Bishop B. Michael (Mike) Watson is now the episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. The former South Georgia bishop began his four-year term yesterday, and will be “installed” at a service on Sunday, Sept. 7.
In recent months, the focus of Bishop Watson’s teaching and preaching has been “The Methodist Way,” based on the General Rules of the United Methodist Church, originally set forth by John Wesley in 1743.
In a sermon on Pentecost Sunday (May 11, 2008), Bishop Watson challenged his listeners to learn and apply the three rules. He spoke at the Dauphin Way United Methodist Church in Mobile, Ala., a congregation he served as senior pastor before being elected bishop in 2000.
Streaming audio of that Pentecost Sunday sermon, “The Methodist Christian Way,” is below (23 min.) — or you can download an mp3 (5.4MB).
MethodistThinker.com will post more from Bishop Watson later this week.