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Sermon 1 - The Wisdom of God in the means used to propagate the Gospel

1 Corinthians i. 27, 28. "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and god hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and things which are not, to bri... Read More

Sermon 2 - The Wisdom of God in the means used to propagating the Gospel - part 2

1 Corinthians i, 27, 28. "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and things which are not, to bri... Read More

Sermon 3 - The Declensions of Christianity, an Argument of its Truth

Luke xviii. 8. When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but be that believeth not shall be damned." So certified the risen Savior. Faith is made a condition of salvation. But God requires only a reasonable service. He must then ... Read More

Sermon 4 - The Declensions of Christianity, an Argument of its Truth - part 2

Luke xviii. 8. "'When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth'?" That the coming of the Son of man, is here intended of Christ's coming at the commencement of the latter day glory, hath been alleged in the preceding discourse, and several considerations adduced in proof. Additional e... Read More

Sermon 5 - Abram's Horror of great Darkness

Genesis xv. 12. "And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him." If we consider the sketch, given us in scripture, of the life of this patriarch, we shall find that few have had equal manifestations of the divine favor. But the light... Read More

Sermon 6 - Divine Impartiality Considered

Romans ii. 11. "For there is no respect of persons with God." The divine impartiality is often asserted in the holy scriptures; and the assertion coincides with our natural ideas of deity. The pagans indeed attributed to their Gods, the vices, follies and weaknesses of men! But the beings whom they ... Read More

Sermon 7 - Moses' Prayer to be blotted out of God's Book

Exodus xxxii. 31, 32. "And Moses returned unto the Lord and said, 'Oh! this people have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt, forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.'" This is one of the most difficult passages in the holy scriptures. Ma... Read More

Sermon 8 - Moses' Prayer to be blotted out of God's Book - part 2

Exodus xxxii. 31, 32. "And Moses returned unto the Lord and said. Oh! this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou--wilt, forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray they, out of thy book which than hast written." In the preceding discourse we endeavored ... Read More

Sermon 9 - St. Paul's Wish to be accursed from Christ

Romans ix. 3 "For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh." Few characters more remarkable than that of St. Paul, are to be found in history. He is introduced to our acquaintance on a tragical occasion--the martyrdom of Stephen, where he ... Read More

Sermon 10 - David's Sin in the Matter of Uriah

2 Samuel xii, 13. "And David said unto Nathan, 'I have sinned against the Lord.' And Nathan said unto David, 'The lord also hath put away thy sin; then shalt not die.'" The sin here referred to is that of David in the matter of Uriah. A strange and sad event--taken in all its circumstances and conne... Read More

Sermon 11 - General Character of Christians

Galatians v. 24. "And they that are Christ's have crucified the Flesh, with the Affections and Lusts." St. Paul is supposed to have been the first herald of gospel grace to the Galatians; and they appear to have rejoiced at the glad tidings, and to have received the bearer with much respect. But aft... Read More

Sermon 12 - The aggravated Guilt of him who delivered Christ to Pilate

John xix.10, 11. "Then saith Pilate unto him, 'Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?' Jesus answered, 'Thou couldest have no power against me, except it were given thee from above: Therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath ... Read More

Sermon 13 - The Trial of Peter's love to Christ

John xxi. 15, 16, 17. "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, 'Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?' He saith unto him, 'Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.' He saith unto him, 'Feed my lambs.' He saith to him again a second time, 'Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me... Read More

Sermon 14 - Gifts no certain Evidence of Grace

Luke x. 20 "In this rejoice not, that the Spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your Names are written in Heaven." Abundant notice of Christ's coming preceded that interesting' event. "To him gave all the prophets witness." Neither was his entrance here unattended. It was announc... Read More

Sermon 15 - Human Characters determined only by Divine decision

1 Corinthians iv. 3, 4. "But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment; yea I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord." Corinth was one of the principal cities of Greece. Enjo... Read More

Sermon 16 - Characters will be disclosed, and Justice awarded

1 Corinthians iv. 5. "--Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both wilt bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall everyman have praise of God." St. Paul having professed himself a minister of Christ, and steward ... Read More

Sermon 17 - God willing that all Men should be saved

1 Timothy ii. 4. "Who will have all Men to be saved,--." In verse first, the apostle directs "prayers and thanksgivings to be made for all men;"--which he declares to "be good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; 'who will have all men to be saved'." Had salvation been provided for only a ... Read More

Sermon 18 - Balak's inquiries relative to the service of God, and Balaam's answer

Micah vi. 6, 7, 8. "Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with, thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first born for my transgr... Read More

Sermon 19 - Confessing Christ an indispensable Duty

2 Timothy ii, 12. "--If we deny him, he also will deny us." This is predicated of Christ; and looks forward to the day when all mankind will stand before him as their judge. Denying Christ is here declared to be a mortal sin. Those found guilty of it will hear that sentence--"Depart ye cursed!" But ... Read More

Sermon 20 - The Fear which terminates in the Second Death

Revelation xxi. 8. "The fearful--shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death." The terms on which only we can be Christ's disciples are laid before us in the Scriptures, and we are counselled to consider them before we engage to be his. Though C... Read More

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