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The following Sermons were originally written with the intention of giving a mixed country congregation some general idea of the life and history of our blessed Saviour, without entering into a regular detail of the events recorded in the Gospels, which it was found difficult to carry on advantageously from Sunday to Sunday. They are now offered to the public with this observation—that they were composed more with a view to usefulness than with any aim at novelty in Scriptural interpretation.
Each Sermon was made, in a great measure, entire in itself, and independent of the rest ; and this will account for, and, it is hoped, excuse an occasional repetition, and recurrence of remarks and of incidents.
The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the