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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens is senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA.

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The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens is senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA. He has served in the North Georgia Conference of the UMC for 45 years. A graduate of the University of Georgia and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, he earned a doctor of ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary. He taught preaching at Candler for 16 years.


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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens

Dropping the Mask We Hide Behind

John 4:5-15

3rd Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 23, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Gospel doesn't even record her name, simply a woman from Samaria.  People like her were considered outcasts, inferior, and perhaps not even regarded as a person, but so were many who were attracted to Jesus.  After all, they all look alike don't they?  She was not considered a person in her own right, just one of "them."  It is always easier to ridicule or criticize the "other side" if we strip them of personality or just paint over their individuality by giving them the same personality, with a one-size-fits-all label.  Have you ever noticed the enemy is always "they" and never an individual?  We put a mask on them so we don't have to deal with them.

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Who Is in Charge?

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11

1st Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 09, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

Both of the readings from the Bible that you have just heard struggle with the question of who is going to be in charge in our world and, more importantly, in each of our lives.

In our reading from Genesis, Adam and Eve wanted to reign God in so they could move on up and be in charge.  They thought by eating the forbidden fruit they would see as God sees.  They thought they would make God obsolete, God would no longer be needed, and they themselves would fill the role of God.  You might say Adam and Eve wanted to cut out what they mistakenly saw as the eternal middleman.

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October 14, 2012

Sticker Shock for the Soul

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens explores Jesus' encounter with a wealthy man in Mark 10:17-27, and encourages us, "Don't go to God in prayer and not expect a challenge, a push to grow or a change in your faith journey."
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October 07, 2012

A Call to a Higher Standard

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens helps us grapple with Jesus' teaching on divorce in Mark 10:2-13, and encourages us not to hear Jesus' words as judgment and condemnation, but as a call to aim for a goal.
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April 10, 2011

The Road to Easter Runs Through a Cemetery

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The story of Jesus' raising of his friend Lazarus from death (John 11) illustrates that what appears to be an ending can in fact be a beginning--a truth that can give us hope amidst our grief.
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April 03, 2011

Blindness of the Heart

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

When Jesus healed a blind man on the Sabbath, the religious leaders were outraged (John 9). But Dr. Wiley Stephens says we may be as spiritually blind at times as they were.
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December 20, 2009

The Place Where Heaven Will Touch the Earth

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

For the 4th Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens lets the prophet Micah do the preaching, revealing the important place Bethlehem has in the lives of God's people.
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December 13, 2009

Repent, Ye Saints

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

As we continue the journey of Advent, the Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens reminds us that we all need to repent and change directions in order to truly follow Christ.
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December 06, 2009

Uncluttering

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens continues our Advent journey by encouraging us to "unclutter" our lives--physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
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Living into Love (Part 2) - Day1 Sermon Reflections

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

Part 2 of 2 Sermon Reflection - The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens. "You have heard the old saying "Garbage in Garbage out" In other words "what we make a part of our lives is who we are, and what we become"
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Living into Love (Part 1) - Day1 Sermon Reflections

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

Part 1 of 2 - Sermon Reflection The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens "You have heard the old saying "Garbage in Garbage out" In other words "what we make a part of our lives is who we are
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November 23, 2008

Heaven's Audit of One's Soul

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens is senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA.

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October 05, 2008

Who's in Charge Here?

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens is senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA.

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May 13, 2007

Finding Tomorrow Today

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens encourages our faith in the promise of tomorrow through our love and faith in Christ.

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April 22, 2007

The Grace of Another Day

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens encourages us to accept the grace and gift of a new day and have courage to do God's will with our second chance.

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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens - Day1 Podcast Extra

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

In this Day1 Podcast Extra, the Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens, pastor of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, Georgia, shares his personal insights and experiences of preaching.

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May 14, 2006

Well-Connected Christians

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens, senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, Georgia, talks about the strength that comes from Christian community and fellowship.

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May 07, 2006

One Life to Give

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens, senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, Georgia, speaks of the power of Jesus' love and the challenge it presents in our lives.

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March 13, 2005

Whenever Jesus Shows Up

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens is senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA.

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February 06, 2005

God Comes to Us

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens is senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA.

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March 14, 2004

Missing is Not Final

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens, pastor of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, looks at God's grace and the second chances that we receive on a daily basis.

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February 08, 2004

Patterns, Prisms, and Prisons

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens, pastor of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, encourages us to look past the comfort zones of life.

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January 04, 2004

Go Another Way

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens, pastor of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, challenges us to choose the path less travelled.

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November 23, 2003

Thanksgiving in Three Tenses

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens is pastor of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia.

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October 19, 2003

Finding the Way to Joy

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens is pastor of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia.

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September 14, 2003

Read the Fine Print

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens is pastor of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia.

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August 10, 2003

Living in Love

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens is pastor of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia.