Wesleyan Accent - Following Jesus in the Company of the Wesleys

Wesleyan Accent

Following Jesus in the Company of the Wesleys

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Tom Fuerst ~ Right Privilege

But this isn’t just something Christ did that was different than how God had previously revealed himself. Rather, God, from the beginning, has been challenging our understandings of the way the world is.

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Andy Stoddard ~ Are You Happy? Cause and Effect

He actually gives us the secret to happiness. As tempting as it would be to think that our happiness will come from getting what we want, or doing what we want, our having our needs or wants met, Paul turns that on its head.

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Talbot Davis ~ On the Up and Up: The Right Stuff

The “I” pronoun has disappeared in favor of “us” and “we.” Instead of asserting his rights – rights he was born into and rights he earned – the disappearing “I” pronoun shows he is instead relinquishing them. A psalm that could be about his personal religion instead becomes a song about our collective faith.

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Kelcy Steele ~ A Mighty God for Miserable Times

It is the Prophet Isaiah who stood in the gap for 40 years declaring to a people that we might be in some miserable times but God is still mighty. It’s hard sometimes to tell people who are dealing with hell, haters, and hypocrites that greater is coming. It’s hard sometimes to tell people who are dealing with problems, pains, and predicaments that greater is coming. You can’t allow your misery to strangle out your miracle, strip you of your joy, or rob you of your future. Because we serve a Mighty God even in miserable times.

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James Petticrew ~ Vital Ingredients of Church

It's as simple as this: any community calling itself a church must earn a reputation for being loving. And remember when we talk about love as the church we are not talking about some airy fairy, vague emotion which makes us feel good. Christian love gets its hands dirty, Christian love always expresses itself in servanthood and sacrifice. Christian love is blood-stained. Christian love gets you crucified at times.

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Talbot Davis ~ On the Up and Up: Traveler’s Advisory

Hear this: you will sprain your ankle. You will have difficulties. You will have trauma. But what Psalm 121 promises is that as you anchor yourself, not to your truth but to his, as you are not true to yourself but you are true to God, none of the bad things that happen to you has separating power between you and God. The Maker is the Protector...not necessarily in the immediate but always in the ultimate!

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Cole Bodkin ~ The Young Adult Crisis

Both Wesley and Whitfield were tremendous preachers, who were fully capable of gathering great crowds. Many came to faith as a result of their preaching. Wesley, however, knew that consistent and intentional discipleship was essential if the Wesleyan movement were to survive. Whitfield neglected this, and as a result his people were like “a rope of sand.”

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