This week’s MethodistThinker Podcast features a sermon by the late Methodist missionary, Dr. E. Stanley Jones.
Born in 1884, Eli Stanley Jones responded to the call to missionary service in his early 20s. He spent much of his adult life in India, although as an “evangelist at large” for the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he preached and taught in many nations.
E. Stanley Jones also was the founder of the international Christian Ashram movement, a retreat ministry focused on creating an environment in which people could get away from their normal routine and seek the Lord.
The sermon on this week’s podcast was preached at a U.S. Ashram in August 1960. The sermon title is, “The Gift of the Holy Spirit: The Birthright of All Christians.” (This sermon is included in the 2008 book, Living Upon the Way: Selected Sermons of E. Stanley Jones on Self-Surrender and Conversion.)
To listen to the podcast, use the audio player below (26 min.) — or download an mp3 (11.8 MB).
Next week, a sermon by Bishop Robert Hayes of the Oklahoma Conference.
For previous editions of the MethodistThinker Podcast, click the podcasts tab at the top of this page.
|•||Biography of E. Stanley Jones from the Asbury College Archives|
|•||United Christian Ashrams|
|•||Living Upon the Way: Selected Sermons of E. Stanley Jones on Self-Surrender and Conversion (ordering information for book and CDs) | Lucknow Publishing House (2008)|
|•||Selected Messages from E. Stanley Jones — DVD | Vision Video|
|•||India Methodists celebrate 150 years of ministry | James S. Murthy, Good News magazine (Jan./Feb. 2007)|
|•||A listing of E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism funded by the Foundation for Evangelism|