Top 10 United Methodist Beliefs
There can be no doubt about what Jesus thought was "the main thing," the Great Commandments to love God with our heart, soul, and mind and to love neighbor as yourself. What were the non-negotiables for the founder of the...
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There can be no doubt about what Jesus thought was "the main thing," the Great Commandments to love God with our heart, soul, and mind and to love neighbor as yourself.
What were the non-negotiables for the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley? Wesley's first priority was to grow Christian disciples who loved God and neighbor with a holy love that keeps those Commandments.
Using John Wesley as guide, Top 10 United Methodist Beliefs describes the 10 most important United Methodist beliefs, so that we are equipped for every good work. It also describes how a passionate Wesley can still inspire us to travel the road to perfection using these basic beliefs as signposts, not hitching posts, so that we can more fully follow Jesus.
But discipleship can be arduous and God's grace is not cheap. We must be prepared to walk and walk and not just talk. The Christian life is action packed with surprises at every turn. "Are you able?" as the old hymn asks. Yes, Lord, we are able through the power and love of God to be accountable to Jesus and each other. Each chapter includes study questions suitable for personal reflection and group conversation.
Don Adams is a native of Indiana. His MDiv is from Asbury Theological Seminary and his DMin is from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Adams is the author of With Hands Outstretched published by Bristol Books 2008 and has worked numerous Emmaus Walks and Kairos Prison ministry weekends. He has also serviced the church as the Valdosta District Superintendent, delegate to S.E. Jurisdictional Conference 2008, and as an alternate to General Conference in 2012. He lives in Albany, GA.