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which correspond to his own manner of speaking and acting . Many instances of this manner ha \ e been now produced . To any one who hath reflected on the passages that have now
been quoted , I conceive it must appear , that through them all there is nothinglike the language or the conduct of one who would make himself equal fiith the Father of all , and who
claimed a participation of godhead . Here is a uniform reference of every thing to God . An extraordinary character is indeed assumed : ihe counsels of heaven are revealed : supernatural powers are displayed . But on all occasions our Lord led the hearers
of his doctrine , and the spectators of his miracles to God . His doctrine is received from the Father : his works are performed by the Father : he liirnaelf is . sent of the Father . At all times the will of the Father directs him , the honor of the Father governs him . If he make disciples , and urge them to bear much fruit , it is that his Father may be glorified . That his
Father may be glorified is the object to which the labours of his ministry are devoted , and the end which he proposed to himself by the sufferings of his cross . There is no prophet of ancient times , who could more strongly express a consciousness of acting * under God , in subserviency to his will
and authority , than did the holy Jesus . There is no one among the sons of men that could testify , by word or deed , a more entire devotedness to the honor of God , than did this messenger of his truth and mercy . '
The following just remarks on prayer occur at page 305 : <* Under any deep distress we feel a strong propensity to prayer . It is the voice of God within us , directing us to apply to the Almighty and merciful Being , in whom are all our springs . Our Lord felt the like propensity and yielded to it . By his pattern we are taught to do the same .
Did we trace our hard thoughts of God , our doubts of his providence , and the dejection of our spirits to their source , would it not , in general , be found that our neglect of prayer in the day of adversity is the main cause © f our unbelief and despondency ? Prayer is the balm that eases the most
raging pains of the mind . This l ^ the cordial that revives and exalts onr nature , when the spirit is broken with sorrow , and almost fainting to death . The mercy-seat of heaven is our surest and sweetest refuge in every hour of darkness and distress on earth : this is
our daily support and relief while we are pausing through a world of temptations and hardships to the promised land . " It is often urged in a way of
accusation , by the monopolizers of the term 4 * evangelical preachers / ' that the sermons of those who differ from them are in
general , " dry , Christ less" compositions— this objection can by no means however lie against the volume now under review , for out of nineteen discourses , ( en of them are employed in exhibiting differ , ent views of the character and
conduct of our blessed Master . Wiih respect to their general character , it is that of calm , but convincing argumentation — the language is plain and perspicuous , and the solid and useful
observations with which these dis - courses abound show at once the worthy author ' * acquaintance with the workings of the human heart , his just notions of the divine government , and the habitual piety of a sensible and inquiring mind The XVIth , XVIIth , and XVIIIth sermons we think particularly valuable in these respects .
Art . II . The Necessity of Revelation to teach the Doctrine of a Future Life . A Sermon . By John Kenrick , M . A . Birmingham , Printed . Sold , in London ., by Johnson and Co . 1813 . 8 vo . pp .
34-In this Sermon , from Heb . . xiii-8 , the author shews that the gospel doctrine of a resurrection from the
338 Review . —Ken rick's Sermon on a Future Life .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), April 2, 1814, page 238, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2439/page/38/