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The Works of John Newton, vol. 2


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Volume two of Newton’s Works includes six discourses, as Intended for the Pulpit and twenty of Newton's sermons preached in the Parish Church of Olney.

  • Six Discourses
    1. On the Deceitfulness of the Heart
    2. On the Saviour and his Salvation
    3. On the Christian Name
    4. On All Things Being Given Us with Christ
    5. On Searching the Scriptures
  • Twenty Sermons
    1. The Small Success of the Gospel Ministry Considered
    2. In What Sense the Mysteries of the Gospel Are Hid from Many
    3. The Characters of Those from Whom the Gospel Doctrines Are Hid
    4. The Nature of Spiritual Revelation, and Who Are Favoured with It
    5. The Sovereignty of Divine Grace Asserted and Illustrated
    6. Of the Person of Christ
    7. Of the Authority of Christ
    8. The Glory and Grace of God Revealed in Jesus Christ
    9. Labouring and Heavy Laden Sinners Described
    10. Of Coming to Christ
    11. The Present and Future Rest of Believers in Christ
    12. Of the Yoke of Christ
    13. The Service of Christ Easy and Pleasant to His People
    14. Believers Cautioned against Misconduct in their Profession
    15. The Extent and Sanction of the Third Commandment
    16. The Christian Life Compared to a Race
    17. No Access to God but by the Gospel of Christ
    18. Of a Living and a Dead Faith
    19. Guilt Removed, and Peace Restored
    20. Of the Assurance of Faith
  • Text from the 1820 Hamilton, Adams & Co. edition—which also underlies the 1985 Banner of Truth reprint
  • All Scripture references linked to the Bibles in your library
In few writers are Christian doctrine, experience, and practice more happily balanced than in the author of these letters, and few write with more simplicity, piety, and force.

—Charles Spurgeon

Grace, like water, always flows downward, to the lowest place. I know no one who embodies this principle better than John Newton . . .

—Philip Yancey, author, Grace Notes

I keep John Newton on my selectest shelf of spiritual books . . .

—Alexander Whyte, Professor of New Testament, New College, 1909

He moved in the lowest and vilest circles and sank to the depths of vice, and yet there emerges from this stormy story a man who not only commands the affection of any humane soul, but who showed himself then and afterwards capable of the highest Christian graces.

—Erik Routley, pastor and hymn writer

  • Title: The Works of John Newton, vol. 2
  • Author: John Newton
  • Publisher: Hamilton, Adams & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1820
  • Pages: 600

John Newton was born on July 24, 1725, and attended a boarding school in Stratford in Essex, during his childhood years. In 1736, Newton joined the merchant marine, and in March 1744, he set out on the HMS Harwich. His attempted desertion from the royal navy in 1745 led to a severe punishment. Newton was stripped of his rank, and transferred to a slave trading ship in 1748. In 1748, Newton was nearly shipwrecked. The storm initiated a crisis of faith in Newton’s life, and marked the first point of Newton’s conversion. He continued in the slave trade, however, until 1754.

In 1755, Newton returned to England permanently, and began studying the Bible and learning the ancient languages. He became a lay preacher, and was eventually ordained in the Church of England in 1764. He served for many years at the church in Olney in Buckinghamshire, where he became a well-known and much-respected preacher. In 1779, Newton became the rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, and in the 1780s and 1790s, a prominent leader in the evangelical movement in England. He was also influential in the lives of William Wilberforce and other leaders of the abolitionist movement. Newton died in 1807.


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