Messages from October 2021

Messages from October 2021

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…

Three Simple Rules: 1. Do No Harm

There was a very successful reform movement to the Church of England in the eighteenth century. It was founded by a quirky priest named John Wesley. This movement required accountability to a faith that was active. This movement eventually became a church in North America, the Methodist Episcopal Church. The General Rules of the Methodist Societies served as the core of this movement. They are: Do no harm. Do good. Attend to the ordinances of God (or observe the spiritual…

The World Turned Upside Down

Mark 10:2-16 describes a world turned upside down. We find that Jesus’ priorities are not our priorities. Join us as we worship together.