The History of Methodism in Kentucky

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Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1870 - Methodist Church

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Page 304 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shame-facedness and sobriety ; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array ; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Page 346 - Nothing more was seen of him until the next morning, at which time he returned to the encampment, wet with the dew of the night, in a state of mind which was distressing beyond description ; but during the day he was happily and powerfully converted to God, and was found sitting, as it were, at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind.
Page 256 - We view it as contrary to the golden law of God, on which hang all the law and the prophets, and the unalienable rights of mankind, as well as every principle of the revolution, to hold in the deepest debasement, in a more abject slavery than is perhaps to be found in any part of the world except America, so many souls that are all capable of the image of God.
Page 339 - O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee ? 15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.
Page 299 - My son, be faithful, and you shall have a crown of life.' We left the dying herald of the cross strong in faith, giving glory to God for a religion that " ' Can make a dying-bed Feel soft as downy pillows are, While on his breast he leaned his head, And breathed his life out sweetly there.
Page 258 - View. 81 * communion, every person concerned who will not comply with them shall have liberty quietly to withdraw himself from our Society within the twelve months succeeding the notice given as aforesaid; otherwise the assistant shall exclude him in the Society. 4. No person so voluntarily withdrawn, or so excluded, shall ever partake of the Supper of the Lord with the Methodists, till he complies with the above requisitions. 5. No person holding slaves shall, in future, be admitted into Society...
Page 472 - On Monday we opened our conference in great peace and love, and continued sitting, day by day, until Friday noon. A delegation of seven members was chosen to the General Conference. There were thirteen preachers added, and we found an addition of two thousand two hundred members to the society in these bounds; seven deacons were elected and ordained, and ten elders; two preachers only located; sixty-six preachers were stationed.
Page 362 - Jesus to have mercy upon them, fainting and swooning away till every appearance of life was gone and the extremities of the body assumed the coldness of death ; others surrounding them with melodious songs, or fervent prayers for their happy conversion ; others, collecting into circles round this variegated scene, contending with arguments for and against the work. This scene frequently continued, without intermission, for days and nights together.' At these meetings many circumstances transpired...
Page 68 - I was strangely outdone for want of sleep. Our way is over mountains, steep hills, deep rivers, and muddy creeks, a thick growth of reeds for miles together, and no inhabitants but wild beasts and ^savage men. I slept about an hour the first night, and about two the last. We ate no regular meals, our bread grew short, and I was much spent.

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