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Whenever I begin to teach about our Wesleyan heritage as United Methodists, I am usually a little afraid of losing some of my audience. I imagine that some will think it's a lot of boring information about a stuffy old English guy from the 1700s who doesn't matter anymore. I imagine some folks groaning that they'd rather hear about contemporary, lively, and biblical Christianity rather than all that dead religion. Ironically, it is precisely that kind of complaint that led John and Charles Wesley to exercise a new (then) undertaking that intentionally infused biblical precedence and Spirit-driven energy into their old religion. This message is meant to inspire us toward such a revival in the coming year and to set the stage for our Wesleyan Covenant Prayer of commitment: 

I am no longer my own, but thine.

Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.

Put me to doing, put me to suffering.

Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,

exalted for thee or brought low for thee.

Let me be full, let me be empty.

Let me have all things, let me have nothing.

I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.

And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

thou art mine, and I am thine.

So be it.

And the covenant which I have made on earth,

let it be ratified in heaven.

Amen.

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Once upon a time on a night like no other in a little town called Bethlehem the broken dream that is fallen humanity’s temporary lot was melded with the heavenly realm as all creation sang the glory of God and the wonders of His love.

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Revelation 19 describes the The return of the King. 

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God's perfect, precision timing put Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem so the Prophet Micah's declaration that the Messiah would be born there would come to pass. God's perfect, precision timing put Jesus in the place and time of world history to bring all of us to our own salvation.

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Revelation 18 describes the total destruction of Babylon, both the literal and metaphorical. The humanistic, self-centered, prideful worldview will be judged. 

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Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a remarkable women to be sure. She bore the Son of God so that through Him our sins could be forgiven. A child was born, a Son was given. The Son invites us into His divine nature so that, after being born like us, He could then offer us new birth into being like Him. Join us for the Second Sunday in Advent as we celebrate and worship together and learn more about our Lord Jesus.

The Christian Era

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Advent is a season of hopeful anticipation. What do you expect? The season serves as a reminder that the first arrival of our Messiah was longed for and fulfilled. So, Christ's second coming is equally anticipated. In the meantime, we must keep one eye looking toward heaven and the other toward our neighbor in need.

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Chapter 17 of Revelation is a little hard to follow. But, the angel of the Lord is there to explain it. There are basically two world views: Bab-El, the hater of God; Isra-El, the lover of God.  

Psalm 32 music is from the following YouTube

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Here's a new communication offering from Shiloh. The monthly newsletter read to you. Now you can listen to the important news compiled each month to assist you in join with the Lord in all the He does through the family of faith at Shiloh. Please let us know if this is helpful to you. 

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Have you seen the glory of God? Have you seen Jesus? You may be surprised to to find out that you have. Jesus is the Word of God that was spoken when creation began. His is the very essence of God's glory. The same glory is imparted to us through the Son when we are born anew by the Spirit. When we worship together let's witness the glory of God.

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