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SermonVol. 5, Sermon 2 - Joseph's Forgiveness of His Bretheren
      Preached June 18, 1851 "And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 3 - A Thanksgiving Day
      Preached November 15, 1849 "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole."-John v. 14,15. The man to whom these words were spoken had been lying, only a few days before,
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 4 - Christian Friendship
      Preached August 8, 1852 "Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name."-Mal. iii. 16. The first division of our subject is suggested by the word "then." When? They did thus in the t
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 5 - Reconciliation by Christ
      Preached February 2, 1851 "And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled." -Col. i. 21. There are two, and only two kinds of goodness possible: the one is the goodness of those who have never erred; the other is the goodness of those who, having erred, have been recovered from their
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 6 - The Pre-Eminence of Charity
      Preached March 13, 1853 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."-1 Peter iv. 8. The grace of charity is exalted as the highest attainment of the Christian life by St. Paul, St. Peter, and St. John. These three men were very different from each other. Each was the type of a dis
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 7 - The Unjust Steward
      Preached January 8, 1849 "And the lord commended the unjust steward because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations."-Luke xvi.
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 8 - The Orphanage of Moses
      Preached February 16, 1851 A Sermon Preached of Behalf of the Orphan Society "And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she ma
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 9 - Christianity and Hindooism
      Preached December, 1847 (A Fragment of an Advent Lecture) "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."-Deut. vi. 4, 5. It is my intention, in giving the present course of lectures, to consider the advent of our Lord in connection wi
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 10 - Rest
      Preached January 13, 1850 "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."-Matt. xi. 28, 29. No one, perhaps, ever read these words of Christ without being struck with their singular adaptation to the n
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 11 - The Humane Society
      A Sermon Preached on Its Behalf "While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead; why troublest then the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, be saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid,only believe. And he suffered no man to follow him, s
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 12 - Three Times in a Nation's History
      Preached December 1, 1850 "And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eves. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, a
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 13 - Inspiration
      Preached December 8, 1850 "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. For whatsoever things were written afor
SermonVol. 5, Sermon 14 - The Last Utterances of Christ
      Preached Good Friday, 1851 "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost."-John xix. 30. There are seven dying sentences of our Lord's recorded in the Gospels; one recorded conjointly by St. Matthew and St. Mark, three recorded by St. Luke, and three by St. John. That rec

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