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The National Preacher, Vol. 2 No. 7 Dec. 1827 Or Original Monthly Sermons from Living Ministers, Sermons XXVI. and XXVII.   By: (1789-1840)

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The National Preacher, Vol. 2 No. 7, Dec. 1827, is a collection of two original monthly sermons written by Elihu W. Baldwin. This book offers readers a unique insight into the teachings and perspectives of living ministers during the early 19th century.

In the first sermon, Sermon XXVI, Baldwin delves into the topic of faith and its importance in a person's spiritual journey. He emphasizes the necessity of building a strong foundation of faith as a cornerstone for one's relationship with God. Baldwin's words are powerful and resonate with the reader, ultimately reminding them of the transformative power of faith.

Sermon XXVII, the second sermon in this collection, focuses on the theme of repentance and the path to salvation. Baldwin skillfully weaves biblical references and personal anecdotes to shed light on the significance of repenting for one's sins. He urges his audience to reflect on their actions and turn to God in order to seek forgiveness and find true redemption.

One of the strengths of this book is Baldwin's eloquent writing style, which captivates the reader from the very beginning. His language is accessible and engaging, making complex religious concepts understandable to a wide range of readers. The sermons are thought-provoking and inspire self-reflection, urging readers to consider their own beliefs and actions.

It is worth noting that the sermons in this volume were originally delivered as spoken messages, which explains the occasional use of rhetorical devices and the conversational tone. This adds a personal touch to the text and allows readers to feel as if they are part of a congregation listening to Baldwin's teachings.

However, some readers may find the religious content of this book to be overly traditional and specific to the Christian faith. While Baldwin's sermons are filled with valuable life lessons and moral guidance, those who do not subscribe to Christian beliefs may struggle to connect with the material. Additionally, the language used in some parts may feel outdated to modern readers.

Overall, The National Preacher, Vol. 2 No. 7, Dec. 1827, offers readers a glimpse into the theological world of the early 19th century through the insightful sermons of Elihu W. Baldwin. It is a valuable resource for those interested in religious literature and the historical development of sermon delivery. However, readers should be aware of the specific Christian focus and the language that reflects the time in which it was written.

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Vol. 2 No. 7 Dec. 1827.



POSTAGE One Cent and a half , not over 100 miles; Two Cents and a half , any distance over 100.


The undersigned proposes to commence another Periodical, of original plan and character, provided that adequate pledges of supplies shall be furnished. The Work to bear the following title, or something similar, viz.:



Original Sketches of real Characters, Conversations, and striking Facts. Furnished chiefly by Clergymen.

The following imperfect sketch of topics to be embraced, may serve to illustrate the plan: 1. Instances of very early piety. 2. Striking results of Parental faithfulness, or unfaithfulness; of filial respect, or disrespect. 3. Cases of individuals raised from deep obscurity, or wickedness, to eminent usefulness. 4. Remarkable cases of conviction. 5. Cases of great hardness of heart, from resisting convictions. 6. Distinctly marked cases of submission and conversion to God. 7. Cases of awful relapse into sin. 8. Cases of strong temptation and trial. 9. Cases of strong faith and confidence in God... Continue reading book >>

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