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Damascus Methodist Church

Changing Lives for Jesus Christ for over 160 years.

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Sunday Message

February 25, 2024

Today's sermon is "Where He Leads Me". I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and I will add, if I am willing to follow Him. John 13: 1-11 Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!” Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.” Simon Peter exclaimed, “Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!” Jesus replied, “A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not all of you.” For Jesus knew who would betray him. That is what he meant when he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

Jesus wanted His followers to know that He came not only to save but also to serve. We can make a huge difference in the world when we make it known always that we are slaves and servants of Jesus Christ.

We also had a message today from Melissa Brawn from Safe Harbor. Safe Harbor is a place that makes a safe home for children that have been victims of human trafficking. As we remember the death burial and resurrection of Jesus through ashes this Lenten season, remember that God raises beauty from ashes. Safe Harbor is a place where God is allowed to work in the lives of these young girls that have gone through the ashes and make their lives beautiful once and for all.

Sunday Message

We are now having services inside the sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. You can also find our current sermon video below. We pray that the sermon will be encouraging to you. The service is also recorded and the online messages are uploaded on Sunday afternoon. May you feel the love of Jesus Christ and His blessing through these messages.

February 18, 2024

Today’s message is “TEMPTED, Yet Redeemed”. The devil fell from Heaven long ago and has been trying to destroy us one person at a time ever since. He knows who God is and he knows he is doomed, but he also knows that whenever we are following Jesus Christ, we are following the devil. The good news is that we do not have to be defined by satin’s lies. If you believe that Jesus Christ was punished and died to pay for your sins and you follow Him, you are a Child of God. You are defined by the image of Jesus Christ and not by your past.

Matthew 4: 1-11 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights, he fasted and became very hungry. During that time, the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’” Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’” Next, the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.” “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’” Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.

Jesus Christ went through life and experienced extremely strong temptations. He remained God’s child to show us the way.

Hebrews 2:1-4 So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. For the message God delivered through angels has always stood firm, and every violation of the law and every act of disobedience was punished. So, what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak? God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose.

God is real and alive. The Father wants us to follow Him and yet gives us a choice. Jesus Christ pleads for us and wants us to follow Him. The Holy Spirit guides us and comforts us when we seek Him. When we are tempted, all of the power of the scriptures is available to make a way for us to stand up against the devil. God wants more for us and we have the choice and opportunity to follow Him. Every time we choose not to follow Jesus, the choice we make is for the devil. May all of God’s children follow Him more and more every day.

Ash Wednesday Service

February 14, 2024

Please join us for worship as this season of Lent begins. Have a great Holy Season!

"To Live for Christ is to strive for holiness and seek the lost."

Sunday Message

February 11, 2024

Today's sermon is titled "A Love Like No Other". God Loves us in so many ways. He Loves us so much that He sent His Son to sacrifice Himself for our sins. He Loves us so much that He has prepared a place in Heaven for whosoever believes in Him and accepts Him as their Lord and Savior. He loves us so much that his Holy Spirit is always present in all that we go through in this life. These are some of the ways that loves us. How can we love him? We can show our love for Him by loving His children. 1st John says Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

There can be no greater love than to sacrifice oneself for others. Other people are lead to Christ when they see Jesus in us. When we love God's created beings, they are drawn closer to Him The Creator.

February 4, 2024

Today's message is titled "Food For My Soul". When we surrender to Jesus Christ, our serving does not come from compulsion or duty. Jesus Christ came to save our souls but He also came to free us from sin and give us hearts for His children. Psalm 34:1-6 I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. When we surrender to Jesus we are free to live out all that He has for us. When we are fully surrendered to Jesus Christ, we can live the life that is free of worry that He intends for us. Matthew 6:24-33 But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Let's all prayer for our complete surrender so that we can truly eat the Food for our Souls.

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