The pattern of Susanna Wesley’s life was in many ways shaped by her Puritan heritage. Both of Susanna Wesley’s parents were Puritans, and the Puritan beliefs and practices from her youth influenced Susanna throughout her life.
The Wesleyan revival in eighteenth century England and the subsequent movement that formed in its wake is one of the most important and inspiring stories in the history of Christianity over the last three hundred years.
“I am a Promise!” This was the title of a delightful children’s song by the Bill Gaither Trio back in 1975. It is also a true description of the life of every human being who God created, even those with disabilities.
An elderly gentleman introduced himself to me recently at the Holiness Today booth located at a pastor and church leaders’ conference. He recounted the years of service he and his wife had enjoyed in South America.
During the 2017 General Assembly, I gave a Friday night message based on one of God’s greatest promises. It is quoted by Peter on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 and is found in Joel 2: “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.