Sermon Illustrations

There is a single page from the journal of John Wesley that reads:

Sunday a.m., May 5 - Preached in St. Ann’s; was asked not to come back any more.

Sunday p.m., May 5 - Preached at St. John’s; deacons said, "Get out and stay out."

Sunday a.m., May 12 - Preached at St. Jude’s; can’t go back there either.

Sunday p.m., May 12 - Preached at St. George’s; kicked out again.

Sunday a.m., May 19 - Preached at St. Somebody Else’s; deacons called special meeting and said I couldn’t return.

Sunday p.m., May 19 - Preached on the street; kicked off the street.

Sunday a.m., May 26 - Preached out in a meadow; chased out of meadow when a bull was turned loose during the service.

Sunday a.m., June 2 - Preached out at the edge of town; kicked off the highway.

Sunday p.m., June 2 - Afternoon service, preached in pasture; 10,000 people came.

Bob Hartman, Plugged In, (9-16-97), p. 6