Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hail stops for JW to Preach

Sun 14 Nov 1742: I began preaching at five o’clock (a thing never heard of before in these parts), on, ‘I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’ And the victorious sweetness of the grace of God was present with his word. At ten we went to All Saints’, where was such a number of communicants as I have scarce seen but at Bristol or London. At four I preached in the square of the Keelman’s Hospital, on, ‘By grace ye are saved, through faith.’ It rained and hailed hard, both before and after; but there were only some scattering drops while I preached, which frightened away a few careless hearers. I met the society at six, and exhorted all who had ‘set their hand to the plough’ not to ‘look back’.

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