John Wesley’s thirteen discourses on Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount were first published in 1746 in a collection called Sermons on Several Occasions. To this day considered one of the greatest interpreters of the Sermon on the Mount, Wesley approaches the text with the dual understanding of Old Testament law and New Testament gospel that he believed should characterize Christian preaching.
Thirteen Discourses on the Sermon on the Mount confronts readers with Wesley’s understanding of Jesus’s vibrant message: true holiness in Christ, distinguished from merely external religion. Wesley points to Kingdom living in its fullness as he describes the character that Christ Himself embodies and offers to freely share with those who follow Him.
The writings represented in The John Wesley Collection resourced the early Methodists in their quest to spread the gospel. In each of his works, John Wesley was vitally driven by the practical reality of the inner witness and outer working of the Holy Spirit. The relevance of these writings continues to the present day. It is our prayer that this collection would once again resource a great global awakening to the gospel, fomenting a revolution of Holy Love.