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SHORT SERMONS

ON THE

ELEMENTS OF CHRISTIAN TRUTH.

SHORT SERMONS

ON THE

ELEMENTS OF CHRISTIAN TRUTH.

PREACHED IN THE CHAPEL OF REPTON SCHOOL

AT THE TIME OF CONFIRMATION.

BY THE

REV. S. A. PEARS, D.D.

HEAD MASTER,

LONDON:
HATCHARD AND CO. 187 PICCADILLY

ROWBOTTOM, DERBY.

1861,

100.c. 54.

LONDON: STRANGEWAYS & WALDEN (late G. BARCLAY), Printers,

28 Castle St. Leicester Sq.

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PREFACE.

In the following Short Sermons, I have touched on subjects which do not usually form part of a course of instruction for Confirmation. It appeared to me that there was good reason wby, in addition to the ordinary routine of preparation, a simple statement of the broad elementary truths on which Christianity rests, should be laid before those who were about to claim the full standing and privileges of Christians.

I believe that there is an essential connexion between Christian doctrine and Christian practice; in other words, that God does not permit men to enjoy the advantages and rewards of the Gospel life, unless they know and receive Gospel truth. The character of the worshipper iş determined by that of the object of his worship, and an incomplete

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