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No Exceptions.

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Child of God!

First United Methodist Church in Lindstrom is a welcoming, accepting, and authentic community of faith. 
 
Together at First UMC we grow as disciples of Jesus trusting in His forgiving grace and endless mercy. Our goal is to always strive to stay faithful to the three scriptural imperatives of the United Methodist Church: 1.) To Grow in Love toward God and Neighbor (Matt. 22:37-40), 2.) To Reach New People (Matt. 28:19-20), and 3.) To Heal a Broken World (Luke 4:16-21).
 
To stay true to these, is to stay true to Jesus and his life and ministry.
 

God loves all people.

So do we.

Please take a look around our website and Facebook page. We hope you will contact us if you have any questions.
 
 

Do You Know Who I Am?

Dear Friends,
 
There is a rather humorous story told about the 1st President Bush, #41 – George Herbert Walker Bush. He was out one day doing some public relations work by visiting a nursing home. He came upon a wise old man pushing his walker along down the hall. President Bush took the man by the hand, looked gently into his eyes and said, “Sir, I’m very pleased to meet you. Do you know who I am?” Confused, the old man looked back at the President and said, “No, I’m really not sure who you are” – then whispered, “but I bet if you asked one of the nurses, they could help you out!” 
 
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” (Matt. 16:13-20)
 
In this familiar conversation between Jesus and his closest friends, Jesus was not asking them if they knew who he was because he did not know the answer to the question. Jesus was asking them if they knew who he was so that they could be sure of his identity – and consequently place all their hope and trust in Him as He knew it was going to become more difficult to claim Him as their Messiah — as Simon Peter did so confidently and so boldly in the following verse, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
 
At this point in Jesus’ earthly ministry, His eyes are set on Jerusalem — the place where all prophets go to die — and if his disciples are going to make that journey with him, they need to be absolutely sure and convinced of who he is. So He asked them if they knew who He was.
 
The silent screen actor from the 1930’s, Charlie Chaplin, once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest in Monte Carlo. Imagine his surprise when he came in third place!

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