Thursday, August 4, 2016

August Sermon Series - Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

During the month of August, I am going to be doing something a little different for my sermons.  I am going to be reworking and preaching four of John Wesley's sermons.  The reworking is merely editing for time (these sermons were LOOOOOOONG) and making the language a little more contemporary without sacrificing the point and meaning of the sermons.  I am doing this for a few reasons.  First, these sermons are from John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church.  We don't often hear much about him except the historical stuff in confirmation.  We need to be familiar with his thinking, theology, and tone.  Second, these are important messages that went to the foundation of our denomination. These ideas transformed the world and are a part of our rich theological history.  

I am going to be utilizing the following of Wesley's sermons:  The Catholic Spirit, A Caution Against Bigotry, The Circumcision of the Heart, and Christian Perfection.  These sermons can be found in their entirety in print, such as in John Wesley's Sermons: An Anthology or online.  They certainly merit a thoughtful read.  So come and join us in August as we hear from our denominational founder. 

- Pastor Charles

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