Batesville First United Methodist ChurchLoving Christ, Loving Others, Servicing GodBatesville First United Methodist Church

Edwin M. Temple


Ed Woodall

Associate Pastor

Brooke L. Wright

Music Ministries

Travis Carpenter

Youth Director

Juli Lange

Children's Ministries

Hollie Roberson


Sabrina Morris


Barbara Broome

FInancial Secretary

Tracy Dulin


Heather Campbell

Children's Center

Brooks Poland


Charles McMillan


Church Office Hours


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Stained glass window in sanctuary

         It’s amazing what you sometimes find stuffed in a box or the back of a drawer. Forgotten treasures can sometimes surface at the most unexpected times. Recently, Edee found an old get well card that was mailed to me ten years ago. For fun she opened it and much to her surprise two five dollar gift certificates to Subway fell out. Wondering if they were still “good” after all these years, we decided to have lunch at Subway and see if they would be accepted. To our delight, the manager told us that they had no expiration date. She also added that she hadn’t seen any gift certificates quite like those in a long time. We were thrilled that the forgotten kindness and care of a concerned friend long ago still had the ability to nourish us ten years later.
          The cross of Christ is like that. It has no expiration date. Humankind may forget, turn away or neglect the priceless gift of God. Nevertheless, it’s value and ability to save remain undiminished by the passage of time or the coldness of the human heart.
          Sometimes life can become cluttered like the contents of our closets. Items of great value can become lost, neglected, misplaced or forgotten. Sadly, in our modern age, the cross of Christ can be one of these. As other matters of concern displace the cross from its proper central place in life, we become forgetful regarding its value and power.
          My goal this morning is to jog the memory, awaken the spirit, and remind us that the cross of Christ does not have an expiration date, nor does it go out of fashion. If it has been displaced from its proper central place in our lives and lost amidst the clutter, let us hasten to search for it with all our might. Remember, it is the cross of Christ which has the ability to save, renew and nourish. Let us rediscover it and lift it high! 

I’ll see you in church on Sunday!


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Travis Carpenter

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