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Evangelical Preaching: An Anthology Of Sermons By Charles Simeon

Edited by James M. Houston 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Regent College Publishing (June 1 2003)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 344 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1573832642
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1573832649
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 438 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 1.96 x 21.59 cm

About the Book

Locked church doors and tossed rotten eggs greeted the faithful and patient Charles Simeon in his early years as a pastor. But in humility and simple power he was allowed by God to triumph. He became, as John R.W. Stott notes, "one of the greatest and most persuasive preachers the Church of England has ever known." Why did he have such an impact? You'll discover the reasons yourself as you read these clearflowing sermons, rich in content and clean in style. Shining through his words are Simeon's simple devotion to pure biblical truth, his concise and orderly presentation, and his pastor's mind and heart. James Houston's editorial preface is an instructive guide to Simeon's sound homiletical principles, while Stott's introduction is an engaging portrait of Simeon as a servant of God. Surveying his long life (1758-1836) and fruitful ministry, Stott is especially impressed by Simeon's refreshing, unaffected humility, and writes, "Our proud, self-confident, self-congratulatory generation urgently needs to recover this biblical perspective." Dr. James M. Houston, editor of the CLASSICS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION SERIES, is a highly acclaimed scholar and pioneer in the field of evangelical spirituality. He came to North America from England in 1968 to lead Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, an international graduate school of Christian studies.

Table of Contents 

Preface to the Classics of Faith and Devotion

 

Editor's Note about Charles Simeon (1758-1836) and the Principles of Homiletics Exemplified in This Anthology of His Sermons

Introduction by John R. W. Stott

PART 1: GOD AND MAN

1. Sermon 113: Jehovah: A Jealous God (Exo. 34:14)

2. Sermon 223: Secret Things Belong To God (Deut. 29:29)

3. Sermon 1: The Creation of Man (Gen. 1:26)

4. Sermon 587: Original Sin (Palm 51:5)

5. Sermon 1074: The New Covenant (Jer. 31:34)

6. Sermon 1748: Salvation by Christ Alone (Acts 4:12)

PART 2: THE NATURE OF THE GOSPEL

1. Sermon 1933: Evangelical Religion (1Cor. 2:2)

2. Sermon 2009: The Glory of the Gospel Above That of the Law (2Cor. 3: 7-11)

3. Sermon 2091: The Cross of Christ (Gal. 6: 14)

PART 3: WARNINGS

1. Sermon 41: The Christian's Birthright (Gen. 25:32)

2. Sermon 195: The Danger of Prosperity (Deut. 6:10-12)

3. Sermon 490: The Sin of Reproving God (Job 40:2)

4. Sermon 669: The Need For Integrity (Psalm 101:3)

5. Sermon 1159: The Causes and Symptoms of Spiritual Decay (Hos. 7:8, 9)

6. Sermon 464: Death (Job 14:10)

PART 4: REPENTANCE

1. Sermon 1533: Repentance (Luke 13:5)

2. Sermon 1258: The Means of Evangelical Repentance (Zech. 12:10)

PART 5: PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY

1. Sermon 2117: Practical Christianity (Eph. 5:9)

2. Sermon 2240: The Spirit of Vital Christianity (2 Tim. 1:7)

3. Sermon 1156: Mercy Before Sacrifice (Hosea 6:6)

4. Sermon 2390: Love to The Brethren (1 Peter 1:22)

PART 6: WORSHIP

1. Sermon 536: The Worship of God is Delightful (Psalm 26:8)

2. Sermon 866: Isaiah's Vision of Christ (Isa. 6:5-8)

3. Sermon 1401: The Lord's Supper (Matt. 26:29)

PART 7: PRAYER

1. Prayer For Growth in Grace (Col 1: 9-13)

2. The Efficacy of Fervent Prayer (James 5:16)

PART 8: THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

1. Sermon 1630: Christ's Appeal To The Scriptures (John 5:39)

2. Sermon 2257: The Excellency of the Scriptures (2Tim. 3:16-17)

PART 9: THE CHRISTIAN'S EXPERIENCE OF DEPRESSION AND SUFFERING

1. Sermon 574: Causes and Remedy of Depression (Psalm 43:5)

2. Sermon 2336: Afflictions, The Fruit of God's Love (Heb. 12:4-13)

PART 10: EXEMPLARS OF FAITH

1. Sermon 20: Abram's Journey to Canaan (Gen. 12:5)

2. Sermon 491: Job, An Example of True Humiliation (Job 40:4)

3. Sermon 723: David's Waiting Upon God (Psa. 130:5, 6)

4. Sermon 1131: The Character of Daniel (Dan. 6:5)

PART 11: THE MARKS OF A REAL CHRISTIAN

1. Sermon 709: The True Test of Religion in the Soul (Psa. 119: 128)

2. Sermon 1714: The Importance of Unity Among Christians (John 17: 20, 21)

3. Sermon 2235: Godliness With Contentment (1 Tim. 6:6)

4. Sermon 702: True Freedom (Psalm 119: 45)

Scripture Index

Subject Index