Five Marks of a Methodist: Participant Character Guide
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The Participant Character Guide provides daily exercises that introduce readers to a wide array of biblical and Wesleyan resources for the spiritual life. It also offers ample space for participants to write their own reflections to the readings and the daily exercises, which will shape their participation in the weekly small group discussions.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 1501820265
ISBN-13: 9781501820267

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This small-group study is based on Steve Harper's book Five Marks of a Methodist. Six sessions provide extended reflection for adults on the five identifiers that Wesley sets forth in "The Character of a Methodist," which he published in 1742.

1. Character: The Marks of a Methodist
2. A Methodist Loves God
3. A Methodist Rejoices in God
4. A Methodist Gives Thanks
5. A Methodist Prays Constantly
6. A Methodist Loves Others

In "The Character of a Methodist," Wesley clearly stated that he did not want to distinguish Methodism from any "real Christian of whatsoever denomination." At the same time, Wesley knew that if the Methodist movement was to be established and grow, it must rest upon the solid foundation of gospel characteristics. This study provides a focused strengthening of the world Wesleyan family, while written so that any Christian person or group could use it with blessing and benefit.

The study consists of the book, Five Marks of a Methodist, a Participant Character Guide, a Leader Guide, DVD and streaming video sessions (6 brief videos).

Author Bio

Magrey R. deVega is a United Methodist Elder of the Florida Annual Conference serving as the Senior Pastor at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. He is the Leadership Editor for Covenant Bible Study by Abingdon Press, overseeing the weekly small group classroom experience. He is the author of Awaiting the Already: An Advent Journey Through the Gospels; One Faithful Promise: Wesley’s Covenant for Renewal; Songs for the Waiting; and Embracing the Uncertain: A Lenten Study for Unsteady Times (Abingdon Press, 2017). He has developed numerous small group materials for such books as Five Marks of a Christian, Earn. Save. Give, and Counterfeit Christianities. He is a contributor to A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series, the Abingdon Preaching Annual 2016, and Feasting on the Gospels. He is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the father of two daughters, Grace and Madelyn.

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