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    Lancelot Andrewes Works, Sermons, Volume One

    SERMONS OF THE NATIVITY.
    PREACHED UPON CHRISTMAS-DAY

    Transcribed by Dr Marianne Dorman
    AD 2001-2002

CONTENTS

SERMON I.
(Page 1.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Tuesday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCV.
Hebrews ii. 16.
For He in no wise took the Angels; but the seed of Abraham He took.

SERMON II.
(Page 18.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCVI.
Esay ix. 6.
For unto its a Child is born, and unto us a Son is given; and the government is upon His shoulder; and He shall call His Name Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

SERMON III.
(Page 32)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Thursday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCVII.
1 Timothy iii. 16.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness, which is, God is manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, and received up in glory.

SERMON IV.
(Page 45.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Monday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCIX
Galatians iv. 4, 5.
When the fulness of time was come, God sent His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law.
That He might redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

SERMON V.
(Page 64.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Tuesday, the Twenty-fifth of December, MDCX
Luke ii. 10, 11.
The Angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
That there is born unto you this day a Saviour, Which is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.

SERMON VI.
(Page 85.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXI
John i. 14.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw the glory thereof, as the glory of the only-begotten Son of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

SERMON VII.
(Page 102)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Friday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXII.
Hebrews i. 1-3.
At sundry times and in divers manners, God spoke in the old time to our Fathers, by the Prophets:
In these last days, He hath spoken to us by His Son, Whom He hath made Heir of all things; by Whom also He made the worlds;
Who, being the Brightness of His glory, and the engraved Form of His Person, and bearing up all things by His mighty word, hath by Himself purged our sins, and sitteth at the right hand of the Majesty in the highest places.

SERMON VIII.
(Page 118)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Saturday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXIII.
John viii. 56.
Your Father Abraham. rejoiced to see My day: and he saw it, and was glad.

SERMON IX.
(Page 135)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Sunday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXIV.
Isaiah vii. 14.
Behold, a Virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and she shall call His name Immanuel.

SERMON X.
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Sunday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXV.
Micah v. 2.
And thou Bethlehem Ephratah art little to be among the thousands of Judah; yet out of thee shall He come forth unto us That shall be the Ruler in Israel; Whose goings forth have been from the beginning, and from everlasting.

SERMON XI.
(page 175.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXVI.
Psalm lxxxv. 10, 11.
Mercy and Truth shall meet; Righteousness and Peace shall kiss one another.
Truth shall bud out of the earth; and Righteousness shall look down from Heaven.

SERMON XII.
(page 196.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Friday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXVIII.
Luke ii. 12-14.
And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the Child swaddled, and laid in a cratch.
And straightway there was with the Angel a multitude of Heavenly soldiers, praising God, and saying,
Glory be to God on high, [and peace upon earth, and towards men good­will.

SERMON XIII.
(Page 215.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Saturday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXIX.
Luke ii. 14.
Glory be to God in the high Heavens, and peace upon earth, and peace towards men good-will.

SERMON XIV.
(Page 233.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Monday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXX.
Matthew ii. 1, 2.
When Jesus then was born at Bethlehem in Judea, in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men, from the East to Jerusalem, saying,
Where is the King of the Jews That is born? For we leave seen His star in the East, and are come to worship Him.

SERMON XV.
(Page 249.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXXII.
Matthew ii. 1, 2.
Behold there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is the King of the Jews That is born? For we have seen His star in the East, and are come to worship Him.

SERMON XVI.
(Page 265.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Thursday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXXIII.
Ephesians i. 10.
That in the dispensation of the fulness of the times, He might gather together into one all things, both which are in Heaven, and which are in earth, even in Christ.

SERMON XVII
(Page 284.)
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Saturday, the Twenty-fifth of December, A.D. MDCXXIV.
Psalm ii. 7.
I will preach the Law, whereof the Lord said to Me: Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee.


SERMONS OF REPENTANCE AND FASTING, PREACHED ON ASH-WEDNESDAY.

SERMON I.
Preached before Queen Elizabeth, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Fourth of March, A.D. MDXCVIII.
Psalm lxxviii. 34.
When He slew them, then they sought Him; and they returned, and enquired early after God.

SERMON II.
Preached before Queen Elizabeth, at Richmond, on Wednesday, the Twenty- first of February, A.D. MDXCIX.
Deuteronomy xxiii. 9.
When thou goest out with the host against thine enemies, keep thee then from all wickedness.

SERMON III.
Preached before Queen Elizabeth, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Seventeenth of February
Jeremiah Viii. 4-7.
Thus saith the Lord: Shall they fall and not arise? shall he turn away and not turn again?
Wherefore is this people of Jerusalem turned back by a perpetual rebellion? they gave themselves to deceit, and would not return.
I hearkened and heard, but none spake aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Every one turned to their race, as the horse rusheth into the battle.
Even the stork in the air knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming ; but My people knoweth not the judgment of the Lord.

Sermon IV.
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Tenth of February, A.D. MDCXIX.
Joel ii. 12, 13.
Therefore also now, saith the Lord, Turn you unto Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.
And rend your heart, and not your clothes, and turn unto the Lord your God.

Sermon V.
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Fourteenth of February, A.D. MDCXXI.
Matthew vi. 16.
Moreover when you fast looke not sour as the hypocrites; for they disfigure their faces that they might seen unto men to fast: verily I say unto you, That they have their reward.

Sermon VI.
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Sixth of March, A.D. MDCXXII.
Matthew vi. 16.
Moreover when you fast looke not sour as the hypocrites; for they disfigure their faces that they might seen unto men to fast: verily I say unto you, That they have their reward.

Sermon VII
Preached before King James, at Whitehall, on Wednesday, the Twenty-sixth of February, A.D. MDCXXIII.
Matthew iii. 7,8.
O generations of vipers, who hath forewarned you to flee from the anger to come?
Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of life
.

Sermon VIII
Prepared to be preached on Wednesday, the Tenth of February, A.D. MDCXXIV
Matthew iii. 8.
Bring forth fruits, therefore, worthy amendment of life, or repentance.


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