Church History?

A brief history of Wesley Church of Hope and the United Methodist Church.

Methodist Traditions?

The Christian calendar and Holy holidays marking the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.

The Bible?

Both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible serve as sources of primary guidance for our faith.

Sacraments?

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments – baptism and communion.

Starting Points?

When you need encouragement and refreshment for your soul, turn to these Scriptures and topics.

Your Personal Spiritual Gifts?

While all of life is a gift from God, these twenty gifts are lifted up within Scripture as the gifts of the Spirit, given specifically for the upbuilding of the body of Christ.

Discipleship?

Discipleship involves a ministry of outreaching love and witness to others concerning Christ and God’s grace.
Inspiration

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Matthew 4:1-11
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall 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 and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.”

There is no human that has ever lived that could have resisted as much temptation as Jesus endured. His journey into the wilderness came with no food.  He fasted for 40 days and He used the Word of God as His offensive weapon. The Devil knows the Scriptures very well but he twists them and takes them out of context.  As Jesus said, physical bread (or food) is never enough to keep Satan away. He needed the Word of God, and so do we. The daily Bread of Life which is Jesus and the Word of God, the Bible help us to resist temptation.

Do you really think getting fed at church once a week for an hour is enough to keep temptation away?

No, you need to be into the Word daily.