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A Divine Comedy: The Donkey Comedian
God has created us with a unique abillity among all of his creation to laugh! Join us for this worship series as we look at Scriptures that describe the wonderful sense of humor of our Creator. Come laugh with us!
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  • Mentor United Methodist Church
    8600 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

Welcome!

We are glad you chose to worship with us! Each week we join together to celebrate our love for Jesus Christ and find encouragement to serve Christ through intentional discipleship.

Find out more about Mentor UMC here:

http://www.mentorumc.org
Consider This...

We find in the Bible that God used animals and worked through them.

Examples:
- God used ravens to feed Elijah (I Kings 17:2-6)
- God closed the mouths of lions (Daniel 6, especially verse 22)

Donkeys are mentioned over 70 times in the Bible.

A couple of key examples:
- The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37, especially 34)
- Jesus rides into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on a donkey (Matthew 21:1-11, especially verse 2)
Background

God made a covenant with Abraham and Sarah that they would become parents of a great nation. God further promised them that the Messiah would come through their people. Through trials and tribulations God protected the nation of Israel per His promise to send the Messiah. At times this seemed in jeopardy, like when they were held in captivity. Many times God kept that promise alive through unique circumstances and characters, and who would have been less likely than a donkey.
God used a donkey to stop a man named Balaam from causing great harm. The donkey is able to see and understand what Balaam could not. Notice the conversation between donkey and rider in Numbers 22:28-30.

From this we learn lessons:
1. God gives us the gift of conviction to keep us from going where we should not or doing what we shouldn’t.
2. We need to be careful not to take our hardships out on others.
3. The importance of obedience as we just don’t hear, but that we do.
4. God can use anyone who will be available, just like God used Balaam’s donkey.

How not to love Jesus

An illustration of point #3 above:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esxy6ZwpZuQ

Change the World 2018

Change the World day has become a strong tradition here at Mentor UMC. This year we are going to participate in a world changing activity that we helped with a few years ago. We will be packaging meals with Rise Against Hunger. Click the link below to learn how you can participate:

http://mentorumc.org/current/change-the-world-day2

Stay Connected!

Find out more about what's happening in the Weekly Update:

http://mentorumc.org/weekly_updates

View This Event Online

Wish you could view this on your computer instead of from the app? Use the link below to view this Event online. This Event info can also be found on the Mentor UMC website on the "Sermons" page.

https://bible.com/events/390303
Worship Through Music

Music this week:

- King of Heaven (Paul Baloche)
- Overcome (Elevation Worship)
- In Christ Alone (Adrienne Liesching and Geoff Moore)
- Lay Me Down (Chris Tomlin)

Music: King of Heaven

King of Heaven (Paul Baloche):

https://youtu.be/VO76W9Zw0cs

Music: Overcome

Overcome (Elevation Worship):

https://youtu.be/P926rAUplMc

Music: In Christ Alone

In Christ Alone (Adrienne Liesching and Geoff Moore):

https://youtu.be/PlZGRydoUpQ

Music: Lay Me Down

Lay Me Down (Chris Tomlin):

https://youtu.be/0pkWrvCZDHA

Giving Back to God

Your giving is an act of worship and makes the ministry of leading all onto a transforming path of Christ-centered discipleship possible. In addition to the offerings given through the offering basket, you can give online by following the link below:

http://www.mentorumc.org/onlinegiving

Or Text to Give...

In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make a contribution to Mentor United Methodist Church with a quick text message. Find out how in the link below:

http://mentorumc.org/current/text-giving

Miss a week?

If travel, work, or illness takes you away from worship, or perhaps you would like to listen again or share with a friend, we have good news! Sermon podcasts are available:

http://www.mentorumc.org/sermons