Wesleyan Accent

Following Jesus in the Company of the Wesleys

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Ken Loyer ~ The Forgotten Command of Jesus

Is foot washing, by and large, the forgotten command of Jesus? After he washed his disciples’ feet, the Lord said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.”

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Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Too Big To Fail

Have we fallen prey to the idea that others can’t do without us? After all, the world – not to mention the Kingdom of God – will continue, UMC or no UMC. It would be egocentric in the extreme to suggest otherwise.

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Kevin Watson ~ Having Nothing To Do with Sin

“You can do anything you put your mind to” does not take seriously the problem of sin and our inability to save ourselves. A key conviction of historical Christian orthodoxy is that we are not enough. We cannot ever be the source of our own salvation. Putting your mind to being a better person, from the Christian perspective will fail every time. It is pure works righteousness.

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Kimberly Reisman ~ The Sacred Right of Refusal

When I recall Abdul Rahman, I recall the magnificent love offered in Jesus Christ - a love that comes to us freely and waits for our response without pressure or manipulation; a love that respects our sacred right of refusal; a love that Abdul Rahman was willing to die for. And that's a love worth sharing.

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Philip Tallon ~ Taking the Trinity to Youth Ministry*

The Trinity is, in my experience, the ultimate collector’s plate. A gilded, limited edition Charles and Diana Wedding commemorative. Purely for admiring. Never for serious use ... This is a problem ... Because we love what we use. Can we really love the beauty of the Trinity if we never talk about it?

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