Voices From the
Church of Philadelphia
Contents of the 1842 Lectures
"Thy Will Be Done" ---New Window
I. How we know any thing.
II. What are the primary faculties of the human mind.
III. Wherein human liberty consists.
IV. To what acts and states of mind moral responsibility extends.
V. What constitutes sin.
VI. What constitutes holiness.
VII. What the will of God is.
VIII. How it is done in heaven.
IX. What is implied in the sincere offering of the petition I have chosen for a text.
X. That nothing short of a state of mind that can sincerely offer this petition can
be virtue, or true religion.
"Danger of Delusion" ---New Window
I. What constitutes true religion.
II. That the true idea of religion is rare.
III. That the existence of the true idea of what constitutes religion is indispensable
to the existence of true religion in the soul.
IV. The great danger of losing this idea.
V. How to retain the true idea, and the practice of true religion.
"Ability and Inability" ---New Window
I. Point out the distinction between the different kinds of ability and inability
to obey the law of God, which have been insisted on by different classes of philosophers
II. Show that this distinction is nonsensical.
III. What is intended by the language of the text and similar passages of Scripture.
IV. Why the Holy Spirit is employed in the production of holiness.
"God Under Obligation to Do Right" ---New Window
I. What is right.
II. What is implied in God's doing right?
III. That God is under a moral obligation to do right.
IV. That all moral beings are bound to be willing that God should do right.
V. What is implied in being willing that God should do right.
VI. That this state of mind is indispensable to salvation.
PREACHED AT THE ORDINATION OF FOURTEEN YOUNG MEN, AUG. 22, 1842.
I. Point out some of the respects in which a minister should take heed to himself.
II. Some of the respects in which he should take heed to the doctrine he preaches.
III. Show what is intended by continuing in them.
IV. What we are to understand by the last clause of the verse, in so doing he shall
save both himself and them that hear.
"Wisdom is Justified of Her Children" ---New Window
I. What wisdom is, and who are wise.
II. That that which is wise and true will be justified and approved by the wise.
III. That selfish souls will stumble at what is wise and true, and why they will
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