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The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA.

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First United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA.

He is a native Georgian and a graduate of Piedmont College, Emory University (M. Div.), and the Columbia Theological Seminary (D. Min.).

He spends his free time reading and writing. He is an avid golfer and a reluctant gardener. He has been a regular columnist for The Wesleyan Christian Advocate, the newspaper of Georgia Methodism, and devoted time to the well-being of disenfranchised children and youth.

He and his wife Bobbi enjoy three adult sons and one grandson.

In one of those mid-life surprises that sometimes come along, Dr. Matthews learned recently that he was named indirectly for the great Methodist evangelist, Sam P. Jones, and has been working long hours now to live up to the challenge.


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The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews

A Tough Call on Humility

Luke 14:1,7-14

Pentecost 15 - Year C

September 01, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews (UMC)

 

Well, whatever Jesus is talking about in this 14th chapter of Luke's account of the Gospel, he's certainly not talking about seating arrangements or etiquette in general.  If that were the case, then we could surely find some verses about four-way stops or cell phones in public.  But the banquet table and seating arrangements happen to be the classroom in which Jesus chooses to teach the lesson for today, so it will serve us well to look at them.

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The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews

Day 1 Podcast Extra- Matthews

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews (UMC)

In this Day One Podcast Extra, The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA, shares his personal insights and experiences

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August 05, 2007

Then How Do We Live?

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews reminds us that the quality of life isn't in the things we amass, but in our connection to the God who made us, and to the world around us, always in the assurance that the God of creation is still creating.

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July 29, 2007

Teach Us to Pray

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews tells us that persistent prayer is virtuous  when it seeks the mind and heart and spirit of God and  reminds us that we are called to sincere prayers in the midst of the Church body.