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The Works of Richard Sibbes, 7 Vols.

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More than anything else, Richard Sibbes was a great preacher. He never lost sight of the fact that the best Christian counselling is done through the patient and enlivening exposition of the Word of God. Sibbes excelled as a comforter of the troubled and doubting, but he also possessed the rare gift of illuminating every passage of Scripture he handled by drawing out its significance for his hearers and readers. The republication of the Nichol edition of his complete works is a notable event for all who have an appetite for helpful and faithful biblical preaching.


Table of Contents:

Volume 1

Memoir of Sibbes by A B, Grosart

Description of Christ

The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax

The Sword of the Wicked

The Soul’s Conflict with Itself and Victory over Itself by Faith

The Saint’s Safety in Evil Times and other sermons, including a series on 1 Peter 4

Volume 2

Bowels Opened (Sermons on the Song of Solomon 4-6)

The Spouse’s Earnest Desire after Christ

A Breathing after God The Returning Backslider

The Glorious Feast of the Gospel

Volume 3

An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 1

Volume 4

A Christian’s Portion       

The Spiritual Man’s Aim  

A Glance of Heaven        

The Excellency of the Gospel above the Law and other sermons, all on texts from 1 & 2 Corinthians

Volume 5

Expositions of texts and portions of the other Epistles of Paul, including Christ’s Exaltation Purchased by Humiliation        

Salvation Applied  

The Fountain Sealed      

The Fountain Opened

Volume 6

Josiah’s Reformation      

The Saint’s Comforts      

The Rich Poverty or The Poor Man’s Riches    and several other sermons, including The Bride’s Longing (on Rev 2220)

Volume 7

Miscellaneous sermons and other writings of Sibbes        

 Bibliographical list of editions of his writings


Indexes of persons named, topics discussed and texts expounded



Richard Sibbes (1577-1635), English Puritan, was appointed a lecturer at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge in 1610. Later, through the influence of friends, he was chosen to be the preacher at Gray’s Inn, London, and he remained there until 1626. In that year he returned to Cambridge as Master of St Catherine’s Hall, and later returned to Holy Trinity, this time as its vicar. He was granted a Doctorate in Divinity in 1627, and was thereafter frequently referred to as ‘the heavenly Doctor Sibbes’. He continued to exercise his ministry at Gray’s Inn, London, and Holy Trinity, Cambridge, until his death on 6 July 1635 at the age of 58.