Wesley on Preaching

John Wesley is the founder of Methodism (for better or for worse), from which the branch of Christianity I serve in grew. I found this great quote in Willard’s Hearing God book and thought it deserves it’s own post.

I do preach to as many as desire to hear, every night and morning. You ask, what I would do with them: I would make them virtuous and happy, easy in themselves, and useful to others. Whither would I lead them? To heaven; to God the Judge, the lover of all, and to Jesus the mediator of the New Covenant. What religion do I preach? The religion of love; the law of kindness brought to light by the gospel. What is this good for? To make all who receive it enjoy God and themselves: to make them all like God; lovers of all; contented int heir lives; and crying out at their death, in calm assurance, “O grave, where is they victory! Thanks be unto God who giveth me the victory, through my Lord Jesus Christ.”

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