Thursday, August 18, 2011
The great work of God, vulgarly called ‘Methodism’
Thur. 18 Aug 1785. I had a pleasant journey to Plymouth Dock, the rain having but just laid the dust. The late separation here seems to have done little hurt: a few turbulent men have left us, but men of a more quiet spirit are continually added in their stead. So that on the whole we are gainers by our loss. Such is the wisdom of God! Fri. 19. In the evening, I preached in the new house at Plymouth. This also was well filled. Sunday 21, I preached at the Dock at seven, and the house contained us pretty well. But in the evening, it was thought as many went away as got in. After preaching, I gave them a plain account of the beginning and progress of that great work of God, vulgarly called ‘Methodism’.