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Reflections on Sermon 16: “The Means of Grace”

I once received a gift for Christmas with some assembly required.

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Reflections on Sermon 57: “On the Fall of Man”

The opening line of John Wesley’s sermon, “On the Fall of Man,” poses a question nearly as old as humankind and proposes an answer that would have sparked no controversy in his day and great controversy in ours.

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Reflections on Sermon 58: “On Predestination”

“On Predestination” may seem to have less obvious devotional appeal than any of John Wesley’s many other published sermons.

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Reflections on Sermon 125: "On Living Without God"

In his sermon “On Living Without God,” John Wesley tells a scientifically implausible story about a frog who lived its life trapped inside a tree.

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Christ's Mission, Our Commission

In March 1972, my family moved from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Merriam, Kansas. I had just turned 1 year old. My parents had had a rocky start in their marriage.

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Reflections on Sermon 128: “Free Grace”

“Is everyone invited, or just a few?” If you have ever felt left out by the lack of an invitation, then you’ve seen a slight glimpse into Wesley’s contempt for predestination.

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Reflections on Sermon 67: "On Divine Providence"

My kids came inside one day and told me that there was a sparrow on our patio that was hurt and unable to fly.

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Reflections on Sermon 59: "God's Love to Fallen Man"

If you scroll through a newsfeed on any given day, you will inevitably be confronted by the problem of evil.

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