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Night 2 of Open Community, Rev. Jerry Rairdon talks through the Old Testament passages often brought up when discussing the topic of sexuality, and how we can better understand them in context. Copies of the notes are available for those interested, physical copies can be picked up in the church office or digital copies available via email, feel fr…
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As we get deeper into Lent, Pastors Randy and Andy continue to explore the meaning of the death of Jesus on the cross. How is Good Friday good news? The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episode 32: How is Good Friday good news? Pastor Andy Payton and Pastor Randy Moore Recorded February 28, 2024 If you have a question for our Pastors, send them t…
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Pastor Andy talks about the history of the General Conference and the United Methodist Church. It's not too late to join, register for the upcoming sessions by calling the church office or visiting methodisttemple.church. Dinner provided at 5:30 with class beginning at 6:15De către Methodist Temple
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This week Pastors Randy and Andy bring in Rev. Jerry Rairdon. Jerry discusses what could be a historic General Conference of the United Methodist Church coming up in April. Jerry talks about how he is hopeful that the UMC will finally remove the harmful language from the discipline concerning human sexuality. The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy …
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Pastors Randy and Andy define 5 key terms as the sermon series on the 25 Articles of Religion for the Methodists concludes: Christ, Sin, Freedom, Faith, and Hope. The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episode 30: Articles of Religion Wrap-up Pastor Andy Payton and Pastor Randy Moore Recorded February 14, 2024 If you have a question for our Pastors…
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Who is the first person to understand who Jesus truly is in the Gospel of Mark? Prepare to be surprised. Pastors Randy and Andy also preview Andy’s sermon on the 25th and final Article in the Articles of Religion for the Methodists. Don’t miss the finale. The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episode 29: About the Gospel of Mark Pastor Andy Payton…
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Randy and Andy talk about article 23 of the Methodist Articles of Religion and how this article connects back to our current politics. (EPISODE NOTE: There were some audio issues when recording this episode) Article XXIII — Of the Rulers of the United States of America The President, the Congress, the general assemblies, the governors, and the coun…
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Randy and Andy talk about a Methodist missionary who was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and then was a major influence on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Article XXII — Of the Rites and Ceremonies of Churches It is not necessary that rites and ceremonies should in all places be the same, or exactly alike; for they have been always different, and may…
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Pastors Randy and Andy talk about how conversion isn’t about becoming more religious. It’s about becoming increasingly more Christ-like as we wake up to the presence of Christ in and around us. Article XXI — Of the Marriage of Ministers The ministers of Christ are not commanded by God's law either to vow the estate of single life, or to abstain fro…
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Pastor Randy discusses how Mary the mother of Jesus is the model of trust and obedience for all of us. She said yes to bearing Christ to the world. We can too. The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episode 24: Bearing Christ Pastor Andy Payton and Pastor Randy Moore December 27, 2023 If you have a question for our Pastors, send them to info@method…
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Pastors Randy and Andy discuss five ways to understand the cross. The bottom line is that the cross is an invitation to live life as it is, not as we wish it to be. This is faith, this is trust, and its result is joy. Article XX — Of the One Oblation of Christ, Finished upon the Cross The offering of Christ, once made, is that perfect redemption, p…
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Randy and Andy break down article 19 of the Articles of Religion and discuss how the church and the sacrament is an open table to all who want to come to faith. Article XIX — Of Both Kinds The cup of the Lord is not to be denied to the lay people; for both the parts of the Lord's Supper, by Christ's ordinance and commandment, ought to be administer…
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Randy and Andy marvel at how the Holy Communion liturgy declares that heaven and earth are full of God’s glory. Heaven AND earth! Heaven shines through if only we have the eyes to see it. Article XVIII — Of the Lord's Supper The Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another, but rath…
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Randy and Andy talk about how Baptism is not as much about us choosing God as it is about God having already chosen us. Article XVII — Of Baptism Baptism is not only a sign of profession and mark of difference whereby Christians are distinguished from others that are not baptized; but it is also a sign of regeneration or the new birth. The Baptism …
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Randy and Andy discuss the sacraments and how the purpose of everything we say and do is to convince people that God loves them. The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episode 19: About the Sacraments Pastor Andy Payton and Pastor Randy Moore November 21, 2023 If you have a question for our Pastors, send them to info@methodisttemple.church For more…
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Randy and Andy tackle the Rapture and offer a take on the coming of Jesus that includes recognizing his loving presence in the here and now. The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episode 18: About Rapture Pastor Andy Payton and Pastor Randy Moore November 15, 2023 If you have a question for our Pastors, send them to info@methodisttemple.church For…
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Pastor Randy and Andy talk about spirituality in a world that is not necessarily religious. The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episode 17: About Spirituality Pastor Andy Payton and Pastor Randy Moore November 8, 2023 If you have a question for our Pastors, send them to info@methodisttemple.church For more information about Methodist Temple UMC,…
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Is it possible to think of Purgatory, not as something in the afterlife, but as the transition into eternal life now? Could it be the place where we wake up to the presence of Christ in ourselves and others? What would be its evidence? It would be love. Love of God and neighbor. Article XIV — Of Purgatory The Romish doctrine concerning purgatory, p…
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Randy and Andy ask the question, why church? They discuss the reasons people avoid the church and what we can do create a community of love and life unified by the presence of Jesus Christ. Article XIII — Of the Church The visible church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men in which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments duly a…
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Randy and Andy talk about how we don't have to wait for heaven; we can expect it now, how mission is about making friends, and why Church in 2023. Paster Andy talks about the 12th Article of Religion and Pastor Randy recaps his sermon about friends. Article XII — Of Sin After Justification Not every sin willingly committed after justification is th…
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Randy and Andy discuss article 11 in Pastor Andy's sermon series of the 25 Articles of Religion. They talk about the perfection of love, our faith in grace, and then look ahead to next week's topic. Article XI — Of Works of Supererogation Voluntary works—besides, over and above God's commandments—which they call works of supererogation, cannot be t…
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Joshua Claybourn is an attorney, author, and historian. His research, writing, and editing primarily concern history, law, public policy, and Lincoln's youth in Indiana. He was featured on the CNN documentary series LINCOLN: DIVIDED WE STAND. He has also published several books including ABE'S YOUTH: SHAPING THE FUTURE PRESIDENT with William E. "Bi…
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Randy and Andy discuss the difference between “Holier than thou” and Holiness, religion of the heart, and the fact that in the economy of God’s reign, everyone has enough. Article X — Of Good Works Although good works, which are the fruits of faith, and follow after justification, cannot put away our sins, and endure the severity of God's judgment;…
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Pastor Randy is joined by Rev. Jerry Rairdon. Jerry is a retired UMC pastor who worships at Methodist Temple. He’s also the development director at Wesselman Woods. Randy and Jerry talk about holiness, creation care, and the parable of Jesus that will be the topic of this week’s sermon (Matthew 20:1-16). The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episo…
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This week Randy and Andy come to Article 9, Justification by Faith. We are justified when we wake up to God's loving presence in our lives. We are freed from our compulsion to try to gain God's presence by achievement. Article IX — Of the Justification of Man We are accounted righteous before God only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Chr…
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This week, Pastors Randy and Andy pick back up with the discussion of the 25 Articles of Religion. To understand free will, it is necessary to understand prevenient grace. Article VIII — Of Free Will The condition of man after the fall of Adam is such that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and works, to faith, and call…
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On this week's podcast, we take a pause from our discussion on the 25 Articles of Religion and Pastors Randy and Andy talk about the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch from the 8th chapter of Acts. Next week we will pick back up on Article 8 of the 25 Articles of Religion. The Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy Episode 8: Philip and the Ethio…
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In this podcast, Pastors Randy and Andy continue discussing the 25 Articles of Religion used by the Methodist Church and unpack Original Sin and Original Righteousness too. Article VII — Of Original or Birth Sin Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam (as the Pelagians do vainly talk), but it is the corruption of the nature of every man,…
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In this week's podcast, Pastors Randy and Andy discuss various ways Christians see Jesus as the mediator between God and humankind. They will continue their discussion around the 25 articles of religion in the Methodist Church. Article VI — Of the Old Testament The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; for both in the Old and New Testament ever…
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In this week's Pastor Podcast with Randy and Andy, we discuss Jesus as the lens through which to read the Bible. They will continue their discussion around the 25 articles of religion in the Methodist Church. Article V — Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Salvation The Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation; so that …
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Meditating on the Jacob story, Pastors Randy Moore and Andy Payton discuss wrestling with God and the scriptures. They will continue their discussion around the 25 articles of religion in the Methodist Church. Article IV — Of the Holy Ghost The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory with the Fath…
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This week, Pastors Andy Payton and Randy Moore dive into the third article of religion with talks about the resurrection of Christ. In the resurrection, Christ's life is greater than the powers of sin and death. That’s not only true in the future, but in the present. Article III — Of the Resurrection of Christ Christ did truly rise again from the d…
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This week on the podcast, Pastor Andy Payton and Pastor Randy Moore dig into the second article of religion and discuss how Jesus is the embodiment of a relationship with God. But also points us to the God who is faithful and is yet to come. Article II — Of the Word, or Son of God, Who Was Made Very Man The Son, who is the Word of the Father, the v…
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In this inaugural podcast, Pastor Andy Payton and Pastor Randy Moore begin their discussion of the 25 articles of religion passed down to us by John Wesley. Article I — Of Faith in the Holy Trinity There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body or parts, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things…
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