Early Methodist Philanthropy

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Methodist Book Concern, 1914 - 181 էջ
 

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Էջ 18 - 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.
Էջ 141 - Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done it unto Me.
Էջ 162 - I happened soon after to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold ; as he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper.
Էջ 162 - The application was unfortunately [made] to perhaps the only man in the company who had the firmness not to be affected by the preacher. His answer was, "At any other time, Friend Hopkinson, I would lend to thee freely; but not now, for thee seems to be out of thy right senses.
Էջ 30 - By doing good, especially to them that are of the household of faith, or groaning so to be : employing them preferably to others ; buying one of another ; helping each other in business : and so much the more, because the world will love its own, and them only : By all possible diligence and frugality, that the gospel be not blamed : By running with patience the race...
Էջ 150 - And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Էջ 29 - By doing good, by being in every kind merciful after their power, as they have opportunity, doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all men.
Էջ 29 - Such a society is no other than " a company of men having the form and seeking the power of godliness, united in order to pray together, to receive the word of exhortation, and to watch over one another in love, that they may help each other to work out their salvation.
Էջ 160 - The multitudes of all sects and denominations that attended his sermons were enormous, and it was matter of speculation to me, who was one of the number, to observe the extraordinary influence of his oratory on his hearers and how much they admir'd and respected him, notwithstanding his common abuse of them by assuring them they were naturally half beasts and half devils.
Էջ 30 - ... by attending upon all the ordinances of God. Such are, the public worship of God; the ministry of the word, either read or expounded; the supper of the Lord; family and private prayer; searching the Scriptures; and fasting, or abstinence.

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