymn mainly reminds us of the need to listen to God’s voice in our lives, to trust him as our Lord and Savior and to follow what he tells us to do. In the present world, we have come to advance our scientific […] Standing with Christ - God is calling people to stand as his witnesses in the world. To witness God’s love and actions in the midst of his people and be a blessing to the community even during difficult moments. The calling of the Prophet Jeremiah is one of the most dramatic experiences recorded in the Bible, he was told […] On the Generosity of God - For the last two weeks Kathryn and i have been away helping with the Youth Annual Conference in Lincoln and the youth camp at Fontanelle. It was a wonderful experience to worship with youths and interact with them about their faith and relationship with peers and God. One of the outstanding lessons from camp is […] Who is God - The Youth Annual Conference is amazing from the beginning and has proved to be a time when youths and adult sponsors learn more about worship. In one of the sessions, an important question for reflection was asked, who is God? This is a question that some only expect young people to reflect on but it […] Saying Good morning - In my family it is custom that when you wake up, you need to walk around and check on everyone if they had a good night and say to them good morning with a smiling face. It means a lot to say good morning, especially when you smile, people often tend to forget about their […] Devotion- June 4 - Faith makes everything possible Scripture reading: Matthew 8:23-27 NIV The story in the scripture informs us of the experience of Jesus sailing with his disciples and the furious storm and waves that they had to face whilst trying to cross to other side of the lake. The disciples were afraid for their lives and they […] Devo June 1 - Luke 9:23 New International Version (NIV) 23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Lyrics: http://julierinsmith.blogspot.com/2010/10/jesus-said-follow-me-87-times.html Song: http://www.myspace.com/bryansirchio/music/songs/follow-me-87-times-17734321 This song is important to me because it voices how I feel about my faith. It is important to believe and […] Fasting in a new way-Devotion May 31 - Scripture Reading: Isaiah 58:6-7 The Bible tells us of the new kind of fasting. At first, we would have been taught that fasting is self-denial of food for the sake of prayer and pursuing other spiritual concerns. The prophet Isaiah brings in a new concept to fasting. It is not simply about food but also […] Silence-Devotion May 30 - Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God!” (NRSV) Nebraska is known for it’s thunderstorms and as a native I can never get enough. (I am talking about just thunder and lighting, no tornadoes please.) The best part about the storms are when you are on the edge so you can sit outside […] Staying Focused - Scripture reading: Matthew 14:22-33 The scripture informs us that Jesus walked on water and the disciples were afraid and thought it was a ghost. They feared for their life and had little faith. They felt insecure due to the absence of Jesus in the boat as they would rely on him during moments of trouble. […] Who am I? - Who am I? Scripture reading: Matthew 16:13-20 NIV Our Lord Jesus Christ asked his disciples who they say he is. It was a tricky question for his disciples as some didn’t fully understand that he is the Son of God, the Messiah. Some replied that he was John the Baptist, others referred to him as […]
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