Boice, James Montgomery
From one of Scotland's greatest preachers, Robert Murray McCheyne, we have this fascinating collection of sermons that were preached during a period of great revival in Scotland. With seven sermons, one on each of the churches in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea, we are offered valuable insights into the distinctives of these early church situations. They give the reader some idea of McCheyne's great burden to see men and women coming to know Christ for themselves.
Dr. Baxter wrote of McCheyne 'the chief thing about him was the unction from the Holy Spirit ... at times he was awakening ... at other times he was melting and moving as he dwelt on the great theme of redeeming love.'
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.'
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'.
"These samples of McCheyne's work are utterly Christ-centred. He incessantly pointed listeners, and now readers also, to Christ for eternal life and for sanctified living . . . This volume is therefore highly recommended to all, particularly as a devotional aid, and also to preachers as an abiding monument and yardstick of God-glorifying proclamation." - Tim J. R. Trumper, Seventh Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"The Chief thing about him was the unction from the Holy Spirit... at times he was awakening... at other times he was melting and moving as he dwelt on the great theme of redeeming love." - Richard Baxter