South Bloomfield United Methodist Church
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God Makes All Things New

Our God is a God of second chances. One of my favorite scriptures comes from Paul's second letter to the Corinthian Church, Chapter 5, verse 17.  It reads, "Therefore , if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away behold, the new has come".

 

This Sunday, January 7th, we have a very special guest coming to worship with us.  His name is George Ware Jr. and he has a story to tell.  This young man is a living example of the scripture I have just prepared for you.  He grew up making very bad choices early in life.  George chose the life of buying, selling and using drugs.  He was a gang member who suffered the loss of 30 close friends to street violence.  He was involved in numerous robberies and paid the price spending two different sentences in prison.  His future did not have much hope and promised an early death.

 

As I said, God is a God of second chances.  George was on the slate to serve a third term of almost 40 years in prison.  At the same time, his mother became ill and past away.  George had no where to turn but to God.  In God's mercy George asked for and received the Holy Spirit and became a "New Creation"------for good.

 

Today George is a Godly family man, advocate for Christ and a spokesman to those struggling with addiction and street life.  Isn't it good to know that know matter how bad one's past is-----God is always there, waiting for you to receive His Grace.

 

Pastor Floyd


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