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  • We seek to find harmony with God, each other, ourselves, and creation by following Jesus’ example.
  • We discover community through education, service, Sunday services, and fun experiences for all ages.
  • We seek to encourage acts of love, service, and justice in our community, local and worldwide.
  • We welcome your visit and your inquiries.  If you have no faith community to call home, we invite you to participate with us and make Jonesville UMC your church home!

Grace, Faith, and Work (John 1:14-18; Ephesians 2:1-10)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)

If someone asks me what I think is the most fundamental word in Methodist’s theology, I would say without hesitation that it is “grace.” It is not because there is no other word that can be as significant as this, but because it is the very source of everything else. For example, I would say that my whole life is given to me by the grace of God. I would say that my calling to the ministry is given by the grace of God. For my everything else, I would also say that it is by the grace of God. Whether we see this grace of God in our life, take it in our heart and respond to it matters because that would make our lives different. A faithful life comes always by one’s response to the grace of God but not just by one’s works. However, a faithful life comes always with one’s works. We are created by the gracious work of Jesus Christ to be a faithful worker.

Come and join us. Let us appreciate the Methodist’s way of disciple making by means of the Methodist’s theological understanding of grace, faith, and works.

– Youngjae Jee –


 

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