Forty-four sermons of Wesley published in the first four volumes of his sermons. The Standard Sermons set forth those doctrines Wesley embraced and taught "as essentials of true religion." These sermons, along with Wesley's Notes upon the New Testament, were commended to preachers. They have continued to be standard reference points for the understanding of Wesleyan theology.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by Permission.