Opening worship service sermon

“The Radical Invitation” is the title of the sermon delivered by Bishop Larry Goodpaster, President of the Council of Bishops, during the opening worship service of the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. The scripture is: Mark 1.14-20

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