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PAROCHIAL SERMONS



JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, B. D.

Fellow of Oriel College, and Vicar of St. Mary the Virgin's, Oxford.

THE SIX VOLUMES OF LONDON EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES,
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EECOMMENDATIONS.

From the Bishop of New- York.

It gives me great pleasure to hear of your design to publish an American edition of the Rev.
John Henry Newman's Parochial Sermons. From a partial acquaintance with Ihcm by my
own perusal, and a knowledge of the opinion entertained of them by brethren in whose correct
views and sound judgment 1 have the fullest confidence, I have no hesitation in regarding
the.se sermons as eminently calculated to promote the knowledge and practice of genuine evan-
gelical religion.

I have long, gentlemen, cherished a grateful sense of the obligation under which all true
friends of that religion lie to you for the great good which your press has done to its cause. I
cordially commend ihe present enterprise as worthy of all patronage, and would be glad to have
these volumes of sermons in the possession of every family in my diocese. For simplicity and
godly sincerity, for humble and child-like reliance on the word of God, and for close, pointed,
and uncompromising presentdtion of the truths and duties of the Gospel, I know not their su-
periors ; nor their equals, except it be in the well known and generally approved "Plain Ser-
mons, by Contributors to the Tracts for the Times."

To all then who love the Gospel, and desire true instruction therein, I unhesitatingly com-
mend Newman's Parochial Sermons.

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I have the honor to be, gentlemen, with great respect.

Yours very truly,
New-York, Dec. 7, 1842. Benj. T. Onderdonk.

From the Bishop of New Jersey.

I highly approve your proposal to reprint Mr. Newman's admirable Parochial Sermons, and
desire ibr them the most extended circulation. Much as I have been gratified by your repub-
lication of many excellent books, the heirlooms which the Church of England has derived from
ancient piety, and learning, or the production of the vigorous minds and fervent hearts that now
adorn while they defend her altars, I have looked and longed for an edition of these sermons,
Hs your noblest contribution to the sacred literature of the times. Mr. Newman's Sermons are
of an order by themselves There is a naturalness, a pressure towards the point proposed, an
ever salient freshness, about them, which will attract a classof readers, to whom sermons are not
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the duties of the Christian Hfe, urged to the heart with an earnestness and unction scarcely
paralleled ; abvove all, carrying with thetn a force beyond all argument, beyond all eloquence,
in the living power of holiness with which they are instinct, to rouse the careless, to steady Ihe
wavering, to sober the worldly, to animate and elevate the humble seeker of the kingdom of
God and its righteousness, and to imbue the age with, what it needs the most, humility and
heavenly-mindedness. I shall welcome your proposed volumes as powerful auxiliaries to my
exertions to set forth the Gospel in the Church : and devoutly pray that God may bless them to
the edification of many souls, and to the advancement of the pure and peaceful kingdom of His
blessed Son.

Bidding you " God speed" in your career of useful and most honorable enterprise, I am
faithfully your friend.

Riverside, St. Andrew's Day, 1842. G. W. Doanb.

From the Bishop of North Carolina.

Raleigh, Nov. 28, 1842.
Your letter announcing your intention to republish the Parochial Sermons op the Kkv.
John Henry Newman, B. 1) , Oxford, has given me sincere pleasure. In ciiu'pliance with your
request for my opinion of them, I do not hesitate to say, — after a constant use of them in my
closet, and an observation of their effect upon oome of my friends, for the last six years,— that
they are among the very best practical sermons in the English language ; that while they are



Divinity, Theology, Religious and Devotional Works.

free from those extravagances of opinion usually ascribed to the author of the 90th Tract, they
assert in the sirongest manner the true-doctrines of the Reformation in Englanrl, and enforce
with peculiar solemnity and effect that holinesa of life, with the means thereto, so characteristic
of the Fathers of that trying age.

With high respect and esteem, your friend and servant.
L. S. Ives.
From the Bishop of Maryland.

Dec. 17, 1842.
I am glad that you design to publish Mr. Newman's Sermons. The portions of their contents
about waicli there is a difference of opinion, are not to be set in the scale against the general
tendency of the volumes. — Deeply spiritual, and searching the reader' s heart with no ordinary
insig t into its rece.-ses, tliey cannot fail to quicken faith, alarm liikcwarmness, expose hypoc-
risy, detsct unbelief, nnd powerfully stimulate the sinner to repentance and the believer to re-
newal and increase of holiness. Nowhere have I seen Christ crucified, yua, rather risen again,
set forth with more plainness. By no pi actical writings have I bfen more strongly moved to
loathing of sin, and utter renunciation of self-dependence. Man's helplesness and the all-suffi-
ciency of Christ, are nowhere to be found set forth with greater earnestness of enforcement
and variety of illustration.

Very respectfully your obedient servant,

W. R. Whittingham.
From the Rev. Dr. Seabury (editorial notice in Churchman).
We are pleased lo iia.n taat U. Appleton & Co., contemplate ihe republication of Mr. New-
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PAROCHIAL SERMONS.



JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, B.D.

VlOiJl OF 3T. UAR; the VIBOIN'S, OXFORD, AND TBLLOW OV ORISL COLLSOB.




SIX VOLUMES, LONDON EDITION,

IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. I.



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CONTENTS



TO THB FIRST VOLUME OF THE LOKDOX EDITION.



SERMON I.

HOLINESS NECESSARY FOR FUTURE BLESSEDNESS.
Hebrews xii. 14.

PAGE

Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord .... 3
SERMON 11.

THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL.

Matt. xvi. 26.

"VMiat shall a man give in exchange for his soul ? - - . - 12

SERMON III.

KNOWLEDGE OF GOd's WILL WITHOUT OBEDIENCE.

John xiii. 17.

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them - . .19

SERMON IV.

SECRET FAULTS.

Psalm xix. 12.

Who can understand his errors ? Cleanse Thou me from secret faults - 27

SERMON V.

SELF-DENIAL THE TEST OF RELIGIOUS EARNESTNESS.

Romans xiii. 11.

Now it is high time to awake out of sleep - .... 36

SERMON VI.

THE SPIRITUAL MIND.

1 Cor. iv. 20.

The kingdom of God is not in word, but in power - - - - 45

* The American Tublishers have thought proper to retain the order of the Sermons as
hey are contained in the London Edition, vyhich was printed in six volumes.



IV CONTENTS.

SERMON VII.

SINS OF IGNORANCE AND WEAKNESS.
Hebrews x. 22.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our
hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with
pure water ......... 51

SERMON VIII.
god's commandments not grievous.

1 John v. 3.
This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments ; and his com.
mandments are not grievous .......59

SERMON IX.
the religious use of excited feelings.

Luke viii. 38, 39.
The man out of whom the Devils were departed, besought him that he
might be with Him ; but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine
own house, and show how great things God hath done unto theo - 68

SERMON X.

profession without practice.
Luke xii. 1.
When there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people,
insomuch that they trode one upon another, He began to say unto His
disciples first of all, Beware yc of the leaven of the Pharisees which
is hypocrisy .........75

SERMON XI.
profession without hypocrisy.

Galatians iii. 27.
As many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ . 83

SERMON XII.

profession without ostentation.

Mattiikw v. 11.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid 90

SERMON XIII.
promising without doing,

Matthew xxi. 28 — 30.
A certain man had two sons ; and he came to the fir^t, and said. Son, go
work tcday in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not : but



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afterwards he repented and went. And he came to the eecond, and
■aid hkewise. And he answered and said, I go, Sir, and went not . 98

SERMON XIV.

RELIGIOUS EMOTION.
Mark xir. 31.
But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with Thee, I will not
deny thee in any wise - ..-... 104

SERMON XV.

RELIGIOUS FAITH RATIONAL.

Romans iv. 20,21.
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong
in faith, giving glory to God ; and being fully persuaded that what He
had promised He was able also to perform - - - - 112

SERMON XVI.

THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERIES.

John iii. 9.
How can these things be ? - . - - . . -119

SERMON XVII.

THE SELF-WISE INQUIRER.

1 Cor. iii. 18, 19.

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise
in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the
wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He
taketh the wise in their own craftiness . . - - . 126

SERMON XVIII.

OBEDIENCE THE REMEDY FOR RELIGIOUS PERPLEXITY.

Psalm xxxvii. 34.

Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and He shall exalt thee to inherit
the land 134

SERMON XIX.

\ TIMES OF PRIVATE PRAYER.

Matthew vi. 6.

Thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut
thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret ; and thy Father which
seeth in secret shall reward thee openly - - - - - 143



W C O N T E N T 3 .

SERMON XX.

FORMS OF PRIVATE PRAYER.

Luke xi. 1.

Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples ... 151

SERMON XXI.
the resurrection of the body.
Luke ix. 37, 38.
Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when ho
calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and
the God of Jacob. For He is not a God of the dead, but of thehving ;
for all hve unto Him ........ 159

SERMON XXII.

THE CHRISTIAN WITNESSES.

AcTsx.]40, 41.
Him God raised up the third day, and showed Him openly ; not to all the
people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us who did eat
and drink with Him after He rose from the dead - . . - 165

sermon: xxm.

CHRISTIAN REVERENCE.

Psalm ii. 11.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling . - - 172

SERMON XXIV.

THE RELIGION OF THE DAY.

Hebrews xii.28, 29.
Let U8 have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence
and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire ... 180

SERMON XXV.

SCRIPTURE A RECORD OF HUMAN SORROW.
JcHN V. 2, 3.
There is at Jerusalem by the sheepmarket a pool, which is called in the
Hebrew tongue Betliesda, having five porches. In these lay a great
multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the
moving of the water -.....-. 189

SERMON XXVI.

CHRISTIAN MAKHOOD.
1 Cor. xiii. 11.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought
as a child ; but when I became a man I put away childish things - 196



CONTENTS

TO THB SECOND VOLUME OF THE LONDOX EDITION.



SERMON I.

THE FEAST OF ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE.
THE world's benefactors.
John i. 40,
>One of the two which heard John speak, and followed hira, was Andrew,
Simon Peter's brother 209

SERMON II.

THE FEAST OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE.
FAITH WITHOUT SIGHT.
John xx. 29.
'Thomas, because Thou hast seen Me, thou hast beheved ; blessed are

they that have not se«n, and yet have believed - - - .215

SERMON III.

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD.

THE INCARNATION.

John i. 14.

"The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us - - - - 223

SERMON IV.

THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE MARTYR.

MARTYRDOM.

Heb. xi. 37.

"They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain

with the sword ......... 231

SERMON V.

THE FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST.

LOVE OF RELATIONS AND FRIENDS.

1 John iv. 7.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God - - - 237



Vm CONTENTS,

SERMON VI.

TUB FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS.
THE MIND OF LITTLE CHILDREN.

Matt, xviii. 3.
Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter
into the kingdom of Heaven ....... 243

SERMON VII.

THE FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD.

CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH.

Matt. iii. 15.

Suffer it to be so now ; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness 24T

SERMON VIII.

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY.
THE GLORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

Isaiah Ix. 1.
Arise, shine, for thy hght is corne, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee 253

SERMON IX.

THE FEAST OF THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL.
VIEWED IN REFERENCE TO HIS OFFICE.
1 CoR. XV. 9, 10.
I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle,
because I persecuted the Church of God. But by the grace of God
I am what I am : and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not
in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but
the grace of God which was with me - ... - 262

SERMON X.

THE FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.

SECRESY AND SUDDENNESS OF DIVINE VISITATIONS.

Luke xviii. 20.

The kingdom of God cometh not with observation .... 269

SERMON XI.

THE FEAST OF ST. MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE.
DIVINE DECREES.
Rev. iii. 11.
Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown - • 275



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SERMON XII.

THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.
THE REVERENCE DUE TO HER.

Luke i. 48.
From henceforth all generations shall call me blessed - - -281

SERMON XIII.

THE FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD.
CHRIST, A aUICKENING SPIRIT.

Luke xxiv. 5, 6.
Why seek ye the Living among the dead ? He is not here, but is risen 288

SERMON XIV.

; MONDAY IN EASTER WEEK.
SAVING KNOWLEDGE.
1 John ii. 3.
Hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments 295

SERMON XV.

TUESDAY IN EASTER WEEK.
SELF-CONTEJIPLATION.

Hebrews xii. 2.
Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith - - - 302

SERMON XVI.

THE FEAST OF ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST.

RELIGIOUS COWARDICE.

Hebrews xii. 12.

Lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees - . - 309

SERMON XVII.

THE FEAST OF ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES THE APOSTLES.

THE GOSPEL WITNESSES.

2 Cor. xiii. 1.

In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established 313

SERMON XVIII.

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD.

MYSTERIES IN RELIGION.

Romans viii. 34.

It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen aga'm, who is even at the

right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us - - - 327



Jt CONTENTS.

SERMON XIX.

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST.

THE INDWELLING SPIRIT.

Romans viii. 9.

Ye arc not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God

dwell in you - - ..... 333

SERMON XX.

MONDAY IX WHITS UN WEEK.
THE KINGDOM OF THE SAINTS.
Dan. ii. 35.
The stone that smote the Image became a great Mountain, and filled the

whole earth 342

SERMON XXI.

g TUESDAY IN WHITS UN WEEK.
THE KINGDOM OF THE SAINTS.
Dan. ii. 35.
The stone that smote the Image became a great Mountain, and filled the
whole earth 349

SERMON XXII.

TRINITY SUNDAY.

THE GOSPEL, A TRUST COMMITTED TO VS.

1 Tim. vi. 20, 21.

Timothy, keep that which is committed to Thy trust, avoiding profane
and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called ; which
some professing, have erred concerning the Faith ... 356

SERMON XXIII.

THE FEAST OF ST. BARNABAS THE APOSTLE.

TOLERANCE OF RELIGIOUS ERROR.

Acts xi. 24.

He was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith - - 367

SERMON XXIV.

THE^FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST.

REHUKING SIN.

Mark vi. 18.

John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife 377

SERMON XXV.

THE FEAST OF ST. PETER THE APOSTLE.
THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY.

Luke vii. 28.

1 say unto you, Among those that are bom of women there is not a
greater prophet than John the Bnplist : but he that is least in the king-
dom of God is greater than he .... - . 382



CONTENTS. XI

SERMON XXVI.

THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE.
HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY.
Matt. xx. 23.
To Bit on My right hand and on My left, is not mine to give ; but it shall
b« given to tlicm for whom it is prepared of My Father . . - 394

SERMON XXVII.

THE FEAST OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE.

GUILELESSNESS.

John i. 47.

Jesus sawNathanael coming to Him, and saith of him. Behold an Israel.

ite indeed, in whom is no guile ...... 402

SERMON XXVIII.

THE FEAST OF ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE.

THE DANGER OF RICHES.

Luke vi. 24.

Wo unto you that are rich ! for ye have received your eonsolation . 407

SERMON XXIX.

THE FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS.

THE POWERS OF NATURE.

Psalm civ. 4.

Who maketh His Angels spirits. His Ministers a flaming fire - .416

SERMON XXX.

THE FEAST OF ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST.

THE DANGER OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

ExOD. xxxi. 6.

In the hearts of all that are wise-hearted, I have put wisdom . - 422

SERMON XXXI.

THE FEAST OF ST. SIMON AND ST. JUDE THE APOSTLES.

CHRISTIAN ZEAL.

John ii. 17.

The zeal of Tliine House hath eaten Me up 429

SERMON XXXII.

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS.
USE OF saints' days.
Acts i. 8.
Ye shall be Witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and
in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth ... 437



CONTENTS



TO THE THIRD VJLtJ.ME OF THIi LONDON EDITION.



SERMON I.

ABRAHAM AND LOT.

Gfn. xiii. 10, 11.
Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was
well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Go-
morrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as
thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan 449

SERMON IL

WILFULNESS OF ISRAEL IN REJECTING SAMUEL.
Ps. xlvi. 10.
Be stiU, and know that I am God : I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth ....... 457

SERMON III.

SAUL.

Hos. xiii. 11.

I gave thee a king in Mine anger, and took him away in My wrath - 465

SERMON IV.

EARLY YEARS OF DAVID.

Samuel xvi. 18.
Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite, that is cunning in
playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in
matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him - - 474

SERMON V.

JEROBOAM.
1 Kings xiii. 2.
He cried against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said, O altar,
altar, thus saith the Lord, Behold, a child shall be born unto the house
of David, Josiah by name ; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of
the high places that bum incense upon thee, and men's bones shall bo
burnt upon thee ......,.- 483



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SERMON VI.

FAITH AND OBEDIENCE.

Matt. lix. 17.

If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments . . -493

SERMON VII.
CHRISTIAN REPENTANCE.

Luke xv. 18, 19. ""

Father, I have siimed against heaven and before thee, and am no more
worthy to be call«d thy son ; make me as one of thy hired servants 500

SERMON VIII.

CONTRACTED VIEWS IN RELIGION.

Luke xv. 28.
Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time
thy commandment ; and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might
make merry with my friends ....... 507

SERMON IX.

A PARTICULAR PROVIDENCE AS REVEALED IN THE GOSPEL,



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