Anecdotes of the Wesleys: Illustrative of Their Character and Personal History

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William Briggs, 1869 - 391 páginas
 

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Página 104 - In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther's preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. 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.
Página 64 - My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you...
Página 341 - Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Página 56 - She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed ; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Página 56 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Página 310 - For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake ; 30 Having the same conflict "which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
Página 71 - Would you judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure? of the innocence or malignity of actions? take this rule: — 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.
Página 151 - For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater : so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Página 319 - My sight is decayed, so that I cannot read a small print, unless in a strong light : 2, My strength is decayed, so that I walk much slower than I did some years since : 3, My memory of names, whether of persons or places, is decayed, till I stop a little to recollect them. What I should be afraid of...
Página 264 - To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

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