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THE AMERICANTHEOLOGICAL LIBRARY

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NATIONAL PREACHER.

ORIGINAL-MONTHLY.

FROM

LIVING MINISTERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

EDITED BY REV. W. H. BIDWELL,

VOL. XIX

NEW-YORK:

Published-No. 120 Nassau Stroet.

1845.

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THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. XIX.

PAOL.

87

SAR HON.

CCCLXXXVIII.—The Approach of Death... ...By Rev. Erskine Mason, D.D., 1

CCCLXXXIX. --The Ministration of the Spirit..By Rev. David Magie, D.D., 13

CCCXC.--The Duties which the Members of the Ci urch owe to each other,

By Rev. Albert Barnes, 25

CCCXCI.-The Nature and Employment of Holy Angels.

By Rev. Jonathan Brace, 38

CCCXCII.-Mistakes in Education..... By Rev. Thos. H. Skinner, D.D., 49

CCCXCIII:—The Lord Departed....

By Rev. Edwin F. Hatfield, 64

CCCXCIV. -Stability in the Christian Church ......

..By Rev Noah Porter, D.D., 73

CCCXCV. --The Gospel Woe...

By Rev George Shepard,

The Last Judgment.....

95

CCCXCVI.--The Death of a Mother.

Ry Rev. Albert Barnes, 97

CCCXCVII.-Death and Immortality. By Rev. J. B. Waterbury, D.D., 108

CCCXCIX.-Obstacles to Conversions

116

CCCC.—The Necessity and Benefits of Early Religious Training,

By Richard S Storrs, D.D., 121

A Short Sermon............ Early Can version of Children......

142

CCCCI.-A Revival of Religion, God's Work.... By Rev. Mark Tucker, D.D. 145

CCCCII.- Providence and its Teachings........ By Rev. Saml. W. Fisher, 156

CCCCIII.-God's Providence in the late Fire......By Rev. Jos. P. Thompson, 169

CCCCIV. On the Death of General Jackson..... By Rev. Thos. Brainard, 179

CCCCV...The Magnitude of the Ministerial Work.......By Rev. E. Thurston, 193

CCCCVI.--Growth in Knowledge and Grace....By Rev. Elipha White, D.D. 207

CCCCVII.-Burdens to be cast upon the Lord..By Rev. Mark Hopkins, D.D., 217

CCCCVIII.-Results of Faithful Preaching

235

CCCCIX.—The Eclipsed Luminary

.. By Rev. Geo. Shepard, 240

CCCCX.-The Wages of Sin...... • By Rev. Benjamin Tappan, D.D., 251

CCCCXI.-Moral Uses of the Sea

By Rev. Horace Bushnell, D.D., 265

CCCCCXII.-Submission to the Divine will.. By Rev. Jacob Abbott, 276

Prayer and Fasting

283

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PASTOR OF THE BLEECKER STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,

NEW YORK.

THE APPROACH OF DEATH-A NEW YEAR'I SERMON.

i Behold I come quickly.”. «REVELATION; iii. 11. (Firs" clanse.)

The hopes, my brethren, which belong to you on the first Sabbath of a New Year, do not contemplate for yourselves à greater good than do the wishes of him who now addresses you. The object of your hopes may indeed be different from that which my wishes for you respect, but I am sure that you will not compare them, in point of intrinsic worth, or in regard to the certainty and permanency which characterize them respectively.

The state of the human mind, at a season like the present, is for the most part, one of expectation. We have done with the concerns of the old year, and we are awaiting the development of a new one; and turning down the page npon which our pre, vious history has been written, and the lessons of experience have been recorded, we are giving licence to imagination to fill up the sheet upon which reality has not yet traced a letter. I am not wrong in supposing, that this page of the future, as it pow appears to us, is full of scenes of joy; or, if in any case fear predominates over hope, the faint lines in which it traces its object, and the very undecided shading which it throws. over it, stand in very strong contrast to the bold strokes with

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