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constitute what is called the 'orthodox creed'—has, nevertheless, the deep and over-deepening conviction, first, that such creed is but a very small portion of the truth that God has revealed, or that man requires; and that no theological system can fully represent all the contents and suggestions of the great book of God; and, secondly, that systematic theology is but means to an end. Spiritual morality is that end. Consequently, to the heart and life every Biblical thought and idea should be directed. Your systems of divinity the author will not disparage; but his impression is, that they can no more answer the purpose of the Gospel, than pneumatics can answer the purpose of the atmosphere. In the case of Christianity, as well as the air, the world can live without its scientific truths; but it must have the free flowings of their vital elements. Coleridge has well said, 'Too soon did the doctors of the Church forget that the heartthe moral nature-was the beginning and the end; and that truth, knowledge, and insight were comprehended in its expansion.'
“The Editor would record his grateful acknowledgments to those free spirits of all churches, who have so earnestly rallied round him, to the many who have encouraged him by their letters, and to those, especially, who have aided him by their valuable contributions. May the • last day' prove that the help rendered has been worthily bestowed; and that the ‘Homilist' did something towards the spiritual education of humanity, in its endeavours to bring the Bible, through the instrumentality of the pulpit, into a more immediate and practical contact with the every-day life of man!"
DAYID THOXAS. Loughborough Park, Brixton.
All the articles in this volume are written by the Editor, with the exception
of those which have a signature attached.
Manasseh ; or, the Material and the Moral in Human Life
61 121 181 241 301
HOMILETIC GLANCE AT THE “ACTS.”
Paul at Cæsarea before Felix
9 Paul at Cæsarea before Festus
70 Paul at Cæsarea before Agrippa
131, 194 Paul's Journey from Cæsarea to Malta; or, the Voyage of Life 250 Paul at Malta -Good in Heathendom
HOMILETIC NOTES ON THE EPISTLE OF JAMES.
By U. R. Thomas, Bristol. IX. Respect of Persons
78 X. The Law of Philanthropy XI. Semblant and Sincere Faith ..
266 XII. The Discipline of the Tongue
268 XIII. The False and the True Witness
The Rival Armies. (H. G. Parrish, B.A.)
21 25 29 81 84 87 90 137 143 147 205 210 270 274 319 325 330 334
THINKINGS BY A BROAD-BIBLEMAN.
VI. The Know-nothings of Yesterday.. VII. God's Half-Bible
Acts of the Apostles :-Emendative Renderings. (By Rev. Charles
Wills, M.A.) Pp. 38, 94, 149.
MIS APPLIED TEXT S.
III. Rom. xiv. 23. (Rev. William Webster, M.A.).,
THE PREACHER'S FINGER-POST.
45 97 99 101 102 105 156 159 161 164 165 167 224 226 229 231 279 281 283 285 286 337 338
Sarah's Funeral: The Transitory in Human Life
343 345 346 346
SCRIPTURE AND SCIENCE.
By EVAN LEWIS, B.A., F.R.G.S.
IV. T'he Sun
SEEDS OF SERMONS.
THE BOOK OF PROVERBS.
CVI. Nemesis : Destiny following Character
50 CVII. Material Wealth ..
51 CVIII. Parental Discipline
52 CIX. The Satisfaction of the Body Determined by the Condition of the Soul
53 CX. Housewifery
64 CXI. Human Conduct
55 CXII. Speech a Rod
105 CXIII. The Clean Crib, or Indolence
106 CXIV. Veracity and Wisdom
107 CXV. The Society to be Shunned
108 CXVI. The Heart's Hidden Depths..
109 CXVII. The Soul's Home ..
109 CXVIII. The Seeming Right often Ruinous..
167 CXIX. Sinful Mirth
168 CXX. The Misery of the Apostate, and the Happiness of the Good
169 CXXI. The Credulous and the Cautious
170 CXXII. The Majesty of Goodness ..
171 CXXIII. A Group of Social Principles
172 CXXIV. Labour, Talk, Wealth
232 CXXV. The True Witness
232 CXXVI. Godliness, Safety, and Life
233 CXXVII. The Population of an Empire and the Honour of
its Ruler CXXVIII. Temper ..