3-Week Series: Double Blessing

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Examine your hearts today as you partake of the body and blood of Christ. Repent of any thought, word, or deed that the Holy Spirit points out in your life that is not pleasing to God. Rededicate yourself to being His disciple, and receive the heart warming assurance John Wesley experienced on May 24, 1738:

About a quarter before nine, while he was describing

the change which God works in the heart through

faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I

felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation;

and an assurance was given me that He had taken

away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the

law of sin and death. [SOURCE: Thomas Jackson,

The Words of John Wesley (Grand Rapids: Baker,

1979) 1:23.]

This is the assurance the Holy Spirit gives every one who comes in the spirit of repentance to the Table of Jesus today.