First United Methodist Church
December 1, 2013
Pastor Benny Clodfelter
Power in a Name
Fred Craddock writes: "When I was a kid, I went to church with my mother. The minister of our little
church would speak to my mother. "How're you, Miz Craddock?" he would ask. And the five of us kids
would go along like little ducks after our mother. "How're you, Sonny? How're you, Honey? How're you,
Sonny? How're you, Honey?" Always the same. Sunday after Sunday. But I remember when another
minister came to our church and about his fifth or sixth Sunday, he said: "Fred, how're you doing?" He was
the best minister that ever was at that church. Because there's a whole lot of difference between "Sonny"
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him “Immanuel”
– which means “God with us.” Matthew 1:23
The angel said to Mary, “You will be with child and give birth to a son,
and you are to give him the name Jesus.
God bless you, Benny
Order of Worship