Founder of the Methodist movement, celebrated preacher, abolitionist, and gifted writer—John Wesley is known for all of these great qualities and more. Like his friend and contemporary George Whitefield, John Wesley didn’t need a church to preach in, he preached wherever a group of people would listen—a field, a cottage, a town hall—and he did it every day. Although he never officially left the Church of England, the Methodist movement that he planted quickly spread across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and to colonial America. Today, over seventy-million people belong to Methodist organizations in the Wesleyan tradition all over the world.
This resource offers brief notes written by John Wesley on the entire New Testament.
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As truly an apostolic man, in saintly devotion, strength of character, and influence among men, Wesley ranks in history with Savonarola, Wycliffe, Huss, Luther, Calvin, and Fox: all era making men.
—The Friends’ Review
John Wesley (1703–1791) is recognized as the founder of Methodism. An acclaimed preacher, Wesley traveled extensively on horseback and drew large crowds for his outdoor sermons. A contemporary of William Wilberforce, Wesley was a strong voice opposing slavery in England and the United States. His influence upon modern Christianity can be seen by the large number of Methodist organizations in the Wesleyan tradition all over the world.
“It was the Jewish custom to read standing, but to preach sitting.” (Page 155)
“But I write chiefly for plain unlettered men, who understand only their mother-tongue, and yet reverence and love the word of God, and have a desire to save their souls.” (Page 3)
“Luther says, ‘Divinity is nothing but a grammar of the language of the Holy Ghost.’ To understand” (Page 5)
“And our worship should be suitable to his nature. We should worship him with the truly spiritual worship of faith, love, and holiness, animating all our tempers, thoughts, words, and actions.” (Page 229)
“Except he experience that great inward change by the Spirit, and be baptized (wherever baptism can be had) as the outward sign and means of it.” (Pages 224–225)