[Thirkhold- Jones Lecture Series: John Wesley and Methodism]


N. O. McPherson

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Dr. N.O. McPherson presents a lecture on John Wesley and Methodism. In the lecture, he discusses the role of the minster and Christian fellowship. Dr. McPherson also talks about the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

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00:00:05 Dr. N. O. McPherson talks about hymns and about his experience as president of a women’s college.

00:03:08 Introduces the general subject and talks about John Wesley.

00:07:04 Talks about how Methodism and Methodist societies began as a new life movement within the Church of England and how it was not a movement against the organization or theology of the church.

00:20:00 Talks about a man following Christ without belonging to a church, and John Wesley believing that a man hasto be a part of a Church fellowship.

00:34:46 Talks about the job of a minister is to keep people stirred up. Also talks about the true Catholicity of Methodism.

00:44:08 Unidentified man thanks Dr. N.O. McPherson for the first lecture.

00:44:28 Dr. N.O. McPherson reads from the book, “The Hand of God.”

01:07:22 Talks about how Jesus was the friend of tax collectors and sinners. Enemies who gave him this title were not complimenting him but Jesus wanted to make nobodies feel like somebody.

01:23:15 Talks about real limitations of knowledge and power.

01:29:49 Talks about finding something in the Old Testament that is different from the New Testament.

01:34:43 Ends lecture.


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