Monthly Archives: September 2015

…Now Change.

Luke 18:18-30 “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” This month at Andrews UMC, that’s more than just the title of an on Off-Broadway musical. It’s also a not-half-bad description of John Wesley’s three kinds of grace: “Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying Grace.” Prevenient grace is the grace that comes *before.* It’s Romans 5:8, […]

…You’re Perfect…

Luke 18:9-14 I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change. That’s the title of the second-longest-running Off Broadway musical.  It’s also the tool we’re using in order to try and learn, engage, and remember John Wesley’s three kinds of grace: Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying Grace. The Welseyan understanding of grace is tremendous.  It’s life-changing.  […]

I love you…

Luke 19:1-10 There’s an Off Broadway musical with a title that holds some interest us for Methodists. It’s actually the second-longest-running Off Broadway musical, so there’s a good chance you’ve heard of it. From 1996 to 2008 it drew crowds by telling stories about relationships; as the tagline puts it, it gave audiences “Everything you […]

Coupons

Romans 3:21-26 Every time I check out at the grocery store, I feel a little disappointed in myself… and iIt’s because of those coupons you get when you check out. Coupons. Ugh. I know that I should save them and use them. 50 cents here, a dollar there – it can all add up to […]