May 28, 2012

Wesley Sermon Read-Along

It all started when my Twitter friend and fellow UMCer Andrew Conard (@andrewconard and check out his blog here) mentioned he was thinking about rereading through some of Wesley's sermons that the idea took-off. I told him I would be interested in doing that with him and before we knew it, we had 25+ who wanted to form a Wesley read-along group. After a handful of emails back and forth, here is what Andrew and I came up with:

-We will host a Twitter chat each Monday night at 8:30pm cst/9:30pm est starting on June 4th.
-We will use the hashtag #jwchat for our Twitter conversations.
-We will read and discuss Wesley's first 8 sermons over an 8 week period, reading & discussing one sermon a week. You can find them online here and here. Here is our reading schedule: 

  • Salvation by Faith (6/4)
  • The Almost Christian (6/11)
  • Awake, Thou That Sleepest (6/18)
  • Scriptural Christianity (6/25)
  • Justification by Faith (7/2)
  • The Righteousness of Faith (7/9)
  • The Way to the Kingdom (7/16)
  • The First Fruits of the Spirit (7/23)
-We will use these 3 questions to guide our discussions each Monday:
  • If you were to preach this sermon in 140 characters, what would it be?
  • How did you hear God speaking to you through this sermon?
  • What did you discover that is most relevant to your community?
Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or plan to join us.