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THE

BRITISH PULPIT;

A COLLECTION OF

SERMONS

BY

THE MOST EMINENT DIVINES

OF THE PRESENT DAY

IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. V.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE.

1843.

London: Printed by J. Haddon, Castle Street, Finsbury.

CONTENTS.

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The New Commandment ............... John, xüi. 34 .... Rev. J. M. RodWELL, A.M... 1

On Vocal and Instrumental Music in the

• Church.............

... Colos. iii. 15...... J. Rudge, D.D......... S

The Mercy of the Curse ................ Gen. iii. 19 ......- H. MELVILL, A.M. ....

The Cure of the Spiritual Disease ........ John, v. 6. ....... W. JAY ..............

The Safety of Believers in Times of Judg-

ment............

Isa. xxxii. 18, 19.. J. Wilcox, A.M. ......

Jacob at Bethel ..........

... Gen. xxviii. 18, 19 — J. PARSONS.

'i he New Wine of the Kingdom.......... Matt. xxvi. 29.... -

Principle and Practice the Criterion of De-

cision at the Eternal Judgment ........ - xxv. 40 ....- J. R. BARBER, A.M.....

The Fountain opened for Sin and Unclean-

ness

............ Zech. xiii. 1...... J. H. EVANS, A.M. .... 73

Future Punishment regulated by present

Opportunities of Improvement ........ Luke, xii. 47, 48., J. PARSONS............

Present Ignorance and Future Illumination John, xiii. 7....

Conversion-Extract .....................

- J. CHALMERS, D.D. ....

The State and Prospects of the Departed.. Luke, xvi. 22-26 — J. BLACKBURN ........

The Intermediate State of the Departed

Spirits .......

......... - xxiii. 43.... - J. LEIFCHILD ..........

The Steadfastness of the Counsel of the

Lord ...................

....... Prov. xix. 21 ....- J. HASLEGREAVE, A.M. 125

The Invitation of Christ ................ Matt. xi. 28 ...... - M. O'SULLIVAN, A.M. .. 132

Joshua's Resolution-Extract............................. - R. HALL ...............

Admission to the Church in Heaven...... Heb. xii. 23, 24 ... R. AINSLIE............

The Believer's Freedom from Sin ........ Rom. vi. 22 ...... S. Robins, A.M. ......

The Possession of the Iniquities of Youth

in After Lite ...................... JOD, xn. 20

.......... Job, xiii. 26. ..... -- H. Melvill, A.M. .... 161

Ben-hadad's Repentance a Type of Godly

Sorrow.......

... 1 Kings, xx. 31 ..- H. F. Fell, A.M. ......

The Beatitudes ........................ Matt. v. 1, 2...... - J. Rudge, D.D......... 178

Christ alone to be preached.............. Acts, xvii. 18 .... - S. Ramsey, B.A. ...... 189

God's Providential Care ................ Numb. ix. 15—23 Hon.& Rev. B. W.Noel, A.M.

The Dignities of the Heavenly Inheritance

-Extract...

....... Rev. G. LEGGE ............

Exodus, iij. 141

The Saviour the great "I AM" .......... odus: 14 -

John, viii. 58..

T. MORTIMER, B.D..... 209

The Sabbath a High Day........ - xix. 31...... -- W. B. LEACH .........

Zion's Complaint and its Satisfactory An-

swer .........

.. Isaiah, xlix. 14, 15 — W. JAY................

Christ our Master and Lord............ John, xiii. 13, 14.. - -

The Efficacy of Baptis n ......... 1 Peter, iii, 21.... - W'. DopSWORTH, A.M... 241

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The Believer risen with Christ .......... Coloss. iii. 1, 2.... Rev. D. WILSON, A.M......

... 219

Popular Notion of Heaven-Extract ......

- H. MELVILL, A.M. .... 255

The Nature of Blessedness .............. Matt. v. 3. ....... - J, RUDGE, D.D. ........

.. 257

The Forgiving Power of God ........ Psalm lxii. 11 ....- J. H. Evans, A.M. .... 264

Holiness of Life-Extract

-- C. BENSON, A.M. ...... 272

Christian Examples ................. Hebrews, vi, 12 .. - W. JAY .............. • 273

The Death of the Righteous ............ Numb. xxiii. 10.. -- J. DRESSER...........

... 283

The Knowledge of Sin-Extract..........

H. Melvill, A.M.

The Last Assize ............ ............ Rev. xx. 12 ......

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The Resurrection the Doctrine of the Bible

-Extract..........

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... 301

The Preaching of Paul .................. Acts, xviii. 1-6.. - J. Leifchild..........

The Hidden Gospel .................... 2 Cor. iv. 3 ...... J. VAUGHAN, A.M....... 317

The Foolishness and Excellence of Preach-

ing.................................1 Cor. i. 12.

H. STOWELL, A.M.

The Necessity of Union to Spiritual Success John, xvii. 21 .... - S. Robins, A.M. ...... 333

The Eclipse-Extract ........

J. RUDGE, D.D.

The Investigation of Angels justified .... 1 Peter, i. 12 ....— R. W. HAMILTON ...... 345

The Beatitudes—Poverty of Spirit. ....... Matt. v. 3. ....... — J. RUDGE, D.D......

The Subject, Mode, and Constancy of Apos-

tolic Ministration ......

... Acts, v. 42 ....., - J. SHERMAN .........

Jesus washing his Disciples' Feet ........ John, xiii. 12–15 — C. Benson, A.M. ...... 377

The Confession of Christ ................ I John, iv. 15 ....- T. DALE, A.M. ........ 387

The Heavenly Inheritance-Extract ...... .... ..........- H. BLUNT, A.M..

395

The Prayer of Jabez ..................... I Chron. iv. 9, 10.. - T. BINNEY .........

397

The Saviour's Character, Life, and Death.. Matt. xx. 28...... W.JAY..

The Kindness and Condescension of God.. Psalm ciii. 1-5.. - J. STRATTEN .......... 417

The Works of God in Nature, Providence,

and Grace ..........................

... --, 6m. 2...... -- H. F. FELL, A.M. ......

Salvation offered to all-Extract .......... ................. - J. CHALMERS, D.D. .... 432

The Gospel Treasure in Earthen Vessels .. 2 Cor. iv. 7 ......- J. SHERMAN .........

The Union of Divine and Human Agency

in the Kingdom of Christ.............. 1 Cor. n. 9......-- S. BRAWN ............

The Lord the Portion of his People ...... Psalm xvi.5......--- T. DALE, A.M. ........

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THE BRITISH PULPIT.

THE NEW COMMANDMENT,

REV. J. M. RODWELL, A.M.
ST, SEPULCHRE'S CHURCH, SKINNER STREET, NOVEMBER 29, 1835.

" A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another. as I have loved you,

that ye also love one another."-John, xiii. 31.

The religion of Jesus, is the religion of love, love in its origin, love in its manifestation, love in its fruit. It sprang out of the infinite compassion of the divine mind: it was wrought out amid benevolence unexampled, and selfdenial unequalled : and its effect is peace in the sinner's bosom, the peaceable fruit of righteousness in his life and conversation, the smile of a reconciled God, the sight of his face in glory, the embrace of his everlasting love. And this free, this full, this everlasting salvation which God has provided for his fallen creatures, is set before us in the text, as the Christian's model in providing for the wants and in exercising affection towards his fellow men: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another: as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” In that memorable night when divine love, and infernal malice had each their perfect work, these solemn words were spoken. In that night when Jesus was betrayed into the hands of those who thirsted for his blood, and the wondrous scheme of man's redemption was brought to its accomplishment-when nothing now remained of his stupendous undertaking, but to be led like a sheep to the slaughter, and to make his life a sacrifice for sin; in that trying hour, when the powers of darkness were about to display on him their last and utmost effort, this solemn charge was given to those disciples whose loyalty remained as yet unshaken, to “ love one another as he had loved them." From all eternity he had loved his own, and “ having loved them, he loved them unto the end." And now when he was about to manifest that strength of love, which should throw into the shade every other display of Jehovah's goodness; when Calvary was about to exhibit the master-piece of heavenly compassion, he proclaimed this to be the pattern, this the stimulus, this the security for our love to man, that in the view the believing view of his cross, we should behold a new commandment, and feel 1 VOL, V.

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