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Tsiblc . The repujted orthodox parties owe much ^ # l # heir success dnd the increase of their churches to frequent evening lectures and village preafehihg ^ i Asfew nien . of afp - proved character , well instructed ia the scriptures * of much candour a ndliberality ^ who can endure hafd labour and mean
accommodation , and whoiinite prudence with zealj shoukj be employed tG itm ~ € fcrate on ^ a larger scale , to - traverse different districts of the kingdom in all directions , and preach in tivery place-where they can collect
< n audience , and find a convenient rboiivwhether chapel , dwelling hojjse , or barn , for the worship of the one God . It may be objected , that but little good cite be done by a single sermon . This is both admitted and denied . It
is admitted that a single sermon , if nothing farther be attempted . ; may do but little ; yet it rimy do something it may a Waken inquiry , it may abate prejudice , it majy make an impression which will lead to an important train of thought ; but it is not proposed to leave the audience with the
discourse without doing something further : The preacher should converse freely with some of Ms atfdi-«? nce at their houses , and this will generally be found practicable '; lie shodki leave stfme books with
them , he sfamild endeavour to keep ' itp aninterfcbuTse with theiin by * letters , andy if they desire it , as soon as convenient } visit them again ; and \ yhen a few persons aite sufficieMly instructed , form
them into a society , and encourage them to meet together for the worship of the one God . Where no opportunity of preaching offers , die minister , in travelling ; should call on individuals who axe fa-
vourable to the Unitarian - < to& «' trine , strengthen them-bj ^ edtff ^ f sation , leaVe books with ttieiii ^ to read and lend , and stimulate theM to do What th ^ ey c ? in to enlight ^^ mankind . If but one individuai of good sense f can be found iwK | town or village , who is ^ ealou ^*
for the truth as : it is in Jesus , and * \ vh 6 adorns : it in his Mfe ^ fee ffi&jf } be regarded as a seed ? which i * f frequently watered and cheris he # will produce fruit * in the ^ n ^ i ^ h * bourhood around . Pieachirtgiti ' a popular style , and free afie ^ w
tionate conversation , are elnine tttl ^ calculated ^ to awaken inquiry ^ t& remove prejadicey and to gatii tte& atten tion of men to those valu ^ WW writingsivhich will n' 0 t Ml tto'&ifif lighten and inlprov ^ them . 'It-tit impossible thai ministers should ^
engage in the executioii of such ' s& plan as is h ^ re ^ recommended Witlr ^ out m uch labour and exp ^ se ^ » and Without being assisted 'b ^ mitfk opulent brethren , it ^ ill be ' -Hm * possible for thetn to prdteed itfif '
to any great extent . The Unita * rian Fund Society seems wblbdM- ^ ciildted to support those wh 6 itrfay engage iita Work ' so ardXio ^ s , andf to supermtend their labbti ^ . T ^ jfe Committee of that-fuhd Will fefi ?
careful to ehiptey ofll ^ lroeh ^ tU sons as can be relied on f&tfvgit& ** dence artel good c 6 ttdtkct > # W $ their superintendence ^ as ^ t he phlf ~ smis they employ iftiist libjd tfebftl * - belves accomitable to theiti , Will J
prevent any iab ^ ases ^ or imprd ^ prieties , which ! might oth ^ wil ^ take places It is pffestfmed , t ; ha ¥ when the p \ eu \ i whleh' tfee Futt * Society aims to promote is fully understood , and its importance
duly considered , no backwardness to promote it will be found among thore liberal-minded Clmstiafts
The Mfffy&ri&nce itndMtctns of prtmotfa % K genuine Chri&iMnify ? 5 $
Taju nu , * " *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1808, page 25, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2388/page/25/