Sermons-Lectures

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Last week a biography of Dr. Abel McIver Fraser (1856-1933), who was for most of his ministry the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, Virginia, was posted on Presbyterians of the Past.  This week a PDF copy of the book honoring him edited by William E. Hudson is available for download. At the time the book […]

Available for PDF download is a copy of the pamphlet by Conway P. Wing, A Ministry of Fifty Years. A Discourse Delivered February 20, 1881, Before the First and Second Presbyterian Congregations of Carlisle. He heads the first page of the discourse as a “Sermon” with Romans 5:4 and 1 Thessalonians 5:21 as his texts, but […]

Conway Phelps was born the eleventh of thirteen children on February 12, 1809 to Enoch and Mary Oliver Wing near Marietta, Ohio. The newborn boy was a seventh generation descendant of John Wing who had settled in Massachusetts Bay in 1632. Other Wing ancestors were among the original settlers and developers of Sandwich on Cape […]

The transcription that follows is the text of a paper originally delivered by Stuart Robinson to the First General Presbyterian Council, which convened in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1877. Robinson had represented the United States churches in the committee that organized the council. Once the council convened, he was the chairman, i.e. moderator, of the morning […]

According to the calendar, Sunday, March 27, 2016, will be the day dedicated by Christians to remembering the resurrection of Jesus. The sermon in this post on Presbyterians of the Past by Rev. Henry Kollock, DD, is titled, “Resurrection of Christ.” He chose an interesting passage not from the gospels or First Corinthians 15 for his […]

While wandering inside a used book store several years ago, an endeavor that is increasingly becoming more difficult due to their closing left and right, I ran across a book regarding a past Presbyterian that I had not seen nor heard of before. It was one of those eureka moments when one believes the foxed and […]

One-hundred-fifty years ago on the occasion of the beginning of the year 1866, Rev. Henry A. Boardman, D.D., the minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delivered his sermon for the New Year titled, This is Not Your Rest, which is an exposition of a portion of Micah 2:10. Included in his purpose for […]

Because of this season in which churches remember the birth of Jesus in a variety of ways, a sermon by a Presbyterian of the past on the incarnation of the Son of God has been chosen for posting. The sermon uses for its text Luke 2:13, 14. It has been transcribed from pages 76-90 of […]