Practical Sermons, Selected From the Mss. of the Rev. J. Skinner [ed. by C.e. Clarke].
Practical Sermons Selected From the Mss of the Rev J Skinner - ed. by C.e. Clarke Author:John Skinner General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1824 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million book... more »s for free. Excerpt: SERMON III. St. Matthew 11. -- Three last Verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour atid are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. AFTER all the miracles which our blessed Saviour had wrought to prove his divine mission, there were many who shut their eyes against the troth, and continued obstinately impenitent. The inhabitants of Chorazin and Bethsaida, in whose presence he had done many mighty works, instead of being reformed, persisted in their folly and corruption. And Capernaum, for her impiety and prophaness, was told by him, that though she was exalted to heaven, she should be brought down to hell; t. e. though she was so 20 SERMON III. great, so flourishing, and so proud a city, she should be utterly destroyed and brought to nothing. And our Saviour assigns this reason for her fatal overthrow, " If the mighty works " which had been done in thee, had been done " in Sodom, it would have remained until this " day : but I say unto you, that it shall be more " tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of "judgment, than for thee." From this declaration of our blessed Saviour we learn, that unless our conduct in life be equal to the advantages we have enjoyed; unless we improve in virtue and holiness, according to the clear knowledge of our Christian duties, which the gospel has given us, we shall be lost for ever. After his severe denunciation on the prejudiced and infatuated Jews, who had sufficient and repeated opportunities of knowi...« less