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THE

PREACHER'S

MANUAL;

OR

LECTURES ON PREACHING.

PREACHER'S MANUAL;

OR

Lectures on Preaching:

CONTAINING ALL THE

RULES AND EXAMPLES NECESSARY FOR EVERY

SPECIES OF PULPIT ADDRESS.

Second Edition,

REVISED, AUGMENTED, AND NEWLY ARRANGED, WITH ALL THE ESSENTIAL

PARTS OF THE AUTHOR's 'LETTERS AND CONVERSATIONS.

BY S. T. STURTEVANT.

Vive, vale ! si quid novisti rectius istis,
Candidus imperti ; si non, his utere mecum.”

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

RICHARD BAYNES, 28, PATERNOSTER-ROW;
J. MASON, PATERNOSTER-ROW; SEELEY AND SONS, FLEET STREET; AND

J. NISBET, BERNERS-STREET.

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LONDON :

PRIXTED BY JOHN HADDON, CASTLE STREET,

FINSBURY.

LE C T U R E S.

LECTURE XVI.

TOPIC XII.

CONSIDER THE PRINCIPLES OF A WORD OR ACTION.

For example, John v. 14: “Behold, thou art made whole; sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” This was the language of Jesus Christ to the man whom he had just before healed of an infirmity of thirty-eight years' standing. Him Jesus now found in the temple. It is not imaginable that this meeting was fortuitous, and unforeseen to Jesus Christ: his providence, no doubt, conducted the man that

way, directed him to the temple, whither he himself went to seek him. Examine, then, upon what principles Jesus Christ went to seek this miserable sinner ; and you will find, 1. He went in great love to the poor man : he went in that same benevolence which inclined him to do good to all who had need, and in every place that he honoured with his presence. Jesus was, as it were, a public source of benefits; his hands every where bestowed beneficent gifts, and he even sought occasions when they did not present themselves. 2. He went by an engagement of ancient love, which he had made on behalf of this paralytic: his second favour flowed from his first : nor would he leave his work imperfect. Thus, it is said, in regard to

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