John Heskins

In an article on The Morgans of Birmingham found here, F W Butt-Thompson says that John Heskins had a long connection with the Baptist Church at NaiIsworth. His son, John, married Sophia, the daughter of Benjamin Francis, pastor at Nailsworth for 42 years, and a hymn-writer whose work was then well known. Sophia was born 1784. The marriage was childless and Mary died in her early twenties. Francis' other daughter, Catherine Holbrow, married a minister, Thomas Flint, and lived to the age of 67.
He also says that an apprentice of John Heskins was one of the sons of Benjamin Beddome, of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Heskins, like his father before him, a clothier, was a deacon in Nailsworth. Heskins Senior served in that capacity for 50 years. The father at one time ran Nailsworth Mills.
John Heskins Senior was born c 1731 and died 1813. He married married Hannah Horwood in 1755 and she died in 1772. No children are recorded from this marriage.
He married Mary Bliss in 1775 and had four children - John junior, and three girls, Mary, Sarah and Hannah.
Hannah  married Abraham Flint and died of complications during her first preganancy.
Sarah married Edward Barnard and had numerous children but the male line died with John in 1838 when he had reached the age of 59.


Sermon Outlines Rest of the NT

The Impotent Man Acts 3:1-11
The Persecutor Acts 9:4
God's Testimony to the Word of His Grace Acts 14:1-18
The Conversion of Lydia Acts 16:13
Saving Faith Acts 16:30-31
Stir About the Way Acts 19:23
Delay in Religion Acts 24:25
The Called of Jesus Christ Romans 1:6
The Witness of Conscience Romans 2:15
Salvation of Faith, that it Might be by Grace Romans 4:16
The Love of God Commended Romans 5:7-8
The Inward Conflict Romans 7:21-25
The Spirit of Bondage and Adoption Romans 8:15
The Christian Conqueror Romans 8:35-39
The Remnant Saved Romans 9:25-33
Unprofitable Public Worship 1 Corinthians 11:17-22
Christian Strength 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Reconciliation to God 2 Corinthians 5:20
Godly Jealousy 2 Corinthians 11:1-6
Christian Perfection 2 Corinthians 13:9
Christ Manifested to the Soul Galatians 1:15-16
The Unity of True Believers Galatians 3:28
Bearing One Another's Burdens Galatians 6:2
The Danger of Self-Deception Galatians 6:7-8
The Christian Armour Ephesians 6:11
Rejoice Evermore 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Quench not the Spirit 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Despise not Prophesyings 1 Thessalonians 5:20
Hold Fast that Which is Good 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove All Things 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Avoiding the Appearance of Evil 1 Thessalonians 5:22
The Right Use of the Law 1 Timothy 1:8-10
On Hearing the Word 2 Timothy 2:7
Self.Love 2 Timothy 3:2-5
Foolish Questions Reproved Titus 3:9
Heirs of Promise Hebrews 6:17-20
Divine Forgiveness Hebrews 8:10-12
Attendance on Public Worship Hebrews 10:25
The Danger of Apostasy Hebrews 10:26-27
Follow Peace Hebrews 12:14
Holiness Hebrews 12:14
The Jewish and the Christian Altar Hebrews 13:10
Guilty of All James 2:10-13
The Connection Between Faith and Works James 2:14-26
Discontent and Envy James 5:9
Holiness 1 Peter 1:13-16
Peace with God 2 Peter 3:13-14
What is it to be a Doer of Righteousness 1 John 2:28-29
Spiritual Declensions Revelation 2:1-7
The Heavenly Stranger Received Revelation 3:20
Views of Death Revelation 6:7-8
The Godly - Their Work and Their Praises Revelation 19:1-8


Beddome NT Sermon Outlines Gospels

Idleness Matthew 20:6
The Duty Of. an Entire Surrender to God Matthew 22:15-22
Compassion of Jesus Towards the Guilty Matthew 23:37-39
On the Destruction of the Temple Matthew 24:1
The Door was Sheer Rejection of the Wicked Matthew 25:10
Desirableness of Christ's Presence Matthew 28:20
Party Spirit Mark 9:38-40
All These have I Observed from My Youth Mark 10:17-22
The Difficulties of Salvation Mark 10:23-27
Can Ye Drink of the Cup that I Drink Of Mark 10:38
Pride of Ancestry Luke 3:8
Peter's Confession Luke 5:8
The Penitent Luke 7:36-50
Free Forgiveness Luke 7:41
On Rightly Seeking the Saviour Luke 8:19-21
Our Lord's Treatment of Erroneous Zeal Luke 9:51-56
Christ the Teacher of Prayer Luke 11:1
Christ's Superiority to Solomon Luke 11:31-32
Agreeing with the Adversary Luke 12:58-59
A Warning to Useless Lives Luke 13:6-9
Sinful Excuses Luke 14:16-24
On the Folly of Profession Without Forethought Luke 14:28-30
The Lepers Luke 17:11-19
Who, Then, Can be Saved Luke 18:18-30
Christ Weeping Over Sinners Luke 19:41-44
The Last Passover Luke 22:7-13
Treachery to Christ Luke 22:47-53
Christ Constrained to Abide Luke 24:13-35 Our Lord's Question
Luke 24:13-35 Nature, Evidences, and Necessity of Regeneration
John 3:7 The Influence of the Spirit John 6:60-65
Spiritual Convictions John 8:3-11
If Ye Believe not that I am He, Ye Shall Die in Your Sins John 8:21-24
The Important Question John 9:35-38
Love and Obedience John 14:13-14
Mutual Love John 16:26-27
Distinguishing Character of Christians John 17:16
The Mutual Glory of Christ and His People John 17:22-23
Characteristics of Christ's Disciples John 18:37
The Beloved Disciple John 19:25-27


Beddome OT Sermon Outlines B

What Will Ye Do in the Day of Visitation Isaiah 10:3
The Gospel Trumpet Isaiah 27:13
The Fear of the Lord Isaiah 33:6
The Great Value of the Fear of the Lord Isaiah 33:6
The Blessedness of Heaven Isaiah 33:17
Efficacious Prayer Isaiah 37:4
The Compassion of Christ Isaiah 42:3-4
God's Promise to the Afflicted Church Isaiah 54:11-17
Delighting in God Isaiah 58:14
The Aged Sinner Isaiah 65:20
The Justice of Future Punishment Jeremiah 13:21
The Necessity of Holiness Jeremiah 13:27
Jeremiah's Prayer Jeremiah 15:15
Divine Wrath an Object of Fear Jeremiah 17:17
No Hurt from God Jeremiah 25:6
I Will Give Them One Heart Ezekiel 11:19-20
The Spiritual Wilderness Ezekiel 20:35
Acceptance with God Ezekiel 20:41
The Divine Discrimination Ezekiel 34:17-22
A Sin and its Punishment Hosea 4:17
Defective Repentance Hosea 7:16
The Knowledge of God Hosea 8:2
Encouragements to Hope Joel 2:14
The Influence of the Spirit Micah 2:7
Waiting on God Habakkuk 2:3
A Suggestive Question Zechariah 3:2
Christians a Wonder Zechariah 3:8-10
A Wise and Good Resolution Zechariah 8:23
The Sinner's Refuge Zechariah 9:12

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Beddome OT Sermon Outlines A

Divine Guidance Exodus 13:21
The Mercy-Seat Exodus 25:17-22
The Greatness of God Deuteronomy 32:3
Strangers and Sojourners 1 Chronicles 29:15-16
The Consolations of God Job 15:11
The Language of Impiety Job 21:14
Suffering for Sin Psalm 38:5
Prayer for Prolongation of Life Psalm 39:13
The Christian's Pursuit Psalm 63:8
Spiritual Infirmities Psalm 77:10
Motives to Enlarged Prayer Psalm 81:10
The Christian's Prayer Psalm 109:21
Excellence of the Law Psalm 119:66
The Wonderful Character of God's Testimonies
Psalm 119:129 Self-Examination Psalm 139:23-24
Self-Examination Psalm 139:23-24
Isolation of Soul Psalm 142:4
Bring My Soul Out of Prison Psalm 142:7
Nearness to God Psalm 148:14
Honour and Humility Proverbs 18:12
Purity of Heart Proverbs 20:9
The Necessity of a Wise and Wholesome Discipline Proverbs 22:6
Covering Sins Proverbs 28:13
Neither Poverty nor Riches Proverbs 30:8
Man Knoweth not His Time Ecclesiastes 9:12

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Sermon The pillar of cloud and fire

Exodus 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light…

1. We may observe that God's people in every age stand in need of a guide, and without it they would miss the path of duty and of happiness.
2. The Lord Himself graciously condescends to become the guide of His people, and He alone is fit to be so. He only has a perfect knowledge of the way, and of all the difficulties that may befall them in it; and He only is able to support and defend them against the designs of all their enemies.
3. The Lord guides His people in different ages of the world, by various means adapted to their circumstances, and to the peculiar dispensations under which they live. (1) By His Providence. (2) By His Word. (3) By His Spirit.

1. It was altogether miraculous, and a symbol of the Divine presence. It was called the cloud of the Lord; there it was He dwelt in the midst of His people, and spake with them face to face (Numbers 19:14).
2. This mysterious cloud was intended to direct the Israelites in their journey, and by it the Lord communicated to them His will.
3. The cloudy pillar in the wilderness afforded refreshment by its shade, as well as guidance by its light. And is not Jesus both our sun and shield, our light and shade, as our different necessities require? In a season of darkness, He sends forth His cheering beams; and when our soul is ready to faint within us, He ministers to our refreshment and relief. 4. The cloudy pillar was designed for safety and defence, as well as for a guide through the wilderness.
(B. Beddome, M. A.)
As found in Exell's Biblical Illustrator. The full sermon is in The Short Discourses Vol 7

Sermon The Gospel Trumpet

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown… 
1. This figurative expression may allude to the trumpet which sounded upon Mount Sinai, at the solemn promulgation of the law. And though the ministers of Christ must not blend the law and the Gospel together, yet they are not Gospel ministers who do not preach the law, both as a ministration of wrath and as a rule of duty.
2. The words may allude to the trump of jubilee, which was sounded throughout the land of Israel at the end of every forty-nine years, proclaiming redemption and liberty to all prisoners and slaves, and causing the following to be a year of national festivity and joy (Leviticus 25:8-13). This interesting period having been prefigurative of our redemption by Christ, of our deliverance from the curse of the law and the dominion of sin, and of our introduction to the glorious liberty of the children of God, it is with great propriety that the proclamation of the Gospel is compared to the trump of jubilee.
3. Trumpets were also used on other occasions, which may bear some allusion to the proclamation of the Gospel. The Jews had an annual solemnity, which by way of distinction was called the feast of trumpets, and which introduced the new year (Leviticus 23:24). And these demonstrations of joy, like the rest of that typical dispensation, were only the shadow of good things to come; all had a reference to the promulgation of the Gospel.
4. Whatever be the immediate allusion in the text it is evident that the principal design of a trumpet is to sound an alarm; and such is the direct object of the Gospel ministry.
5. The preaching of the Gospel is compared to a "great trumpet." Great things were contained in God's law, but still greater things are made known by the Gospel.
6. The great trumpet which was sounded by the first heralds of salvation, continues still to proclaim the same good tidings.
"They shall come which were ready to perish." Men as sinners are in a perishing condition. But those only who see and feel their perishing condition actually "come."
1. This "coming" implies repentance towards God.
2. Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; for with this, all true repentance is invariably connected.
3. All that come unto God by a Mediator, will also come to Zion with their faces thitherward, openly professing their attachment to Christ, and devoting themselves to His service. The text, indeed, seems to be a prophecy of the union that should take place between Jews and Gentiles, under the Gospel dispensation, when they should be formed into one body, and equally participate in the blessings of salvation. The trumpet of the Gospel is still sounding in our ears, proclaiming the great jubilee, the day of salvation, and inviting us to seek the Lord in this welcome and accepted time. Have we embraced the invitation, and answered to the call?
(B. Beddome, M. A.)
As found in Exell's Biblical Illustrator. The full sermon is in Short Discourses Vol 6