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Puritan Sermons 1659–1689 (6 vols.)


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The Puritans are remembered for their vast expository on the Bible, their simplification of doctrine and worship, and their passionate preaching. This remarkable collection of classical sermons consists of six volumes of practical as well as doctrinal discourses, preached by some of the most renowned Puritan ministers of the seventeenth century. Published between 1659 and 1689, over seventy preachers contributed to these historically important volumes, including such luminaries as Thomas Manton, Richard Baxter, John Howe,Mathew Poole,and John Owen. This extraordinary anthology is packed with solid Scriptural exegesis and profound spiritual insight.

Filled with the devotional spirit and energy that Puritan sermons were notorious for, the Puritan Sermons Collection (6 Vols.) is a window into the English Reformation of the seventeenth century. Advocating their autonomy from Rome, these preachers were among the powerful political force that left the Church of England and condemned the practices of the Catholic Church. Although some of these sermons exude the contentious politics of the day, the sermons contained in these volumes symbolize the powerful and historically significant impact the Puritans had on Christianity and biblical exegesis. Each volume contains over twenty-five distinguished sermons, and with Logos Bible Software, all of them are searchable and direct translations from Greek, Hebrew, and Latin are readily available.

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  • Over seventy authors included
  • 171 total sermons
  • Detailed index of the authors and the subjects of their sermons
  • Comprehensive index of the Scriptures used in each sermon
A most precious set, giving a magnificent cross-section of Puritan theology, at its practical, heart-warming best.

J.I. Packer

The best compilation of Puritan systematic theology ever written, but unfortunately is often overlooked in Puritan studies.

—Dr. Joel Beeke, Meet the Puritans: With a Guide To Modern Reprints

  • Title: Puritan Sermons Collection (6 vols.)
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 4,151
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Puritan Sermons 1659–1689 in Six Volumes, Vol. 1

  • Publisher: James Nichols for Thomas Tegg
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 688

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Sermons included

  • “How May We be Universally and Exactly Conscientious,” Samuel Annesley
  • “What Must and Can Persons Do toward Their Own Conversion?” William Greenhill
  • “How May Beloved Lusts Be Discovered and Mortified?” Benjamin Needler
  • “What Relapses are Inconsistent with Grace?” John Sheffield
  • “How May We be So Spiritual, as to Check Sin in the First Risings of It?” John Gibbon
  • “How Ministers or Christian Friends May and Ought to Apply Themselves to Sick Persons, for Their Good, and the Discharge of Their Own Conscience,” Mathew Poole
  • “How Must We Reprove, that We May Not Partake of Other Men’s Sins?” John Kitchin
  • “What Means May Be Used toward the Conversion of Our Carnal Relations?” Samuel Lee
  • “What are the Characters of a Soul’s Sincere Love to Christ? And How May That Love to Him Be Kindled and Inflamed?” Thomas Neast
  • “Wherein Lies That Exact Righteousness, Which is Required between Man and Man?” John Tillotson
  • “After What Manner Must We Give Alms, That They May Be Acceptable and Pleasing unto God?” Thomas Gouge
  • “If We Must Aim at Assurance, What Should They Do, That Are Not Able to Discern Their Own Spiritual Condition?” Thomas Doolittle
  • “What Difference Is There between the Conflict in Natural and Spiritual Persons?” Roger Drake
  • “What Faith Is That Which Except We Have in Prayer, We Must Not Think to Obtain Any Thing of God?” Thomas White
  • “Of the Case of Inward Trouble; and How a Christian Should Behave Himself When Inward and Outward Troubles Meet,” Elias Pledger
  • “In What Things Must We Use Moderation, and in What Not?” Joseph Hill
  • “How May We Have Suitable Conceptions of God in Duty?” Thomas Mallery
  • “How Are We to Live by Faith of Divine Providence?” Thomas Lye
  • “How May We Cure Distractions in Holy Duties?” Thomas Manton
  • “How Must We in All Things Give Thanks?” William Cooper
  • “How May We Get Rid of Spiritual Sloth, and Know When Our Activity in Duty is From the Spirit of God?” Mr. Simmons
  • “Wherein Are We Endangered by Things Lawful?” Henry Wilkinson
  • “How Must We Make Religion Our Business?” Thomas Watson
  • “Whether Well-Composed Religious Vows Do Not Exceedingly Promote Religion,” Henry Hurst
  • “How Are We Complete in Christ?” William Whitaker
  • “How Shall Those Merchants Keep Up the Life of Religion, Who, While At Home, Enjoyed All Gospel Ordinances, and, When Abroad, Are Not Only Destitute of Them, but Exposed to Persecution?” John Jackson
  • “How is Hypocrisy Discoverable and Curable?” Andrew Bromhall
  • “What Must Christians Do, That the Influence of the Ordinances May abide Upon Them?” David Clarkson
  • “How May We Attain to Love God with All Our Hearts, Souls, and Minds?” Samuel Annesley
  • “How Ought We to Love Our Neighbours as Ourselves?” John Milward
  • “Wherein the Love of the World Is Inconsistent With the Love of God,” Theophilus Gale
  • “Now is the Time: Or, Instructions for the Present Improving the Season of Grace,” William Jenkin

Puritan Sermons 1659–1689 in Six Volumes, Vol. 2

  • Publisher: James Nichols for Thomas Tegg
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 692

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Sermons Included

  • “What Spiritual Knowledge They Ought to Seek for That Desire to Be Saved, and By What Means They May Attain It, Edward Veal
  • “Of Sabbath Satisfaction,” Thomas Case
  • “How We May Hear the Word with Profit,” Thomas Senior
  • “How We May Read the Scripture with Most Spiritual Profit,” Thomas Watson
  • “How We May Make Melody in Our Hearts to God in Singing of Psalms,” Jon Wells
  • “How Ought We to Improve Our Baptism?” Thomas Manton
  • “By What Scriptural Rules Must Catechizing Be So Managed, As That It May Become Most Universally Profitable?” Thomas Lye
  • “How May It Appear To Be Every Christian’s Indispensable Duty To Partake of the Lord’s Supper?” Thomas Wadsworth
  • “A Religious Fast. The Duty Whereof Is Asserted, Described, Persuaded, in a Brief Exercise Upon—” Mathew Barker
  • “How to Manage Secret Prayer, That It May Be Prevalent With God to the Comfort and Satisfaction of the Soul,” Samuel Lee
  • “How May the Duty of Daily Family Prayer Best Managed for the Spiritual Benefit of Everyone in the Family?” Thomas Doolittle
  • “What Are the Duties of Husbands and Wives toward Each Other?” Richard Steele
  • “What Are the Duties of Parents and Children; and How Are They to Be Managed according to Scripture?” Richard Adams
  • “Duties of Masters and Servants,” James Janeway
  • “The Sinfulness and Cure of Thoughts,” Stephen Charnock
  • “How Must We Govern Our Tongues?” Edward West
  • “How May Detraction Be Best Prevented or Cured?” Mathew Poole
  • “What Light Must Shine in Our Works?” Richard Baxter
  • “What Is It to Do All We Do in the Name of Christ? And How May We Do So?” Henry Wilkinson
  • “How We May Steer an Even Course Between Presumption and Despair,” Thomas Cole
  • “How a Christian May Get Such a Faith That Is Not Only Saving, But Comfortable and Joyful at Present,” Christopher Fowler
  • “How Christians May Learn in Every State to Be Content,” Thomas Jacombe
  • “How to Bear Afflictions,” William Bates
  • “How We May Bring Our Hearts to Bear Reproofs,” John Owen
  • “Wherein Doth Appear the Blessedness of Forgiveness? And How It May Be Obtained,” Thomas Vincent
  • “How We May Overcome Inordinate Love of Life and Fear of Death,” Matthew Sylvester
  • “What Gifts of Grace Are Chiefly to be Exercised in order to An Actual Preparation for the Coming of Christ by Death and Judgment?” William Hook

Puritan Sermons 1659–1689 in Six Volumes, Vol. 3

  • Publisher: James Nichols for Thomas Tegg
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 624

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Sermons Included

  • “How Is the Adherent Vanity of Every Condition Most Effectually Abated by Serious Godliness?” Samuel Annesley
  • “How May We Experience In Ourselves, and Evidence to Others, That Serious Godliness Is More Than a Fancy?” Edward Veal
  • “How God Is the People’s Great Reward,” Thomas Watson
  • “What May Most Hopefully Be Attempted to Allay Animosities Among Protestants, That Our Divisions May Not Be Our Ruin?” John Howe
  • “How We Ought to Bewail the Sins of the Places Where We Live?” William Jenkin
  • “How a Child of God Is to Keep Himself in the Love of God,” William Cooper
  • “What May Gracious Parents Best do for the Conversion of Those Children Whose Wickedness is Occasioned by Their Sinful Severity or Indulgence?” Thomas Lye
  • “How Must We Best Cure the Love of Being Flattered?” Henry Hurst
  • “By What Means May Ministers Best Win Souls?” Robert Trail
  • “How Is the Practical Love of Truth the Best Preservative Against Popery?” John Owen
  • “What Are the Best Preservatives Against Melancholy and Overmuch Sorrow?” Richard Baxter
  • “How May We Grow In the Knowledge of Christ?” Nathanael Vincent
  • “How May Our Belief of God’s Governing the World Support Us in All Worldly Distractions?” Samuel Slater
  • “What Are the Hindrances and Helps to a Good Memory in Spiritual Things?” Richard Steele
  • “What Are the Signs and Symptoms Whereby We Know That We Love the Children of God?” William Bates
  • “What Must We Do to Prevent and Cure Spiritual Pride?” Richard Mayo
  • “Wherein is a Middle Worldly Condition Most Eligible?” John Oaks
  • “How May We Graciously Improve Those Doctrines and Providences Which transcend Our Understandings?” Stephen Lobb
  • “How Ought We to Do Our Duty Toward Others, Though They Do Not Theirs Toward Us?” John Millward
  • “How May the Well-Discharge of Our Present Duty Give Us Assurance of Help From God for the Well-Discharge of All Future Duties?” Thomas Cole
  • “What Distance Ought We to Keep, In Following the Strange Fashions of Apparel Which Come Up in the Days Wherein We Live,” Vincent Alsop
  • “How May Child-Bearing Women Be Most Encouraged and Supported Against, In, And Under the Hazard of Their Travail?” Richard Adams
  • “How May We Best Know the Worth of the Soul,” Peter Vinke
  • “The Leading of the Holy Spirit Opened; With Some Practical Inquiries Resolved About It,” Thomas Jacombe
  • “What Advantage May We Expect From Christ’s Prayer For Union with Himself, and the Blessings Relating to It?” David Clarkson

Puritan Sermons 1659–1689 in Six Volumes, Vol. 4

  • Publisher: James Nichols for Thomas Tegg
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 616

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Sermons Included

  • “How We Should Eye Eternity, That It May Have Its Due Influence upon Us In All We Do,” Thomas Doolittle
  • “A Discourse of the Right Way of Obtaining and Maintaining Communion With God,” Mathew Barker
  • “What is the Best Way to Prepare to Meet God in the Way of His Judgments or Mercies?” John Singleton
  • “From What Fear of Death Are the Children of God Delivered by Christ, and by What Means Doth He Deliver Them From it?” Richard Mayo
  • “How Is the Gospel-Grace the Best Motive to Holiness?” Peter Vinke
  • “What is That Fullness of God Every True Christian Ought to Pray and Strive to be Filled With?” Vincent Alsop
  • “How Are the Ordinary Means of Grace More Certainly Successful For Conversion, Than if Persons From Heaven or Hell Should Tell Us What Is Done There?” Richard Adams
  • “How May It Convincingly Appear, That Those Who Think It An Easy Matter to Believe, Are Yet Destitute of Saving Faith?” Thomas Cole
  • “What Is the Danger of a Death-Bed Repentance?” Edward Veal
  • “How Doth Practical Godliness Better Rectify the Judgment Than Doubtful Disputations?” Woodcock
  • “How Is Sin the Most Formidable Evil?” William Bates
  • “How May Private Christians Be Most Helpful to Promote the Entertainment of the Gospel?” George Hamond
  • “How Christ is to be Followed as Our Example,” Nathanael Vincent
  • “How May a Lukewarm Temper be Effectually Cured in Ourselves, and In One Another?” Matthew Sylvester
  • “What Is the Duty of Magistrates, From the Highest to the Lowest, for the Suppressing of Profaneness?” Samuel Slater
  • “How May We Inquire After News, Not as Athenians, but as Christians, for the Better Management of Our Prayers and Praises for the Church of God,” Henry Hurst
  • “Wherein May We More Hopefully Attempt the Conversion of Younger People, than of Others?” Daniel Burgess
  • “What Repentance of Nation Sins Doth God Require, As Ever We Expect National Mercies?” Daniel Williams

Puritan Sermons 1659–1689 in Six Volumes, Vol. 5

  • Publisher: James Nichols for Thomas Tegg
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 727

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Sermons Included

  • “God Is,” William Bates
  • “The Trinity Proved by Scripture,” Benjamin Needler
  • “The Divine Authority of the Scriptures,” Samuel Jacombe
  • “Man’s Creation in a Holy But Mutable State,” John Howe
  • “The Covenant of Works,” William Cooper
  • “The Fall of Man,” John Wells
  • “Of Original Sin Inhering,” Peter Vinke
  • “The Misery of Man’s Estate by Nature,” Stephen Watkins
  • “Man’s Impotency to Help Himself Out of That Misery,” Thomas Manton
  • “The Covenant of Redemption Opened,” Thomas Jacombe
  • “The Covenant of Grace,” Samuel Annesley
  • “The Mediator of the Covenant, Described in His Person, Natures, and Offices,” William Whitaker
  • “Of Christ’s Humiliation,” John Meriton
  • “Christ’s Exaltation,” William Taylor
  • “The Satisfaction of Christ Discussed,” Mathew Poole
  • “Of Effectual Calling,” Thomas White
  • “The True Believer’s Union with Christ Jesus,” Thomas Lye
  • “The Nature of Justification Opened,” John Gibbon
  • “The Believer’s Dignity and Duty Laid Open, in the High Birth Where-With He is Privileged, and the Honourable Employment to Which He is Called,” Roger Drake
  • “Of Saving Faith,” Thomas Parson
  • “Repentance Not to be Repented, Plainly Asserted, and Practically Explained,” Zachary Crofton
  • “Of Holiness,” John Sheffield
  • “Of the Resurrection,” Edmund Calany
  • “The Day of Judgment Asserted,” Thomas Watson
  • “Of Hell,” Richard Adams
  • “Of Heaven,” Thomas Woodcock
  • “The Conclusion,” Thomas Case

Puritan Sermons 1659–1689 in Six Volumes, Vol. 6

  • Publisher: James Nichols for Thomas Tegg
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 804

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Sermons Included

  • “The Scripture to be Read by the Common People,” Christopher Fowler
  • “The Scripture is a Sufficient Rule of Christian Faith,” Thomas Manton
  • “The Testimony of the Church is not the Only Nor the Chief Reason of Our Believing the Scripture to be the Word of God,” John Owen
  • “Pope and Councils Not Infallible,” Mathew Poole
  • “Christ, and Not the Pope, Universal Head of the Church,” Richard Baxter
  • “Kings and Emperors Not Rightful Subjects to the Pope,” Henry Hurst
  • “The Pope of Rome is Antichrist,” Henry Wilkinson
  • “Protestants Separated for Christ’s Name’s Sake,” Peter Vinke
  • “The Visibility of the True Church,” Samuel Lee
  • “Invocation of Saints and Angels Unlawful,” Richard Mayo
  • “Purgatory a Groundless and Dangerous Doctrine,” Edward West
  • “No Sin Venial,” William Jenkin
  • “Whether the Good Work of Believers be Meritorious of Eternal Salvation,” Edward Veal
  • “No Works of Super-Erogation,” Thomas Lye
  • “The Doctrine of Justification is Dangerously Corrupted in the Roman Church,” David Clarkson
  • “God Not to be Worshipped as Represented by an Image,” Benjamin Needler
  • “Public Prayer Should be in a Known Tongue,” Nathanael Vincent
  • “Of Indulgences,” Samuel Annesley
  • “The Popish Doctrine Which Forbiddeth to Marry, is a Devilish and Wicked Doctrine,” Thomas Vincent
  • “The Nature, Possibility, and Duty of a True believer’s Attaining to a Certain Knowledge of His Effectual Vocation, Eternal Election, and Final Perseverance to Glory,” Richard Fairclough
  • “There are but Two Sacraments Under the New Testament,” Mathew Sylvester
  • “There is no Transubstantiation in the Lord’s Supper,” Edward Lawrence
  • “The Right of Every Believer to the Blessed Cup in the Lord’s Supper,” Richard Steele
  • “Christ Crucified the Only Proper Gospel-Sacrifice,” Thomas Wadsworth
  • “Popery is a Novelty; and the Protestants’ Religion Was Not Only Before Luther, but the Same That Was Taught by Christ and His Apostles,” Thomas Doolittle”


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