Sermons and Addresses of George Smeaton

Sermons and Addresses of George Smeaton

George Smeaton



328 pages, Banner of Truth , ISBN: 9781800401198

18.8 × 12.7 × 2.3 cm , 1 volume(s), 991

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Publisher's note.

History & Biography, Sermons/Expositions

George Smeaton (1814–1889) was for over thirty years Professor of New Testament Exegesis at New College, the Edinburgh seminary of the Free Church of Scotland.

This collection comprises various printed sermons, lectures, and other shorter writings covering the whole period of his ministry and professorial work.

The collection is wide-ranging in its content and in one respect or another reveals the characteristics of an exercised man, whether speaking, or writing, for ministers, divinity students, or the general reader.

His sermons ‘were full of Christian fervour, and were characterised alike by purity of diction and breadth of scholarship.’ Smeaton was ‘a scholarly devout soul,’ said one former student, ‘whose earnest prayers brought the heavens near.’

It is the hope of the publisher that these sermons and addresses will prove to be as edifying, challenging, and stimulating to this present generation as they were to Smeaton’s own.


Biographical Sketch by John W. Keddie vii
Introduction xxxiii
1. Immanuel (1840) 1
2. The Lord's Jealousy against Backsliders (1845) 23
3. A Witnessing Church (1846) 43
4. The Necessary Harmony Between Doctrine and Spiritual Life (1853) 65
5. The Real Presence of Christ in the Midst of His People (1856) 95
6. The Improvement of a Revival Time (1860) 125
7. Suitableness of Erskine's Writings to a Period of Religious Revivals (1860) 135
8. Faith (1866) 143
9. The True Preacher (1872) 151
10. The Faithful Labourer's Reward in Heaven (1872) 169
11. The Scottish Theory of Ecclesiastical Establishments (1875) 193
12. A Faithful Minister of Christ (1881) 235
13. The Confessing of Christ before Men, and the Promised Reward (1883) 257
The Published Writings of George Smeaton 281