Holiness: John Wesley’s Holy Club Questions

As we move on toward holiness according to God’s sanctifying grace, please consider the following:

John Wesley’s Holy Club QuestionsThese are 22 questions the members of John Wesley’s Holy Club asked themselves every day in their private devotions over 200 years ago.

  1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that 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 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 everyday?
  9. Am I enjoying prayer?
  10. When did I last speak to someone else about 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 distrustful?
  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?
  20. Is there anyone whom 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?

I’m pretty convicted…


10 responses to “Holiness: John Wesley’s Holy Club Questions

  1. Dr. Buchan had us meditate over these weekly in his John Wesley class. They’re very good.

  2. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  3. Do you have the bibliographical info for these questions? Need better footnote info than… members of Holy Club asked themselves over 200 years ago.

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  5. How can I change to be more like that 22 question I need help on all of them..

  6. … did the Bible live in me today… love that one, for sure.

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  8. Great questions. Still relevant. Does anyone out there want to form holiness clubs today? If so, I’d like to participate.

  9. These questions are fantastic, i’m going to start using them right away! Challenging to the core – just what is needed for todays christian.

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