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COPYRIGHTED BY L. T. PALMER & CO.

A. D. 1877

PUBLISHER'S PREFACE.

THE GOSPEL AWAKENING of the present time is the great religious event of the Nineteenth century, in our own land and Great Britain; and it has had no parallel since the mighty revival labors put forth by Wesley and Whitefield, a hundred years since. At the appearance of two plain and zealous Evangelists, town after town, and city upon city have awakened out of religious lethargy and sectarian rivalry. the foremost ministers and laymen have been glad to co-operate with and learn from these consecrated lay preachers; night organizations for reaching the great masses have been extemporized, as if by magic; and better still, the quickening impulse of a Christlike life has been imparted unto myriads, so that countless multitudes of sinners have been converted within the space of a few years, and cold congregations have been fired with a burning desire to work for the Master.

It is the object of this volume to give an adequate record of this wonderful revival movement, by tracing it from its conception as a germ in the heart of a single man to its full and glorious fruition, as it now challenges the admiration of believers and the silent respect of the skeptical. We have sought to embrace within the compass of a single book, a compact and cheap edition of Mr. Moody's sermons, that his awakening and intensely interesting discourses may be put within the reach of the great American public. So the present volume presents above a hundred and twenty of his best sermons, as delivered in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Boston, besides full reports of the notable Christian Conventions in those cities, with other addresses, Prayer Meeting Talks, Bible Readings and Prayers,

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as well as occasional services by Mr. Sankey. As comparatively few have heard more than a small portion of these discourses, while vast numbers have as yet been unable to attend a single meeting held under their auspices, we have the confident assurance that this effort to present a complete people's edition of these words spoken and deeds done will be appreciated.

The accompanying biographies of Messrs. Moody, Sankey, Bliss, and several of their fellow laborers, have been prepared by an author who reverences them because of the Christlike spirit and blessed results he has witnessed in their self-denying labors. A peculiarly vivid light is thrown upon their public career by a narration of their early life and Christian experiences. Indeed, the story of their personal training, by a series of providential events, is intensely fascinating. It thus becomes apparent to every reader that these men were Divinely fitted and called to the work of being Mis. sionaries of the Cross, throughout the English-speaking world.

We have been urged by friends and readers of Mr. Moody's sermons, to add to our new edition, one or more Sermons, Addresses and Bible Readings of his able co-adjutors, whose biographies were given in the first edition. Acting upon this suggestion, we have had special reports made of their sermons and addresses, and present in an APPENDIX (page 809) Biographical sketch of Rer. George F. Pentecost, with Sermons and Addresses by Rev. Joseph Cook, Rev. Geo. F. Pentecost, Maj. D. W. Whittle and Frances E. Willard.

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PUBLISHERS' PREFACE
CONTENTS
LIFE OF Moody

SANKEY
LIFE OF MOODY AND SANKEY IN GREAT BRITAIN

MAJ. D. W. WHITTLE
PHILIP PAUL BLISS
JOSEPH COOK
Miss FRANCES E. WILLARD

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GOD is LOVE
DEATH OF CHRIST
COME INTO THE ARK
TRUST
NEW
BEHOLD
INSTANT SALVATION
THE PRODIGAL SON
Christ THE DELIVERER
THE THIEF ON THE CROSS
STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS
THEIR FAITH
COURAGE AND ENTHUSIASM
To EVERY Man His WORK
LOVE AND SYMPATHY
THE GOSPEL, 1st Sermon
THE GOSPEL, 2d Sermon
No DIFFERENCE
THE SECOND BIRTH
HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN
SEEK THE LORD
GRACE
WHAT THINK YE OF CHRIST?
FAITH
CONFESSING CHRIST
COMPASSION OF CHRIST
No ROOM FOR JESUS

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TAE BLOOD-THE OLD TESTAMENT

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HEAVEN
HEAVENLY MEASURES
LOVE OF GOD
FUTURE PUNISHMENT
WHAT SEEK YE?
TRUST IN THE LORD
REPENTANCE
King Saul
WALKING WITH GOD
LOVE
Curist AND ADAM
ONE THING THOU LACKEST
REAPING WHAT WE Sow
SOWING AND REAPING
OBSTACLES
The LORD'S SERVICE Pays
CHARITY
The Good SAMARITAN
His Own BROTHER
WHERE ART Thou?
TO THE BROKEN HEARTED
SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS
TRUE REPENTANCE
WHAT CHRIST IS TO US
Christ Our KEEPER
THE GOSPEL GIFT
CONVERSION OF SAUL
NAAMAN THE LEPER
How To HELP INQUIRERS
ADDRESS TO PARENTS
ADDRESS TO Young MEN
WEIGHED IN THE BALANCES
EIGHT “I WILLS” OF CHRIST
THE GOSPEL PREACHER
THEIR ROCK IS NOT AS OUR ROCK
THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN
ADDRESS TO BUSINESS MEN
ON SAVING CHILDREN
SALVATION FOR SINNERS
COME
WORK
ON THE DEATH OF P. P. Bliss
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