All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. – 2 Timothy 3:16,17
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. – Psalm 19:7,8
(An expert from Rev. David Livingston’s article)
John Wesley is the founder of the Methodist Church and he introduced the order of the Methodist Church.
Methodism – The Second Reformation:
John Wesley did not found the Methodist Church but whatever he lived became Methodism. People of his time found Wesley very relevant to them and therefore the Methodist Church emerged. Wesley strived to find the practical way of godly living in accordance to the Scriptures and found it. He gave expression to the theology and practice of all that the Scriptures taught. He experienced Christ and his Spirit just as he revealed to earth. Wesley finally summarized everything in the motto ‘Holy living, Gospel ministry.’ Through John Wesley, both rich and poor people alike found their purpose of life in Christ. Discipleship and outreach work broke out in exponential measure resulting in world-wide mission; this became the Second Reformation of the world.
Motto – Holy Living and Gospel Ministry:
There is an order and method to follow if we want to live as a real child of God and worship Him in Spirit and Truth. We can capture this order and method in John Wesley’s life and teaching. Methodism got its name after him and it was rather a nickname. The Methodist Church world-wide and its local body continue to follow Wesley’s motto for Christian living i.e., ‘Holy Living and Gospel ministry’.