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CHRISTIAN RECORD & REVIEW ;
18 4 9.
PUBLISHED BY JAMES PAUL, CHAPTER-HOUSE COURT,
PATERNOSTER ROW: AND
GEORGE W., JOHN W. & ROBERT BANKS, PAGODA TERRACE,
BERMONDSEY NEW ROAD, SOUTHWARK.
Osbourn, and Mr. Osbourn's Reply 10 Eleanor Wheeler, the late -
Lump of Chaff , - - 29 | Extraordinary Life and Glorious Death
of John Gardener, the -
A striking instance of the truth of Faith Triumphant -
that glorious text, “ The Blood of Five Years Labour in the Gospel Min-
tors and Deacons of Gospel Churches 104 Forgiveness ; or, the Two Debtors - 270
Alexander McKenzie, the conversion Gospel Baptism -
- - 290
Happy Departure of S. Somerfield, the 61
Churches of Christ in Old England 173 Idol Temple and Idol Worshippers
A Watchman's Declaration -
230 Isaac Jones, Mr., Illness and Death of 109
82 Infant Salvation -
Beulah Chapel .
- 290 | James Chapman, Mr., a brief but faith-
28, 52, 99 ful account of the Happy and Tri-
168 umphant Death of
- - 118
Way, and the Believer's Entrance
Letter from England to Christian
181 Friends in America - -
225 Living Family of Jehovah, an Epistle
Dying Testimony of Mary Ann Caton, Matters for Deep Reflection
Macgowan's Dying Discourse
Lord, the Nature and Advantage of 269 Manifestation of Divine Grace, the - 87
Minister of Christ looking after his The Origin of the Ohurch over whom
John Bunyan was Pastor
97 | The True Experience of J. Eskholme, 233
Mr. Osbourn's Letter to Mr. Philpot , 148 Vessel of Wrath and Vessel of Mercy.
159 Wholesome Tidings .
. 8 | Wholesome counsel for the churches, 97
Original Letter of late Dr. Hawker's. 165 | Where and what is now my Hope .. 146
197 | Whipping Sermons for the People that
04 | A Battle of the Warrior
, 71 An Enigma Solved
242, 266 Charity ; or the Golden Rule .
. 271 Confirmation ,
Death of the Righteous, the .
Sukey Harley's Divine Experience,
27+ On leaving England
The Lord's Dealings with Mrs, Mary
Osbourn, Mr. James, Departure from
THE EARTHEN VESSEL.
A New Year's Address to the Church of God
HAIL! All hail, heaven-born sons of we may not stand on another man's faith, light, brothers and sisters in the Lord, nor walk in another man's light; but partakers of the heavenly calling. We rather let us pray that we may have the salute you all in the name of our lovely, light of life in our own souls, and the witand loving Lord Jesus, on this morning of ness of the Holy Spirit in our spirits, that another new year, 1849. 'Hallelujah! For we may know that we 'stand on holy the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.' Amen. ground, and in the holy place of the
Brethren! 'Time is short.' Time is but tabernacle of the Most High ;' even in the Lord's transforming moment of chang- Jesus, where God himself dwells; and then ing his church from her dying mortal we shall say.' Blessed be the glory of the state into immortality, eternal life, and Lord from this place. No place of safety glory everlasting. 'A thousand ages in but in holiness, and that is 'the holy and his sight are but as yesterday when it is secret place of the Most High ;' even in past, and as a watch in the night. From love, and the life of God, and the life of our cradle to our grave this life is but one God in our own souls, and thus we shall night of sickness-a sickness most loath- abide in his love, and his love abide in us; some, that no physician on earth can cure. and 'abide under the shadow of the AlOh, poor sickly daughter of Zion! God, mighty;' even Jesus, whose blood and thine own Father, shall make thy bed in righteousness is 'a hiding place from the all thy affliction : he is thy great Watcher, wind, a covert from the tempest, and the that watcheth over thee every moment; shadow of a great rock in a weary land! and Jesus, thine own Husband, in thine And now, friends, with regard to self, own flesh, is thine only physician: his we have but little to say, because we do presence, his word, his love, and his blood, not like much egotism. We have passed the only cure for thy sickly soul. Up, through some sore conflicts, fiery trials, saint! and look out at your windows:'the afflictions, and temptations, and some permorning cometh-the breath and the dews secution, but they are not worthy to be of the morning shall cheer thee. God help compared with the glory that shall be thee. Ah. Go
God, thine own Father, help revealed in us; and, God be praised, we thee to look off the dying things of a mo- have had, in the midst of all, some happy ment, and to look by faith through the moments, some holy dews and sunshine. glass of his word, (if but dimly,) and to see which have been exceeding sweet; but the through the momentary vista of things days of darkness have been many. The temporal the things eternal, which God, days of youth, both in nature and grace, that cannot lie, hath promised to all those are generally the most blythesome, lightthat love him. 'For our light affliction, some, joyful days; but, nevertheless, at which is but for a moment, worketh for us evening-tide it shall be light. a far more exceeding and eternal weight of Respecting our Earthen Vessel, we would glory.' 2 Cor. iv. 17.
say to the readers and correspondents, that Awake! awake! Come, 'Let us not some things have been very encouraging, sleep as do others : let us watch and be and some discouraging. Many have been sober.' What! sleep while the thunders of professedly strengthened, encouraged, and God's judgments are roaring around us? | built up, through its contents; and some What! slumber while the sound of the few have complained that too many prolix trumpet and the alarm of war is echoing and insipped pieces have been inserted. To in at our windows; and while the sword is this we say,-Well, the most richly laden made fat, in ten thousand of our falling vessels generally have some rubbish on fellow mortals? Shall we sleep and be board. Like all other human compositions snoaring while the pestilence is devastating on divinity, some pieces from our coraround us, and while the plague is in our respondents we trust have been excellent, own earthly houses? May the alarm of some indifferent, and others, perhaps, war, and the stench of our own sins, awake would have been best left out. And you us to watchfulness, prayer, self-examina- | know, that in king Solomon's navy at sea, tion, and righteousness, that we may know even the vessels that brought home gold, where we stand in these evil times; that silver, and ivory, had some apes and pea.
VOL. V.-PART XLVIII.--Jan. 1849.