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Monday, January 01, 2007

Sermon for a new book

Happy New Year everyone! May 2007 be filled with joy and blessing.

Here is a copy of a sermon that I was asked to write at the World Methodist council in Korea last year. Rev Dr Angela Shier-Jones initiated a project to get Methodist scholars from across the world to each choose, and rewrite, one of John Wesley's 44 sermons. I chose sermon 28, which is on discourse 8 of the sermon on the mount (Matthew 6:19-23). You can read John Wesley's original sermon here. The brief was not to simply rewrite, critique, or modernise Wesley's sermon, but rather to take the central message of the sermon and adapt it to the writers context. The outcome was to be a sermon that could actually be preached today.

It is a great honour to have been asked to participate since persons such as Randy Maddox, Richard Heitzenrater, and Geoffrey Wainwright have also been asked to write sermons.

Here is a copy of the sermon. I would appreciate feedback, comments, corrections and insights.

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  • This is great Dion. Accessible, but very challenging. And helpful for us given the context we are now moving into. Thank you!

    You may want to change the file name - the apostrophe causes issues with the download link.

    All the best for 2007 for you and your family.

    By Blogger michael, at 10:53 AM  

  • Hey, its nice to have a famous friend!

    Thanks for all you encouragement this past year.

    Your friendship is highly valued.


    By Blogger Wessel Bentley, at 9:41 AM  

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