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Shaking the Dust

Purpose: Think about the Way of Salvation through the lens of a sermon by Sam Wells. Read: Shaking the Dust  transcript of sermon by Samuel Wells Write: Jot down or outline answers to the questions below.  Be prepared to share your thoughts with your RIOM Covenant Group (3-5 minutes). What spoke to you in the …

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The Way of Salvation

Purpose: Explore the Wesleyan Understanding of Salvation and compare/contrast it with a sermon by Barbara Brown Taylor. Read: Grace to Lead: Practicing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition by Kenneth L. Carder Chapters 1 and 2 The Grace of Good Works  transcript of sermon by Barbara Brown Taylor Watch: The Grace of Good Works video of Barbara …

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Human Nature and Salvation

Purpose: Reflect on the idea of human nature and the need for salvation, what informs people’s thoughts about it, and how you might expand your own and/or other people’s understanding from the Wesleyan tradition. Write: Finish these sentence stems: When most of my church members talk about or think about sin, they seem to think …

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 Sin and Sanctification

Purpose: Think about sin and sanctification through the lens of 3 different pastors. Read: Pastor: Revised Edition: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry William H. Willimon Sin in Christian Ministry, pages 254-261 Holiness, Entire Sanctification, and the Redirected Heart Watch: The Antidote with Nadia Bolz-Webber Write: Can you talk about sanctification without talking about …

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The Lordship of Jesus Christ

What does it mean to say Jesus saves, and why can’t we talk about Jesus without talking about the Trinity? Write: Finish these sentence stems: When most of my church members say or think “Jesus is Lord” they mean … When I say or think that “Jesus is Lord” I mean … The similarities between …

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The Triune God We Don’t Know

“All our imaginations of God have to be poured through the filter of Trinitarian reflection,” Jason Byassee. Read: Trinity: The God We Don’t Know by Jason Byassee Chapter 3:  The Triune God We Don’t Know Conclusion Watch: My Neighbor’s Music with Richard Twiss Write: Answer the following questions: Byassee writes, “All our imaginations of God …

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The Spirit We Don’t Know

“We may think we have come to experience the God the creator or Jesus the redeemer on our own, but it is actually the Spirit stirring within us to awaken an ache that can only be satisfied in God…but the Spirit’s work is not only writ small–within the space of our individual hearts,” Jason Byassee. …

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More to the Story

Consider Stephanie Speller’s thoughts on God’s love and Love’s work on the cross. Watch: More to the Story Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers to the questions below.  Be prepared to share your thoughts with your RIOM Covenant Group (3-5 minutes). What line, thought or quote in the video is staying with you and …

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