Standing on God’s Promises

New World UMCPastor's Blog

Last week, I introduced the concept of biblical stewardship. In the Bible, anytime you read about stewardship, it refers to someone as a manager of entrusted gifts and responsibilities—someone who is given the responsibility to take care of something on behalf of someone else. For example, the managers mentioned in Scripture were often like managers in today’s world, overseeing accounts, households, and businesses. So, whenever we see the word “steward,” we can replace it with the biblical synonym of “manager.” For each one of us as Christians, this relates to our faith and how we respond to God’s grace in our lives in everything we do and are responsible for, like your life, family, church, and jobs. How are we … Read More

Jesus, the Healer of the Brokenhearted

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I want to thank God for the opportunity to be in front of you this day. Thank you, Pastor Edgar, for entrusting me with the pulpit. Thanks, New World Church, because from the first Sunday that my family and I visited, you gave us a very warm welcome. About three months ago, my family and I moved from Wisconsin to Dallas. I am a pastor in the Methodist Church, and although I am taking a little break at the moment, I am also praying for an opportunity to serve in a church at this conference in the near future. In the meantime, my husband, Alfredo, my son, Isaac, and I will be with you looking for opportunities to serve in … Read More

Standing on God’s Promises

New World UMCPastor's Blog

Dear Church Family, One of the most well-known and fascinating stories from the Bible is the story of Joseph of Egypt. His story is told in Genesis (37-50). Joseph, one of the thirteen sons of Jacob, was hated by his envious brothers, who seized him and sold him as a slave to Egypt. There, he rose as a trustworthy servant, was lied about and thrown to jail for years, and then was summoned by Pharaoh to help him save Egypt from calamity. Joseph had spiritual gifts and wisdom, and everywhere he went and everything he was involved with prospered. Why was that? Joseph was a blessing to many despite the hardships he endured due to the promise God made to … Read More

Am I Saved?

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Am I saved? Meaning, am I going to heaven after I die? Have you asked yourself this question? What do you think? How do you feel about it? Sometimes we ask the question because it is hard to believe God would forgive us after everything we have done. For others, there comes a time when we simply realize that life is more than flesh, food, clothe, and all the stuff that we invest our life pursuing, and we ask the question: What’s next, what’s the meaning of life? Am I part of something bigger than myself? If so, what is it? This pondering is natural because we were not created for death but eternal life. So, I hope you are … Read More

Be A Sticker

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Life can be a battle. We go through difficult seasons where it is hard to believe and feel confident about our future. Some of those times, we may even question our faith or give up on it. You know what I am talking about. We all go through bad seasons of either hardship or lacking of any kind—not just material: our mental and physical health is not well, our relationships are in disarray, our children don’t listen to us, we may be misjudged by others or let down by the people we trusted most, we are tired of constantly struggling with our finances. And, on top of all that, we may not feel God’s presence in our lives. These are … Read More