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The Upper Room: Preface

By J.C. Ryle


      THE UPPER ROOM
      Being a Few Truths for the Times

      JOHN CHARLES RYLE

      BISHOP OF LIVERPOOL
      [1880-1900]

      Preface

      The volume now in the reader's hands requires little introductory explanation. It contains a very miscellaneous selection of papers which I have sent forth from time to time, in one shape or another, during a forty-five years' ministry. Some of these papers are not known beyond a small circle of kind friends. Not a few of them are the substance of pulpit addresses delivered on important public occasions, and composed with more than ordinary pains. All of them, I venture humbly to think, will be found to contain some useful truths for the times, and words in season.

      I have reached an age when I cannot reasonably expect to write much more. There are many thoughts in this volume which I do not wish to leave behind me in the precarious form of separate single sermons, addresses, lectures, and tracts. I have therefore resolved to gather them together in the volume I now send forth, which I heartily pray God to bless, and to make it a permanent blessing to many souls.

      Palace, Liverpool

      1 December 1887

      J. C. LIVERPOOL

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See Also:
   Preface
   Chapter 1 - "They Went up Into an Upper Room"
   Chapter 2 - "Luke, the Beloved Physician"
   Chapter 3 - Simplicity in Preaching
   Chapter 4 - Foundation Truths
   Chapter 5 - The Good Way
   Chapter 6 - "One Blood"
   Chapter 7 - "Let Any Man Come"
   Chapter 8 - Victory
   Chapter 9 - Athens
   Chapter 10 - Portraits
   Chapter 11 - "To Whom?"
   Chapter 12 - Our Profession
   Chapter 13 - Many
   Chapter 14 - Without Clouds
   Chapter 15 - The Lord's Garden
   Chapter 16 - The Duties of Parents
   Chapter 17 - The Rights and Duties of Lay Churchmen
   Chapter 18 - Questions About Regeneration
   Chapter 19 - Thoughts For Young Men
   Chapter 20 - Questions about the Lord's Supper
   Chapter 21 - "For Kings"

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