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CONTENTS.

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1. Rev. Sir H. Wellwood Moncreiff, Bart., D.D. Green

Pastures: a Sermon on Psalm xxiii. 2, . . .5

2. Rev. Robert Jamieson, D.D. True Happiness: Ece. vii. 1-4, 12

3. Rev, James Mcgavin, D.D. True Principles of Christian

Economy: a Sermon on Matt. xxvi. 8, . .22

4. Rev. Paton J. Gloag, D. D. Fellowship of Christ's Sufferings:

Phil. iii. 10, . . . . . . ,30

5. Rev. William Reid, D. D. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit:

Matt. xii. 31, 32, . . . . . 41

6. Rev. William Wilson, D.D. Hearers of the Good Tidings

are to tell them: a Sermon on Matt. xvi. 7, 8, . . 52

7. Rev. James Smellie. Giving thanks at the remembrance of

God's Holiness: Psalm xcvii. 12, . . . .62

8. Rev. James Begg, D.D. God's People comforted: Zeph. iii.

16, 17, .76

9. Rev. Alexander F. Mitchell, D.D. Christ's Unsearchable

Riches: Eph. iii. 8, . . . . . .90

10. Rev. J. H. Wilson, M.A. Paul sent to the Gentiles: Acts

xxii. 17-21, ....... 102

11. Rev. James Rankin, D.D. Habit and Holiness: Luke iv. 16, 111

12. Rev. John J. Black, LL.D. The Gift of God: John iv. 10, . 122

13. Rev. John Kay. Transformation: Isaiah xxxv. 1, 2-7, . 133

14. Rev. Thomas Smith, D.D. The Tower in Siloam: Luke xiii.

4, 5, .144

15. Rev. David Hunter, B.D. The Problem of undeserved

suffering: a Sermon on 2 Sam. xxiv. 17, . . . 158

16. Rev.WiLLiAM Marshall, D.D. Jacob's Deathbed: Heb. xi. 21, 169

17. Rev. Robert Elder, D.D. The Voice from the Excellent

Glory: Matt. xvii. 5, . . . . 179

18. Rev. Andrew Thomson, D.D. The Church's Missionary

Prayer: Psalm lxvii. 1, 2, . . . . .188

19. Rev. Thomas Maclauchlan, LL.D. The Wells of Salvation:

Isaiah xii. S, , . . . . .200

20. Rev. William Nixon. Christians a Royal Priesthood: Rev.

i. 6, . . . . ... . .211

21. Rev. William Bruce, D.D. Jacob's dying Charge: Gen.

xlix. 29-33, ....... 223

22. Rev. John Kennedy, D.D. God calling the Wicked to

Repentance: Ezek. xxxiii. 11, .... 231

23. Rev. John Alison, M.A. The Edifying of the Body of

Christ: Eph. iv. 12, . . . . . .247

.24. Rev. James Jeffrey, M.A The Soul's desire for Rest:

Psalm If. 6, ....... 254

25. Rev. James Fenton, M.A. Christ our Advocate with the

Father: 1 John ii. 1, 2, . . . . . 264

26. Rev. James Orr, B.D. God is Love: 1 John iv. 16, . 276

GREEN PASTURES; A COMMUNION SERMON.

BY THE

REV. SIR H. WELLWOOD MONCREIFF, BART., D.D.

"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures."—Psalm xxiii. 2.

No thought is more suggestive of animal refreshment and comfort than green pastures provided for a flock of sheep. The remembrance of rich and healthy verdure, in the time of its brightest greenness, is always full of pleasant ideas. Few impressions, derived from early childhood, are more agreeable than those caused by association with the softness and beauty of a natural carpet in the open air. We are disposed to feel, that, if even man shows this delight in the green clothing of the earth, much more must sheep luxuriate in it, finding in it both their resting-place and their best nourishment. Therefore, as believers in the Gospel, we are ready to accept of green pastures as the best outward representation of the precious provision made by our Shepherd-King for our spiritual resting, and our spiritual refreshment. Looking at the words of my text in this point of view, I propose to direct your attention

(I.) To Man's Want Of Green Pastures. (II.) To The Discovery Of Green Pastures. (III.) To The Experience Of Green Pastures. (IV.) To The Expectation Of Green Pastures In Richer And More Abundant Measure.

I. Let us attend to Man's want of Green Pastwres.

In this bustling world it is difficult to enjoy a pleasant repose. Even those to whom a full cup of earthly good has been vouchsafed are, to a great extent, prevented from partaking of it in peace and tranquility. The hard-working servant of the community, whether it be by hands or by brain that he chiefly per

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