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THE IMPORTANCE OF STEADFASTNESS

John Wesley was a man used mightily by Christ for the building of His church in the 18″‘century. He achieved much in his life time but not without considerable opposition, but he remained steadfast.

Consider the following page from John Wesley’s Diary:

Sunday morning, May 5th, preached in St Ann’s, was asked not to come back anymore.
Sunday p.m., May 5th, preached at St John’s, deacons said, “Get out and stay out.”
Sunday a.m., May 12th, preached at St Jude’s, cant’ go back there either.
Sunday p.m, May 12th, preached at St George’s, kicked out again.
Sunday May a.m. 19th, preached at St somebody else’s deacons called special meeting and said l couldn’t return.
Sunday p.m., May 26th, preached in meadow, chased out of meadow as a bull was turned loose during the services.
Sunday a.m., June 2nd, preached out at the edge of town, kicked off the highway.
Sunday p.m., June 2nd, afternoon service, preached in a pasture, 10,000 people came to hear me.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.