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Sunday
Worship Service at the Gladstone church 8:30 AM
Worship Service at the Biggsville church 9:45 AM
Worship Service at the Oquawka church 11:00 AM
Thursday
Bible Study @ Biggsville 6:30 PM
 
Welcome to the United Methodist Churches of Henderson County Illinois!

Pastor Howard Ross and the congregations of the Biggsville, Gladstone and Oquawka United Methodist Churches invite you to one of our churches this Sunday!

The United Methodist Church has many doors through which people share in serving God and others. Whether you visit in person or via the internet, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey.

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Biggsville United Methodist Church
203 S. Church Street
Biggsville, IL 61418

Worship service at 9:45am
Children's church during the worship service
Communion is served on the First Sunday of the Month.

 


Gladstone United Methodist Church
Walnut & Liberty Streets
Gladstone, IL

Worship service at 8:30am
Children's church during the worship service
Communion is served on the First Sunday of the Month.

 


Oquawka United Methodist Church
304 N Third Street
Oquawka, IL 61469

Worship service at 11:00am

Children's Sunday School during the worship service.
Communion is served on the First Sunday of the Month.

 


 


 Psalms 89:15 (KJV)
Blessed [is] the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
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A New Plan with Israel

In essence, we have just such a high priest: authoritative right alongside God, conducting worship in the one true sanctuary built by God.

The assigned task of a high priest is to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and it’s no different with the priesthood of Jesus. If he were limited to earth, he wouldn’t even be a priest. We wouldn’t need him since there are plenty of priests who offer the gifts designated in the law. These priests provide only a hint of what goes on in the true sanctuary of heaven, which Moses caught a glimpse of as he was about to set up the tent-shrine. It was then that God said, “Be careful to do it exactly as you saw it on the Mountain.”

But Jesus’ priestly work far surpasses what these other priests do, since he’s working from a far better plan. If the first plan—the old covenant—had worked out, a second wouldn’t have been needed. But we know the first was found wanting, because God said,

Heads up! The days are coming
    when I’ll set up a new plan
    for dealing with Israel and Judah.
I’ll throw out the old plan
    I set up with their ancestors
    when I led them by the hand out of Egypt.
They didn’t keep their part of the bargain,
    so I looked away and let it go.
This new plan I’m making with Israel
    isn’t going to be written on paper,
    isn’t going to be chiseled in stone;
This time I’m writing out the plan in them,
    carving it on the lining of their hearts.
I’ll be their God,
    they’ll be my people.
They won’t go to school to learn about me,
    or buy a book called God in Five Easy Lessons.
They’ll all get to know me firsthand,
    the little and the big, the small and the great.
They’ll get to know me by being kindly forgiven,
    with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean.

By coming up with a new plan, a new covenant between God and his people, God put the old plan on the shelf. And there it stays, gathering dust.

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The High Priest of a New Covenant

Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being.

Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer. If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises.

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 Psalms 89:15 (KJV)
Blessed [is] the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
Click here to read more!






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