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Five Marks of a Methodist group study is a 6-week study of Steve Harper's book, Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith. In the book, he provides an in-depth study of John Wesley's treatise titled "The Character of a Methodist," which describes the five marks of Methodist character. The study consists of the book, a Participant Character Guide, a Leader Guide, DVD and streaming video sessions (6 brief videos).
This concise leader guide helps small groups learn and live the five distinctive marks that John Wesley set forth in The Character of a Methodist. There's an Introduction, Gathering (5 mins.), Reflections (10 mins.), video segment (15 mins.), video discussion questions (10 mins.), Scripture reflection (10 mins.), practical application (5 mins.), and closing prayer (5 mins.) for each session.
|Title: Five Marks of a Methodist: Leader Guide: Also includes Participant Character Guide|
By: Steve Harper
Vendor: Abingdon Press
|Publication Date: 2016|
Stock No: WW820243
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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).
Magrey R. deVega is the Senior Pastor at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. He is the author of several books, including Embracing the Uncertain: A Lenten Study for Unsteady Times, Embracing the Uncertain: 40 Devotions for Unsteady Times, One Faithful Promise: The Wesleyan Covenant for Renewal, and Songs for the Waiting. Magrey is also the Leadership Editor for the Covenant Bible Study by Abingdon Press, overseeing the weekly small group classroom experience. 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.