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10th Sunday After Pentecost Documents

Good Friday evening 5th Avenue Family & Friends,
Once again we are learning how to become a FAT HOG for Jesus!!!
When I mention this title, I always feel the immediate need to very quickly explain what I mean by this title.  Just to recap, we’re exploring how to be faithful, available, teachable, holy, obedient and growing so that we might be like Christ. 
This Sunday and through our weekly devotionals, I want us to think about what it means to be teachable!
A review of scriptures reveal there is no lack of subject matter when it comes to presenting  biblical text regarding being teachable.  In fact, the challenge is not in what to say, but what to leave out.
I want to tackle the subject of being teachable by focusing on Psalm 25.  Listen to what we read in these verses, and please note how many times the psalm references teaching.

So, what can we learn from these verses about having a teachable spirit?  Let me suggest three things to pay close attention to during our weekly devotions:

  • What A Teachable Spirit Longs To Learn
  • Where A Teachable Spirit Looks To Learn
  • Why a Teachable Spirit Loves to Learn
Do you have a teachable spirit?  If not, will you ask God to give you one? 

Now, having a teachable spirit must first begin with becoming a faithful student (disciple) and becoming a faithful student simply means being available. So who is God looking for to touch the people of the world? He’s looking for you! God is asking you the same question He asked Isaiah, “Whom shall I send and who will go for us?” The right response is, “Here am I Lord, and I’m available.” To God be the glory, amen.

Joy & Peace,
Pastor Clarissa
Rev. Clarissa Martinelli
Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison


One response

  1. Rebecca Carstensen

    Hello I was wondering how the process works now during COVID with doing a baptism. My oldest was baptized last year and I just had my 2nd child in July and I was just starting to look into it


    August 12, 2020 at 12:13 pm