More From John Wesley

Today I post more from our featured Anglican theologian and writer of the week, John Wesley. Check out Monday’s post for more details on Fr. John.

On preaching:

Immediately it struck into my mind, “Leave off preaching. How can you preach to others who have not faith yourself” I asked [Peter] Bohler whether he thought I should leave it off or not. He said, “Preach faith till you have it; and then, because you have it, you will preach faith.”

–Journal (1738)

On the impact of a sermon:

I believe it pleased God to bless the first sermon [I preached today] most, because it gave most offense.

–Journal (1738)