All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
United Methodist historian, Russell Richey has revised and updated thirteen of his previously published essays to explore the theology and practice of Connectionalism in American Methodism under four rubrics: connectionalism’s ordering, its relation to ministry, its ritual and apologetic aspects, and various ways in which it has been conceptualized in American Methodist history. An indispensable resource for any serious student of methodist history and theology.