Ephesians 4:4-6 -- There is one body and one Spirit, and God called you to have one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. There is one God and Father of everything. He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything. 

DEVELOPMENT. Increasing in the wisdom and knowledge of the things of God

RELATIONSHIPRecognizing the importance of building new friendships and strengthening old ones

ENCOURAGEMENTMeeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of our fellow “Philadelphia Folks” and being a blessing to someone inside the church in some way every day.

AUTHENTICITYWorshipping and praising God “with all we got” just because He is, and not because of what He does

MISSIONAccomplishing the purpose for which God created and gifted us by being a blessing to someone outside the church in some way every day so that we can share with them by word or by action the Gospel

To see what kinds of ministry opportunities Philadelphia Wesleyan Church provides to help us Fulfill His Dream, please see the Fulfilling His Dream page of this website.

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Been thinking about honor a lot lately. That has a good bit to do with our Interactive Study on sunday Nights which is titled "Walking in Righteousness: A Study in Honor, Integrity, and Promotion".

And some of it has to do with the current state-of-affairs in our culture. There is certainly a great deal of dishonor going on, and everyone thinks the "other side" are the culprits. I have even weighed-in on that with some thoughts concerning anthem protests and refusing White House invitations.

Maybe God is opening some eyes in the church to just how much time we spend on outside time-wasters as opposed to pressing in to Him. Maybe God is calling His people to spend less time watching and fretting over millionaires play children's games and more time in intercessory prayer, serious Bible study, and significant times of deep, personal worship. Maybe He is calling His church back to "keeping the Lord's Day" more holy than we have been. Maybe He doesn't like it when we begin looking at our watch near the end of morning worship because we are afraid we can't get home in time to see the opening kick-off, or worse yet, the pre-game show. Maybe He is calling His bride back in love with Him. Maybe he wants us to spend more time honoring others instead of dishonoring them. More time helping than complaining.

What it seems to me that we need here, and this was part of our Interactive Message last night, is to sow some seeds. As He says in Galatians 6:7-9 -- "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not".

I like it in the ERV -- "If you think you can fool God, you are only fooling yourselves. You will harvest what you plant. If you live to satisfy your sinful self, the harvest you will get from that will be eternal death. But if you live to please the Spirit, your harvest from the Spirit will be eternal life. We must not get tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time. We must not give up."

Maybe we need to combine that idea with 1 Samuel 2:30 -- 'Them that honor Me will I honor', and Galatians 5:22-23 and sow some seeds to the Spirit.

If we want people to love us and others, maybe God is calling us to sow some seeds of love.

If we want to experience joy in and from others, maybe God is calling us to sow some seeds of joy.

If we need peace in our lives, maybe God is calling us to sow some seeds of peace.

If we want people to be patient with us and others, maybe we need to sow some seeds of patience.

If we want to see a little kindness, maybe God is calling us to sow some seeds of kindness.

If our world needs a bit more goodness, maybe God wants us to sow some seeds of goodness.

If we want others to be gentle, maybe God is calling us to sow some seeds of gentleness.

And, certainly, if we want people to show some self-control, us and others, maybe God has some seeds of self-control for us to sow.

Remember, if I have your email address, I will send this to you by email. Drop me a note at PastorTim@PhiladelphiaWesleyan.org and I will put you on the email list.

Thanks and many blessings,

The ALL NEW SAWGRASS STUDENT MINISTRY was launched this year. We meet on Wednesday Nights @ 7p

The SAWGRASS STUDENT MINISTRY is open to students from 6th grade through 12th. For this first year, we are also open to repeating 5th graders.

Parents, we have lots of neat things for your kids.

First, on Sunday Mornings we have Sunday School @ 9:45a (Come at 9:30 for donuts, coffee, juice, and chocolate milk).

Then at 11a we have Children’s Church. A Nursery is also available, and also @ 6p during our Interactive Sunday Nights Worship Service.

Then on Wednesdays @ 7p we have a fantastic Kid’s Club. And, as always, a Nursery is available for “the youngest among us”. 

So you've been thinking about dropping by Sawgrass some Sunday but you want to know what you can expect first? That's cool. We understand that. So here is what is happens on a typical Sunday morning...

First you will encounter a beautiful, 113-year old building nestled among the trees. Looks like a scene right out of a pioneer movie! Someone, most likely our Pastor, will greet you at the door. Once you come inside you will again be greeted warmly. Lots of good folks here at Philadelphia Wesleyan Church. You will be given a bulletin. About 5 minutes before our service begins a video announcement loop will play with information about our church and upcoming events.

Following that video a worship video will signal the start of our service. This praise and worship song will generally be up tempo and contemporary. Feel free to sing along. Even clap if you like. (You will notice the Pastor will not be clapping much, but that is because he cannot clap and sing at the same time!). Once the video song ends, there is a brief welcome and live announcements. At that point our pianist and song leader takes over to lead us in two great hymns or spiritual songs of the faith.

A time of prayer comes next, and one more hymn. During that last hymn anyone who would like to be prayed for directly is encouraged to come forward.

After the offering, our kids will be dismissed to Children's Church. Right before the sermon we will worship with one more contemporary video song.

Then our Pastor will bring the morning message with a time for response at the end.

Beginning to end, about 75 minutes of simple, heart-felt worship.

Hope to see you here.

We are located at 1139 Sawgrass Rd in Hortense                                                                                                                                              
Just off Hwy 301 and Hwy 32. Just follow the signs.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Pre-Service Fellowship: Sunday @ 9:30a 
Sunday School: 9:45a 
Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00 am 
Interactive Sunday Nights: 6:00 pm 
Wednesday Night: 7:00 pm 
Saturday Night Prayer Meeting: 6pm