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SERMON LIX.-On Eternity.


From everlasting to everlasting thou art God, Psalm xc, 2


SERMON LX.-On the Trinity.

There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy

Ghost: and these three are one, 1 John v, 7 .


SERMON LXI.God's Approbation of his Works

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good, Gene-

sis i, 31


SERMON LXII.- On the Fall of Man.

Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return, Genesis üi, 19


SERMON LXIII.-On Predestination.

Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of

his Son :-whom he did predestinate, them he also called : and whom he called,

them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified, Romans

viü, 29,


SERMON LXIV.—God's Love to Fallen Man.

Not as the offence, so also is the free gift, Romans v, 15


SERMON LXV.—The General Deliverance.

The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons

of God.

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him

that subjected it :

Yet in hope that the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of

corruption, into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.

For we know that the whole creation groaneth, and travaileth in pain together

until now, Romans viï, 19–22


SERMON LXVI.-The Mystery of Iniquity.

The mystery of iniquity doth already work, 2 Thessalonians ü, 7


SERMON LXVII.- The End of Christ's Coming.

For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works

of the devil, 1 John iii, 8


SERMON LXVIII.-The General Spread of the Gospel.

The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea,

Isaiah xi, 9


SERMON LXIX.-The New Creation.

Behold I make all things new, Revelation xxi, 5


Sermon LXX.-The Duty of Reproving our Neighbour.

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy

neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him, Leviticus xix, 17


SERMON LXXI.—The Signs of the Times.

Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times ?

Matthew xvi, 3


SERMON LXXII.- On Divine Providence.


Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered, Luke xii, 7


SERMON LXXIII:— The Wisdom of God's Counsels.

Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God, Romans


SERMON LXXIV.- The Imperfection of Human Knowledge.

We know in part, 1 Corinthians xiii, 9


Sermon LXXV.- The Case of Reason Impartially Considered.

Brethren, be not children in understanding : howbeit in malice be ye children, but

in understanding be men, 1 Corinthians xiv, 20


SERMON LXXVI.-On Good Angels.

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall he

heirs of salvation, Hebrews i, 14


SERMON LXXVII.-On Evil Angels.

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in

high places, Ephesians vi, 12



Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched, Mark ix, 48 147

SERMON LXXIX.-On the Church.

I beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with

all lowliness and meekness, with long suffering, forbearing one another in love;

endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is

one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One

Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and

through all, and in you all, Ephesians iv, 1-6



That there might be no schism in the body, 1 Corinthians xii, 25


SERMON LXXXI.-On Perfection.

Let us go on unto perfection, Hebrews vi, 1


Sermon LXXXII.-Spiritual Worship.

This is the true God, and eternal life, 1 John v, 20


SERMON LXXXIII.-On Spiritual Idolatry.

Little children, keep yourselves from idols, 1 John v, 21

SERMON LXXXIV.- On Dissipation.

This I speak .... that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction, 1 Corinth.

ians vii, 35


SERMON LXXXV.-On Friendship with the World.

Yo adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is

enmity with God? Whosoever, therefore, desireth to be a friend of the world,

is an enemy of God, James iv, 4


SERMON LXXXVI.-In what Sense we are to Icave the World.

Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not

the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

And I will be to you a Father, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the

Lord Almighty, 2 Corinthians vi, 17, 18


Sermon LXXXVII.-On Temptation.

There hath no tenptation taken you but such as is common to man: And God is

faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able ; but will

with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ve may be able to bear it,

1 Corinthians x, 13


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Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entiro, wanting

nothing, James i, 4

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SERMON LXXXIX.—The Important Question.

What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Matthew xvi, 26

SERMON XC.-On Working out our own Salvation.

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God that work-

eth in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure, Phil. ii, 12, 13


SERMON XCI.--A Call to Backsliders.

Will the Lord absent himself for ever? and will he be no more entreated ?

Is his mercy clean gone for ever? and is his promise come utterly to an end for

evermore? Psalm lxxvii, 7,8


SERMON XCII.- The Danger of Riches.

They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and

hurtful desires, which drown men in destruction and perdition, 1 Timothy

vi, 9



Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of .... wearing of gold, or

of putting on of apparel.

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even

the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great

price, 1 Peter iii, 3, 4


Sermon XCIV.- The More Excellent Way.

Covet earnestly the best gifts; and yet I show unto you a more excellent way,

1 Corinthians xii, 31


SERMON XCV.-An Israelite indeed.

Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile, John i, 47


SERMON XCVI.-On Charity.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am

become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all

knowledge; and though I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, and have

not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and give my body to be

burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing, 1 Cor. xiii, 1-3.



It is good to be always zealously affected in a good thing, Galatians iv, 18 287

SERMON XCVIII.-On Redeeming the Time.

Redeeming the time, Ephesians v, 16


SERMON XCIX.-On Family Religion.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, Joshua xxiv, 15


SERMON C.-On the Education of Children.

Train up a child in the way wherein he should go, and when he is old he will not

depart from it, Proverbs xxii, 6


SERMON CI.-On Obedience to Parents.

Children, obey your parents in all things, Colossians iii, 20


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SERMON CII.-On Obedience to Pastors.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for tney

watch over your souls, as they that shall give account, that they may do

this with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you, Hebrews

xiii, 17

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SERMON CIII.-On Visiting the Sick.

I was sick, and


visited Matthew


SERMON CIV.The Reward of the Righteous.

Preached before the Humane Society.

Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the

foundation of the world, Matthew xxv, 34


SERMON CV.-On Pleasing all Men.

Let every man please his neighbour for his good to edification, Romans xv, 2344

SERMON CVI.--The Duty of Constant Communion.

Do this in remembrance of me, Luke xxii, 19


SERMON CVII.- On Former Times.

Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than thuse ?

For thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this, Ecclesiastes vii, 10 357

SERMON CVIII.-On, What is Man?

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars, which :

thou hast ordained; what is man? Psalm vü, 3, 4


SERMON CIX.-On Attending the Church Service.

The sin of the young men was very great, 1 Samuel ii, 17


SERMON CX.-On Conscience.

For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, 2 Corinthians i, 12 376


Without faith it is impossible to please him, Hebrews xi, 6


SERMON CXII.-On God's Vineyard.

What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it?

Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth

wild grapes ? Isaiah v, 4



It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to

enter into the kingdom of God, Matthew xix, 24


SERMON CXIV.-On, What is man

What is man? Psalm viii, 4


SERMON CXV.-On the Discoveries of Faith.

Now faith is the evidence of things not seen, Hebrews xi, 1


Sermon CXVI.-On the Omnipresence of God.

Do I not fill heaven and oarth ? saith the Lord, Jeremiah xxiii, 24


SERMON CXVII. - The Rich Man and Lazarus.

If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though

one rose from the dead, Luke xvi, 31


SERMON CXVIII.- The Difference between Walking by Sight, and Walking

by Faith.

We walk by faith, not by sight, 2 Corinthians v, 7





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SERMON CXIX.-On the Unity of the Divine Being.


There is one God, Mark xii, 32


SERMON CXX.-Causes of the Inefficacy of Christianity.

Is there no balm in Gilead ? is there no physician there? Why then is not the

health of the daughter of my people recovered ? Jeremiah viii, 22


SERMON CXXI.-On Knowing Christ after the Flesh.

Henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we did know Christ

after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more, 2 Corinthians


SERMON CXXII.-On a Single Eye.

If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be

evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. Therefore if the light that is in

thee be darkness, how great is that darkness, Matthew vi, 22, 23


SERMON CXXII.-On Worldly Folly.

But God said unto him, Thou fool, I uke xii, 20


SERMON CXXIV. On the Wedding Garment.

How camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment? Matt. xxii, 12 455

SERMON CXXV.-Human Life a Dream.

Even like as a dream when one awaketh; so shalt thou make their image to vanish

out of the city, Psalm lxxiii, 20



Now faith is the evidence of things not seen, Hebrews xi, 1


SERMON CXXVII. - On the Deceitfulness of the Human Heart.

The heart of man is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can

know it? Jeremiah xvii, 9


SERMON CXXVIII.-The Heavenly Treasure in Earthen Vessels

We have this treasure in earthen vessels, 2 Corinthians iv, 7


Sermon CXXIX.-On Living without God.

Without God in the world, Ephesians ii, 12


SERMON CXXX.--On the Danger of Increasing Riches.

(f riches increase, set not your heart upon them, Psalm lxii, 10


SERMON CXXXI.--True Christianity Defended.

How is the faithful city become a harlot, Isaiah i, 21


SER CXXXII.-On Mourning for the Dead.

Preached at Epworth, January 11, 1726, at the Funeral of John Griffith; a hopeful Young Man.

Now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall

go to him; but he shall not return to me, 2 Samuel xii, 23


SERMON CXXXIII.-On Corrupting the Word of God:

Preached about the year 1728.

We are not as many, who corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of

God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ, 2 Corinthians ii, 17 . 503

SERMON CXXXIV.- On the Resurrection of the Dead.

Written in the year 1732.

But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they

come ? 1 Corinthians xv, 35


SERMON CXXXV.-On Grieving the Holy Spirit.

Written in the year 1733.

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of re-

demption, Ephesians iv, 30


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