By Rueben P. Job
A Wesleyan non secular Reader presents assets for a 26-week devotional adventure. the quantity comprises Scripture, religious readings (primarily rates from the writings of John Wesley), and an essay through the writer. This fabric is woven right into a development for day-by-day prayer and mirrored image. This devotional event will lead readers to dwell with Wesley's rules and spirit as a window or car for achieving God. one of the 26 topics explored are: Scriptural Christianity; lifestyles in Christ; attaining Out to the bad; The technique of Grace; Holiness of lifestyles; Justifying Grace; The Ministry of All God's humans; Sanctifying Grace; and God's Love and Ours. whereas meant for devotional use via either clergy and laity, pastors also will locate this a worthy source for sermon coaching. this glorious consultant to deeper spirituality turns into a adored significant other for all who search to develop in religion and information of God.
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Sermon 111, On the Omnipresence of God, Vol. 7, p. 239 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ It is a divine evidence and conviction, Secondly, that what God hath promised he is able to perform. ” And surely no one ever imagined it was possible to any power less than that of the Almighty! ” Sermon 43, The Scripture Way of Salvation, Vol. 6, p. 52 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ We allow, likewise, that all outward means whatever, if separate from the Spirit of God, cannot profit at all, cannot conduce, in any degree, either to the knowledge or love of God.
In a world of almost instant communication and graphic story-telling about the tragedy and pain of the world, it is easy to forget this ancient truth. God is sovereign and therefore God is able to care for and provide for all of creation. Once we lose the concept of God as sovereign, our prayers, our faith, and our very souls begin to shrink. To believe in a severely limited God takes the heart out of reverence and out of prayer. To stand before the Master of the Universe is quite different than to stand before a limited and often defeated god.
Apart from this practice of visitation, no real experience of the plight of the poor is possible. Without it, the nerve of compassion is cut and the possibility of a pertinent and transforming praxis is lost. The practice of visiting the destitute and marginalized of English society was a feature of Wesley’s own Methodist discipline from the early days at Oxford until the end of his long career. Wesley’s early motivation may have been simply to obey what, on the basis of Matthew 25, he took to be a clear command of the gospel.
A Wesleyan Spiritual Reader by Rueben P. Job
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