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THE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN
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EDITED BY WILLIAM H. GOOLD VOLUME This Edition of THE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN first published by Johnstone & Hunter, 1850-53 CONTENTS OF VOL. PART 1. — A SERMON PUBLISHED 1690.
PREFATORY NOTE BY THE EDITOR.
PART 2. — SERMONS PUBLISHED 1721, PREFATORY NOTE BY THE EDITOR The Strength Of Faith.
Providential Changes, An Argument For Universal Holiness.
The Sin And Judgment Of Spiritual Barrenness.
Christ’s Pastoral Care.
A Christian, God’s Temple.
God’s Withdrawing His Presence, The Correction Of His Church.
The Christian’s Work Of Dying Dally.
The Evil And Danger Of Offences.
SEVERAL PRACTICAL CASES OF CONSCIENCE RESOLVED.
Discourse 2.— Seeing the act of closing with Christ is secret and hidden, and the special times and seasons of our conversion unto God are unknown unto most, what are the most certain evidences and pledges that we have cordially and sincerely received Christ, and returned unto God?
Discourse 3. — What concern have we in the sins of the day wherein we live?
Discourse 4.— How may we recover from a decay of the principle of grace?
Discourse 5 — How we may make our application unto Christ; not in general, but under what notion and apprehension of the person of Christ?
Discourse 6. — How may we make our addresses to Christ for the exercise of grace; that is, that we may have grace strengthened, and be ready for all exercise? or, How may we make application to Christ, that we may receive grace from him to recover from decays?
Discourse 7. — When our own faith is weakened as to the hearing of our prayers, — when we ourselves are hindered within ourselves from believing the answer of our prayers, have no ground to expect we should be heard, or no ground to believe we are heard, — what are those things that greatly weaken our faith as to the answer of our prayers; that though we continue to pray, yet our faith is weakened as to the hearing of our prayers? and what are the grounds that weaken men’s faith in such a state?
Discourse 8. — When may any one sin, lust, or corruption, be esteemed habitually prevalent?
Discourse 9. — Whether lust or corruption, habitually prevalent, be consistent with the truth of grace?
Discourse 10. — What shall a person do who finds himself under the power of a prevailing corruption, sin, or temptation?
Discourse 11. — What is our duty with respect to dark and difficult dispensations of God’s providence in the world?
Discourse 12. — How we are to prepare for the coming of Christ?
Discourse 13. — On the contest between Christ and Antichrist.
Discourse 14. — What is the duty of believers under divine warnings?
PART 3. — SERMONS PUBLISHED 1756.
PREFATORY NOTE BY THE EDITOR The Everlasting Covenant, The Believer’s Support Under Distress.
Ministerial Endowments The Work Of The Spirit.
The Duty Of A Pastor.
The Excellency Of Christ.
The Use Of Faith Under Reproaches And Persecutions.
The Use Of Faith, If Popery Should Return Upon Us.
PART 4. — SERMONS PUBLISHED 1760.
PREFATORY NOTE BY THE EDITOR Epistle Dedicatory Preface Discourse 1. — “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” — 2 C ORINTHIANS 5:21 Discourses 2., 3. — “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” — 1 C ORINTHIANS 10:16 Discourse 4. — “As often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.” — 1 C ORINTHIANS 11:26 Discourses 5., 6. — “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.” — 1 C ORINTHIANS 11:28 Discourse 7. — “He said,.... Take, eat.” — 1 C ORINTHIANS 11:24 Discourse 8. — “Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” — 1 P ETER 3:18 Discourse 9. — “They worshipped him; but some doubted.” — M ATTHEW 28:17 Discourse 10. — “Teaching them to observe all thing whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” — M ATTHEW 28:20 Discourse 11. — “He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied.” — I SAIAH 53:11.
Discourse 12. — “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” — P HILIPPIANS 3:10 Discourses 13., 14. — “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread: and, when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.” — 1 C ORINTHIANS 11:23-26 Discourses 15., 16. — “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” — J OHN 12:32 Discourse 17.. — “And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat,” etc. — L EVITICUS 16:21 Discourses 18., 19. — “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” — G ALATIANS 2:20 Discourse 20. — “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us.” — R OMANS 5:5 Discourse 21. — “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.” — E PHESIANS 3:19 Discourse 22.— “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” — M ATTHEW 3:17 Discourse 23. — “As often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup,” etc. — 1 C ORINTHIANS 11:26 Discourse 24.— “Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus.” — 2 C ORINTHIANS 4:10 Discourse 25.— “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.” — J OHN 6:53