07/07/2008

Beddome Sermons 67 more

In 1835, nearly 40 years after his death, a further large volume of sermons appeared containing 67 unpublished items under the title Sermons Printed from the Manuscripts of the Late Rev. Benjamin Beddome with a memoir. The book is currently in print again by means of print on demand. See here. The contents are as follows

Sermon i. Importance of Scripture knowledge.
Luke 1.4.— that thou mightest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been instructed 1
Sermon ii. On the manifestation of God.
John 14.8.— Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the father and it sufficeth us 8
Sermon iii. On the love of God.
John 16.27.— for the father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me 14
Sermon iv. God no respecter of persons.
Acts 10.34.— of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons 22
Sermon v. On the triumph of mercy.
James 2.13.— mercy rejoiceth against judgment 28
Sermon vi. On the special salvation of believers.
1 Timothy 4.10.— who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe 36
Sermon vii. On the faithfulness of the Divine Being.
1 Thessalonians 5.24.— faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it 41
Sermon viii. On the divine providence.
Proverbs 16.33.— the lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord 47
Sermon ix. The rule of the Sacred Word.
Revelation 9.1.— and there was given me a reed 53
Sermon x. The character of Christ and angels compared.
Daniel 10.21.— there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince 60
Sermon xi. On rightly seeking the Saviour.
Luke 8.23.— thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee 68
Sermon xii. On the destruction of the Temple.
Matthew 24.2.— and Jesus said unto them, see ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down .... 74
Sermon xiii. The mutual glory of Christ and his people.
John 17.22.— and the glory which thou hast given me have I given unto them 81
Sermon xiv. The value of true wisdom.
Proverbs 3.15.— all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her 89
Sermon xv. On the value of the soul.
Psalm 35.17.— my darling from the lions 94
Sermon xvi. The nature and spring of the Christian life.
Proverbs 15.24. — the way of life is above to the wise ... 101
Sermon xvii. The heavenly calling.
Revelation 17.14. — ... called ... 109
Sermon xviii. Christ manifested to the soul.
Galatians 1.16. — to reveal his son in me 119
Sermon xix. On the folly of profession without forethought.
Luke 14.28. — which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 128
Sermon xx. The happy results of repentance.
2 Corinthians 2.2. — who is he that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? 135
Sermon xxi. The duty of imitating God.
Ephesians 5.1. — be ye followers of God, as dear children ... 143
Sermon xxii. On the security of the humble.
Matthew 18.14.— even so it is not the will of your father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. 150
Sermon xxiii. On the stability of the gracious character.
Hebrews 13.9. — it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace 156
Sermon xxiv. On the work of faith.
John 6:29. — this is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent 163
Sermon xxv. The worship of the magi.
Matthew 2:11. — and when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and they worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh 169
Sermon xxvi. The nature and exercises of true fidelity.
Proverbs 20. 6. — a faithful man who can find? 175
Sermon xxvii. The compassion of Jesus toward the guilty.
Matthew 23.37. — O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 184
Sermon xxviii. The imperceptible diffusion of error and truth.
Luke 14. 21. — it is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened ... 191
Sermon xxix. The bitterness of sin.
Jeremiah 4.18. — it is bitter, it reacheth to thine heart ... 106
Sermon xxx. Mercy and truth united in justification.
Proverbs 16.6.— by mercy and truth iniquity is purged ... 201
Sermon xxxi. On the fear of God.
Psalm 25.14. — the secret of the Lord is with them that fear him 208
Sermon xxxii. Importance of the grace of Christ.
Philemon 25.— the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen 214
Sermon xxxiii. Character tried by the Word and providence of God.
Matthew 3.10. — the axe is laid to the root of the tree ... 221
Sermon xxxiv. Practical religion more important than ceremonies.
1 Corinthians 8.19. — circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God 227
Sermon xxxv. Christ the subject of prayer.
Psalm 72.15. — prayer also shall be made for him continually 237
Sermon xxxvi. On Christian fruitfulness.
Proverbs 13.12. — the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit ... 244
Sermon xxxvii. The duty of an entire surrender to God.
Matthew 22.21. — and unto God the things that are God's. 253
Sermon xxxviii. On the sources of ministerial delight.
I Thessalonians 2.20. — ye are our glory and joy 260
Sermon xxxix. Ministerial subordination to Christ.
John 1.8. — he was not that light 269
Sermon xl. Christ a glorious resting-place.
Isaiah 11.10. — his rest shall be glorious 274
Sermon xli. The evil of departing from God.
Jeremiah 50.6. — they have forgotten their resting-place
Sermon xlii. The majesty and faithfulness of God.
Nehemiah 1.5. — the terrible God that keepeth covenant ... 287
Sermon xliii. The confession of true penitence.
Daniel 9.8. — O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face ... 291
Sermon xliv. The nature and authority of the Christian ministry.
Matthew 4.19. — I will make you fishers of men 302
Sermon xlv. On the character and results of sin.
Psalm 68.6. — but the rebellious dwell in a dry land ... 310
Sermon xlvi. Sin offensive both to God and man.
1 Thessalonians 2.15. — they please not God, and are contrary to all men 318
Sermon xlvii. The rejection of the wicked.
Joel 3.4. — yea, and what have ye to do with me? .... 325
Sermon xlviii. The unity of true believers.
Galatians 4.28. — ye are all one in Christ Jesus 329
Sermon xlix. The right of private judgement.
Romans 14.5. — let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind 335
Sermon l. On the richness of divine bounty.
Psalm 23.5. — my cup runneth over 341
Sermon li. The final rejection of the wicked.
Matthew 25.10. — and the door was shut 348
Sermon lii. On the duty of ministers to promote their people's joy.
1 Corinthians 1.24. — not that we have dominion over your faith 356
Sermon liii. The nature and importance of prayer.
I Corinthians 14.15. — I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also 363
Sermon liv. The hidden design of Christ’s ministry.
John 4.4. — he must needs go through Samaria ... 370
Sermon lv. God the supreme disposer of human affairs
Psalm 31.15. — my times are in thy hand 376
Sermon lvi. The folly of partial or invidious comparisons.
2 Corinthians 10.12. — but they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise 382
Sermon lvii. The danger and sin of idolatry.
John 5.21. — little children keep yourselves from idols 388
Sermon lviii. Communion with God our security and bliss.
Psalm 69.18. — draw nigh unto my soul 397
Sermon lix. The reciprocal duties of friends.
Proverbs 18.24. — a man that hath friends must show himself friendly 404
Sermon lx. The similar condition of Christ and his followers.
1 John 4.17. — as he is so are we in this world 410
Sermon lxi. On the dignity of the Christian Church.
Jeremiah 3.17. — at that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord 416
Sermon lxii. The mystery of the burning bush.
Acts 7.31. — when Moses saw it he wondered at the sight 421
Sermon lxiii. On the obedience of the heart.
Proverbs 3.1. — let thine heart keep my commandments 428
Sermon lxiv. The sin of rejecting what is good.
Hosea 8.3. — Israel hath cast off the thing that is good 435
Sermon lxv. Christ the physician of souls.
Matthew 9.21. — she said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole 442
Sermon lxvi. Christ the teacher of prayer.
Luke 11.1. — one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples 447
Sermon lxvii. A funeral sermon (preached at Warwick)
Hebrews 2:15 and deliver them who through fear of death were all their life subject to bondage 452

2 comments:

TheSaxonHus said...

I purchased the book referenced by this post and it is wonderful! My enjoyment of Beddome began back in 1997 after hearing a lecture by Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin. Beddome was certainly a devoted servant of our Lord.

One example of his ability to communicate the truth is found on page 12 of the aforementioned volume:

"To know God out of Christ is to know him as an inexorable judge, an implacable enemy, or, as the Apostle expresses it, 'a consuming fire.'"

Thanks for pointing me to this work!

By the way, do you (or anyone) know who authored the brief memoir of Beddome in the front of the book? I do not see an author listed anywhere.

TheSaxonHus said...

I forgot to ask but do you know if Beddome's other messages are available today?