The Essential Works of John Wesley [NOOK Book]

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Want to know how to live the Christian life? Learn from one of the foremost authorities, John Wesley, in this single-volume library of journal selections, sermons, and other addresses, essays, and letters. Two and a half centuries ago, the great Methodist distinguished himself as one of the world’s greatest authorities on the committed Christian life. Now, his most powerful writings have been compiled under one cover, perfect for personal study, pastoral research, or Christian school use. Including sermons on ...
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Overview


Want to know how to live the Christian life? Learn from one of the foremost authorities, John Wesley, in this single-volume library of journal selections, sermons, and other addresses, essays, and letters. Two and a half centuries ago, the great Methodist distinguished himself as one of the world’s greatest authorities on the committed Christian life. Now, his most powerful writings have been compiled under one cover, perfect for personal study, pastoral research, or Christian school use. Including sermons on conversion, growth in grace, and practical holiness; essays on theological questions; personal letters; even hymns written and translated by Wesley, this all-in-one resource has been lightly updated for ease of reading, featuring scripture from the New King James Version.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607424512
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1408
  • Sales rank: 625,218
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. Selections from John Wesley’s Journal

            Rise of the Holy Club

            His Spiritual Journey

            Clergy and Mob Reactions to His Preaching

            Growth of His Ministry and Influence
II. Selected Sermons of John Wesley

            Preface to First Series

            Selected Discourses from “Our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount”

            Sermons on The Need for Salvation:

                        On the Fall of Man

                        Original Sin

                        On the Deceitfulness of the Human Heart

            Sermons on The Way to Salvation:

                        The Scripture Way of Salvation

                        Awake, Thou That Sleepest

                        The Almost Christian

                        The Way to the Kingdom

                        The Means of Grace

            Sermons on Justification:

                        Salvation by Faith

                        The New Birth

                        Marks of the New Birth

                        The Witness of the Spirit, 1

                        The Witness of the Spirit, 2

                        The Witness of Our Own Spirit

                        The First Fruits of the Spirit

                        Justification by Faith

                        The Lord Our Righteousness

            Sermons on Growth in Grace:

                        The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption

                        On Working Out Our Own Salvation

                        The Great Privilege of Those That Are Born of God

                        On Sin in Believers

                        The Repentance of Believers

            Sermons on Sanctification:

                        The End of Christ’s Coming

                        The Circumcision of the Heart

                        On Patience

                        Christian Perfection

                        On Perfection

            Sermons Containing Advice and Cautions for The Christian’s Walk:

                        Satan’s Devices

                        On Temptation

                        Self-Denial     

                        The Wilderness State

                        Heaviness Through Manifold Temptations

                        The Duty of Constant Communion

                        A Caution Against Bigotry

                        On Grieving the Holy Spirit

                        A Call to Backsliders

            Sermons on Practical Holiness:

                        The More Excellent Way

                        On Family Religion

                        On the Education of Children

                        The Good Steward

                        The Cure Of Evil Speaking

                        On Friendship With the World

                        In What Sense We Are to Leave the World

            Sermons on Faith:

                        The Difference Between Walking by Sight and Walking by Faith

                        The Righteousness of Faith

                        The Law Established Through Faith, 1

                        The Law Established Through Faith, 2

            Sermons on Scriptural Christianity:

                        Scriptural Christianity

                        God’s Love to Fallen Man

                        Free Grace

                        On Predestination

                        Catholic Spirit

                        Original, Nature, Property, and Use of the Law

                        On Divine Providence

                        On the Holy Spirit

                        On Hell

 III. Selections from Explanatory Notes on the New Testament

            The Kingdom of God

            Parable of the Sower

            The Prodigal Son

            Repentance

            Faith

            Grace

            The Lord’s Prayer

            Taking up Our Cross

 IV. Selected Writings: Tracts, Articles, Essays

            On Early Methodism

                        A Short History of Methodism

                        A Plain Account of the People Called Methodists

                        The Character of a Methodist

                        The Principles of a Methodist

                        Advice to the People Called Methodists

                        The Nature, Design, and General Rules of the United Societies in

                                    London, Bristol, Kingswood, etc.

                        Rules of the Band Societies/Directions Given to the Band Societies

            On Methodist Beliefs

                        Minutes of some late Conversations, 1744

                        Minutes of Several Conversations, from the year 1744, to 1789

                        An Earnest Appeal to Men of Reason and Religion

                        A Farther Appeal to Men of Reason and Religion, Part 1

                        A Plain Account of Christian Perfection

                        Predestination Calmly Considered

                        Serious Thoughts Upon the Perseverance of the Saints

                        Thoughts Upon God’s Sovereignty

                        The Question, “What is an Arminian?” answered by a Lover of Free Grace

                        A Blow at the Root, or Christ Stabbed in the House of His Friends

                        Thoughts on the Imputed Righteousness of Christ

V. Selected Public Letters: Defending Essentials

            A Letter to the Reverend Mr. Fleury

            An Extract of a Letter to the Reverend Mr. Law

            Letters to Mr. Richard Tompson

VI. Selected Personal Letters

            Letters to a Young Disciple

            To a Member of the Society

            To Several Traveling Preachers

VII. Selected Devotional Writings                

            A Scheme of Self-Examination Used by the First Methodists in Oxford

            Selections from “A Collection of Forms of Prayer for Every Day in the Week”      

            “Directions for Renewing Our Covenant With God,” 1787

VIII. John Wesley's Contributions to Evangelical Hymnody
            Six Original John Wesley Hymns
            Ten German Hymn Translations
IX. John Wesley's Spiritual Biography
             Prologue
             In His Own Words

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