John Wesley was an English theologian and an Anglican cleric, who lived in the 18th century. He is credited for being one of the founders of Methodism. He was educated at home in his early years, before going on to study at Charterhouse School and then acquired his bachelor’s degree from Lincoln College at University of Oxford. He became a priest in 1728 and in the early years of his career, he was the leader of a society called the Holy Club that was engaged with different aspects of Christianity. Later, he went to London and became a member of another society. In 1738, Wesley started his own ministry and once he started travelling to different parts of England in order to preach; he became more popular and before long Methodism also became a popular ideology. He went on to serve as the President of the Methodist Conference and is revered to this day as a theologian of rare talent. He did not give up the Anglican Church and remained a cleric. Needless to say, Wesley taught and shared his thoughts on caring, helping, necessity, love, compassion and knowledge throughout his lifetime. His quotes and sayings can frequently be seen being shared through social media. Here is a collection of the best quotations and thoughts by John Wesley which have been excerpted from his writings, thoughts, teachings, preaching and life.
Even in the greatest afflictions, we ought to testify to God, that, in receiving them from his hand, we feel pleasure in the midst of the pain, from being afflicted by Him who loves us, and whom we love.