The random, thoughts, views and opinions of a young Methodist student minister, musician and University student.

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Monday, 4 January 2010

'A Brand Plucked from the Burning'

Tis I (lol)! A rather serene picture don't you think?? Courtesy of Debby Romain at All Saints Notting Hill :P
Well, I thought I ought to tell you something about me and what I believe.
So here we go.......
Firstly let me say that I believe in a God who loves all people, no matter who they are or what they've done. A God who is always ready and willing to forgive. A God who sees all people as equal and precious in His sight. And I believe this because I believe that this is the essence and the truth that is the Christian Gospel and any Christian who says or believes otherwise has never (sadly) experienced the love and grace of Jesus Christ!
lol okay now I've finished ranting!!
I'm also as many will know a Methodist, a High Wesleyan Sacramentalist to be precise and a very proud one too! Unlike most Methodists my age I wasn't always one, I was once a Roman Catholic and I think it still shows lol. You may think this a tad out of order but I do consider myself as Susannah Wesley once put it 'a brand plucked from the burning'! Each day I thank God for bringing me back to Methodism and believe me I wouldn't be anywhere else!
Methodism has always for me, represented a Church that has from the very outset been on the "frontline"! There helping God's people wherever they may be. One can look through history and find a Methodist doing something somewhere. Go see for yourself! I'm also a Methodist because I believe that as a Church we've got things pretty worked out for a denomination only 300 and something years old.
After being with what in my eyes is a fantastic denomination for about 11 years I finally decided that I had to do something with the Vocation (the call, the purpose) God gave me when I was younger 6 to be precise.
And to cut a veeerrrrrry long story short (though I promise to break it down for you sometime) I began training as a preacher in September 2007 at the crazy age of 15 and I don't regret a second of it!
I long to see more young Methodists encouraged to think about what their call my be and I urge you to think about what it is God is calling you to do for Him?


John Meunier said...

Keep on burning, Jarel.

Welcome to the Methoblogosphere.

Micky said...

Welcome to the world of Methodist Bloggers Jarrel. I shall drop in on your blog with interest, though feel free to moan about the circuit and your mad Superintendent.... I won't mind!!

Jarel Robinson-Brown said...

Haha don't worry Micky I shall! I hope this one doesn't go dead like my last one lol!
Thanks for following, both of you :D

DaveW said...


A warm welcome and lots of sympathy over your mad Superintendent - it must be tough.