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 ever you can.— John Wesley
The most breathtaking John Wesley quotes to get the best of your day
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others.
People who wish to be offended will always find some occasion for taking offense.
You have one business on earth – to save souls.
I have never known more than fifteen minutes of anxiety or fear.
Whenever I feel fearful emotions overtaking me, I just close my eyes and thank God that He is still on the throne reigning over everything and I take comfort in His control over the affairs of my life.
I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out.
October 6, 1774 I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.
I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions.
Whosoever will reign with Christ in heaven, must have Christ reigning in him on earth
When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man, when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!
Having, First, gained all you can, and, Secondly saved all you can, Then give all you can.
Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart.
By justification we are saved from the guilt of sin…by sanctification we are saved from the power and root of sin
I believe in my heart that faith in Jesus Christ can and will lead us beyond an exclusive concern for the well-being of other human beings to the broader concern for the well-being of the birds in our backyards, the fish in our rivers, and every living creature on the face of the earth.
You have nothing to do but to save souls.
Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go not only to those that need you, but to those that need you most. It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you can; to bring as many sinners as you possibly can to repentance.
I judge all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.
Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?
One of the greatest evidences of God's love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them.
My fear is not that our great movement, known as the Methodists, will eventually cease to exist or one day die from the earth. My fear is that our people will become content to live without the fire, the power, the excitement, the supernatural element that makes us great.
Always remember the essence of Christian holiness is simplicity and purity: one design, one desire: entire devotion to God.
Get all you can without hunting your soul, your body, or your neighbor.
Save all you can, cutting off every needless expense. Give all you can. Be glad to give, and ready to distribute; laying up in store for yourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that you may attain eternal life.
As long as you feel your own weakness and helplessness, you will find help from above.
Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.
Give me one hundred men who love only God with all their heart and hate only sin with all their heart and we will shake the gates of hell and bring in the kingdom of God in one generation.
Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing!
I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field.
Nothing short of God can satisfy your soul.
Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn.
It is the work of God alone to justify, to sanctify, and to glorify.
I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.
My one aim in life is to secure personal holiness, for without being holy myself I cannot promote real holiness in others.
Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer;
support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down.
The greater the share the people have in government, the less liberty, civil or religious, does a nation enjoy.
A meek spirit gives no trouble willingly to any: a quiet spirit bears all wrongs without being troubled.
Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart.
It is good to renew ourselves, from time to time, by closely examining the state of our souls, as if we had never done it before; for nothing tends more to the full assurance of faith, than to keep ourselves by this means in humility, and the exercise of all good works.
Oh that God would give me the thing which I long for! That before I go hence and am no more seen, I may see a people wholly devoted to God, crucified to the world, and the world crucified to them. A people truly given up to God in body, soul and substance! How cheerfully would I then say, 'Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.'
God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.
Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love.
God will do nothing but in answer to prayer.
I look upon all the world as my parish.
The wearing of costly array is directly opposite to being adorned with good works. Nothing can be more evident than this; for the more you lay out on your own apparel, the less you have left to clothe the naked, to feed the hungry, to lodge the stranger, to relieve those that are sick and in prison.
The man who never fasts is no more in the way to heaven than the man who never prays.
There is no love of God without patience, and no patience without lowliness and sweetness of spirit.
Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.
Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.
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.