Scripture: Acts 10: 34-43
That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. (Acts 10: 37-39a)
Jesus’ baptism began a new era of living in the light, a lifestyle of both doing and being. Since the beginning of the Methodist movement, the general rules have guided our walk with Christ: Do good, do no harm, attend to all the ordinances of God. They are simple rules, and when followed, truly bring light into the world in which we live.