Pastor Jon teaches from the Scriptures on the story of Jesus flipping tables and clearing out the temple. As we seek to declutter our lives during Lent, we learn from Jesus that clearing out sometimes involves sacrifice. We see this in the early Methodists who set out to be a people who prayed together and served the world in the name of Jesus Christ. They set out to recover the sacredness of God's temple among faithful followers of Jesus.
"I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid, lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case, unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out." John Wesley, Thoughts Upon Methodism, London, August 4, 1786