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Voices From the
Church of Philadelphia

The Oberlin Evangelist

Charles G. Finney

1845 Index
Public Domain Texts

Official Publication of Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio

Sermons and Lectures
by Charles G. Finney,
president of Oberlin College
  Wisdom is justified.

Contents of the 1845 Lectures

"The Sin of Fretfulness" ---New Window

Lecture I

I. Why we should not fret because of evil doers.

II. How to avoid it.

"Governing the Tongue" ---New Window

Lecture II

I. The rule by which the tongue is to be governed.

II. The conditions upon which it is to be governed.

III. Show that where the tongue is not governed, there is and can be no true religion.

"Dependence on Christ" ---New Window

Lecture III

I. The meaning of the text.

II. What is implied in it.

III. The importance of understanding and believing it.

IV. The proneness of the human heart to overlook and practically deny it.

"Weights and Besetting Sins" ---New Window

Lecture IV

I. Show what race is here spoken of.

II. What is at stake.

III. The conditions of winning in this race.

"Rejoicing in Boastings" ---New Window

Lecture V

I. When one may be said to rejoice in his boastings.

II. The wickedness of such boastings.

"The Church Bound to Convert the World - No. 1" ---New Window

Lecture VI

I. What the command to teach all nations, means.

II. On whom it is obligatory.

III. What is implied in it.

IV. Conditions of obedience.

V. The causes of failure.

VI. The great guilt of failure.

"The Church Bound to Convert the World - No. 2" ---New Window

Lecture VII

Continued from Lecture VI

"Trusting in God's Mercy" ---New Window

Lecture VIII

I. What mercy is.

II. What is implied in trusting in the mercy of the Lord forever.

III. Point out the conditions on which we may safely trust in God's mercy.

IV. Allude to several mistakes which are made on this subject.

"The Old Man and The New" ---New Window

Lecture IX

I. What constitutes the old man.

II. What constitutes the new man.

III. What is implied in putting off the one and putting on the other.

IV. Sundry mistakes often made on this subject.

"Coming Up through Great Tribulation" ---New Window

Lecture X

I. That great tribulations are the common lot of saints in every age and nation.

II. What these tribulations consist in.

III. The reasons why god causes christians to pass through such scenes.

"Delighting in the Lord" ---New Window

Lecture XI

I. Show what is implied in delighting ourselves in the Lord.

II. What is implied in the promise "He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

III. Why this promise is thus conditioned.

"Having a Good Conscience" ---New Window

Lecture XII

I. To define conscience.

II. To show what is implied in having a good conscience.

III. The conditions upon which we may have a good conscience.

IV. The importance of having a good conscience.

"Relations of Christ to the Believer" ---New Window

Lecture XIII

I. Define briefly the terms used;

II. Show what is implied in Christ's being made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption;

III. Show how He becomes our wisdom &c. &,

IV. The conditions on our part of His assuming these relations to us.

"The Folly of Refusing to be Saved" ---New Window

Lecture XIV

Moral fools are those whose intelligence remains unimpaired, but who refuse to use it, and who give themselves up to be controlled by their sensibility and their passions as if they had no intelligence at all. This is the sense in which the Bible uses the term, fool.

"Seeking the Kingdom of God First" ---New Window

Lecture XV

To seek it implies that we seek to belong to it--seek to know Christ's will and to do it--seek to be recognized by Christ as one of His subjects, and seek to promote the interests of this kingdom, as all true subjects of any kingdom do, and should do if the government deserves their support. He who truly seeks first the kingdom of God, seeks to be as really and perfectly governed by Christ now, as the holy in Heaven are. He would have Christ living and reigning within him so that every thought shall be brought into obedience.

"Faith in its Relations to the Love of God" ---New Window

Lecture XVI

I. Into the kind of love here spoken of.

II. What it is to believe in Christ.

III. What is implied in true faith.

"Victory over the World through Faith" ---New Window

Lecture XVII

I. What is it to overcome the world?

II. Who are they that overcome?

III. Why do they overcome the world?

IV. How do they do it?

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