Life & Sermons Of Edward D. Griffin

2 Volume Set

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topic

18th Century, 19th Century, Pastoral Biography, Revival

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

1839

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 1987

binding

Cloth-bound

page-count

1,192

scripture

Whole Bible

isbn

9780851515137

Book Description

Edward Dorr Griffin (1770-1837) ministered in the remarkable era which, for forty years from 1792, saw a succession of powerful revivals in the north-east of the United States. At a time when thousands were being added to the kingdom of God, ‘Probably the labors of no preacher were blessed to the conversion of more souls than were his’ says Dr. Hopkins.

For insight into this era the biography of Griffin, together with his sermons, are of first importance. The able biography, by his contemporary, W. E. Sprague, not only traces his parish ministries and his presidency of Williams College (‘birthplace of American missions’) but it also brings into prominence the spiritual lessons which were largely to be forgotten by a later generation. Men — ‘awed by the majesty of a present God’ — are in the background. Here is no record of the production of converts by means of ‘revivalism’, but the outpouring of the holy Spirit which as Griffin says of Newark, ‘deluged the whole place’, with no means used save ‘clear and earnest presentation of Diving truth, and believing and persevering prayer’.

Griffin’s sermons, even without the deep emotion which so accompanied their delivery, are fine examples of the simple, arresting and heart-searching preaching which was so used of God. The reprinting of these two volumes has been long overdue.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

BOOK ONE
Memoir
I. Previous to his settlement at New-Hartford 1
II. His first residence at New-Hartford 11
III. His first residence at Newark 55
IV. His residence at Andover and Boston 98
V. His second residence at Newark 137
VI. His residence at Williamstown 142
VII. His last residence at Newark, and his death 211
VIII. General estimate of his character and influence 247
Sermons
I. The knowledge of God — Col. i. 10 273
II. The tender mercies of God — Isa. lxiii. 7 291
III. Adam our federal head — Romans v. 12-19 305
IV. The abominable nature of sin — Jer. xliv. 4 325
V. The worth of the soul — Mat. xvi. 26 339
VI. Tokens of perdition — Mat. xxiv. 32, 33 357
VII. The heath in the desert — Jer. xvii. 5, 6 371
VIII. Taking the kingdom by violence — Mat. xi. 12 389
IX. The band which took Christ — John xvii. 6 407
X. The fruitless fig tree — Luke xiii. 6-9 423
XI. Harvest past and balm of Gilead — Jer. viii. 20-22 437
XII. What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee — Jer. xiii. 21 455
XIII. The strait gait — Luke xiii. 24 469
XIV. Gospel despisers passed by, and the heathen taken — Mat. viii. 11, 12 485
XV. Quench not the Spirit — 1 Thes. v. 19 503
XVI. Exhortation to serve the Lord — Deut. x. 12 519
XVII. Excuses — Luke xiv. 18 535
XVIII. Let us reason together — Isaiah i. 18 549
XIX. Hobab — Num. x. 29-32 563
XX. Returning from the crucifixion — Luke xxiii. 47-49 579
BOOK TWO
Sermons
I. Jesus of Nazareth passing by — Mat. xx. 29-34 1
II. The brazen serpent — John iii. 14, 15 15
III. Noah’s Ark — Heb. xi. 7 29
IV. A friend closer than a brother — Prov. xviii. 27 45
V. Christ a convert from the tempest — Isaiah xxxii. 2 65
VI. The high priest — Heb vii. 26 79
VII. Christ the resurrection and the life — John xi. 25 97
VIII. The ascension and dominion of Christ — Luke xxiv. 50, 51 111
IX. The patience — 1 Tim. i. 16 127
X. Christ’s kingdom not of this world — John xviii. 36 143
XI. Calling on the name of Jesus — Acts vii. 59 159
XII. Self denial — Gen. xxii. 2 173
XIII. Enoch walked with God — Gen. v. 24 191
XIV. When I am weak, then I am strong — II Cor. xii. 10 209
XV. The faithfulness of God — Isaiah xlix. 14-16 223
XVI. Son and heir through Christ — Gal. iv. 7 239
XVII. Love to our neighbour — Mat. xxii. 25-40 253
XVIII. Where is the God of Elijah? — II Kings ii. 14 275
XIX. The better resurrection — Heb. xi. 35 291
XX. When I was a child I thought as a child — I Cor xiii. 11 307
XXI. The pilgrim — Heb. xi. 13 319
XXII. Whom have I in heaven but thee — Psalm lxxiii. 25 337
XXIII. Forsaken the first love — Rev. ii. 4, 5 351
XXIV. The dove — Gen. viii. 9 365
XXV. Manna — Rev. ii. 17 379
XXVI. The heart of God affected by prayer — Gen xxxii. 28 393
XXVII. The heart of God affected by prayer — Gen xxii. 14 407
XXIX. All these things are against me — Gen. xlii. 36 421
XXX. Heaven — Heb. xi. 10 433
XXXI. New heavens and new earth — II Pet. iii. 13 449
XXXII. The Lamb in the midst of his Father’s throne — Rev. v. 6 467
XXXIII. How can I put thee among the children? — Jer. iii. 19 481
XXXIV. What aileth thee? — Gen. xxi. 17 497
XXXV. Can these bones live? — Ezek. xxxvii. 3 513
XXXVI. Arrows sharp in the heart of enemies — Psalm xlv. 5 527
XXXVII. Salvation taken into God’s own hands — Jer. xxxi. 31-34 543
XXXVIII. Abraham’s steward — Gen xxiv. 49 557
XXXIX. The watchman — Ezek. xxxiii. 7, 8 573
XL. The weeping at the last day — Luke xiii. 28 587

 

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