At the beginning of the twentieth century, James Macdonald of Edinburgh purchased a box of old papers which had belonged to a preacher of around sixty years earlier. The contents might have seemed of little value, but to some they were altogether priceless. They were the notebooks and sermon notes of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, the godly and devoted minister of St Peter’s Church, Dundee.
From these papers, lodged in the library of New College, Edinburgh, Dr Michael D. McMullen has transcribed the sermons found in this set of three volumes.
They are indeed a precious treasure. Whether based on Old Testament or New, every sermon is full of Christ: the sinners need of Him, the fullness of His grace, the happiness of those who come to Him, and the danger of stopping short of genuine faith in Him. They will remind preachers and ordinary Christians alike that to preach Christ aright, one must first know Him, and live in the atmosphere of His love.
Table of Contents:
|1.||So Great Salvation (2:3)||1|
|2.||Let Us Therefore Fear (4:1-2)||10|
|3.||Entering into Rest (4:3)||19|
|4.||The Rest That Remains (4:8-11)||28|
|5.||The Word of God (4:12-13)||35|
|6.||Holding Fast (4:14-16)||44|
|7.||The Aaronic Priesthood (5:1-4)||54|
|8.||Christ’s Calling as High Priest (5:4-7)||63|
|9.||Strong Crying and Tears (5:7)||72|
|10.||Strong Consolation (6:16-18)||80|
|11.||The High Priest’s Character and Occupation (8:1-2)||87|
|12.||The High Priest’s Offering (8:3-6)||94|
|13.||The More Excellent Ministry of Christ (8:3-6)||101|
|14.||The New Covenant (8:6)||108|
|15.||Established on Better Promises (8:7-13)||115|
|16.||The Sanctuary (9:1-5)||121|
|17.||The Holiest of All (9:1-5)||129|
|18.||The Contents of the Most Holy Place (9:1-5)||136|
|19.||The Service of the Tabernacle (9:6-8)||146|
|20.||The Imperfection of the Tabernacle Service (9:9-13)||156|
|21.||The Perfection of the Gospel Covenant (9:11-12)||163|
|22.||The Superiority of Christ’s Sacrifice (9:13-14)||171|
|23.||The Eternal Inheritance: the Believer’s Portion (9:15)||179|
|24.||Christ Always the Same (13:8)||187|
Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843), has had a tremendous impact through his preaching and writing not only on the people of his generation but through his writings ever since. Robert Murray M'Cheyne was one of Scotland’s greatest preachers from 1835 to 1843. He died in his thirtieth year and in the seventh year of ministry while he was the pastor of St Peter's Free Church. His epitaph describes him as a man who 'was honoured by his Lord to draw many wanderers out of darkness into the path of life'.