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THE

BRITISH PULPIT:

A COLLECTION OP

SERMONS

BY

THE MOST EMINENT DIVINES

OF THE PRESENT DAY.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE.

1844.

J. RADDON, PRINTER, CASTLE STREET, FINSBURY.

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CONTENTS.

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SUBJECT

PREACHER.

PAGE

The Revelation of the Wrath of God...... Rom. i. 18 Rev. W. JAY....

1

David's Experience characteristic of the

Christian's

1 Sam. xviii. 28-30 J. SANDFORD, A.M. ... 10

The Blessedness of Sanctified Sorrow...... Matt. v. 4.....

T. RAFFLES, LL.D. 18

The Accomplishment of our Days . Acts, xxi. 5

T. MORTIMER, B.D..... 25

The Massacre of the Innocents

Matt. ii. 17, 18.... H. MELVILL, A.M. 31

The Way of Truth.......

Psalm cxix. 30.... T. DALE, A.M.

45

The Supremacy of the Claims of Religious

Truth

cair. 72.... R. AINSLIE...

56

The Origin and Claims of Independency .. Acts, ix. 31

J. BURNET

69

Inequality in Human Condition God's own

Appointment ....

Prov. xxii. 2...... S. ROBINS, A.M.

93

The Supreme Importance of the Soul...... Matt. xvi. 26

W. DEALTRY, D.D. 101

The Conversion of St. Paul

1 Tim. i. 16

R. C. DILLON, A.M... 109

Restraining Prayer before God

Job, xv. 4...

I PARSONS.

120

Irreligion of Society-Extract..

J. ABBOTT

132

The Nativity of Christ ....

Luke, ii.8 13.... Hon.& Rev.B.W.Noel, A.M. 133

The Hidden Things of God ....... Isaiah, xlv. 15.... Rev. H. MELVILL, A.M. 142

The Christian a Blessing .

Genesis, xii. 2.... H. S. PLUMPTRE, A.M. 153

The Death of the Christian compared to

Sleep

1 Thess. iv. 13.... J. PARSONS....

160

God the Author of Salvation

Psalm, iii. 8.

T. MYERS, A.M.

173

Mercy

1 Tim. i. 13

J. PARSONS..

181

The Sufferings and Glorification of the Be-

liever

Rom. viii. 17

F. G. CROSSMAN, A.M. 193

Noah's Preservation and Sacrifice

Gen. viii. 1 and 20 W. B. LEACH.

200

The Design and Benefit of Chastisement Hebrews, xii. 11 .. J. H. EVANS, A.M. 209

The Parable of the Sower....

Luke, viii. 8.... J. WILLIAMS, B.D. 219

The Joy of Angels in the Success of Re-

demption.....

xv. 10......

H. MELVILL, A.M. 225

Longing for Salvation

Psalm cxix. 174

J. CLAYTON, A.M.. 236

Paul's Humility and Zeal a Pattern for

Christians

Ephes. iii. 8...... W. JAY

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The Epistle to the Church in Pergamos.... Rev. ii. 17

H. BLUNT, A.M.

255

The Cure of Naaman......
2 Kings, v. 14 .... J. STRATTEN

261

The Success of Peter and John in preaching

the Gospel the Effect of Prayer.. Acts, iv. 31, 32

W. JAY

270

The Israelites' Deliverance by the Hand of

Gideon.......

Heb. xi. 32

J. E. TYLER, B.D....... 28:

Diligence in seeking Salvation.

xii. 14, 15 H, W. MADDOCK, A.M. 289

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SUBJECT.

TEXT.

PREACHER.

PAGR

The Preciousness of the Word of the Lord

in the Day of Evil.

1 Sam. iii. 1 ...... Rev. W. JAY

The Rebuilding of the Walls of Jerusalem Nehemiah, iv. 6

J.W.CUNNINGHAM,A.M. 308

The Commendation and Reward of the Be-

nevolent Man

Psalm cxii. 9

E. STEANE

..... 317

The Fact, Evils, and Remedy of Drunkers-

ness .....

Matt. xul. 28

J. M. RODWELL, A.M... 323

Proving and holding fast the Truth 1 Thess. v. 21

T. MYERS, A.M. 337

Yielding ourselves unto God

Rom. vi. 12

J. HAMBLETON, A.M. 344

Christian Sympathy

Philip. ii. 4

W. JAY

353

The Consequences of ultimately rejecting

Christ

John, iii. 36 ...... Hon. & Rev.B.W.NOEL, A.M. 363

The repeated Invitations of the Gospel Luke, xiv. 21-23 Rev. A. Reed, D.D.

373

The Sufferings of Christ considered in con-

nexion with his Character

1 Peter, ii. 18.... S. ROBINS, A.M.

384

The Second Adam “a Quickening Spirit” 1 Cor. xv. 44, 45.. W. DoDSWORTH, A.M. 393

The Hope of the Resurrection........ Acts, xxiii. 6

M. O'SULLIVAN, A.M... 401

The Analogy between the Works of Nature

and the Works of Grace

Isaiah, lv, 10, 11 .. W. JAY

409

The Example of Andrew.

John, i. 41, 42 .... J.S.M. ANDERSON, A.M. 423

Christ's Agony and Bloody Sweat in the

Garden

Luke, xxii. 44 .... J. RUDGE, D.D......... 429

The Atonement

Rom. v. 11

R. NEWTON

411

'The End of Life.....

Matt. vi. 33

J. A. JAMES

457

The Lepers of Samaria .

2 Kings, vii. 9

J. SHERMAN

467

Che Proclamation of the Gospel

Ps. lxviii. 11, 12 .. F. Close, A.M. ........ 481

The Sinfulness of Unbelief ...
John, xvi. 8, 9.... G. SPRING, D.D.

...... 495

God the Bestower of all good Gifts........1 Chron. xxix. 14 H. STOWELL, A.M. 505

The Solicitude of Christ for Incorrigible

Sinners.....

Luke, xix. 41

G. SPRING, D.D.

516

The Ascension-Extract

J. JOWETT

527

Che Heavenly Temple ...

Rev. xxi. 22.

H. MELVILL, A.M. 529

The Invitation of the Spirit and the Bride xxii. 17

T. MORTIMER, B.D..... 541

l'he Lord God a Sun and Shield.......... Psalm lxxxiv. 1).. T. DUNN.

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THE BRITISH PULPIT.

THE REVELATION OF THE WRATH OF GOD.

VOL. III.

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REV. W. JAY.

ARGYLE CHAPEL, BATH, SEPTEMBER 28, 1834.

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness."-ROMANS, i. 18.

SOME parts of the office and the work of ministers are much more pleasing than others. It is delightful to delineate the character of the righteous, and to show the path of the just, which is "as the shining light, which shineth in re and more until the perfect day It is delightful to dwell on the glories and blessedness of the heavenly world, and to hear of our "meetness for the inherit ance of the saints in light." It is delightful to hold forth God's goodness, shewing him in his abundant mercy, and the exceeding riches of his grace; not sparing his own Son, but delivering him up for us all; raising him up from he dead, and giving him glory, that our faith and hope might be in God; exalting him at his own right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance unto Israel, and remission of sins; and sending forth his messengers to compel men to come in, that his house might be filled with inhabitants, and his table furnished with guests.

But our feelings are not to regulate our duties. The truth is, we have no choice; as preachers we are bound-if we would be faithful to our commission, and be free from the murder of souls-we are bound not to shun to "declare all the counsel of God." What says God to Ezekiel ? "When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at thine hand." This demands, therefore, that, “ knowing the terrors of the Lord, we persuade men," and that some we should endeavour save with fear, pulling them out of the fire." Even Paul-who is called

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