The Wesley Foundation is the ministry of the United Methodist Church for college students. Our church has been the location of this ministry for many years. During this semester we will be providing a free meal and study/discussion on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm. We welcome all students and invite you to find out about us or contact by any of the following means – -
facebook: Pembroke First UMC
college group email: firstname.lastname@example.org -
church website: www.pembrokefirstumc.org
pastor email: email@example.com
church phone: 910-521-8197
Whether or not you are involved in these meetings, we are always ready to listen and help you in any way possible.
The Methodist “Articles of Religion” say that the Bible contains “all things necessary for salvation.” When you read the Bible, keep that purpose in mind. Also, when you read some story that seems contrary to the nature of a loving God, keep in mind that the central purpose of the Bible is to present Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. The Word of God is about salvation.
When we argue over the age of the earth or the mechanics of creation, we tend to forget how unimportant those things really are. We bring the Bible down into the gutter where we fight our battles over evolution or any hot issue of the day. Instead, we should lift up God’s Word and let its light shine on people who hunger and thirst for what only it can provide.
Even though John Wesley was widely read in many fields, he always claimed to be “a man of one book.” We too gain knowledge in many ways, but the Bible is the book that puts all other knowledge in its place.
Each one of us needs a better grounding in God’s word. That means we need knowledge of what is actually in the Bible as well as what God is telling us through the bible.
In September, Rev. Elliott will begin a survey of the key stories of the bible – stories such as the Creation, the adventures of Abraham and Sarah, the Exodus from Egypt, the three young men in a fiery furnace, John the Baptist, and of course many stories from the life and teachings of Jesus. We also want to learn the story of the Bible as a whole – a story that began at creation, continues now, and will one day be brought to a conclusion.
In the coming year, Rev. Elliott will be preaching from these stories on Sunday morning and teaching about them on Wednesday evenings. Join us!