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THE HOLY CLUB BEGINS

QUOTE: Such was Wesley’s life during the last six years be spent at Oxford…  John Wesley came in June and spent two months with his brother. During his stay he passed almost every evening with the little Society which had … Continue reading

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Wesley’s life during the last six years be spent at Oxford.

QUOTE: WESLEY returned to Oxford on November 22nd, 1729. Dr. Morley’s letter had suggested that he might take pupils or a curacy. He himself put eleven pupils under Wesley’s care immediately after his return, and in this work he continued … Continue reading

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WESLEY STUDY HABITS

QUOTE: Wesley had fixed hours of work in the morning and afternoon, and never suffered himself to deviate from the plan he had laid down. Monday and Tuesday were thus devoted to the Greek and Latin classics; Wednesday to logic … Continue reading

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WESLEY AT LINCOLN COLLEGE

QUOTE: On October 21st, 1726, the young Fellow returned to Oxford. His description of Lincoln College shows how congenial were his new surroundings. Dr. Morley was his friend, and the twelve Fellows formed a pleasant little society. “Wesley’s room,” with … Continue reading

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TIME FOR BED

QUOTE: About this time, probably in 1728, he began that system of early rising which he continued till the end of his life. He used to awake every night about twelve or one, and remain awake some time. He felt … Continue reading

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HOLINESS AND FRIENDSHIPS

QUOTE: Wesley’s removal from Christ Church to Lincoln had one happy result. As soon as he determined to become a real Christian, not merely a nominal one, he found that his acquaintance were as ignorant of God as himself; but … Continue reading

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The First Convert: 'to become a whole Christian'

QUOTE: Whilst preparing for orders, Wesley won his first convert. Somewhere about the midsummer of 1725,f he and a young gentleman with whom he was intimate quietly left the company in which they were, about eight o’clock one evening, and went … Continue reading

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Doubtful Disputations

QUOTE: Wesley’s financial difficulties were overcome by his father’s help, and he was ordained deacon in Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, September 19th, 1725, by Dr. Potter, then Bishop of Oxford, who also admitted him to priest’s orders in the … Continue reading

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The Journal Begins

QUOTE: Jeremy Taylor’s “Holy Living and Dying,” which Wesley met with and studied in 1725, when he was thinking about his ordination, led him to make a more careful use of all his time. He now began to keep those journals … Continue reading

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The "Imitation of Christ" – a book and a friend

QUOTE: About this time Wesley began to study the “Imitation of Christ,” which he had often seen, but never studied carefully. It taught him that true religion was seated in the heart, and that God’s law extended to all our thoughts … Continue reading

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