Holiness must be derived from something holy in and of itself. Where God breaks in, there is holiness. We don’t strain and strive to become our version of holy – John Wesley tried that, it didn’t go well.
John Drury presents his paper “Toward a Wesleyan Theology of Ordination.”
By Wesley’s definition a Methodist is happy, full of love, prayerful, pure in heart, servant-minded, known by his fruit.
I’ve eaten with Muslims and agnostics, with atheists and Wiccans, with Buddhists and Baptists. I enjoy breaking bread with people who are different than I am. I don’t want any of them to go hungry. I want to share what I have with them, whether they ever believe what I believe or not.
But I’m also comfortable with my vocational call to proclaim Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Our weekend sermon comes from Rev. Heather Semple, Lead Pastor of Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, a congregation in The Wesleyan Church.
This summer Dr. David Smith preached at Beulah Camp in the Atlantic District of The Wesleyan Church. This sermon follows the one posted here on…
I don’t know if it’s the good, the bad, or the ugly that has robbed you of your faith, but I’m here to tell you that you can get it back.
I think it’s time we clarify what Wesleyans are for these days, otherwise we will only be defined by what we are against.