John Wesley’s advice to his preachers was always to focus their efforts on proclaiming the gospel of salvation. “You have nothing to do but to save souls,” Wesley told them. “Therefore spend and be spent in this work.” He understood this mission to be central to the Methodist revival.
Contrary to some contemporary views of salvation, Wesley always resisted any tendency to dilute salvation’s meaning into something that the believer only experiences after death. Indeed, he taught that the biblical meaning of salvation rightly encompasses “the entire work of God, from the first dawning of grace in the soul, till it is consummated in glory.” Salvation is certainly something that people can experience in eternity, but it begins here and now in this present life.
Making All Things New is a collection of nine sermons by John Wesley that cover the way of salvation as he understood and communicated it. Included are sermons that empathize the preventing, justifying, sanctifying, perfecting, and glorifying work of God’s grace in the lives of Christian believers.
- On Perfection
- Salvation by faith
- Justification by Faith
- The Scripture Way of Salvation
- The New Birth
- The New Creation
- One Thing Needful
- On Working Out Our Own Salvation
- The Great Privilege of Those That Are Born of God