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Andy Kinsey ~ To What End do We Serve?

In a letter to John Smith on June 25, 1746, John Wesley, in reflecting on the Methodist movement, wrote, “What is the end of all ecclesiastical order? Is it not to bring souls from the power of Satan to God? And to build them in his fear and love? Order, then, is so far valuable as it answers these ends; and if it answers them not it is worth nothing.”

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Maxie Dunnam ~ In Honor of Bishop Gerald Kennedy

None of the people welcomed by Bishop Kennedy had broken their covenant of ordination and the majority of the people welcomed by him had been pressured to leave in large part through the experience of violence or threat of violence. Those circumstances do not seem to resemble the case of Mr. Schaefer.

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Bishop Michael Coyner ~ But If Not…

  This sermon was preached at the 2012 Ordination Service of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.   Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before

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