For Reflection

WEEKLY WESLEY:

**UPDATED 10/22/2016

1.CHARLES WESLEY HYMN:

“All Ye That Seek the Lord Who Died”

 

2. JOHN WESLEY SERMON:

 Read “Awake, Thou That Sleepest”

 

3. JOHN WESLEY – NOTES ON THE BIBLE:

Link to Notes on Individual OT & NT Books

 

4. OTHER WESLEYAN BIBLICAL COMMENTARY:

Adam Clarke

Thomas Coke

 

FOR FURTHER RELECTION:

**CHARLES WESLEY HYMNSSite #1 // Site #2

 

**JOHN WESLEY SERMONSClick HERE // Click HERE for Audio Collection

 

**EXPERIENCING, EMBRACING, &  LIVING THE COVENANT OF BAPTISM:

1. SACRAMENTS/SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:

“What Is a Sacrament?” by Michael Pasquerello

“What Is a Sacrament?” by Seedbed

“Jesus & the Means of Grace” by Bob Stamps

“Jesus Our Sacrament” by Bob Stamps

“Why Christians Celebrate the Sacraments” by Timothy Tennent

“Baptism – Sacrament of Belonging”

 

2. GRACE:

“The Order of Salvation” by Charles Gutenson

“What Is Prevenient Grace?” by Charles Gutenson

“What Is Convicting Grace?” by Charles Gutenson

“What Is Justifying Grace?” by Charles Gutenson

“What Is Sanctifying Grace?” by Charles Gutenson

 

3. SIN, REPENTANCE, FAITH, & OBEDIENCE:

“The 4-Question Test of Your Life” by J.D. Walt

“The Doctrine of Sin” by Matt O’Reilly

“What Is Sin, and How Did It Enter the Human Race?” by Timothy Tennent 

“Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?” by Michael Brown

“Repent and Believe the Gospel” by Bradley Johnson

 

4. CREEDS/CORE CHRISTIAN TEACHING:

“Redemptive Catechesis: Rethinking Theological Teaching” by Ben Espinoza

“Instructions for Children” by John Wesley

“A Short Commentary on the Church Catechism” by Charles Wesley

The Catechism of the Methodist Episcopal Church

30 Questions by Timothy Tennent 

“Sound Doctrine Mattered to John Wesley” by Allan Bevere

“Why Does Doctrine Matter?” by William J. Abraham

“The Apostles’ Creed” by Charles Gutenson

“The Nicene Creed” by Charles Gutenson

“The Creed of Constantinople” by Charles Gutenson

“The Creed of Chalcedon” by Charles Gutenson

UMC 25 Articles of Religion

UMC Confession of Faith

 

5. PRAYERS:

“Embracing Wesleyan Spirituality” by Steve Harper

“John Wesley’s Approach to Christian Formation” by Ben Espinoza

“Prayers for Children, Youth, & the Childlike” by John Wesley

“What is the Means of Grace?” by Timothy Tennent

“The Means of Grace: The Places God Meets Us” by Leah Hartman

“What is the Role of Prayer in the Life of the Christian?” by Timothy Tennent

“Value of Set Prayers” by J.D. Walt

“The Lord’s Prayer: an Adventure in Missing the Point” by J.D. Walt

“7 Reasons to Ban the Lord’s Prayer” by Steven Croft

“The Anatomy of a Prayer: Using the Collect in Worship” by Patrick Bourckel

“4 Keys to a Real Prayer Life” by J.D. Walt

“Rescuing Prayer from Unceasing Ambiguity” by J.D. Walt

“The Everyday Art of Listening” by Heather Celoria

“Families, Pray Together” by National Review

“Singing the Psalms, Part 1” by Patrick Bourckel

“What is the Bible, and Why was it given to the Church?” by Timothy Tennent

“How to Read the Bible Like John Wesley” by Andrew Dragos

“Do (Wesleyan) Arminians Believe in Inerrancy?” by Vic Reasoner

“How to Rememberize Scripture” by Aaron Buttery

“The Spiritual Discipline of Fasting” by Steve Johnson

“What Happened When We Added Fasting to Our Prayers?” by Robert Webster

Fasting & Prayer for Awakening” by David Thomas

“Why You Don’t Fast, and Why That’s O.K.” by J.D. Walt

 

6. PRESENCE:

“Why Growing a Crowd Can Be Death to a Church” by J.D. Walt

“Rhythms of Love: Why Saying the Same Thing Over and Over Can Be Good” by Patrick Bourckel

“An Alternate Universe: Living the Church Calendar” by Patrick Bourckel

“Early Methodist Small Groups” by Kevin Watson

“The Value of the Class Meeting for the 21st Century” by Kevin Watson

“The Genius of Wesleyan Small Groups” by Ryan Danker

“Discipleship Essentials Groups” by Greg Ogden

“5 Things We Require of Every Small Group” by Matt LeRoy

“Disciples Making Disciples: Life-Transforming Small Groups”

“How’s Your Spiritual Life: The Class Meeting for Today”

“Sunday Mornings Aren’t Easy” by Jonathan Powers

“5 Paradigm Shifts for Small Group Ministry” by Andrew Mason

 

7. GIFTS:

“Christian Generosity” by Gary Hoag

“How to Sow Christian Generosity” by Gary Hoag

 

8. SERVICE:

a) Spiritual Gifts: 

Spiritual Gifts Inventory #1

Spiritual Gifts Inventory #2

Spiritual Gifts Inventory #3

“Are the Spiritual Gifts for Today?” by Craig Keener

 

b) Body as the Temple of the Holy Spirit:

“Physical Health Is Discipleship” by Randy Hardman

“One Sin the Church Can’t Afford to Ignore” by Bill Guerrant

 

c) Faith & Work: 

“What Is My Calling? (Audio)” by Art Lindsley

“5 Ways Churches Are Not Wasting the Resource of Church Members in the Marketplace” by Kevin Kinghorn

“The Gospel & Work (Video)” by Greg Forster

“The Gospel & Economic Change” by Greg Forster

“Entrepreneurship: an Opportunity for Personal, Individual Flourishing” by Tim Hoerr

“A Game of Survival, Not Status: Are Entrepreneurs Rock Stars?” by Chris Chancey

“Christianity and the Free Market” by Bob Lupton

 

9. WITNESS:

a) Basics: 

“Being a Witness” by J.D. Walt

“Why I’m Not a Disciple-Maker & You Aren’t Either” by J.D. Walt

“Matthew & the Great Commission” by Craig Keener

“Evangelism in the 21st Century” by Bob Stamps

“How to Do Personal Evangelism” by Kimberly Dunnam Reisman

 

b) Pilgrims in a Strange Land (Faith & Culture):

“Post-Christendom & the Church” by Chris Backert

“Christian Cultural Engagement: Two Approaches” by Benjamin J. Videtich

“Are We Witnessing the ‘Suicide of Thought’?” by Drew McIntyre

“5 Reasons the Church Should Talk About Abortion” by John Adams

“The Coming of the Age of Gibberish” by Carl R. Truman

“Christianity & Islam in a Post 9/11 World (Video)” by Timothy Tennent

“Our Men Without Chests” by The Wardrobe Door

“Academic Freedom & the Liberal Arts” by Robert P. George

 

**FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP

“Can I Ask That?: Embracing a Faith Big Enough for Teenagers’ Doubts” by Kara Powell & Brad Griffin 

“Infant Baptism & Beyond” by Ken Loyer

“Infant Baptism & Beyond: a Systematic Approach, Part II” by Ken Loyer 

“Infant Baptism & Beyond: a Systematic Approach, Part III” by Ken Loyer 

“Where Children’s Discipleship Begins” by Christina Embree

“How to Disciple Children: When We Sit at Home” by Christina Embree

“How to Disciple Children: When You Walk Along the Road” by Christina Embree

“How to Disciple Children: When We Lie Down and Get Up” by Christina Embree

“On Karissa and Tris and Real Life Role Models” by Kelli Stuart

“Raising Daniels” by Heather Haupt

“4 Ways to Pass Down Your Faith to Future Generations” by Tommy Williams

“4 Ways to Start Them Young: Spiritual Formation Practices with Family” by Matt Lipan”

“A Social Experiment About the Dangers of Social Media (Video)” by Coby Persinger

“7 Keys to Protecting Your Marriage from Infidelity” by Kathy Milans

“Parents, Children and Youth Ministry: Where Formation Happens” by Matt Judkins

“From the Mouths of Babes: Participation of Children in Worship” by Brian Rhea

“Families, Pray Together” by National Review

“Your Child Is Your Neighbor” by Jen Wilkin

“How Living Counter-Culturally Can Lead to Your Kids Resentment Christianity” by Natasha Crain

“Why We Need to Address the ‘Mental Load’ for Moms” by Erin Stewart

 

**BIBLICAL STUDIES:

“Was Ancient Israel Just Like Its Neighbors? A Singular Israel in a Pluralistic World” by Bill T. Arnold

“The Function & Purpose of the OT Law” by Brent Strawn (Video)

“Bible Interpretation Methods You Should Avoid” by Craig Keener 

 

**MODERN MUSIC

“His Renown” by Passion Band 

“Our God’s Alive” by Andy Cherry

 



‡ = Edited anonymously at the Memorial University of Newfoundland with corrections and other modifications by Ryan Danker and George Lyons of Northwest Nazarene University.

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