JOHN WESLEY’S SELF-EXAMINATION QUIZ
John Wesley is one of the founders of the Methodist movement that began in the 18th century. Before Methodism was a denomination, it was a method. Imagine that. Wesley had a method he wanted his followers to embrace – a way for them to connect with God and follow Him. The questions below have their origin in the spiritual accountability group started by Wesley when he was a student at Oxford — a group that detractors called “The Holy Club.”
- Am I creating the impression that I am better than I realy am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
- Do I confidentially pass on to others what has been said to me in confidence?
- Can I be trusted?
- Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits?
- Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
- Did the Bible live in me today?
- Do I give the Bible time to speak to me every day?
- Am I enjoying prayer?
- When did I last speak to someone else of my faith?
- Do I pray about the money I spend?
- Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
- Do I disobey God in anything?
- Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
- Am I defeated in any part of my life?
- Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful?
- How do I spend my spare time?
- Am I proud?
- Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the tax collector?
- Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold resentment toward or disregard? What am I doing about it?
- Do I grumble or complain constantly?
- Is Christ real to me?
I’ve found that these questions are helpful as we seek to become disciples of Jesus. As you engage them, I pray your heart is stirred for him.