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William Booth - Sons and Daughters of Misery Speech

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This year marks 100 years since the death of the founder of The Salvation Army, William Booth. Here is an opportunity to hear him speak. Initially recorded in 1910, an elderly William Booth evidently hasn't lost the focus of his passion for the downtrodden, nor his ability to encourage Salvationists to focus their attention there either. 

Thanks to Peter Hobbs for posting this on YouTube. 

Enjoy!

Charles Wesley "I saw by faith I stood"

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May 24, 1738 remains a significant date in Wesleyan history. It is the day of John Wesley's “heart-warming” experience. Scholars debate the exact nature of this event, and what it meant for Wesley himself, but there is no doubt it was a turning point in his life. Even though he was already an ordained Anglican Priest, still it was at this time, as a 34 year old wrestling with his faith, that his life turned in a new direction. Here’s how he recalled it in his journal entry for that day. 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. I felt I did trust in Chist, Christ alone for salvation: And an assurance was given me, that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.