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Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It

4/15/2018 – 6/10/2018

John Wesley, founder of Methodism, had a strong vibrant faith calling people to a revival of their hearts and souls. In this series, we will retrace the steps of John Wesley in 18th-century England and see what lessons there are for us as 21st-century Christians for finding renewal and revival in our lives. This series is based on the book and video of the same name by United Methodist pastor Rev. Adam Hamilton.

April 15 – Precursors to Revival (Epworth) – Revelation 2:1-5, 3:14-22
April 22 – A Longing for Holiness (Oxford) – 1 Peter 1:13-16
April 29 – A Crisis of Faith (Georgia and Aldersgate) – Romans 4:1-5, 5:1-5
May 13 – The Necessity of Grace (Bristol) – Ephesians 2:1-10
May 20 Works of Mercy (The Foundry, London) – James 2:14-26
June 3 – Persevering to the End (City Road Chapel, London) – 1 Thess. 1:1-10
June 10 – Catching Fire (America) – Acts 10:34-48

Sermons will be added here as they become available.

a longing for holiness

A Longing for Holiness

As a young adult at Oxford University, John Wesley began to question what exactly it means to be a Christian, to glorify God and live a holy life. Wesley sensed that there was more to faith and holiness than he had known before. The first Methodists pursued an intentional and methodical plan for becoming more like Christ. (1 Peter 1:13-16)

precursors to revival

Precursors to Revival

We all go through times where our spiritual vitality waxes and wanes. Paul’s response to the church in Ephesus who had lost their enthusiasm was to tell them to “repent, and do the works you did at first.” The seeds of revival are to be found in the story of our beginning. John Wesley was greatly impacted by his upbringing and his parent’s faith. (Revelation 2:1-5, 3:14-22)