Messages on Wesleyan Theology

Messages on Wesleyan Theology

Rules to Live by: 2) Do Good

In this second week of this 3-week series on the General Rules of the Methodist Societies, we take a look at the second rule, Do Good. The scripture text for this week is found in James 3:13-18. Other texts for the day include Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105, and Matthew 14:22-33 The General Rules are a way of living. They remind us that it is not about us. It is about both  loving God and loving neighbor. The both/and nature of…

Three Simple Rules: 3. Stay In Love With God

This morning, we end this three part series on the General Rules of the Methodist Societies, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. This series is based upon the book with the same title by Bishop Reuben Job, a former editor of The Upper Room devotional. The rules are: Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God (or, I prefer, practice the spiritual disciplines). This morning, we concentrate on the third rule: Stay in love with God. The combination of…

Three Simple Rules: 2. Do Good

In the mid-eighteenth century, a reform movement in the Church of England was making great headway.  In fact, many historians believe that this reform movement helped prevent in England the violent revolts against royalty that occurred in the rest of Europe during that period. This movement led by John and Charles Wesley emphasized both works and personal piety. Welcome to part 2 of this 3 part series on one of the doctrinal statements of the United Methodist Church: The General…

Rule #3: Stay in Love With God

In today’s sermon, Pastor Wayne explores the third General Rule of the United Societies. The rule is “stay in love with God.”  This rule calls us to practice the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, Bible study, corporate worship, and participating in the Lord’s Supper. When we do this, we find the strength to live out the first two rules: “do no harm” and “do good.”

Rule #2: Do Good

Pastor Wayne continues his look at the General Rules of the United Societies. This is a short series recovering our identity as Wesleyan Methodists. The rules are: Do no harm. Do good. Embrace the spiritual disciplines. Today, our focus is on the second rule to “do good.”

Rule #1: Do No Harm

Join us as Pastor Wayne begins a series on Wesleyan theology starting with John Wesley’s General Rules of the United Societies. The rules are: Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God. We begin this week with rule #1: Do no harm.