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24 May

Aldersgate Day

Hearts Strangely Warmed

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A New Hymn by W. Richard Turner, in Celebration of the 300th Anniversary of John Wesley's Birth (June 17, 1703)

 W. Dick Turner

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“I Felt My Heart Strangely Warmed”

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In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. 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.    

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“I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation”

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275 years ago today, 24 May 1738, John Wesley received an experience that changed his life and ultimately lead to the development of the Methodist movement in Britain, Ireland, and America. His “Aldersgate” experience is often called his “conversion.”

“I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation” »