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The people of First United Methodist of Watauga are making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our vision is to worship God, learn the scriptures, and live it in the world.
As human, Jesus Christ worshiped God. He learned the scriptures of the Old Testament. He came to fulfill the law and the prophets. In this, Jesus died on the cross, bearing our sins that we are a forgiven people. God raised Jesus from the dead giving us hope in our new life. And Christ ascended to the right hand of God as our judge and our hope. The New Testament tells this story of Jesus, his ministry, his teachings, his death, resurrection, and his commission to make disciples. It tells the story of the early church in the writings of and about his disciples, who took up this commission.
Jesus is the Living Word. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and Christ. The Spirit shows us the risen Christ. The Spirit is our advocate and our guide as we follow Jesus. As followers of Jesus, we worship God. We learn the scriptures, and we live out the scriptures in the ways of Christ. By example we invite others to know these ways and become followers of Jesus. In Christ and the body of Christ (the followers of Jesus) we too reflect the Living Word. In Christ we experience the love and salvation of God.
May we have the privilege to worship God with you? Come discover the many ways we are living it in the world. Perhaps the community of faith at First United Methodist will resonate with the calling of God you have received. Most of all, may we be of one mind, the mind Christ as we serve the body of Christ for God’s glory!
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow