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Mantorville 
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Pastor’s Lesson for the Week

Choose Your Advisors Wisely:  The Warning of Rehoboam
 2nd Chronicles 10:9-10:  So he said to them, “what counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”  The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, “thus you shall say to the people who spoke to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter for us.’  Thus you shall say to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!  ‘Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”

The above scripture is an interesting tale about choosing who you get your advice from and a warning to not listen to poor advice.  The king in question here who is being asked by the Israelite people for a lighter workload is a guy named Rehoboam.  The reason most people will remember his name is not for his great national policy, but rather because he was the son of king Solomon, the son of David.  David, Rehoboam’s grandpa, was an excellent king who was known as a man after God’s own heart.  Solomon, Rehoboam’s dad, was also a great king and was known as the wisest man who ever lived.  Rehoboam though… under his watch and his above described decision to listen to poor counselors, he allowed the Israelite kingdom to crumble into two.  (Read all of 2nd Chronicles 10 for the full story.)  While this was prophesied during Solomon’s time, it was fully Rehoboam’s fault that the nation of Israel was split into the northern and southern kingdoms.  The wise advisors from his father’s time stated rightly on how Rehoboam should have acted, but instead in a foolish manner he listened to people who had no business in helping him lead.  Ultimately Rehoboam listened to the wrong crowd, and he and his people paid dearly for it.

So what does this have to do with us?  Well in our day and age we too often are tempted to listen to folks who are giving us poor advice.  The classic example would be teenagers being influenced by peer pressure, but all of us could probably sight examples of people around us pushing us in bad directions.  (Bad investments, bad job advice, bad relationship advice, etc.)  We should be aware that who we associate with has an impact on our plans and identities.  I am not suggesting that we only hangout with Christians (that is foolish in its own right), but I am suggesting that we be aware about where we get our information.  In 2020 it is obvious to us that the world is a divided place.  Every network, politician, and even theologian has their own spin they place on issues.  Instead of relying upon talking heads or people with letters behind their names for answers as the end all be all, we should first begin where all Christian thought should start… with scripture and prayer.  What does the Bible say, what does the Lord say, what is going to show love to our Lord and our neighbors?  When we encounter a question or a fork in the road this is where we should start.  Perhaps if Rehoboam would have meditated in prayer and scriptural study he would have responded much better to the advice he was given.  Perhaps for us we can continue to serve the Lord well and grow as Christians by seeking out the Lord first, and thereby steer clear of the craziness that this world seeks. 
 
In other words, go and pray and read your Bible when you are faced with decisions of importance.  God’s advice is as good as it gets!

Many blessings on you,

-Pastor Jake




 

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A message from Pastor Jake:


I hope this finds you well, you have been in our prayers.  With all of the frightening news that has been on repeat recently, you may be feeling overwhelmed.  With the schools closing all of our children are home, which is an unexpected stress.  If you run a business, or manage an office, or work in healthcare, or just about any other field, then you no doubt have felt the impact of the novel coronavirus.  It is on the tip of everyone's tongues, it is in the news constantly, and it has flung us from our normal way of life.

Beloved Congregation, do not be afraid, for the Lord watches over you.

Psalm 46:10 reads "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Beloved, in times of great stress, anxiety, and fear our Lord still reigns.  He still rules, and He does so well.  We will make it through this together, it will be ok.

To this end you may be wondering what our church is doing in response to what is happening around us.  Our response is threefold:

1)  By the Bishop's urging and the government's urging, we have suspended all services and gatherings until this storm passes.  While there was very little risk before, there is zero risk for us now to spread this disease among ourselves.  We love you too much to put you at any risk.

2)  All of our resources are going to be available online.  My sermons will be broadcast via Facebook Live.  There is no need to have facebook if you don't have it already, just look on the Kasson/Pleasant Corners Facebook page for the feed.  Here is the link:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Methodist-Church/Kasson-United-Methodist-Church-144043498961936/  The sermons in there text form are already available weekly at the KUMC/PCUMC website, we will try to link the videos of the sermons there as well.  Here is that link:  https://www.kassonumc.org/  Until we meet again every Wednesday night and Sunday morning service will be posted and can be watched at your leisure.  If you wish to watch as I am preaching I will be uploading at 11:00am on Sundays and 6:00pm on Wednesdays.

3)  We are trying to keep in touch with you!  I and a few others will be calling around to reach out to many of you to try and stay in touch.  We want to make sure that you are being taken care of and that you know that your church family is here for you.  Additionally, if there is anything that the church can do for you please do not hesitate to call us.  My information is available at the end of this e-mail and I can be reached any time, otherwise you can call the office between 2:30 and 5:30 to talk with Shelly.  We are here for more than just prayer and conversation too.  Especially if you are a person in a "high-risk" group and you are without food, soap, tp, etc., please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  We want to make sure that you are safe and that you have what you need.  

Well folks I think that about covers it.  Praise the Lord that He is still in control and that we can rely on Him.

Many thoughts and prayers,

Pastor Jake Hanson
(715) 225-9851
pastorhanson@kmtel.com
     

Pastor Jake Hanson

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Pleasant Corners UMC
Pleasant Corners is located about half way
between Kasson and Dodge Center.
Physical Address: 21927 650th Street
Kasson, MN 55944 
Mail to:  801 5th Ave NW 
Kasson,  MN  55944