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Wesley's Means of Grace Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2709-dr_jamie_jenkins_wesleys_means_of_grace Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Evangelism , Faithfulness , Mercy Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins reflects on his Methodist heritage and how those who have experienced the transforming grace of Christ are called to faithful living and to fruitful practices that help others come to know Jesus. Nothing Can Get Between Us and God's Love Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2209-dr_jamie_jenkins_nothing_can_get_between_us_and_gods_love Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Fear , God's Love , God's Presence , Grace Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins uses the behavior of his nervous dog during bad weather, to illustrate the human tendency to be restless and anxious in difficult circumstances, rather than trusting in God's unconditional love. Everyone Is Gifted to Serve Devotional by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/1826-dr_jamie_jenkins_everyone_is_gifted_to_serve Devotional by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Calling/Vocation , Ministry , Service , Gift Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins says that every Christian is called to ministry - not necessarily ordained church ministry, but "to use the talents that God has given in the opportunities that are encountered." Memorizing Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/3685-dr_jamie_jenkins_memorizing_psalms_hymns_and_spiritual_songs Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Scripture , Memory , Psalms , Hymn Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins discusses how the words of the Bible and hymns have provided comfort and strength over the years and commends the practice of memorizing "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Colossians 3:16). Civility Is Key Among Differing Perspectives Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/3073-dr_jamie_jenkins_civility_is_key_among_differing_perspectives Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Love , Conflict/Disagreement , Community , Unity Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins gives his thoughts on how we should act when we encounter different positions from our own. He draws especially from John Wesley: "Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?" Wesley's Aldersgate Experience Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2064-dr_jamie_jenkins_wesleys_aldersgate_experience Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Conversion , Regeneration , God's Love , Illustration Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins writes on John Wesley's Aldersgate experience--his heart being strangely warmed. It was "a time in which the faith he preached so boldly became real for and in him." Let Us Give Thanks to God Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/1696-dr_jamie_jenkins_let_us_give_thanks_to_god Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Gratitude , Thanksgiving Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins encourages us to give thanks to God, at Thanksgiving and every day, regardless of our circumstances. Lives Are Being Saved in Africa Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/3871-dr_jamie_jenkins_lives_are_being_saved_in_africa Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Church , Spiritual Growth Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins discusses the growth in the United Methodist Church over in Africa and explains what is being done not just to grow the church (saving spiritually), but also to save lives literally. Discipline Is an Indispensable Ingredient Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2827-dr_jamie_jenkins_discipline_is_an_indispensable_ingredient Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Faithfulness , Self Control , Discipline , Lent Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins uses the example of the extensive daily practice of a basketball star, to illustrate the importance of discipline for growth in the Christian life. Generosity Is at the Heart of Christmas Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/3483-dr_jamie_jenkins_generosity_is_at_the_heart_of_christmas Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Christmas , Generosity Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins reminds us of the importance of being generous especially during the Christmas season. You don't have to give a lot to help out; whatever you can give will help someone in need. Going Where You Are Sent Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2937-dr_jamie_jenkins_going_where_you_are_sent Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Family , Trust , Church , Community Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins discusses his experience with being moved to a new church congregation when he, his wife, his children, and his congregation were not ready for him to leave. Remembering Humility Devotional by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/1978-dr_jamie_jenkins_remembering_humility Devotional by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Obedience , Humility , Palm Sunday Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins draws insights from Philippians 2:5-8 in this Palm Sunday reflection. Without Jesus' humble obedience there would not have been an empty tomb and a resurrection. We are also called to follow Jesus' humility. Celebrating the Saints who Have Gone Before Us Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2515-celebrating_the_saints_who_have_gone_before_us Sermon Illustration by Jamie Jenkins Topics: All Saints' Day , Saints , Witness Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins discusses the rationale for celebrating All Saints Sunday and offers a list of the "cloud of witnesses" from his past (Hebrews 12:1). Thoughts on 41 Years of Marriage Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/1776-dr_jamie_jenkins_thoughts_on_41_years_of_marriage Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Marriage , Relationship Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins reflects on his 41 years of marriage and offers advice on how to make relationships thrive. Handling Change Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2437-dr_jamie_jenkins_handling_change Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Love , Wisdom , Transition , Change Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins reflects on the major changes facing the Atlanta Braves on the retirement of manager Bobby Cox. How should the church handle change? Celebrating Unsung and Unnoticed Heroes on Labor Day Sermon Starter/Outline by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2327-dr_jamie_jenkins_celebrating_unsung_and_unnoticed_heroes_on_labor_day Sermon Starter/Outline by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Labor Day Sunday , Gratitude , Work , Thanksgiving Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins uses Labor Day as an occasion to remember and give thanks for ordinary people doing ordinary work that is essential to the well-being of society, church, or family (1 Corinthians 12). Giving with Gratitude Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/1671-dr_jamie_jenkins_giving_with_gratitude Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Money , Tithing , Gratitude , Stewardship Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins explores the struggles churches are experiencing with their finances--and suggests ways we can all save money in order to give more generously to God's work. What Do We Really Want for Christmas? Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/1722-dr_jamie_jenkins_what_do_we_really_want_for_christmas Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Christmas , Advent , Love , Generosity Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins suggests that changing some routines for the Christmas holidays can increase joy and reduce stress. He offers several suggestions for meaningful changes. I Know Who Holds Tomorrow and Who Holds My Hand Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2859-dr_jamie_jenkins_i_know_who_holds_tomorrow_and_who_holds_my_hand Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Suffering , Judgment Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins' reflection on natural disasters that happened in Japan teaches us that God is not making a point by inflicting pain and loss upon God's children but rather his heart is breaking while witnessing those... Grandchildren--Wonderful and Exhausting Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2301-dr_jamie_jenkins_grandchildrenwonderful_and_exausting Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Family , God's Love , Promises Source: Day1 Jamie Jenkins shares some memories about having his two grandchildren over the summer. He reminds us that God will always be there for us as grandparents will always love their grandchildren no matter what.

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