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SOUTHERN PREACHER :

A COLLECTION

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S E R M ON S,

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MANUSCRIPTS OF SEVERAL EMINENT MINISTERs of the Gospel,

RESIDING IN THE SouTHERN STATES. .

cAREFULLY selecTED FRom THE on IGINAL MANUscripts, witH THE coxsexT AND
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A FEW Posthumous SERMONs,
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MANUscFIPTs of EMINENT DECEASED MINISTERs,

Who, whenising had reoria the Southern States.

CAREFULLY SELECTED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS,
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PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY THE EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. *
William Fry, Printer.

1824.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DISTR1ct of CAPE-FEAR, NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT. To wit: BE IT REMEMBERED, that, on the 7th day of March, in the forty-eighth year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1823, the Rev. Colin M’Iver, of the said District, has deposited in this office, the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, viz.:“The Southern Preacher: a collection of Sermons, from the Manuscripts of “several eminent Ministers of the Gospel, residing in the Southern States. “Carefully selected from the Original Manuscripts, with the consent and “approbation of their respective authors. Together with a few Posthu“mous Sermons, from the Manuscripts of eminent deceased Ministers, “who, when living, had resided in the Southern States. Carefully selected “from the Original Manuscripts, with the consent: and approbation of “those in whose possession they:were kind. By the Reverend Colin “M”Iver.” • * * * * * * * - - - - - - In conformity to the Act of the Congress:of the United States, entitled, “An “act for the encouragement of learão.g.:by :securing the copies of maps, “charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the “ times therein mentioned;” and also to an act entitled: “An act, supplement“ary to an act, entitled an act, for the énoduragement Gf learning, by securing “the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such “copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits there“of to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching, Historical and other “prints.” Witness Carleton Walker, Clerk of the District of Cape. Fear. CARLETON WALKER.

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\ SERMON VI. On the way of Acceptance, as announced in the Gospel. By the same. Romans, viii. 3, 4.—“For what the law could not do, in “that it was weak, through the flesh, God, sending his own Son “in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the “flesh, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in “us, who walk, not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” . 93

SERMON VII. On the Doctrine of a Particular Providence. By the Reverend Arthur Buist, Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Psalm, xcvii. 1–4. The Lord “reigneth, let the Earth rejoice.” . . . . . . . . . 107

SERMQN.VIII.: ; ; ; ; on the Character and Doom'd the Wicked. By the Reverend Adam Empie, Minister of the Episcoal:Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. Ezekiel, Xxxiii. 8–5, O wicked Man, thou “shalt surely die.” . . ...: , o, ... §: :. . . . . . 125 SERMON Ix. On the vanity of Life, and the folly of the Worldling. By the same. Job, vii. 16.-"I would not live alway.” . . . . . . . 142

SERMON X. On the necessity of Preparation for Death. By the Reverend John S. Capers, Minister of a Methodist Church near Georgetown, South Carolina. Matthew, xxiv. 44.—“Therefore, be ye also “ ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man “cometh.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

SERMON XI. On the Blessedness of not being offended in Christ. By the Reverend Eleazar Harris, A. M. Minister of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in York District, S. Carolina. Matthew, xi. 6.—“And blessed is he, whosoever is not offended in me.” 173

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