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By the Most Reverend Father in GOD,
Dr. JOHN SHARP, late Lord
Archbishop of YORK.

Never before Printed, and now Publish'd
from his own PAPERS.



Printed for W. PARKER, at the King's Head in
St. Paul's Church-yard. M. DCC. XXXIV.

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SERMON I. Page 1.

Preach'dbefore the Prince of ORANGE, Jan. 27, 1688. HAT Herefy is. Why permitted by God. And the great Usefulness and Advantages of it to the Church.


I COR. xi. 15.

For there must be alfo Herefies among you, that they which are approved, may be made manifeft among you.

SERM. II. p. 32.

Preach'd before Queen MARY, Aug. 30. 1691.

Some remarkable and important Obfervations upon the History of Cornelius's Converfion to the Faith.


ACTS X. 4.

Thy Prayers and thy Alms are come up for a Memorial before God.

SER M. III. p. 52.

Preach'd before Queen MARY, 1692.

The Prodigal Son. The true and miserable State of Sinners. Confideration usually the firft Step to Repentance.

LUKE XV. 17, 18.

And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired Servants of my Father have Bread enough, and to spare, and I perifh with Hunger! I will arife and go to my Father.

SERM. IV. p. 85.

Preach'd before King WILLIAM, 1701.

Of the true Notion of Scandals and Offences. Popular Mifapprehenfions about them rectify'd. Ufe to be made of the Confideration of their ill Confequences and Frequency, &c.

MATT. Xviii. 7.

Woe unto the World, because of Offences; for it must needs be, that Offences come. But Woe unto that Man by whom the Offence cometh.


SERM. V. p. 195.

Preach'd before Queen ANNE, on the Faft for the great Storm, 1703-4.

The Duty and Advantages of publick Fafting in general.

JONAH ii. 5.

The People of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a Faft.

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Preach'd before King WILLIAM at Welbeck; and afterwards before Queen ANNE.

The feveral Caufes of Mens Miftakes about the Terms of their Salvation, and the Reasons why they deceive themselves into vain Opinions of their own Security.

I JOHN iii. 7.

Little Children, let no Man deceive you. He that doth Righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

SERM. VII. p. 165.

Preach'd before Queen ANNE, 1707.

The Gospel Proofs of a future State; and the Nature of the Happiness of Heaven.

2 TIM. i. 10.

Who hath abolished Death, and hath brought Life and Immortality to light, through the


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