Friday, August 17Proclamation: 1 John 1:3 (NIV) We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

Bible Study

The Front Porch – What’s Appropriate When Preaching (Video)

The Front Porch – What’s Appropriate When Preaching (Video)

Bible Study, Interviews, Sermons, The Front Porch
Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter come up on the porch to talk about the lines pastors shouldn’t cross, as mandated by Scripture and suggested by wisdom, in their preaching. They answer questions that can be summed up as, “How far is too far? How much is too much? When is relevance irreverent?” After all, “a lot of inappropriateness in the pulpit is because we can be some inappropriate dudes!” one of the brothers suggests -- which is timely wisdom considering the recent dustup with Jamal Bryant. But what about preaching from manuscripts — should preaching only be done extemporaneously? “Well if you don’t plan what you gon’ say, you gon’ say what you don’t plan — and you and everyone else will hear it,” Tony Carter reminds us. C’mon up and join the conversation as these brother
Ekklesia Muskogee – JESUS GRACE: Acts 9:1-19

Ekklesia Muskogee – JESUS GRACE: Acts 9:1-19

Bible Study, Jesus
JESUS’ GRACE: Acts 9:1-19 BIG IDEA Jesus’ grace confronts and comforts. Saul was confronted with the seriousness of his sin, but comforted by Jesus’ words of grace. Jesus’ grace also reconciles us to God as our Father and to other Christians as our brothers and sisters. Like Ananias and Saul, it doesn’t matter what your previous life looked like; If you are in Christ you are family. Furthermore, Christians are redeemed from their previous life of using their gifts and talents for their own glory, to using their gifts and talents to the glory of God. Jesus redeemed Saul’s privilege, singleness, devotion, resilience, genius, and productivity, making him the Apostle Paul. Finally, Jesus opens eyes and changes hearts. He doesn’t just confront, comfort, reconcile, and redeem. He also gi
The Connectional Table – Conversation on Human Sexuality, Our Mission and United Methodist Church Law (Video)

The Connectional Table – Conversation on Human Sexuality, Our Mission and United Methodist Church Law (Video)

Bible Study, Church, Jesus
umc.org/connectional-table-web... The Connectional Table hosted an online conversation on human sexuality, our mission and United Methodist church law, Tuesday, April 29th. The event begins with Bible study led by Bishop James Dorff, followed by a panel of United Methodist leaders and theologians who will discuss how we witness Christ's love to the world in relationship to our doctrine. The event is the first in a series of three the Connectional Table will host to foster ongoing dialogue -- both to provide an opportunity for Connectional Table members to listen and consider varying theological perspectives, as well as to create an ongoing conversation in the wider church. Webcasts will be archived for future viewing. The Connectional Table invites anyone who is interested in the topic...