John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 58

*Speaking with the Lord “All things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27 NIV It is such general experience of the children of God wherever they live that, however they differ in other points, they generally agree in this: Although we may “by the Spirit, mortify the deeds of the body,” and weaken our enemies dayContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 58”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 57

*Praying in the Spirit of Gentleness Restore him gently Galatians 6:1 NIV If any good is done by what is spoken, it is God who does it. Pray that He would guard your heart, enlighten your mind, and direct your tongue to such words as He may please to bless. If one opposes the truth,Continue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 57”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 56

*Praying Before Conflict “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.” Matthew 18:15 NKJV The most literal way of following this first rule above is the best. If you yourself see or hear a fellow Christian commit undeniable sin—so that it is impossible for you toContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 56”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 55

*Real Christianity If I…do not have love, it profits me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 NASB Some men and women build their hope of salvation upon their innocence. Are you one of these? Do you build upon your doing no harm—not wrongdoing or hurting anyone? You are just in all your dealings. You are downright honest,Continue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 55”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 54

*Pray and Persevere “Lord, teach us to pray.” Luke 11:1 NIV Immediately after our Lord answered this request [above] of His disciples, he showed them the absolute necessity of using prayer if we would receive any gift from God. He told the story of a man who begged his friend at midnight to get upContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 54”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 53

*To Accomplish God’s Purpose “I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10 NASB As having an absolute power over the heart of man, God moves all the springs of the heart at His pleasure. In some instances, He causes those whom it pleases Him to go on from strength to strength, evenContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 53”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 52

*All My Goods, All My Heart Do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NASB Laying up treasures on earth is as flatly forbidden by our Lord as murder or adultery. By doing so, you are laying up “wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteousness judgments of God.” ButContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 52”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 51

*Prayer as a Useful Pastime Let your speech always be with grace. Colossians 4:6 NASB Our times of taking food are usually times of conversation. It is natural to refresh our minds while we refresh our bodies. One hopes the subjects of conversation would be harmless, modest, true, and kind, with no talebearing, backbiting, orContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 51”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 50

*Not Just Saying One’s Prayers “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name?’” Matthew 7:22 NASB Our Lord frequently declared that none who have not the kingdom of God within them shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Yes, He well knew that many would notContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 50”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 49

*Christ is All Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3:11 NASB We know that God is able to give His grace though there were no means on the face of the earth. In this sense, we may affirm that, with regard to God, there is no such thing as means, seeing He is equallyContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 49”