« AnteriorContinua »
Funeral Sermon on the Death of Mr. Davies, 7-29
A Sermon, preached at Haberdasher's-Hall, occafioned by Mr. Davies's Death,
Character of the Author,
I. The Divine Authority and Sufficiency of the Chriftian Religion.
Luke xvi. 27-31. Then he faid, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldeft fend him to my father's houfe: for I have five brethren: that he may teftify unto them, left they alfo come into this place of torment. Abraham faid unto him, they have Mofes and the prophets; let them hear them. And he faid, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he faid unto him, If they hear not Mofes and the prophets, neither will they be perfuaded though one rofe from the dead. 71-105
The Nature of Salvation through Jefus Chrift explained and recommended.
John iii. 16. For God fo loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 105-131
2 Cor. v. 20. Now then, we are ambaffadors for Chrift, as though God did befeech you by us: awe pray you, in Chrift's fiead, Be ye reconciled to God.
The Nature and Univerfality of Spiritual Death. Ephef. ii. 1 and 5. Who were dead in trefpaffes and fins.-Even when we were dead in fins. Page 154-178
The Nature and Procefs of Spiritual Life. Ephef. ii. 4, 5. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in fins, hath quickened us together with Chrift. 178-199
Poor and Contrite Spirits the Objects of the Divine Favour.
Ifaiah lxvi. 2. To this man will I look; even to him that is poor, and of a contrite fpirit, and trembleth at my word. 199-216
The Nature and Danger of making light of Chrift and Salvation.
Matt. xxii. 5. But they made light of it.
The Compaffion of Chrift to weak Believers. Matt. xii. 20. A bruifed reed fhall he not break, and fmoking flax fhall be not quench. 233-254
The Connection between Prefent Holiness and Future Felicity.
Heb. xii. 14. Follow-Holiness, without which no man fhall fee the Lord. 251-266
The Mediatorial Kingdom and Glories of Jefus Chrift.
John xviii. 37. Pilate therefore faid unto him, Art thou a king then? Jefus answered, thou fayeft that I am a king. To this end avas I born, and for this caufe came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.
Things unfeen to be preferred to Things feen.
2 Cor. iv. 18. While we look not at the things which are feen, but at the things which are not feen: for the things which are feen are temporal; but the things which are not feen are eternal.
The facred Import of the Chriftian Name. Acts xi. 26. The difciples were called Chriftians first at Antioch. 312-329
The Divine Mercy to Mourning Penitents. Jer. xxxi. 18, 19, 20. I have furely heard Ephraim bemoaning him. felf thus, Thou hast chaftifed me, and I was chaßtifed as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord my God. Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was inftruded 1 fmote upon my thigh: I was afhamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth. Is Ephraim my dear fon? is he a pleasant child? for fince I fpake against him, I do earnefily remember him fill: therefore my bowels are troubled for him ; I will furely have mercy upon him, faith the Lord. 329-352
Chrift precious to all true Believers.
1 Peter ii. 7. Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious.
The Danger of Lukewarmness in Religion.
Rev. iii. 15, 16. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then, because thou art luke. warm, and neither cold nor hot, I will fpue thee out of my mouth. 375-392
The Divine Government the Joy of our World. Pfalm xcvii. I. The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice : let the multitude of the ifles be glad thereof.
The Name of God proclaimed by himself.
Exodus xxxiii. 18, 19. And he said, I beseech thee fhew me thy
glory. And he faid, I will make all my goodness pass before thee,
and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee-
And the Lord paffed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, the
Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-fuffering, and abundant in
goodness and truth; keeping mercy for thousands; forgiving iniquity,
and tranfgreffion, and fin, and that will by no means clear the
John v. 28, 29. The hour is coming in the which all that are in the
graves fhall bear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have
done good, unto the refurrection of life; and they that have done
evil, unto the refurrection of damnation.