From Almost to Altogether: Sermons on Christian Discipleship

John Wesley

John Wesley's phrase, "holiness of heart and life," summarizes his vision of Christian discipleship. When God's grace renews the heart inwardly, then the believer is transformed by living out a practical Christian life in the world.

From Almost to Altogether is a collection of nine sermons addressing Wesley's teaching on Christian discipleship. Wesley believed that there is a real difference between the "almost Christian" and the "altogether Christian." The love of God is such that all are invited to receive that love and the transformation it brings. Collectively, these sermons show what it means to move from almost to altogether in the Christian life.

Included sermons:

  • The Circumcision of the Heart
  • The Almost Christian
  • The First-Fruits of the Spirit
  • The Way to the Kingdom
  • Marks of the New Birth
  • On Sin in Believers
  • The Repentance of Believers
  • The Good Steward
  • The More Excellent Way

John Wesley was vitally driven by the practical reality of the inner witness and outward working of the Holy Spirit. The sermons in this book along with the other writings represented in The John Wesley collection provided the early Methodists vital resources in their mission to spread the gospel. Today they continue to offer some of the most relevant and helpful messages regarding the Bible's promise of transformation for believers of Jesus Christ.

Preview the introduction and first sermon of From Almost to Altogether.