The Beauties of the Rev. J. Wesley, M. A.: Containing the Most Interesting Passages Selected from His Whole Works, to which is Prefixed Memoirs of His Life, the Particulars of His Will, and an Account of His Last Illness and Death

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Jonathan Pounder, 1817 - Methodist Church - 252 pages
 

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Page 150 - ... a wire down the outside of the building into the ground, or down round one of the shrouds of a ship, and down her side till it reaches the water? Would not these pointed rods probably draw the electrical fire silently out of a cloud before it came nigh enough to strike, and thereby secure us from that most sudden and terrible mischief?
Page 239 - A Methodist is one who has the love of God shed abroad in the heart, by the Holy Ghost...
Page 232 - The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Page 192 - In order to form the minds of children, the first thing to be done is to conquer their will, and bring them to an obedient temper. To inform the understanding is a work of time, and must with children, proceed by slow degrees as they are able to bear it ; but the subjecting the will, is a thing which must be done at once ; and the sooner the better.
Page 30 - I am willing to do, let me know, thy will." I then search after and consider parallel passages of Scripture, "comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
Page 248 - If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind...
Page 233 - The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.
Page 29 - I want to know one thing, the way to heaven ; how to land safe on that happy shore. God Himself has condescended to teach the way ; for this very end He came from heaven. He hath written it down in a book ! O give me that book. At any price, give me the Book of God ! I have it ; here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be hqmo unius libri ; (ie, a man of One Book.) Here then I am, far from the busy ways of men.
Page 248 - I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love ; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Page 109 - Predestination ; a doctrine, upon the supposition of which, if one could possibly suppose it for a moment, call it election, reprobation, or what you please, (for all comes to the same thing,) one might say to our adversary the devil...

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