Preached by T. Coke, printed by G. Paramore, Worship Street, London, 1791
Thomas Coke (1747-1814) arrived in North America in 1784 with instructions from John Wesley to ordain and consecrate ministers in the new country. Eventually, he and Francis Asbury (1745-1816) were responsible for introducing 'episcopal' Methodism, a type of revised Wesleyan Methodism, to America.
Coke preached this sermon a few months after Wesley's death. Indeed, Coke cut short his 1790/91 stay in America and returned to England, hoping to be of service there. Perhaps against expectation, Coke did not become Wesley's successor, but was made Secretary to the British Conference. Later, in 1797 and again in 1805, he became President of Conference.