The Sermons of John Wesley (1872 Edition)

A collection of John Wesley's Sermons as published at The Wesley Center Online

Salvation by Faith (Sermon 1)

John Wesley

Preached at St. Mary's Oxford, before the university, on June 18, 1738

"By Grace are ye saved through faith." Ephesians 2.8

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The Almost Christian (Sermon 2)

John Wesley
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Preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, before the university, on July 25, 1741.

"Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." Acts 26.28.

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Awake, Thou That Sleepest (Sermon 3)

John Wesley
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Preached on Sunday April 4, 1742, before the University of Oxford, by the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A. student of Christ-Church

"Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." Eph. 5:14.

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Scriptural Christianity (Sermon 4)

John Wesley

Preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, before the university, August 24, 1744.

[This Sermon was originally published in a separate pamphlet, accompanied by the following address "to the reader," to which was affixed the author's signature: "It was not my design, when I wrote, ever to print the latter part of the following Sermon: But the false and scurrilous accounts of it which have been published, almost in every corner of the nation, constrain me to publish the whole, just as it was preached; that men of reason may judge for themselves.--EDITOR]

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Justification By Faith (Sermon 5)

John Wesley
John Wesley in clerical garb with his hands resting on books.

"To him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Romans 4:5.

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The Righteousness of Faith (Sermon 6)

John Wesley

"Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: That is, the word of faith, which we preach." Rom. 10:5-8.

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The Way to the Kingdom (Sermon 7)

John Wesley

"The kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." Mark 1:15

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The First Fruits of the Spirit (Sermon 8)

John Wesley

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Rom. 8:1

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The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption (Sermon 9)

John Wesley

"Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father." Romans 8:15.

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The Witness of the Spirit: Discourse One (Sermon 10)

John Wesley

"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Rom. 8:16

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The Witness of the Spirit: Discourse Two (Sermon 11)

John Wesley

"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Rom. 8:16

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The Witness of Our Own Spirit (Sermon 12)

John Wesley

"This is our rejoicing, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world." (2 Cor. 1:12.)

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On Sin in Believers (Sermon 13)

John Wesley

"If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature." 2 Cor. 5:17.

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The Repentance of Believers (Sermon 14)

John Wesley

"Repent ye, and believe the gospel." Mark 1:15.

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The Great Assize (Sermon 15)

John Wesley

Preached at the Assizes held before the Honorable Sir Edward Clive, Knight, one of the Judges of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, in St. Paul's Church, Bedford, on Friday, March 10, 1758; published at the request of William Cole, Esq., High Sheriff of the county, and others.

"We shall all stand before the judgement-seat of Christ." Rom. 14:10

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The Means of Grace (Sermon 16)

John Wesley
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"Ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them." Mal. 3:7.

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The Circumcision of the Heart (Sermon 17)

John Wesley

Preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, before the University, on January 1, 1733.

"Circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter." Romans 2:29.

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The Marks of the New Birth (Sermon 18)

John Wesley

"So is every one that is born of the Spirit." John 3:8.

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The Great Privilege of Those That Are Born of God (Sermon 19)

John Wesley

"Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin." 1 John 3:9.

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The Lord our Righteousness (Sermon 20)

John Wesley

Preached at the Chapel in West-Street, Seven Dials, on Sunday, November 24, 1765

"This is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord our righteousness." Jer. 23:6.

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Upon our Lord's Sermon on The Mount: Discourse One (Sermon 21)

John Wesley

"And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: And when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, `Blessed are the poor in spirit: For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: For they shall be comforted." Matt. 5:1-4.

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Upon our Lord's Sermon on The Mount: Discourse Two (Sermon 22)

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"Blessed are the meek: For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: For they shall obtain mercy." Matt. 5:5-7

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Upon Our Lord's Sermon On The Mount: Discourse Three (Sermon 23)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Blessed are the pure in heart: For they shall see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God. "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. "Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: For great is your reward in heaven: For so persecuted they the Prophets which were before you." Matt. 5:8-12.

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Upon Our Lord's Sermon On The Mount: Discourse Four (Sermon 24)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Ye are the salt of the earth. But if the salt hath lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out, and trodden under foot of men. "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. "Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light to all that are in the house. "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matt. 5:13-16

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Upon Our Lord's Sermon On The Mount: Discourse Five (Sermon 25)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Think not that I am come to destroy the Law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you: Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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Upon Our Lord's Sermon On The Mount: Discourse Six (Sermon 26)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: Otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. "Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: And thy Father, which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.

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Upon Our Lord's Sermon On The Mount: Discourse Seven (Sermon 27)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: And thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:16-18.

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Upon Our Lord's Sermon On The Mount: Discourse Eight (Sermon 28)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal; For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matt.

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Upon our Lord's Sermon on The Mount: Discourse Nine (Sermon 29)

John Wesley

"`No man can serve two masters; For either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. "`Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment Behold the fowls of the air: For they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.

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Upon our Lord's Sermon on The Mount: Discourse Ten (Sermon 30)

John Wesley

"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

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Upon our Lord's Sermon on The Mount: Discourse Eleven (Sermon 31)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: For wide is the gate, and broad is the way, which leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in threat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matt. 7:13, 14.

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Upon our Lord's Sermon on The Mount: Discourse Twelve (Sermon 32)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." Matt. 7:15-20.

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Upon our Lord's Sermon on The Mount: Discourse Thirteen (Sermon 33)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils and in thy name done many wonderful works And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: Depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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The Original, Nature, Property, and Use of The Law (Sermon 34)

John Wesley

"Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good." Rom. 7:12

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The Law Established Through Faith: Discourse One (Sermon 35)

John Wesley

"Do we then make void the law through faith God forbid: Yea, we establish the law." Romans 3:31.

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The Law Established Through Faith: Discourse Two (Sermon 36)

John Wesley

The Sermons of John Wesley 1872 Edition (Thomas Jackson, editor)

Do we then make void the law through faith God forbid! Yea, we establish the law." Rom. 3:31.

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The Nature of Enthusiasm (Sermon 37)

John Wesley

"And Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself." Acts 26:24.

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A Caution Against Bigotry (Sermon 38)

John Wesley

"And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in Thy name: and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not." Mark 9:38, 39.

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Catholic Spirit (Sermon 39)

John Wesley

"And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him, and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart And Jehonadab answered: It is. If it be, give me thine hand." 2 Kings 10:15.

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Christian Perfection (Sermon 40)

John Wesley

"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect." Phil. 3:12.

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Wandering Thoughts (Sermon 41)

John Wesley

"Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 2 Cor. 10:5.

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Satan's Devices (Sermon 42)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"We are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Cor. 2:11
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The Scripture Way of Salvation (Sermon 43)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"Ye are saved through faith." -- Ephesians 2:8.

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Original Sin (Sermon 44)

John Wesley

"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Gen. 6:5.

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The New Birth (Sermon 45)

John Wesley
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"Ye must be born again." John 3:7.
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The Wilderness State (Sermon 46)

John Wesley

"Ye now have sorrow: But I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you." John 16:22.

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Heaviness Through Manifold Temptations (Sermon 47)

John Wesley

"Now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations." 1 Pet. 1:6.

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Self-Denial (Sermon 48)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." Luke 9:23

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The Cure of Evil-Speaking (Sermon 49)

John Wesley

"If thy brother shall sin against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear, take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he will not hear them, tell it to the Church. But if he does not hear the church, let him be to thee as an heathen man and a publican." Matt. 18:15-17

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The Use of Money (Sermon 50)

John Wesley
John Wesley

"I say unto you, Make unto yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into the everlasting habitations." Luke 16:9.

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The Good Steward (Sermon 51)

John Wesley

"Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward." Luke 16:2.

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The Reformation of Manners (Sermon 52)

John Wesley

Preached before the Society for Reformation of Manners on Sunday, January 30, 1763 at the Chapel in West-Street, Seven-Dials

"Who will rise up with me against the wicked" Ps. 94:16.

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On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield (Sermon 53)

John Wesley

Preached at the Chapel in Tottenham-Court Road on Sunday, November 18, 1770 and at the Tabernacle, near Moorfields, on Friday, November 23, 1770.

"Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!" Num. 23:10.

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On Eternity (Sermon 54)

John Wesley

"From everlasting to everlasting thou art God." Psalm 90:2

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On the Trinity (Sermon 55)

John Wesley

ADVERTISEMENT Some days since I was desired to preach on this text. I did so yesterday morning. In the afternoon I was pressed to write down and print my sermon, if possible, before I left Cork. I have wrote it this morning; but I must beg the reader to make allowance for the disadvantages I am under; as I have not here any books to consult, nor indeed any time to consult them. Cork, May 8, 1775. "There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: And these three are one." 1 John 5:7

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God's Approbation of His Works (Sermon 56)

John Wesley

"And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Gen. 1:31.

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On the Fall of Man (Sermon 57)

John Wesley

"Dust thou are, and unto dust shalt thou return." Gen. 3:19

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On Predestination (Sermon 58)

John Wesley
18th century portrait of cleric John Wesley

"Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son: -- Whom he did predestinate, them he also called. And whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified." Romans 8:29, 30.

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God's Love To Fallen Man (Sermon 59)

John Wesley

Original sermon from John Wesley, focused on Romans 5:15 First line: "Not as the offence, so also is the free gift."

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The General Deliverance (Sermon 60)

John Wesley

"The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that subjected it: Yet in hope that the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until now." Rom. 8:19-22.

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The Mystery of Iniquity (Sermon 61)

John Wesley

"The mystery of iniquity doth already work." 2 Thess. 2:7.

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The End of Christ's Coming (Sermon 62)

John Wesley

"For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8.

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The General Spread of the Gospel (Sermon 63)

John Wesley

"The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters covers the sea." Isa. 11:9.

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The New Creation (Sermon 64)

John Wesley

Behold, I make all things new. Rev. 21:5.

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The Duty of Reproving our Neighbour (Sermon 65)

John Wesley

"Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him." Lev. 19:17.

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The Signs of the Times (Sermon 66)

John Wesley

"Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times" Matt. 16:3.

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On Divine Providence (Sermon 67)

John Wesley

"Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." Luke 12:7.

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The Wisdom of God's Counsel's (Sermon 68)

John Wesley

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!" Rom. 11:33.

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The Imperfection Of Human Knowledge (Sermon 69)

John Wesley

"We know in part." 1 Cor. 13:9.

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The Case of Reason Impartially Considered (Sermon 70)

John Wesley

"Brethren, be not children in understanding: Howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men." 1 Cor. 14:20.

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Of Good Angels (Sermon 71)

John Wesley

"Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation" Heb. 1:14.

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Of Evil Angels (Sermon 72)

John Wesley

"We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against wicked spirits in heavenly places." Eph. 6:12.

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Of Hell (Sermon 73)

John Wesley

"Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." Mark 9:48.

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Of The Church (Sermon 74)

John Wesley

"I beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:1-6.

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On Schism (Sermon 75)

John Wesley

"That there might be no schism in the body." 1 Cor. 12:25.

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On Perfection (Sermon 76)

John Wesley

"Let us go on to perfection." Heb. 6:1.

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Spiritual Worship (Sermon 77)

John Wesley

"This is the true God, and eternal life." 1 John 5:20.

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Spiritual Idolatry (Sermon 78)

John Wesley

"Little children, keep yourselves from idols." 1 John 5:21.

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On Dissipation (Sermon 79)

John Wesley

"This I speak -- that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction." 1 Cor. 7:35.

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On Friendship With the World (Sermon 80)

John Wesley

"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of this world is enmity with God Whosoever therefore desireth to be a friend of the world is an enemy of God." Jam. 4:4.

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In What Sense we are to Leave The World (Sermon 81)

John Wesley

"Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And I will be to you a Father, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Cor. 6:17, 18.

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On Temptation (Sermon 82)

John Wesley

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." 1 Cor. 10:13.

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On Patience (Sermon 83)

John Wesley

"Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:4.

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The Important Question (Sermon 84)

John Wesley

"What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul" Matthew 16:26

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On Working Out our Own Salvation (Sermon 85)

John Wesley

"Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; For it is God that worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." Phil. 2:12-13

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A Call To Backsliders (Sermon 86)

John Wesley

"Will the Lord absent himself for ever And will he be no more entreated Is his mercy clean gone for ever And is his promise come utterly to an end for evermore" Ps. 77:7, 8.

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The Danger of Riches (Sermon 87)

John Wesley

"They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful desires, which drown men in destruction and perdition." 1 Tim. 6:9.

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On Dress (Sermon 88)

John Wesley

"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of -- wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; "But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." 1 Pet. 3:3, 4.

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The More Excellent Way (Sermon 89)

John Wesley

"Covet earnestly the best gifts; And yet I show to you a more excellent way." 1 Cor. 12:31.

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An Israelite Indeed (Sermon 90)

John Wesley

"Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile." John 1:47.

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On Charity (Sermon 91)

John Wesley

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing." 1 Cor. 13:1-3.

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On Zeal (Sermon 92)

John Wesley

"It is good to be always zealously affected in a good thing." Gal. 4:18.

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On Redeeming the Time (Sermon 93)

John Wesley

"Redeeming the time." Eph. 5:16

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On Family Religion (Sermon 94)

John Wesley

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Josh. 24:15.

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On the Education of Children (Sermon 95)

John Wesley

"Train up a child in the way wherein he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it." Prov. 22:6

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On Obedience to Parents (Sermon 96)

John Wesley

"Children, obey your parents in all things." Col. 3:20

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On Obedience to Pastors (Sermon 97)

John Wesley

"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: For they watch over your souls, as they that shall give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: For that is unprofitable for you." Heb. 13:17.

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On Visiting the Sick (Sermon 98)

John Wesley

"I was sick, and ye visited me." Matt. 25:36

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The Reward of the Righteous (Sermon 99)

John Wesley
John Wesley

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"Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." Matt. 25:34

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On Pleasing All Men (Sermon 100)

John Wesley

"Let every man please his neighbour for his good to edification." Rom. 15:2.

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The Duty Of Constant Communion (Sermon 101)

John Wesley

The following discourse was written above five-and-fifty years ago, for the use of my pupils at Oxford. I have added very little, but retrenched much; as I then used more words than I do now. But, I thank God, I have not yet seen cause to alter my sentiments in any point which is therein delivered. 1788 J.W. "Do this in remembrance of me." Luke 22:19.

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Of Former Times (Sermon 102)

John Wesley

"Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this." Eccles. 7:10.

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What is Man? (Sermon 103)

John Wesley

"When I consider thy heaven, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man" Psalm 8:3, 4.

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On Attending the Church Service (Sermon 104)

John Wesley

"The sin of the young men was very great." 1 Sam. 2:17.

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On Conscience (Sermon 105)

John Wesley

"For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience." 2 Cor. 1:12.

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On Faith (Sermon 106)

John Wesley

"Without faith it is impossible to please him." Heb. 11:6.

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On God's Vineyard (Sermon 107)

John Wesley

"What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes" Isa. 5:4.

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On Riches (Sermon 108)

John Wesley

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." Matthew 19:24.

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What is Man (Sermon 109)

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"What is man" Psa. 8:4.

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On Discoveries of Faith (Sermon 110)

John Wesley

"Now faith is the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1.

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On the Omnipresence of God (Sermon 111)

John Wesley

"Do not I fill heaven and earth saith the Lord." Jer. 23:24

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The Rich Man and Lazarus (Sermon 112)

John Wesley

"If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." Luke 16:31

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The Difference Between Walking by Sight, and Walking by Faith (Sermon 113)

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"We walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Cor. 5:7.

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The Unity of the Divine Being (Sermon 114)

John Wesley

"There is one God." Mark 12:32.

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The Ministerial Office (Sermon 115)

John Wesley

"No man taketh this honour unto himself but he that is called of God, as was Aaron." Hebrews 5:4.

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Causes of the Inefficacy of Christianity (Sermon 116)

John Wesley

"Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered" Jer. 8:22.

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On Knowing Christ After the Flesh (Sermon 117)

John Wesley

"Henceforth know we no man after the flesh; yea, though we did know Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more." 2 Cor. 5:16

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On A Single Eye (Sermon 118)

John Wesley

"If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. Therefore, if the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matt. 6:22, 23.

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On Worldly Folly (Sermon 119)

John Wesley

"But God said unto him, Thou fool!" Luke 12:20.

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On the Wedding Garment (Sermon 120)

John Wesley

"How camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment Matt. 22:12.

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Human Life a Dream (Sermon 121)

John Wesley

"Even like as a dream when one awaketh; so shalt thou make their image to vanish out of the city." Ps. 73:20.

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On the Decietfulness of the Human Heart (Sermon 123)

John Wesley

"The heart of man is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: Who can know it" Jer. 17:9.

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The Heavenly Treasure In Earthen Vessels (Sermon 124)

John Wesley

"We have this treasure in earthen vessels." 2 Cor. 4:7.

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On Living Without God (Sermon 125)

John Wesley

"Without God in the world." Eph. 2:12.

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On the Danger of Increasing Riches (Sermon 126)

John Wesley

"If riches increase, set not thine heart upon them." Ps. 62:10

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The Trouble and Rest of Good Men (Sermon 127)

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Preached at St. Mary's in Oxford, on Sunday, September 21, 1735. Published at the request of several of the hearers.

"There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest." Job 3:17.

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Free Grace (Sermon 128)

John Wesley

Preached at Bristol, in the year 1740

"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things" Rom. 8:32

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The Cause And Cure Of Earthquakes (Sermon 129)

John Wesley

"O come hither, and behold the works of the Lord; what destruction he hath brought upon the earth!" Ps. 46:8.

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National Sins and Miseries (Sermon 130)

John Wesley

Preached at St. Matthew's, Bethnal-Green on Sunday, November 12, 1775 for the benefit of the widows and orphans of the soldiers who lately fell, near Boston, in New-England.

"Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: But these sheep, what have they done" 2 Sam. 24:17.

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The Late Work of God in North America (Sermon 131)

John Wesley

"The appearance was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel." Ezek. 1:16.

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On Laying the Foundation of the New Chapel, Near the City-Road, London (Sermon 132)

John Wesley

PREACHED ON MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1777

"According to this time it shall be said, -- What hath God wrought!" Num. 23:23.

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On the Death of Rev. Mr. John Fletcher (Sermon 133)

John Wesley

PREACHED ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEATH OF THE REV. MR. JOHN FLETCHER VICAR OF MADELEY, SHROPSHIRE

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True Christianity (Sermon 134)

John Wesley
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"How is the faithful city become an harlot!" Isa. 2:21.

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On Mourning for the Dead (Sermon 135)

John Wesley

PREACHED AT EPWORTH, JANUARY 11, 1726, AT THE FUNERAL OF JOHN GRIFFITH: A HOPEFUL YOUNG MAN.

"Now he is dead, wherefore should I fast Can I bring him back again I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." 2 Sam. 12:23.

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On the Resurrection of the Dead (Sermon 137)

John Wesley

BENJAMIN CALAMY ABRIDGED AND REVISED BY JOHN WESLEY
[This Sermon was originally written by Benjamin Calamy, D.D., Vicar of St. Lawrence, Jewry, London. It occurs, p. 275, in a volume of Sermons which bears his name, published in 1704; and is here abridged and revised by Mr. Wesley. -- EDIT.]

WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1732

"But some man will say, how are the dead raised up and with what body do they come" 1 Cor. 15:35.

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On Grieving the Holy Spirit (Sermon 138)

John Wesley

WILLIAM TILLY ABRIDGED AND REVISED BY JOHN WESLEY

WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1733

"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." Eph. 4:30.

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On Love (Sermon 139)

John Wesley

PREACHED AT SAVANNAH, FEBRUARY 20, 1736

"Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing." 1 Cor. 13:3

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On Public Diversions (Sermon 140)

John Wesley

"Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid shall there be evil in the city, and the Lord hath not done it" Amos 3:6.

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On the Holy Spirit (Sermon 141)

John Wesley

PREACHED AT ST. MARY'S OXFORD, ON WHITSUNDAY, 1736

"Now the Lord is that Spirit." 2 Cor. 3:17

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