The life of Wesley; and the rise and progress of Methodism, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Wesley commences fieldpreaching after Whitefields
46
Wesleys appeal concerning fieldpreaching
49
Whitefields body 599
50
He outlives all his first disciples 54 9
54
Chanceconverts
55
John becomes acquainted with William Law
56
Effects of field preaching
61
John is urged to apply for the succession to his fathers
65
Dislike of the farmers
67
Death of Samuel Wesley the father
72
Wesleys laycoadjutors
73
Moravians on board the ship
77
But not to affect the praise of learning
79
Speech of TomoChichi 53
84
John Oliver
86
Charles becomes obnoxious to tho people at Frederica
97
Wesley in love with Sophia Causton
106
Thomas Olivers
108
John Haime
122
Whitefields excess of devotion at Oxford
138
George Story
146
Wesley arrives in London as soon as Whitefield leaves it
154
The Methodists in London are formed into bands
160
Lady Maxwell
161
Laws answer
167
Spiritual death or the death of the soul a consequence
168
Wesley sets out for Hermhut 174
174
Witness of the Spirit
180
Christian David incites the Protestants to emigrate
181
Debate whether they shall join the Lutheran Church
187
Wesley proceeds to Herrnhut
196
Discipline of the Methodists
197
Discipline of the Moravians
203
Forbidden to engage in trade
204
Wesley addresses an epistle to the Church of Herrnhut
210
Local preachers 211
211
Lovefeasts 217
217
Charles Wesleys second interview 20
222
Methodism in Wales
224
Lovefeasts in Fetterlane
228
Attacked from the pulpit at Aberdeen
230
Scene at Cambuslang
241
Case of Thomas Haydon
248
His opinion of John Knox
253
Death of Mr Fletcher 551
258
Wesley at Bristol
259
Conversion of John Maxfield
260
Lay preaching contended for
266
Whitefield nearly murdered at Dublin
271
Origin of the French Prophets
272
Corruption of the Romish Church 812
274
Whitefield produces the same paroxysms as Wesley
281
Wesley accused of being a Papist
287
Wesleys extraordinary health in old age 556
291
The sequesrered Clergy 319
319
Want of zeal
325
Advantages of the Reformation
331
Wesley suspects their real character
333
Difference with the Moravians
337
The difference becomes greater 341
343
Many of his friends adhere to the Brethren
349
Wesley proclaims the breach to the world
355
First Methodist Tabernacle built
357
Whitefield differs from Wesley concerning predestination
362
Death of WhiteBeld
364
Extravagance of Whitefields language
368
Mr Shirleys Circular Letter concerning the Minutes
371
Lies in state in the Chapel 562
374
Copies of his letters distributed at the Foundry
375
Fletchers controversial writings
379
Whitefield sails for England
381
Breach between them
387
The Pretender 559
391
Classleaders
393
Wesley attempts to form an union of clergymen
395
Fieldpreaching
398
D Coke
401
Wesley hears him preach and assents to the practice
404
Baptism by immersion
407
Mr Fletchers Illustrations of Calvinism 605
409
Is easily duped
413
Wesley visits him at Birstall
415
Mr Wesley sends preachers
419
NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
423
Defended by Mr Fletcher
425
Dr Owen
429
He instructs his preachers in America to refrain from
432
The American Methodists ordain for themselves
436
Dr Coke sails for New York
442
Discipline of the College
448
Riotous devotion at their meetings
455
Rule respecting spirituous liquors
461
Thomas a Kempis
466
The sectarian clergy refuse to administer the ordinances
467
Behmenists in England
472
Visits the neighbouring islands
473
Perfection 530
474
Coincidence of opinion between Wesley and South
478
Ho is hospitably entertained in Jamaica
481
notion that all souls are female
484
Riots
487
Hobbess parallel between the Romish Clergy and
490
Offence given by the Deed of Declaration
494
Means for assisting poor scholars diminished
497
Effect of religion in changing the heart
503
System of itinerancy proposed by the fanatics of Crom
510
Yearly covenant 511
511
Effects of Methodism upon the educated classes
518

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Page 382 - Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Page 117 - And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the congregation be thereby offended, the curate, having knowledge thereof, shall call him and advertise him, that in any wise he presume not to come to the Lord's Table until he hath openly declared himself to have truly repented...
Page 90 - I must first ask you one or two questions. Have you the witness within yourself ? Does the spirit of God bear witness with your spirit, that you are a child of God?
Page 244 - At four in the afternoon, I submitted to be more vile, and proclaimed in the highways the glad tidings of salvation, speaking from a little eminence in a ground adjoining to the city, to about three thousand people.
Page 188 - For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more ; and unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews ; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; to them that are without law...
Page 244 - And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Page 243 - I could scarce reconcile myself at first to this strange way of preaching in the fields, of which he set me an example on Sunday ; having been all my life (till very lately) so tenacious of every point relating to decency and order, that I should have thought the saving of souls almost a sin, if it had not been done in a church.
Page 33 - Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.
Page 116 - So many as intend to be partakers of the Holy Communion, shall signify their names to the Curate, at least some time the day before.
Page 241 - As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity, when one told me saying, Behold, Saul is dead...

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