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SERMONS

ON

SEVERAL OCCASIONS,

BY THE REV. HENRY MOORE,

FOR SOME YEARS

ASSISTANT TO THE REV. JOHN WESLEY, A.M.

AND NOW A MEMBER OF

THE METHODIST CONFERENCE.

WITH A BRIEF MEMOIR

OF

HIS LIFE AND CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE,

FROM HIS BIRTH TO THE FIRST CONFERENOE HELD

AFTER THE DEATH OF MR. WESLEY.

Divinity is nothing but a grammar of the language of the Holy Ghost.

LUTHER.
We should rather make easy channels for the water of life, than desire to
raise a land-flood from our broken cisterns.

BENGELIUS.

LONDON :

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOTT,
AND SOLD BY JOHY MASON, 14, CITY-KOAD,' AND

66, PATERNOSTER-RO W.

1830.

186

[Entered at Stationers' Hall.]

LONDON: PRINTED BY JAMES NICHOLS, 2, WARWICK-SQUARE, NEWGATE-STREET.

PREFACE.

Soon after the commencement of my religious course, my mind became so entirely occupied with a consciousness of my guilty state before God, that no intention of recording any of the particulars, or of the mercy which I sought, had any place in my thoughts. But when it pleased the God of all grace to reveal his Son in me, and to turn my heaviness into joy, I seemed to consider it as my duty to make known to my perishing fellowsinners, that height and depth of love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,-

Whose blood can make the foulest clean;
Whose blood avail'd for me!

This sense of duty increased as I read, from time to time, the records of those

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who have thus given glory to God, and
which accounts have generally been very
profitable to me, encouraging me to per-
severe, to forget the things behind, to reach
forth to those things that are before, and to
press to the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus. But
hitherto I never had freedom of mind to
act upon this conviction, or to comply
with the request of those whom I greatly
respected. I even feared lest those gra-
cious communications should be the sa-
vour of death rather than of life, to some,
perhaps to many, through that evil heart
of unbelief which I had felt. to be so
powerful in my own case. The words
of the excellent Gambold had also some
weight with me:-
Beware too rashly how you speak the whole,
The vileness, or the treasures of your

soul :
If spurn’d by some, where weak on earth you lie,

If judg’d a cheat or dreamer where you fly,– certainly Christian love may admit of

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