The Great Methodist
1703 - 1791 _________________
John Wesley: The Great Methodist © 1997 by Sam Wellman
Published by Barbour Publishing, Inc., Urichsville, Ohio __________________
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Plan of Salvation _________________
Movie Review: "John Wesley" _________________
Into A Dark World He Rode On Horseback
"Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth.
God does nothing but in answer to prayer."
- John Wesley _______________________
Born-Again Anglican Priest
John Wesley was an Anglican Priest. He was born again while listening to a reading of Martin Luther's "Preface To the Book of Romans." He recorded the time and place in his Journal:
Aldersgate: 8:45 P.M., May 24, 1738
Founder of What Would Become the Methodist Church
England of the early 18th century was a bleak place to be, a country riddled with crime and hopelessness, an isle ripe for spiritual revival. Enter John Wesley, the son of an Anglican clergyman, a man whose own spiritual doubts had recently been vanquished by a startling revelation.
The founder of what would become the Methodist Church, the man who would ride over a quarter of a million miles on horseback, who would preach over 40,000 sermons to often jeering crowds, had been convicted of this simple truth: salvation is by grace through faith.
Salvation---His Faith in Jesus Christ
John Wesley's hope of salvation---his faith in Jesus Christ---would become a light in the darkness, a spark that would kindle a fire in the hearts of millions for generations to come.
(-from the Back Cover) ________________________
Cover Illustration © 1997 Dick Bobnick
Christ alone had saved John Wesley...
"Suddenly an inexplicable warmth swelled inside John's chest. His heart seemed to buoy him off the floor. His mind soared. He realized he did trust Christ alone for salvation. Christ had died for him, John Wesley. Christ's blood had washed away John Wesley's sins. Christ alone had saved John Wesley..." ________________________________
Tell others about Jesus like John Wesley did:
Though we are not all called to the ministry of an Evangelist like John Wesley, all we who are Christians are called by God to share our faith (witness) with those who are not Christians. Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our web site (see: Memory Verses; 2nd Set: Salvation!, Plan of Salvation, and Statement of Faith). ____________________________
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