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SermonThe Heinous Sin of profane Cursing and Swearing. (Matt. 5:34)
      Matthew 5:34, "But I say unto you, Swear not at all." Among the many heinous sins for which this nation is grown infamous, perhaps there is no one more crying, but withal more common, than the abominable custom of profane swearing and cursing. Our streets abound with persons of all degrees and qualities, who are continually provoking the holy ...read
SermonThe Holy Spirit convincing the World of Sin, Righteousness, and Judgment. (John 16:8)
      John 16:8, "And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment." These words contain part of a gracious promise, which the blessed Jesus was pleased to make to his weeping and sorrowful disciples. The time was now drawing near, in which the Son of man was first to be lifted up on the cross, and afterwa ...read
SermonThe Indwelling of the Spirit, the common Privilege of all Believers. (John 7:37-39)
      John 7:37-39, "In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive." Nothing has re ...read
SermonThe Knowledge of Jesus Christ the best Knowledge. (1 Cor. 2:2)
      1 Corinthians 2:2, "I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified." The persons to whom these words were written, were the members of the church of Corinth; who, as appears by the foregoing chapter, were not only divided into different sects, by one saying, "I am of Paul, and another, I am of Apollos;" but ...read
SermonThe Lord our Righteousness. (Jer. 23:6)
      Jeremiah 23:6, "The Lord our Righteousness" Whoever is acquainted with the nature of mankind in general, or the propensity of his own heart in particular, must acknowledge, that self-righteousness is the last idol that is rooted out of the heart: being once born under a covenant of works, it is natural for us all to have recourse to a covenant o ...read
SermonThe Marriage of Cana (John 2:11)
      John 2:11, "This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him." I have more than once had occasion to observe, that the chief end St. John had in view, when he wrote his gospel, was to prove the divinity of Jesus Christ, [that Word, who not only was from everlasting with Go ...read
SermonThe Method of Grace. (Jeremiah 6:14)
      Jeremiah 6:14, "They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace. As God can send a nation or people no greater blessing than to give them faithful, sincere, and upright ministers, so the greatest curse that God can possibly send upon a people in this world, is to give them over t ...read
SermonThe Necessity and Benefits of Religious Society
      Eccles. 4:9-12, "Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe be to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat; but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two sha ...read
SermonThe Observation of the birth of Christ, the Duty of all Christians
      Matthew 1:21, "And she shall bring forth a Son, and then shalt call his Name Jesus: For he shall save his People from their Sins." The true Way of keeping Christmas. The celebration of the birth of Christ hath been esteemed a duty by most who profess Christianity. When we consider the condescension and love of the Lord Jesus Christ, in submit ...read
SermonThe Pharisee and the Publican. (Luke 18:14)
      Luke 18:14, "I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: For every one that exalteth himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted." Though there be some who dare to deny the Lord Jesus, and disbelieve the revelation he has been pleased to give us, and thereby bring upon themselves swif ...read
SermonThe Potter and the Clay. (Jer. 18:1-6)
      Jeremiah 18:1-6, "The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another v ...read
SermonThe Power of Christ's Resurrection. (Philip. 3:10)
      Philippians 3:10, "That I may know Him, and the power of his resurrection." The apostle, in the verses before the text, had been cautioning the Philippians to "beware of the concision," Judaizing teachers, who endeavored to subvert them from the simplicity of the gospel, by telling them, they still ought to be subject to circumcision, and all ...read
SermonThe Resurrection of Lazarus. (John 11:43-44)
      John 11:43-44, "And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. When Jesus Christ, the eternal Word, was pleased to make all things by the word of his ...read
SermonThe Rightousness of Christ an everlasting Righteousness. (Dan. 9:24)
      Daniel 9:24,"And to bring everlasting Righteousness" On reading these words, I cannot help addressing you in the language of the angels to the poor shepherds, who kept watch over their flocks by night, "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy," such tidings, that if we have ears to hear, if we have eyes to see, and if our hearts have indee ...read
SermonThe Seed of the Woman, and the Seed of the Serpent. (Gen. 3:15)
      Genesis 3:15 And I will put Enmity between thee and the Woman, and between thy Seed and her Seed, it shall bruise thy Head, and thou shalt bruise his Head. On reading to you these words, I may address you in the language of the holy angels to the shepherds, that were watching their flocks by night: "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy. ...read
SermonThe Temptation of Christ. (Matt. 4:1-11)
      Matthew 4:1-11, Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not li ...read
SermonThe wise and foolish Virgins. (Matt. 25:13)
      Matthew 25:13 "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of man cometh." (Text is actually Matt. 25:1-13) The apostle Paul, in his epistle to the Hebrews, informs us, "That it is appointed for all men once to die; after that is the judgment." And I think, if any consideration be sufficient to awaken a sleeping ...read
SermonWalking with God. (Gen 5:24)
      Genesis 5:24, "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God. But, perhaps, one of the most common objections that they make is this, that our Lord's commands are not practicable, because ...read
SermonWhat think ye of Christ? (Matt. 22:42)
      Matthew 22:42, "What think ye of Christ?" When it pleased the eternal Son of God to tabernacle among us, and preach the glad tidings of salvation to a fallen world, different opinions were entertained by different parties concerning him. As to his person, some said he was Moses; others that he was Elias, Jeremias, or one of the ancient prophets; ...read
SermonWhy Shouldest Thou Destroy Thyself?
      Ecclesiastes 7:16, "Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?" To all the Members of Christ's Holy Church. Dear Fellow Christians, The great, and indeed the only motive which prompted me to publish this sermon, was the desire of providing for your security from error, at a time when the ...read

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