Sermons on Several Occasions
is a collection of 141 sermons compiled into five series.
In his first series, John Wesley presents what the Bible
says concerning the way to heaven. In his second series,
Wesley sheds light on several important Christian
doctrines and practices. The first two series were edited
and organized for publication by John Wesley himself. And
while one can assume that Wesley is responsible for all of the sermons
in this book, it is important to note the circumstances under which the
final three series were published. Unlike the first two series, the
latter three series were published without Wesley's knowledge.
Consequently, the final sermons are not arranged by topic, and it is
possible that some of them are not Wesley's own compositions. Even so,
these additional sermons are very valuable contributions to the
collection as a whole. The final three series contain sermons on a wide
variety of interesting topics, including love, death, faith, and even
natural disaster. This collection, especially the first two series,
contains Wesley's most humble and honest attempts to teach truth to
those who seek it.