Devotion for Friday, March 7th

Brooke Eikenberry Lent 2014

1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 10:38-42

John Wesley on the Means of Grace (spiritual practices) 

Holy Communion & Holy Conferencing

John Wesley believed that Communion is a memorial meal and invoked the real presence of Christ by Christ’s own choice through the Holy Spirit. It was also a pledge: a promise of the future glory which awaits the Christian in heaven. Communion includes three essential elements of the devotional life: contemplation, experience and hope.

Communion is not for those who consider themselves sinless but, as a means of grace, particularly for those who have sinned.

John Wesley used the Class meeting as a form of Christian Conferencing for nurture, study, encouragement, stewardship, witness and service. Societies, class meetings and bands were the ways Wesley provided to spiritually mature.

Share a time when communion provided you with a profound spiritual experience.

Have you joined a small group to consider and share thoughts and feelings about the

scriptures and reflections presented in this devotional and learn from others during this season of Lent? If not, will you join a small group this week so you can engage in spiritual conferencing?

 

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