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Sermon I.—Salvation by Faith.

(Preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, before the University, on June 18, 1738.)

Ephesians ii. 8. By grace are ye saved, through faith Page 1

Sermon II.—The Almost Christian.

(Preached St. Mary's Oxford, before the University, on July 25, 1741.)

Acts xxvi. 28. Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian . 11

Sermon III. —Awake, thou that sleepest.

(Preached on Sunday, April 4, 1742, before the University of Oxford, by Charles

Wesley, A. M., Student of Christ-Church.)

Ephesians v. 14. Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead,

and Christ shall give thee light 19

Sermon IV.—Scriptural Christianity.

(Preached at St. Mary'* Oxford, before the University, on August 24, 1744.)
Acts iv. 31. And they mere all filled with the Holy Ghost . 31

Sermon V.—Justification by Faith.

Romans iv. 5. To him -that worketh not, but believelk on him

that juslifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted to him for right-

eousness. . . . . . . .47

Sermon VI.—The Righteousness of Faith.

Romans x. 5—8. SToses describeth the righteousness which is of the

law, That the man which doeth those things shall Uve by them.

But the righteousness which is of faith speakelh on this wise; Say

not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? {that is, to

bring Christ down from above:)

Or, Who shall descend into the deep? {that is, to bring up Christ

again from the dead.)

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and

in thy heart: that is, the word of faith which we preach . 59

Sermon VII.—The Way to the Kingdom.

Mark i. 15. The kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe

the Gospel 71

Sermon XXVII.— Upon our Lord's Sermon on the Mount.


Matt. vi. 16—18.—Moreover when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites^

of a sod countenance : for they disfigure their faces, that they matf

appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their

regard: Sfn. ......... 34*2

Sermon XXV 111.— Upon our Lord's Sermon on tlie Mount.


Matt. vi. 19—23.—Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,

where moth anil rust doth corrupt, and where, thieves break through

and steal: Sfc. . . . . . . . . .359

Sermon XXIX.— Upon our Lord's Sermon on the Mount.


Matt. vi. 24—34. No man can serve two masters : for either he zcill.

hate the one, and love the other; or else he Kill hold to the one, unit

despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon: Sfc. . 376

Sermon XXX.— Upon our Lord's Sermon on the Mount.


Matt. vii. 1—12. J udge not, that ye be not judged: S(c. . 391

Sermon XXXI.— Upon our Lord's Sermon on the Mount.


Matt. vii. 13, 14. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the

gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many

there be which go in thereat: S(c. ..... 403

Sermon XXXII.— Upon our Lord's Sermon on the Mount.


Matt. vii. 15—20. Bezcare of false prophets, which come to you in

sheep's clothing, but inicardly they are ravening wolves: Sfc. 41 1

Sermon XXXIII.— Upon our Lord's Sermon on the Mount.


Matt. vii. 21—27. Not every one that sai/h unto me, Lord, Lord,

shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will

of my Father which is in heaven: Sfc. . . . .421

Sermon XXXIV .—The Original, Nature, Properties, and Use of

the Law.

Romans vii. 12. Wherefore, the laic is holy, anil the commandment

holy, und just, and good ...... 432

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