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The important thing




Not did you believe John

(Calvin OR Wesley)




But do you fully believe Jesus.

        – eab, 6/24/11

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On this date, 1/25/1738, John Wesley is said to have penned in his journal,

“I went to America to convert the Indians.  But oh!  Who shall convert me?  I have a fair summer religion…But let death look me in the face, and my spirit is troubled.”

He had come here as a “missionary.”     (How many modern pastors are unconverted?) 

Thank the Lord John Wesley was genuinely converted to Christ on May 24th (of that same year) at 8:45 PM, at Aldersgate Chapel, London.  To his journal he again turned, stating, “I felt my heart strangely warmed…”

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“Chance has no share in the government of the world.  The Lord reigns, and disposes all things, strongly and sweetly, for the good of them that love Him.”


John Wesley on this date, 2/11/1779, is said to have penned the above in a letter.

Wesley the founder of Methodism was born 6/28/1703, at Ep­worth, Lin­coln­shire, Eng­land.  He died 3/2/1791, at Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Thomas Coke on this date, 11/3/1784, landed in New York City.  He, at age 37, was the first Methodist bishop to come to what was then dubbed the “New World.”  John Wesley had designated Coke to ordain the first Methodist elders and bishops here; one of the first ordained was none other than the minister Francis Asbury.

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“You have but one Pattern; follow Him inwardly and outwardly. 

If other believers will go step for step with you, well; but if not, follow Him!”


John Wesley, on the date, 8/9/1765, is said to have written the above.  Wesley, of course, was the Brit (along with his brother Charles and to some extent, George Whitfield) who founded Methodism.

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“I look on all the world as my parish;

thus far I mean, that, in whatever part of it I am, I judge it meet, right, and my bounden

 duty, to declare unto all that are willing to hear, the glad tidings of salvation. ”

John Wesley wrote this in his Journal on June 11, 1739.

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