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Friday, July 19, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Faith and Life -- a column from local faith leaders

Once per week or so, Fallon’s faith leaders offer their thoughts on faith and life. Any church or faith community of any kind is welcome and encouraged to participate. If you have ideas for topics we should write about, or if you or your pastor or faith leader would like to participate, please call Pastor Dawn Blundell at Epworth UMC, 775-423-4714.
  • Source: Reverend Dawn Blundell, Epworth UMC
Faith and Life -- a column from local faith leaders

Author: Courtesy of Stan Lattin

If you’d like to talk more about anything you read here, or if you would like prayer or a listening ear, we hope you will reach out to one of us. If you don’t already have a church home, you are invited to join us for worship, too! You’ll find contact information and worship times below.


Who is Jesus Christ and why should we follow him? 


Dawn Blundell, Epworth United Methodist Church

Senior Pastor

In-Person worship Sunday mornings at 9:00 am, sermon live at 9:30 am on Facebook Live and KVLV AM980. For more info, please call 775-423-4714 or visit www.epworthfallon.org

Healer of our every ill. Savior and brother. Prince of peace. The God of perfect love in human form…Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” The One who loved the world so much – the *entire* world, and every human being in it – that he gave himself up to the worst that human beings can do to each other and overcame it, to show us that God is LIFE, and life is stronger. To prove to us that whoever believes him should not perish, but have eternal life; because he did not come into the world to condemn the world, but to save it. We follow him not just to gain life after death, that’s not what “eternal” means. We follow him because he shows us the way to love, hope, peace, joy…*real* life, right here and now.


Adam Bayer, Fallon Naval Air Station Command Chaplain

For more info, please call 775-426-9189

*The views or opinions expressed herein are solely his, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense or the United States government.

The Bible offers multiple descriptions of who Jesus is (John 1, Colossians 1, etc.). In short, he is God the Son, and son of Mary. But he is also the sacrifice for the world’s sins, through him those who believe in his death and resurrection receive forgiveness for violating God’s standards and receive Jesus’ own righteousness. Why should we follow him? Because while we were still sinners, still his enemies, he died to rescue us. That is a love that deserves all that we are, a love we can never repay, and a love we will never overestimate. We follow him who know him because he, more than anything in this world, is worthy of our everything.


Susan Robertson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

For more info, please call 775-742-9040 or visit www.churchofjesuschrist.org

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of Heavenly Father. He is our Redeemer. It is only through Him that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. Jesus suffered and was crucified for the sins of the world. When we understand everything He has done for us, He becomes the most important person in our lives. He is our light and our life. When we follow Jesus Christ we become more like Him. He can help us change our lives, face our trials and move forward with faith. Following His light and example will bring us peace, joy, and happiness. Even when life is hard.