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PRESBYTERIAN PREACHER,

OR ORIGINAL SERMONS BY LIVING MINISTERS IN THE PRES.

BYTERIAN CHURCH,

ON

THE IMPORTANT DOCTRINES OF CHRISTIANITY,

PRESENTED IN A CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE MANNER, FOR THE IN
STRUCTION OF THE PRÉSENT AGE, AND IN DEFENCE

OF THE TRUTH.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord
is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing
the heart: the commandment of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judge
ments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.-PSALMS.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by D. & M. MACLRAN, in the Clerk's Office of the Dtstrict Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania,

THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY
CAMBRIDGE, MASS

1832. 33

CONTENTS

VOLUME I.

SERMON I. BY SAMUEL MILLER, D. D.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOSPEL TRUTH.

John 17:17. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truthi

SERMON II. By E. P. SWIFT.

THE CHARACTER OF GOD.

Exodus 33:18. And he said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory.

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SERMON III. BY JOHN MATTHEWS, D.D.

THE UNION OF TRUTH AND LOVE IN THE MINISTRY.

2 Cor. 6:4.6,7. But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of

God .... by love unfeigned, by the word of truth.

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SERMON IV. BY JAMES CARNAHAN.

BONDAGE OF SIN-REEDOM BY THE GOSPEL

John 8:30–36. As he spake these words, many believed on him. Then

said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in any

word, then are yo my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and

the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's

seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall

be made free? Jesus answered ilien, Verily, verily, I say unto you, who.

soever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not

in the house for over; but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore make

pou free, ye shall be free indeed.

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SERMON V. BY JOHN W. NEVIN.

TRINITARIAN AND UNITARIAN DOCTRINES CONCERNING JESUS CHRIST.

Romans 9:5. Of whom as concerning the flesh Christ cane, who is over all,

God blessed forever. Amen.

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SERMON VI. By G. W. BAXTER, D.D.

THE WICKED ARE WITHOUT PEACE, ILLUSTRATED BY THE VIEWS AND

STATE OF INFIDELS AND OTHERS.

Isaiah 57:21. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

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SERMON VII. BY JAMES Hocē, D. D.

THE GRACE OF GOD, IN THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

John 14:16,17. He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide

with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth.

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SERMON VIII. BY DAVID ELLIOTT.

TIIE DECREES OF GOD.

Ephesians 1:11. Being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who

worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

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