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John Wesley and The Rise of Methodism

I am continuing to use this monthly column as an opportunity for us to look at the life of John Wesley, a prominent leader in the early Methodist movement in the 1700s in England. My hope is that you will take the time to explore how this ordinary man came to live an extraordinary life for God. In doing this, I hope that you’ll find yourself inspired to serve Christ…

John Wesley: Plucked from the fire

In these next few months, I will be using this monthly column to look at the life of John Wesley, a prominent leader in the early Methodist movement in the 1700s in England. My hope is that you will take the time to explore how this ordinary man came to live an extraordinary life for God, riding more than 250,000 miles on horseback (about 45 round-trip flights from New…

2017 Year in Review

Guest Author: Sandra Miller Hopefully everyone had a very Merry Christmas.  Remembering exactly what all of the preparation and celebration is for!  Love came down at Christmas, God in human form; vulnerable and dependent upon his mother and father for his every need!  And to think, he did all of this to be sacrificed on the cross for the sins of the world! It seems like…

Revival

Perhaps you remember a time (maybe in the not-too-distant past) when the church would have a “revival”– a series of services with a focus on preaching and evangelism. Many churches still do this. In fact, I am taking part in such an event this month at one of our sister churches in the Baltimore-Metropolitan district. There is, however, another deeper…

Bible Reading Plans for Lent (2017)

New readings every Monday through Saturday. Sunday is a “catch-up” day. The Gospel of John in 40 Days (~5 min/day) March 1:    John 1:1–18 March 2:    John 1:19–42 March 3:    John 1:43–2:12 March 4:    John 2:13–25 March 6:    John 3:1–30 March 7:    John 3:31–4:15 March 8:    John 4:16–42 March 9:    John 4:43–54 March 10:    John 5:1–18 March 11:    John 5:19–47 March…