Substance of Sermons

Samuel Davies

The Divine Authority and Sufficiency of the Christian Religion

Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house...

The Method of Salvation Through Jesus Christ

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son...

Sinners Entreated to be Reconciled to God

We then are embassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us...

The Nature and Universality of Spiritual Death

Who were dead in trespasses and sins...

The Nature and Process of Spiritual Life

But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us...

Poor and Contrite Spirits the Objects of the Divine Favor

To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit...

The Connection Between Present Holiness and Future Felicity

Follow holiness; without which no man shall see the Lord.

The Divine Mercy to Mourning Penitents

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus...

Things Unseen To Be Preferred to Things Seen

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen...

Christ Precious to All True Believers

Unto you, therefore, who believe, He is precious.

The Danger of Lukewarmness in Religion

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot...

The General Resurrection

The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth...

The Universal Judgment

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent...

The One Thing Needful

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things...

Saints Saved with Difficulty, and the Certain Perdition of Sinners

And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinners appear?

Indifference to Life Urged from its Shortness and Vanity

But this I say, brethren, the time is short...

Life and Immortality Revealed in the Gospel

And hath brought life and immortality to light by the gospel.

A Sermon on the New Year

This year thou shalt die.

Religion the Highest Wisdom, and Sin the Greatest Madness and Folly

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom...

The Doom of the Incorrigible Sinner

He that being often reproved, hardeneth his neck...

The Nature of Looking to Christ Opened and Explained

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth...

The Wonderful Compassion of Christ to the Greatest Sinners

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem! thou that killes the prophets...

The Nature and Author of Regeneration

Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.

The Way of Sin Hard and Difficult

It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

A Sacramental Discourse

Then the master of the house being angry...

The Rejection of Gospel Light The Condemnation of Men

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world...

A New Year's Gift

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep...

A Time of Unusual Sickness and Mortality Improved

O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth?

The Certainty of Death; A Funeral Sermon

O wicked man, thou shalt surely die.

Evidences of the Want of Love to God

But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you.

The Objects, Grounds, and Evidences of the Hope of the Righteous

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness...

The Guilt and Doom of Impenitent Hearers

By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand...

The Religious Improvement of the Late Earthquake

The foundations of the earth do shake.

Extracts from a Sermon

Preached at Nassau Hall, Princeton, May 28, 1761