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BRITISH PULPIT:

A COLLECTION OF

SERMONS

BY

THE MOST EMINENT DIVINES

OF THE PRESENT DAY.

IN SIX VOL UMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE.

1841.

3. HADDON, PRINTER, CASTLE STREET, FINSBURY.

CONTENTS.

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Che Nature of the Heavenly Rest Rev. xiv. 13 ...... Rev. J. SANDFORD, A.M. .... 1

Institution and End of the Sabbath ...... Genesis, ii. 2, 3... J. H. EVANS, A.M. 8

Anxiety for Salvation

Acts, xvi. 30...

J. A. JAMES

16

The Power of Christianity to improve the

Temporal Condition of a People ........ Proverbs, xiv. 34.. H. MELVILL, A.M. 25

Religion the only Preservative against Moral

Evil ...

John, xvii. 15

W. CURLING, A.M. 35

Mysteries in Religion

Isaiah, xlv. 15.... H. M'NEILE, A.M. 41

God's Care for his Children....

Matt. xviii. 14.... BISHOP OF WINCHESTER 54

C'rristianity a Principle of Self-denial Mark, viii. 34, 35,. Rev, J. LEIFCHILD.

61

The Reception of Christ consequent upon

Belief in Moses

John, v. 45–47 .. H. MELVILL, A.M. 76

The Conversion of Sinners the Supreme

Object of Christian Benevolence... James, v. 19, 20

T. FINCH.....

89

The Doctrine of Good Works

Colossians, i. 10

H. BLUNT, A.M.

102

Coming to Christ

Mark, v. 34 Hon. & Rev.B.W.NOEL, A.M. 109

The Kingdom of God and His Righteous-

ness ...

Matt, vi. 3

Rev. W. B. LEACH

117

The Gospel a Witness

xxiv. 14 ..

H. MELVILL, A.M. 125

The World's Ignorance of Christians...... 1 John, iii. 1...... W.JAY

137

The Abundance of the Harvest, and the

Scarcity of the Labourers...

Matt. ix. 37, 38

R. KNILL.......

145

The Still Small Voice

1 Kings, xix. 11, 12 J. HAMBLETON, A.M. 157

The Spiritual Slavery of Man

John, viii. 36

"T. BINNEY

165

Recognition in Heaven.....

1 Cor. xiii. 12

R. W. HAMILTON 175

Christ the Foundation

Isaiah, xxviii. 16.. J. SHERMAN

185

The Principle of Love to Christ

John, xxi. 16

H. F. Fell, A.M. 194

The Spiritual Prospects of Africa

Psalm lxix. 31

W. KNIBB

201

The Nature and Consequences of Sin

iv. 4......

T. J. JUDKIN, A.M. 210

The Example of the Queen of Sheba—Ex-

tract...

J. FLETCHER, D.D. .... 216

The Humiliation and Grace of Christ .... 2 Cor. viii. 9...... C. BRADLEY, A.M. 217

Perseverance in Well-doing......

Galatians, vi. 9

J. L. GALTON, A.M..... 225

The Fall of Solomon-Extract..

J. FLETCHER, D.D. 236

The Present Blessedness and Future Pros-

pects of Believers

Psalm cxlix. 4,5.. J. H. EVANS, A.M. 237

The Freedom and Dignity of the Christian Romans, vi. 22.... J. STRATTEN

245

Communion with God.

Lam. iii. 57

G. CLAYTON

254

The Character of Cornelius ...

Acts, x. 1-8

J. MARSHALL, A.M..... 261

Evidences of Possession of the Spirit of

Christ

Romans, viii. 9

C. MALAN, D.D.

269

The Christian's Fellowship in the Death of

Christ

2 Cor. iv, 10...... J. Mitchell, D.D. .. 277

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The Apostasy of Judas.

John, xiii. 21—27 Hon. & Rev.B.W.NOEL, A.M. 254

The Magnitude of the Missionary Work Matt. ix. 37, 38 .. Rev. D. WILSON, A.M. 294

The Incompetency of Reason, and the Pit-

ness of Revelation ..

Acts, xvii. 23

R. S. CANDLISH, A.M... 301

Coming to Jesus a Motive for bringing

others to Him.....

John, i. 42....... J. FLETCHER, D.D.

311

The Inheritance of the Saints

Colossians, i. 12

W. JAY

321

The Foundation of the Believer's Hope and

the Compass of his Privileges

Acts, xx. 32 ...... S. ROBINS, A.M. ... 329

The Christian Hope an Anchor to the Soul

-Extract

T. N. TOLLER

340

Confidence in the Prospect of Death Psalm xxiii. 4

J. E. BEAUMONT

341

The Woman of Canaan....

Matthew, xv. 22 .. J. WILCOX, A.M. 349

The Conversion of the World

· Psalm lxvii. 1-3.. J. A. JAMES

357

Perseverance in attaining the Knowledge of

God

Hosea, vi. 3

H. STOWELL, A.M.

Eternal Wisdom rejoicing in the Events to

be revealed .......

Prov. viii. 30, 31

R. S. M'ALL, LL.D..... 377

The Analogy between Circumcision and

Baptism

Rom. ii. 28 to iii. 4 H. M'NEILE, A.M. 394

Right Apprehensions of the Character of

Christ essential to Salvation

Matt. xvi. 15

T. RAFFLES, LL.D. 405

Christianity adapted to the Converting In-

dividuals and Civilizing Nations.... 2 Cor. x. 4

H. MELVILL, A.M. 412

The Bible the Guide to Heaven

Psalm cxix. 9

J. SHERMAN

425

The Fallibility of Human Judgment. 1 Samuel, xvi. 7

E. CRAIG, A.M.......

438

The Blessedness of Blessing....

Proverbs, xi. 25

W. DODSWORTH, A.M. 445

The Glory of the Gospel

1 Timothy, i. 11

T. ADKINS

453

The Death of Christ the Life of his People Matt. xxvii. 42.... J. CUMMING, A.M. 465

A Life of Pleasure a Life of Death. ...... 1 Timothy, v. 6

J. HAMBLETON, A.M. 472

The Eternity of God.

Isaiah, lvii, 15 ..... J. M. RODWELL, A.M... 481

The Philippian Jailer

Acts, xvi. 25—31.. T. SNOW, A.M..

489

The Reasonableness of the Gospel . 1 Peter, ii. 2...... G. LEGGE, A.M.

499
The Omniscience of the Deity....... Proverbs, xv. 11 .. T. DALE, A.M.

505

The Cause and Design of Affliction Jer. xxxi. 18-20.. J. LEIFCHILD, ......... 513

The Conflict and the Conquest of Faith.... 1 Sam. xvii. 45. ... T. J. HOLLOWAY, D.D. 525

Tbe Widow's Son raised

Luke, vi. 11-15 E. IRVING, A.M. 534

The Moral Influence we exert after Death Hebrews, xi. 4.... J. CUMMING, A.M...... 541

The Christian a new Creation....... 2 Cor. 1. 17

H. M'NBILE, A.M...... 349

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THE PULPIT.

THE NATURE OF THE HEAVENLY REST.

REV. J. BANDPORD, A.M.

LONG ACRE CHAPEL, JUNE 8, 1834

" And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in

the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”—RET. xiv. 13.

The subject of the text, iny friends, is surely interesting to us; it enibraces considerations common to all; it comes home to every heart and bosom, and to it the sensibilities of all are certain to respond. Other topics will engage attention in proportion as they suit the individual bias; but this is sure, mure or less, to affect all men. All know that they must die, and that according as they are found in death, will be their final portion.

We are all, therefore, susceptible of the impressions which the scenes and memorials of mortality effect : and these impressions are rather connected with a sense of our individual liability to the event which is recorded, than to any of the circumstances which may, or may not, accompany it, and invest it with an adventitious importance ; such we mean as our previous acquaintance with the deceased, or the sight of the distress of surviving relatives, or the melancholy experience of external woe, or the awful solitude of the place of interment. In the receptacles of the dead, where the dust of many generations is contained, aud wherever the eye wanders it lights upon some grim emblem of death, a sentiment of awe will be experienced, not necessarily connected with theughts of our individual mortality: or when we are associated with a company of mourners at a funeral, and the sombre visage, and the whispered salutation, and the sable vestments, all indicate the sad occasion on which we are assembled, it may be difficult to determine how far our seriousness is attributable to the mere contagion of sympathy. But when we encounter death in the highways and thoroughfares of London, beneath the blaze and light of day, and with the scenes and the sounds of ordinary business and traffic around us ; or when, in the crowaou

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