Posted by: Jeff Warren | October 14, 2009

“What Religion are you of?”

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, preached a whole sermon in 1744 on Acts 4:31- (“And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly”) to an audience at his alma mater, Oxford University, no less.  Here’s what he said:

“How few of you spend, from one week to another, a single hour in private prayer?  How few have any thought of God in the general tenor of your conversation!  Who of you is, in any degree, acquainted with the work of His Spirit, His supernatural work in the souls of men?  Can you bear, unless now and then, in a church, any talk of the Holy Ghost?  Would you not take it for granted, if one began such a conversation, that it was either hypocrisy or enthusiasm?  In  the name of the Lord Almighty, I ask, What Religion are you of?”

So, are you a hypocrite or an enthusiast?  (Or do you not speak of the Spirit and His work in your life at all?)  Let your words prove that you are a follower of Jesus Christ today.  Leave no room for questions regarding the “religion” you choose.  If you’ve chosen Jesus, let others know it.

Make sure HIS name comes up in your conversations today.  Let’s talk about Jesus.



  1. This morning my husband told me that one of his coworkers offered to give me a copy of an “amazing” book and DVD called, “The Secret”. I told him, “I have the Way, the Truth, and the Life. That’s the only “secret” I will ever need.”

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