Sermon I. Preparing the Way of the Lord. [An Advent Sermon.] St. Luke iii. 4. Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Sermon II. The Present and Future Life. [A Sermon for Advent.] Romans xiii. 12. The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
Sermon III. The Time is Fulfilled. [A Sermon for Advent.] St. Mark i. 15. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye, and believe the Gospel.
Sermon IV. Christ the Saviour of Lost Man. [A Sermon for Advent.] St. Luke xix. 10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Sermon V. God manifest in the Flesh. [A Sermon for Christmas.] 1 Timothy iii. 16. God was manifest in the flesh.
Sermon VI. God manifest in the Flesh. [A Sermon for Christmas.] 1 Timothy iii. 16. God was manifest in the flesh.
Sermon VII. The Brevity of Human Life. [Preached on New-Year's Eve.] Psalm xc. 9. We bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
Sermon VIII. Mercy and Judgment. [A Sermon for New-Year.] Psalm ci. 1. My song shall be of mercy and judgment.
Sermon IX. The Interest of the Heathen in the Mediation of Christ. [A Sermon for the Epiphany Season.] St. John x. 16. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Sermon X. On Repentance. [A Sermon for Lent.] Romans ii. 4. The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.
Sermon XI. On Repentance. [A Sermon for Lent.] St. Mark. i. 15. Repent ye, and believe the Gospel.
Sermon XII. The Operations of the Holy Spirit not Irresistible. [A Sermon for Lent.] Acts xxvi. 19. Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision.
Sermon XIII. Reading the Scriptures, a Mean of Grace. [A Sermon for Lent.] St. John v. 39. Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life.
Sermon XIV. Meditation and Prayer. [A Sermon for Lent.] Psalm xxxix. 4. My heart was hot within me: and while I was thus musing the fire kindled, and at the last I spake with my tongue.
Sermon XV. On Prayer. [A Sermon for Lent.] Job xxii. 27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee.
Sermon XVI. It is Finished. [A Sermon for Good Friday.] St. John xix. 30. It is finished.
Sermon XVII. Jesus Risen. [A Sermon for Easter-Day.] 1 Corinthians xv. 20. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
Sermon XVIII. Forgiveness and Justification through Christ. [A Sermon for the Easter-Season.] Acts xiii. 38, 39. Be it known unto you, therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins; and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Sermon XIX. The Duty of Christians as Risen with Christ. [An Easter Sermon.] Colossians iii. 1. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Sermon XX. The Spirit's Agency in Propagating the Gospel. [A Sermon for Whitsunday.] St. Matthew xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore and teach all nations.
Sermon XXI. The Doctrine of the Trinity. [A Sermon for Trinity Sunday.] St. John xx. 13. They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
Sermon XXII. The Doctrine of the Trinity. [A Sermon for Trinity Sunday.] St. Matthew xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Sermon XXIII. On Baptism. St. Matthew xxviii. 19, 20. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.
Sermon XXIV. On Confirmation. Acts viii. They laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Sermon XXV. On Confirmation. Acts viii. They laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Sermon XXVI. After Confirmation. Hebrews vi. 1. Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection.
IN pursuance of a very strong desire expressed by a large number of the parishioners and other friends of their lamented author, these two volumes of sermons are published. A very delicate and responsible task was imposed upon those who were charged with the selection and publication of them. In the former department of their labours, as it would he impracticable to read over the whole of between two and three hundred discourses, so as to keep in mind their comparative merits, they were rather governed, first, by the choice of the most interesting subjects, and secondly, by the recollection of intelligent friends who had been in the habit of attending on the ministry of the author. In the publication, as it was evident that none of the discourses had been prepared with any view to that, but in the laborious and industrious discharge of pastoral functions, the most scrupulous care was observed to be just to the memory of the writer, [iii/iv] by making such slight and obviously proper emendations of phraseology and style, as it was firmly believed would have been desired and approved by him; and by venturing on nothing farther.
These discourses, whatever may be their merits, are not offered to the critick, but to gratify the reasonable and affectionate desires of a peculiarly attached and grateful flock, and in the humble hope of continuing and increasing the usefulness of a most faithful, devoted, and successful labourer in the vineyard of the Lord.