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Voices From the
Church of Philadelphia

The Oberlin Evangelist

Charles G. Finney

1858 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 1858 Lectures

"The Doom Of Those Who Neglect The Great Salvation" ---New Window

Lecture I

I. The salvation published in the gospel; and the greatness of its Author and Revealer.

II. The greatness of this salvation in many other points of view.

III. The language used in the Bible to describe the sinner's future woe is very terrible.

IV. What is to be regarded as fatal neglect?

V. What is effectual attention?

"The Treasure And The Pearl" ---New Window

Lecture II

I. What is implied in finding Christ, this great treasure?

II. What are the conditions under which Christ may be thus seen and found?

III. To notice, in greater detail, the results of thus finding Christ.

"The Self-Righteous Sinner Doomed To Sorrow" ---New Window

Lecture III

I. What is this self-kindled fire -- what are these "sparks ye have kindled"?

II. We may next consider the destiny of all these classes.

"Sufficient Grace" ---New Window

Lecture IV

I. The case of Paul illustrates Christ's manner of dealing with His saints.

II. The manner in which we may avail ourselves of this grace of Christ. What are its conditions?

"On Following Christ" ---New Window

Lecture V

I. What is this command?

II. What now should be the attitude of our minds?

III. What is this thing which He requires?

IV. What is implied in obeying this command?

V. Why shall we follow Him?

VI. Will you set yourself to find some excuse? What are your excuses?

"Christian Consciousness, a Witness For God" ---New Window

Lecture VI

I. The religion of the Bible is a matter of consciousness.

II. Religious consciousness -- the consciousness of religious truth -- is the highest possible proof of the reality of religion.

III. Witnesses, who testify from consciousness, supposing them to be credible, are the best possible, and such testimony is the best possible.

IV. All counter testimony is merely negative and amounts to nothing.

"God's Love To Us" ---New Window

Lecture VII

I. Towards whom is this love exercised?

II. How does He commend this love?

III. For what end does He commend His love to us?

"The Blessedness Of The Merciful - No. 1" ---New Window

Lecture VIII

I. What is mercy? And who are the merciful?

II. Christ commends the exercise of mercy.

III. What is implied in forgiveness?

IV. Mercifulness has no sympathy with sin and never covers it up from view.

"Blessedness Of The Pure In Heart - No. 2" ---New Window

Lecture IX

I. What are we to understand by "heart" in this passage, and what by a "pure heart?"

II. Let us next consider some of the natural and necessary manifestations of a pure heart.

III. What is meant by saying "they shall see God"?

"Blessed Are The Persecuted - No. 3" ---New Window

Lecture X

I. Jesus Christ was a very faithful teacher.

II. To persecute is to pursue with evil intent.

III. All the truly righteous will be persecuted.

IV. Persecution driven from one form flies to another.

V. No true wisdom and discretion can altogether avoid persecution.

VI. The blessedness of the faithful.

"On Refuges Of Lies" ---New Window

Lecture XI

I. We have an infallible test.

II. Things that do not save the soul from sin.

III. What God says.

IV. Many people hide in the church.

"God's Wrath Against Those Who Withstand His Truth" ---New Window

Lecture XII

I. What is meant here by "holding the truth"?

II. What is it to "hold the truth in unrighteousness"?

III. What shall we understand in our text by "the wrath of God"?

IV. How is this wrath of God against such unrighteousness revealed?

V. What is meant by "ungodliness"?

VI. Why is this terrible language used against this sin?

VII. Not only does this sinner care not for God; he cares nothing for the universal good.

"Abiding In Christ And Not Sinning" ---New Window

Lecture XIII

I. The course of thought in this passage is exceedingly significant.

II. Understand what it is to be in Christ.

III. We must sink into Christ.

IV. One cannot live in sin while he abides in Christ.

V. All sin is voluntary disobedience and cannot be anything else.

VI. When we sin, we are no longer in Christ, but out of Christ.

VII. How can we attain to this peculiar and soul-transforming union?

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