John Wesley’s Holy Club Questions

You may or may not know that The United Methodist Church began as a simple movement with the Church of England.  It was a society that met in order to strengthen their own spiritual growth.  Indeed, the phrase “methodist” was a derogatory term due to their “method” of constant prayer.  As I was preparing the devotion for the choir last night, I ran across this and thought it important to share.

Ponder how these questions impact your own faith journey:

John Wesley, Founder of the United Methodist Church

The Twenty-two Questions Members of John Wesley’s Holy Club Asked Themselves Every Day In Their Private Devotions More Than 200 Years Ago.

  • 1) Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression than I am better than I really am?  In other words, am I a hypocrite?
  • 2) Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
  • 3) Do I confidentially pass on to another what I was told to me in confidence?
  • 4) Can I be trusted?
  • 5) Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits?
  • 6) Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
  • 7) Did the Bible live in me today?
  • 8) Do I give it time to speak to me every day?
  • 9) Am I enjoying prayer?
  • 10) When did I last speak to someone else of my faith?
  • 11) Do I pray about the money I spend?
  • 12) Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
  • 13) Do I disobey God in anything?
  • 14) Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy.?
  • 15) Am I defeated in any part of my life?
  • 16) Am I jealous impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrusting?
  • 17) How do I spend my spare time?
  • 18) Am I proud?
  • 19) Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? (Luke 18:9-14) 
  • 20) Is there anyone I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard?  If so, what am I doing about it?
  • 21) Do I grumble or complain constantly?
  • 22) Is Christ real to me?

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Published by Matt

Creative Arts developer, planner, husband, and father. I direct choirs, make graphic art, and film, photograph and work daily to foster an experience with the Holy.

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