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.
Get on fire for God and men will come and see you burn.
Untold millions are still untold.
With all prayer (Eph. 6:18)" All sorts of prayer- public, private, mental, vocal. Do not be diligent in one kind of prayer and negligent in others... let us use all.
Do all the good you can,
by all the means you can,
in all the ways you can,
in all the places you can,
at all the times you can,
to all the people you can,
as long as you ever can.
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.
A man of one book, a student of many.
No man that ever lived, not John Calvin himself, ever asserted either original sin, or justification by faith, in more strong, more clear and express terms, than Arminius has done.
I have no objection to instruments of music in our worship, provided they are neither seen nor heard.