Communion Sermons and Table Addresses

“…In the mean time, while the people are eating and drinking, the pastor is speaking of Christ’s love in dying for man, of the Lord’s death, of faith required in announcing the Lord’s death till he come again, even as Christ all the while entertained his guests with heavenly sermons (as is clear, Matt 26:28,29; Mark 14:25; Luke 22:21,22; John 13)…”

Samuel Rutherford
1642

 

 

Introduction

God declaring and sealing his Covenant of salvation with us in the Lord’s Supper entails His closest intimacy with us.  For this reason, many of the most tender and comforting addresses from God’s ministers, opening God’s loving heart to his dear saints, have come at the Communion Table.  Such short devotional addresses before and after the Supper have been known as Table Addresses.  Here is a collection of them, along with other sermons before, at and after the Lord’s Supper to better help us receive by faith all the grace that God comes to us with in this meal of fellowship between heaven and earth.  

For an overview on how the rich material below has been faithfully integrated into the administration of the Lord’s Supper in Scottish history, see Sherman Isbell’s article, The Administration of the Lord’s Supper.  For an example of such an administration, spanning from the previous Thursday to the following Monday, see William Milroy’s, A Scottish Communion.

 

 

Order of Contents

Preparatory Sermons
Fast Sermons before the Supper
Sermons at the Supper
Addresses Before Serving the Table
Fencing the Table
Invitation
Table Addresses
Addresses after the Supper
Sermons after the Supper

 

 

Sermons Preparatory to the Lord’s Supper

Boston, Thomas 

Hungering after Righteousness, on Matt 5:6, 1722, in Works 3:272 ff.

The Distinguishing Privilege of God’s Faithful Servants, on Ex. 24:11, 1716, in Works,10:99-112

Christ Demanding Admission into Sinners’ Hearts, on Ps. 24:9, 1716, in Works, 3:93-117

The Duty of Yielding Ourselves to the Lord, on 2 Chron. 30:8, 1727, in Works 3:397 ff.

Dickson, David – Sermon for Preparation to the Communion, on 2 Tim. 2:19, in Select Practical Writings of David Dickson (Edinburgh, 1845) pp. 90–109

Duncan, John “Rabbi” – Pulpit and Communion Table  Buy  printed 1969, see p. 2 on Song 2:16 and p. 12 on Song 2:16

Duncan was a professor in the Free Church of Scotland.  This volume is a collection of Table Addresses and sermons before the Lord’s Supper.  This work, more than any of his other remains, opens up his heart before the Lord with his beloved people.  .

Durham, James

‘The Great Danger of Unworthy Communing’ on 1 Cor. 11:29  d. 1658, in The Unsearchable Riches of Christ  Buy  (reprinted 2002, Soli Deo Gloria) pp. 1-23

‘Two preparation sermons from that period, by James Durham, minister at the Glasgow High Church until his death in 1658, indicate the thrust of the preaching which could be heard the day before a communion.  In one sermon, Durham gives instruction about self-examination, and explains what it means to eat and drink unworthily at the Supper.  In a second preparation sermon he shows how Christ makes his body discernible in the Supper. ‘ – Sherman Isbell

‘The Great Sin of not Discerning the Lord’s Body’ on 1 Cor. 11:29  d. 1658, in The Unsearchable Riches of Christ  (reprinted 2002, Soli Deo Gloria)  pp. 24-42

Erskine, Ralph 

Faith’s Plea Upon God’s Covenant, on Ps. 79:20, 1733, in Works, 2:292

Faith’s Plea Upon God’s Word, on 2 Sam. 7:25, 1733, in Works, 2:307

The Joyful Approach of the Savior, Cheerfully Welcomed by the Church’s Echo of Faith, on Ps. 40:7 & Song 2:8, in Works, 2:378–401

The Comer’s Conflict, or, The Beginner’s Battle with the Devil when Essaying to Come to Christ by Faith, on Luke 9:42, in Works 2:542

Halyburton, Thomas – Christ Crucified, or the Wisdom and Power of God in Him Rendering the Gospel Call Effectual, on 1 Cor. 1:23-24, d. 1712, in The Works of Thomas Halyburton (London, 1835)  pp. 581-588

Henderson, Alexander

On the Sabbath before the Communion at Leuchars in the morning, April 8 on Heb. 11:28, in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, p. 96-114

Henderson (1583-1646) was a leader of the Scottish covenanters and a commissioner to the Westminster Assembly.

On the Sabbath before the Communion at Leuchars in the afternoon, April 8 on Heb. 11:29, in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, p. 124-133

Kennedy, John – ‘The Duty of Self-Examination’, on 2 Cor. 13:5, in Sermons by Dr. Kennedy (Inverness, 1888) pp. 119–129

M’Culloch, William – Sermons on Several Subjects (Glasgow, 1793), pp. 81–107 & 242–264

‘William M’Culloch, minister of Cambuslang during the revivals there in the mid-eighteenth century, chose to warm his people’s hearts with thoughts of love and gratitude towards the Lord, when he took as his text for a 1749 preparation sermon the words of Ps. 34:8, “O taste and see that the Lord is good,” and for a preparation sermon in 1753 the words of 1 Peter 2:7, “Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious.”’ – Sherman Isbell

Milroy, William – A Scottish Communion  1882, see the two sermons on Thursday and the one sermon on Saturday

Rutherford, Samuel 

Sermon 4, on Lk. 14:16-17, 1634, in Fourteen Communion Sermons, pp. 60-88

Sermon 5, on Heb. 12:1-5, 1634, in Fourteen Communion Sermons, pp. 89-114

Webster, James – Sacramental Sermons and Discourses at the Lord’s Table (Edinburgh, 1705) pp. 85–103 on John 7:37 & 5:40, and pp. 131–143 on Rom. 3:25

Welsh, John – A Preface and Preparation Sermon, on John 11:56, ‘What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?’ in A Collection of Lectures and Sermons preached upon Several Subjects, mostly in the time of Persecution, p. 538

Welsh (1568-1622) was an early Scottish covenanter.

Willison, John 

A Preparation Sermon before the Sacrament, on Josh. 3:5, in Works, 3:413 ff.  

‘Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.’ – Josh. 3:5

The Happiness of being in Covenant with God, on Ps. 144:15

The Right Improvement of the Day of Grace, on Heb. 3:7-8

 

 

Fast Sermons before the Lord’s Supper  (for an explanation of this practice, see John Love below)

Boston, Thomas 

The Evil of Christ’s Friends Lifting up their Heel Against Him, on Ps. 41:9, in Works 3:253 ff.

The Inequality of Man’s Ways, on Eze. 18:29, in Works 4:203

‘Are not your ways unequal’ – Eze. 18:29

Dickson, David – At a Humiliation before the Communion, on Zeph. 3:1-2, in Select Practical Writings of David Dickson (Edinburgh, 1845) p. 76 ff.

Duncan, John “Rabbi” – ‘Fast Day Evening’, on John 10:4, in Pulpit and Communion Table  Buy  printed 1969, p. 159

Erskine, Ebenezer 

The Mind of the Holy Ghost Blowing upon the Dry Bones in the Valley of Vision, on Eze. 37:9, 1715, in Works, 1:39 ff.

The Humble Soul the Peculiar Favorite of Heaven, on Ps. 138:6, 1721, in Works 1:108 ff.

Love, John – Sermons Preached by the late Rev. John Love (Glasgow: 1853) pp. 212–213

Sherman Isbell: ‘A Thursday Fast Day sermon by John Love at Greenock in 1785 contains an apology for observing times of self-abasement prior to the communion. His text is Gen. 18:27: “And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.” Love remarked that,

“Times of peculiar nearness to God, will be times of special abasement and humiliation of soul before him. Abraham was at this time admitted into great nearness to God, and we see the effect which it had upon him. He has not much to say. God’s people at these times have such views of their own vileness, as it is beyond the power of language to describe; it is not a time to pay compliments to God, in neatness or fluency of speech. . . . This observation will vindicate the propriety of appointing a day of fasting and humiliation, preparatory to the dispensation of the Lord’s Supper. It may be asked, What is the reason for such appointments? Is it not a feast of gladness and of triumph? It is true it is so, but who are they that are to be the partakers at this feast? Are they not sinners, who have many things about them to humble them? And it is most fit, that their humility and lowliness of spirit should bear some proportion to the dignity and glory of this ordinance, and to their nearness of access to God in it.”‘

Willison, John – Of God’s Withdrawings from his People, and their Exercise under them, on Jer. 14:8

 

 

Sermons at the Lord’s Supper

Alexander, J.W. – Sacramental Discourses  1859  This book was reprinted as God is Love by the Banner of Truth

Alexander (1804-1859) was the son of Archibald Alexander, a professor at Princeton Seminary, but most notably was a loving and esteemed pastor.

Boston, Thomas 

‘Christ’s Invitation to his Bride’, on Song 4:8, 1716, in Works, 3:118

‘Gospel Compulsion’, on Luke 14:23, 1710, in Works, 6:279

‘The Everlasting Espousals’, on Hos. 2:19, 1714, in Works, 7:491 ff.

‘God’s Gracious Call and Precious Promise Considered’, on Ps. 81:10, 1711, in Works, 9:482 ff.

Sermons on the Most Important and Interesting Subjects, delivered chiefly on Communion Occasions; to which is appended Sermons on Church Communion and the Crook in the Lot, being vol. 3 of his Works

Sermons on the Most Important and Interesting Subjects delivered chiefly on Communion Occasions, to which is added the Distinguishing Characters of Real Christians, being vol. 4 of his Works

Brown, Charles 

Christ’s Own Account of his Blood-Shedding, on Matt 26:28, in The Word of Life, p. 86 ff.

The Savior: his Errand into the World, on Luke 19:10, in The Word of Life, p. 233

Dickson, David 

Preached on the First Communion Sabbath, on Isa. 52:13-15, in Select Practical Writings of David Dickson (Edinburgh, 1845) p. 110

On the Second Sabbath for the Communion, in Select Practical Writings of David Dickson (Edinburgh, 1845) p. 150

Duncan, John “Rabbi” – ‘Action Sermon’, on John 12:31-33, 1845, in Pulpit and Communion Table  Buy  printed 1969, p. 100 ff.

Duncan was a professor in the Free Church of Scotland.  This volume is a collection of Table Addresses and sermons before the Lord’s Supper.  This work, more than any of his other remains, opens up his heart before the Lord with his beloved people.  .  

Durham, James – The Unsearchable Riches of Christ… comfortably held forth in fourteen rich gospel sermons preached on several texts at communions in Glasgow  Buy  reprinted 2002, Soli Deo Gloria

Erskine, Ebenezer 

Christ in the Believer’s Arms, on Luke 2:28, 1724, in Works, 1:148 ff.

God in Christ, a God of Love, on 1 John 4:16, 1726, in Works, 1: 273

The Day-Spring from on High, on Lk. 1:78, 1728, Works 1:317

Erskine, Ralph 

‘The Lamb in the Midst of the Throne’, on Rev. 7:17, 1733, in Works 2:217 ff.

The River of Life Proceeding out of the Throne of God and of the Lamb, on Rev. 22:1, 1735, in Works 2:519 

‘The Happy Hour of Christ’s Quickening Voice’, on John 5:25, 1744, in Works 4:9 ff.

The Best Security for the Best Life, or a Life Hid with Christ in God, on Col. 3:3, 1745, in Works 4:42 ff. 

Clean Water, or the Pure and Precious Blood of Christ for the Cleaning of Polluted Sinners, on Eze. 36:25, in Works 4:118

Action Sermon on John 3:35, in Works 6:143

Christ’s Treasures Opened by Himself, Declaring that He Has all Things that the Father Has, on John 16:15, in Works, 6:180

The Repose and Repast of Faith under the Shady and Fruitful Tree of Life, Song 2:3, in Works 6:382

Mountains Over-leaped, or Christ Coming to his People Leaping and Skipping on the Mountains and Hills in his Way, in Works 6:479

Christ’s Love-suit Reinforced, or, His Kindly Gospel-Call Renewed, in Works 6:523

Fisher, James

Christ the Sole and Wonderful Doer in the Work of Man’s Redemption, on Judg. 13:19, 1745, in David Young & John Brown, Memorials of Alexander Moncreiff and James Fisher (Edinburgh, 1849) p. 214

The Doors of the Heart Summoned to Open to the King of Glory, on Ps. 24:7, 1755, in David Young & John Brown, Memorials of Alexander Moncreiff and James Fisher (Edinburgh, 1849) p. 245 ff.

Gray, Andrew – ‘11 Communion Sermons‘, in Works of Andrew Gray, p. 456-550

Guthrie, James 

Sermon preached at Airth in July 1658, preparatory to the Communion on Song 4:8, in Lives of Alexander Henderson and James Guthrie, p. 181

Guthrie was one of the covenanting martyrs of the 2nd reformation in Scotland. 

Sermon preached upon the Communion Sabbath on Luke 22:14, in Lives of Alexander Henderson and James Guthrie, p. 197

Henderson, Alexander

When the Communion was Celebrated at St. Andrews, Oct. 21st, on Phil. 4:6-7, in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson  p. 62-84

At the Communion, April 15th, Sermon on Heb. 11:30, in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, p. 144-162 ff.

M’Cheyne, Robert Murray

Sermon 23, a Communion Sabbath in St. Peter’s on John 17:24, in Memoirs and Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, ed. Bonar, p. 419 ff

‘Believers Not Ashamed of the Cross of Christ’, on Rom. 1:15-18, 1842, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 119

‘Paul a Pattern’, on 1 Tim. 1:16, 1843, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 348

This was M’Cheyne’s last Communion sermon.

M’Crie, Thomas – Love to Christ, on John 21:17, in Works 4:317

MacDonald, John – Notes of an Action Sermon, on Isa. 54:5, in John Kennedy, The ‘Apostle of the North’, the Life and Labors of Rev. Dr. M’Donald, pp. 89-92

MacDuff, John R. – Communion Memories: the Record of some Sacramental Sundays, with Meditations, Addresses and Prayers for the Lord’s Table  1885, see the 6 morning sermons

MacDuff was a spiritually faithful, and popular, Church of Scotland minister.

Martin, Hugh – ‘The Risen Life: A Communion Sermon’, on Col. 3:1, in Christ For Us  Buy  (Banner of Truth, 1998) pp. 181 ff.

Milroy, William – Action Sermon – Glorying in the Cross, Gal. 6:14  1882, in A Scottish Communion, 1882, pp. 85-105

Rutherford, Samuel – Fourteen Communion Sermons  printed 1876

These communion sermons rival Rutherford’s Letters for revealing the most intimate experience between God and the believer’s soul.  

Spencer, Ichabod – Discourses on Sacramental Occasions  1861, 26 sermons, with an Introduction by Gardiner Spring

Thomson, Andrew 

Human and Divine Love Contrasted, on Rom. 5:7-8, 1829, in Sermons and Sacramental Exhortations, p. 84 ff.  

Thomson (1779–1831) was an evangelical in the Church of Scotland whose ecclesiastical successor was Thomas Chalmers, who preached at Thomson’s funeral.

Encouragement to Prayer, on Matt 7:7, in Sermons and Sacramental Exhortations, p. 267

The Penitent’s Prayer, on Jer. 17:14, 1825, in Sermons and Sacramental Exhortations, p. 324

Willison, John 

Action Sermon on Song 2:4, in Works, 3:425 ff.

‘He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.’ – Song 2:4

Action Sermon on Rev. 22:17, 1720 in The Whole Practical Works of John Willison (Aberdeen, 1817) pp. 291–296

 

 

Addresses Before Serving the Table

Brown, Charles 

‘Pulpit Address before Communion’  1874  in The Word of Life, p. 98-106

Brown (1806-1884) was a famed preacher and professor of the Free Church of Scotland.

‘Pulpit Address before Communion [#2]’  1874  in The Word of Life, p. 245-253

Duncan, John “Rabbi” – Pulpit and Communion Table  Buy  printed 1969, see pp. 27 ff., 86 ff., and p. 142 ff.

Erskine, Ralph 

Discourse Before the Service of the Tables, in Works, 1:56

A Part of the Discourse before Serving of the Tables, in Works, 4:31

A Part of the Discourse before Serving of the Tables, 1745, in Works 4:62 ff.

A Part of the Discourse before Serving of the Tables, in Works, 4:144 ff.

A Part of the Discourse before Serving the First Table, in Works 6:332

A Part of the Discourse Before Serving the Tables, in Works 6:414

A Part of the Discourse Before Serving the First Table, in Works 6:513

A Part of the Discourse Before the Serving of the Tables, in Works 6:556

Gray, Andrew

A Word of Exhortation before the Communion of Glasgow before the Action, in the Works of Andrew Gray, p. 551

A Speech at Kirklistoun before the Communion, upon June 12, 1653, in the Works of Andrew Gray, p. 554

 

 

Fencing the Table

Erskine, Ralph 

A Part of the Discourse Before Serving of the Tables, 1744, in Works 4:31-34

Part of the Discourse at Fencing the Tables, in Works, 6:206

Houston, Thomas – Illustration of the Exercise of Warning and Invitation, or Fencing the Tables, in The Lord’s Supper: its Nature, Ends and Obligations, and Mode of Administration, p. 275

Houston (1803-1882) was a Reformed Presbyterian.

Knox, John – The Book of Common Order, p. 139-141  1564, This form was officially adopted by the Church of Scotland in 1564 and used up until the Westminster documents were produced (mid-1600’s).

M’Cheyne, Robert Murray 

II. Fencing the Tables, in Memoirs and Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, ed. Bonar, p. 425 ff.

‘Address at Fencing the Tables’, on Luke 14:23, A Basket of Fragments, p. 130

‘Address at Fencing the Tables’, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 362

Martin, Hugh – ‘Those that are Christ’s: A Pre-Communion Address’, on Gal. 5:24 & Rom. 6:6, in Christ For Us  Buy  (Banner of Truth, 1998) pp. 171–180

Milroy, William – Address, ‘Fencing the Tables’, 1 Cor. 12:29  1885, in A Scottish Communion, 1882, pp. 108-116

Murray, John – ‘Fencing the Table’, in Works 3:275-9, three examples of fencing the table

Spalding, John – Synaxis Sacra, or, a Collection of Sermons Preached at Several Communions, Together with Speeches at the Tables (Edinburgh, 1703)


 

Invitation to Come to the Table

Houston, Thomas – Invitations, in The Lord’s Supper: its Nature, Ends and Obligations, and Mode of Administration, p. 275-7

Houston (1803-1882) was a Reformed Presbyterian.

 

 

 

Table Addresses

Brown, Charles 

‘Communion Table Address’ 1874  in The Word of Life, p. 101 ff.

Brown (1806-1884) was a famed preacher and professor of the Free Church of Scotland.

‘Communion Table Address before the Distribution of the Elements’  1874  in The Word of Life, p. 249 ff.

Duncan, John “Rabbi” 

Pulpit and Communion Table  Buy  printed 1969, see p. 30 ff., p. 87 ff., p. 145 ff., p. 158 ff., p. 218 ff., p. 221 ff. 

‘Communion Table Addresses’, in Rich Gleanings from Rabbi Duncan  Buy  ed. James Sinclair (1925,reprinted Free Presbyterian Publications, 1984) pp. 109-148, six addresses before communicating and six addresses after communicating

Erskine, Ralph 

Service at the Table, in Works, 1:70

The Discourse at the Serving of the First Table, 1744, in Works, 4:34-38

The Discourse at the Service of the First Table, 1745, in Works, 4:66 ff.

The Discourse at the Service of the First Table, in Works, 4:148

The Discourse at the Service of the First Table, in Works, 6:208

The Discourse at the Service of the First Table, in Works 6:335

The Discourse at the Service of the Tables, in Works 6:417

The Discourse at the Service of the First Table, in Works, 6:515

The Discourse at the Service of the First Table, in Works 6:559

Gray, Andrew – ‘Four Table Addresses‘, in The Works of Andrew Gray, p 560 ff. 

Henderson, Alexander

12 Table Addresses, in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, pp. 165-179 

Houston, Thomas – Addresses at the Lord’s Table, being 7 addresses from The Lord’s Supper: Its Nature, Ends and Obligations and Mode of Administration, p. 295-340

Livingston, John – Preface and the Exhortation after Two Tables were Served, in A Collection of Lectures and Sermons preached upon Several Subjects, mostly in the time of Persecution, p. 526 ff.

Livingston (1603-1672) was a Scottish covenanter.

M’Cheyne, Robert Murray 

III. Table Service, in Memoirs and Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, ed. Bonar, p. 427

‘Table Address Before Communicating’, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 134

‘Table Address Before Communicating’, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 365

‘After Communicating’, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 135

‘After Communicating’, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 367

Milroy, William 

Table Address, no. 1, on Ps. 63:1 1882, in A Scottish Communion, p. 121 ff.

Table Address, no. 2 , on Ps. 119:94  1882, in A Scottish Communion, p. 131 ff.

Murray, John – ‘Table Addresses’, in Works, 3:280, five table addresses

Rutherford, Samuel – An Exhortation at a Communion to a Scot’s Congregation in London, this was reprinted in Rutherford’s Fourteen Communion Sermons as Sermon 12, p. 278 ff.

Spalding, John – Synaxis Sacra, or, a Collection of Sermons Preached at Several Communions, Together with Speeches at the Tables (Edinburgh, 1703), this volume includes 34 table addresses

Webster, James – Sacramental Sermons and Discourses

Webster was one of the Marrow Men.

“Hungry guests, come to Christ’s banquet of bread and wine; needy people, come to his unexhausted treasure, to his exuberant fulness . . . . That’s a sweet word, Rev. 3:20, Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if any man open to me, I’ll come in and sup with him, and he with me. What! are you opening your eyes to look on Christ, opening your hands and mouth to receive Him, yet do open your hearts on the first call to idols and lusts, and keep them shut against Him. Lord, break the strong, iron bolts and bars of brass, that are on our hearts, the bars of ignorance, of atheism, of carnality, of presumption, of discouragement, of unbelief, that keep Christ standing long without. May our mighty Samson carry them all away, may he who made the lock, and knoweth all the turnings and windings thereof, put in his key and make open doors. . . . What, will ye not give him possession 35 of his own? Your souls are his by a manifold right, He made them, He redeemed them, He preserveth them in life. Ye have disponed them in baptism unto him, and are just now to ratify and confirm and seal that disposition; open all the powers and faculties of your souls . . . O let your consciences be laid open to the force and authority of his precepts! Ah, say ye, though I open, He will not enter? I promise you in his name, He shall, the King of Glory shall come in. Will he knock, and not enter upon your opening? . . . I would advise you to cast wide open the everlasting doors, and his entrance shall be more solemn. . . .” Webster closes with the words, “Blessed Lord, make the King’s keys, enter, enter, and dislodge Satan, lusts and idols. Come in and let me have real, sensible, intimate, and lasting communion with thee. O sup with me.”  pp. 167-9

Welsh, John

Table 5, in A Collection of Lectures and Sermons preached upon Several Subjects, mostly in the time of Persecution, p. 545

Table 6, in A Collection of Lectures and Sermons preached upon Several Subjects, mostly in the time of Persecution, p. 548

 

 

Addresses After the Lord’s Supper

Bonar, Andrew – Echoes of Spoken Words at Communion Services, in Marjory Bonar, Reminiscences of Andrew Bonar, pp. 58-61

Brown, Charles 

After the Partaking of the Elements, in The Word of Life, p. 104 ff.

‘After the Distribution of the Elements’  1874, in The Word of Life, p. 251

Dickson, David – On the Monday for Direction, on Isa. 41:14-15, in Select Practical Writings of David Dickson (Edinburgh, 1845) p.132

Duncan, John “Rabbi” 

Pulpit and Communion Table  Buy  printed 1969, see p. 48 ff., p. 60 ff., p. 175 ff., p. 184 ff., p. 233 ff.

Rich Gleanings  Buy  pp. 113–114, 120–122, 126–128, 132–134, 140–142, 145–147

Erskine, Ebenezer – Discourse after the Tables, in Works 1:345 ff.

Erskine, Ralph

Some Notes of a Discourse at the Conclusion of the Solemn Work, on the Same Theme, 1744, in Works 4:38

A Discourse at the Conclusion of the Solemnity, 1745, in Works, 4:71

A Discourse at the Conclusion of the Solemnity, in Works, 4:152

A Word at the Close of the Solemnity on the Monday, 1733, in Works, 2:243

The Discourse after the Solemn Work was Ended, in Works, 6:211

The Discourse at the Conclusion of the Solemn Work, in Works 6:519

Henderson, Alexander 

Conclusion, in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, p. 85 

Conclusion, in  in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, p. 180

M’Cheyne, Robert Murray 

IV. Address at the Close of the Day, in Memoirs and Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, ed. Bonar, p. 429 ff.

‘Address After the Day’s Service’, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 138

‘Concluding Address After the Day’s Services’, in A Basket of Fragments, p. 369

Stuart, Alexander Moody – Alexander Moody Stuart, a Memoir, partly Autobiographical, pp. 91–93, by Kenneth Stuart, his son

Thomson, Andrew   

Exhortation after the Communion, in Sermons and Sacramental Exhortations, p. 99

Exhortation after the Communion, in Sermons and Sacramental Exhortations, p. 281

Exhortation after the Communion, in Sermons and Sacramental Exhortations, p. 342

Willison, John – The Pratical Works of John Willison, pp. 304–305

 

 

Sermons After the Lord’s Supper

Boston, Thomas

Christians Strong in the Grace that is in Christ Jesus, 1722, in Works 3:280, on the Lord’s Day afternoon

Christ the Life of the Believer, on Phil. 1:21, in Works 4:239, on Monday after the Communion

Faithfulness Towards God Exemplified and Rewarded, on Num. 14:24, 1712, in Works 9:299 ff.

Brown, Charles 

The Bridegroom’s Call to the Bride, on Ps. 45:10-11, in The Word of Life, p. 107

Fear and Faith, on Gen. 32:9-12, in The Word of Life, p. 254

Dickson, David – On the Monday Following the Communion, in Select Practical Writings of David Dickson (Edinburgh, 1845) p. 150

Duncan, John ‘Rabbi’ – Pulpit and Communion Table, pp. 48–59 on 1 Cor. 3:21-23 and 6:19–20 (1864), pp. 60–69 on Ps. 73 (1867), pp. 175–184 on Heb. 10:19–23 (1841), pp. 184–198 on Eph. 3:20–21 (1844), and pp. 233–243 on Rev. 21:9 (1845)

Durham, James

‘Gospel Privileges Oblige to a Gospel Conversation’, on Phil. 1:27, in The Unsearchable Riches of Christ  Buy  p. 80 ff.

“There are two great works that the ministers of the gospel have to do. One is to engage people to Christ, and to persuade them to receive him and close with him; the other is to induce them to walk worthy of him.”

‘After God Speaks Peace, Do Not Turn Again to Folly’, on Ps. 85:8, in The Unsearchable Riches of Christ  Buy  p. 161 ff.

“It is hard to know, in spiritual exercises, whether it is more difficult to attain some good frame, or to keep and maintain it when it is attained; whether more seriousness is required for making peace with God, or for keeping of it when made; whether more diligence should be in preparing for a communion, or more watchfulness after it.”

Ebenezer, Erskine 

The King is Held in the Galleries, on Song 7:5, 1717, Works 1:61–78, on the Sabbath afternoon

Courageous Faith, on Ps. 23:4, 1733, Works 2:194–216, on the Monday

Erskine, Ralph 

The Time of Need, a Time of Love, on Eze. 16:8, in Works, 2:401 ff. 

Heaven Posed and Pressed with Questions and Demands, or, Faith’s Freedom with God Warranted, on Isa. 45:11, 1746, in Works, 4:78 ff.

Stability in the Faith, the Church’s Strength, on Isa. 30:7, 1733, in Works, 2:251

The Promising God, a Performing God, on Gen. 28:15, 1733, in Works 2:338 ff.

Sensible Presence, Sudden Absence, or, the Believer’s most Comfortable Interviews but of Short Duration, on Gen. 35:13, 1734, in Works, 2:472

The Mounting Christian, or the Eagle-winged Believer, on Isa. 40:31, in Works, 2:495

The Comer’s Conflict, or, The Beginner’s Battle with the Devil when Essaying to Come to Christ by Faith, the Second Sermon, on Luke 9:42, in Works 2:550, preached on a Monday

More from Ralph Erskine: Works, 1:423–521, 2:154–186, 338–377, 3:526–558, 4:157–185, 6:222–267

Fisher, James – Discourse on the Evening of the Same Day, After the Tables, on Ps. 24:7, 1755, in David Young & John Brown, Memorials of Alexander Moncreiff and James Fisher (Edinburgh, 1849) p. 267 ff.

Henderson, Alexander 

For Thanksgiving, Afternoon Sermon, April 15, on Ps. 126:3-6,  in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, p. 190-203

On the Sabbath after the Communion, April 22, morning, Sermon on Heb. 11:31, in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, p. 216-228

On the Sabbath after the Communion, April 22, afternoon, Sermon on Heb. 11:31 (continued), in Sermons, Prayers and Pulpit Addresses by Alexander Henderson, p. 236-247

Livingston, John – The Evening Sermon, Luke 17:32, ‘Remember Lot’s Wife’, in A Collection of Lectures and Sermons preached upon Several Subjects, mostly in the time of Persecution, p. 532 ff.

MacDuff, John R. – Communion Memories: the Record of some Sacramental Sundays, with Meditations, Addresses and Prayers for the Lord’s Table  1885, see the 6 morning sermons

MacDuff (1818-1895) was a spiritually faithful, and popular, Church of Scotland minister.

Milroy, William 

The City of God, on Ps. 87:3   1882, in A Scottish Communion, 1882, pp. 145-165

Christian Manhood, on 1 Cor. 16:13  1882, in A Scottish Communion, 1882, pp. 178-201, on a Monday

Stuart, Alexander Moody –  ‘Sabbath Evening Sermon on Ps. 40:5’, in  The Path of the Redeemed (Edinburgh, 1893) pp. 123–141

Willison, John 

The Believer’s Dignity in Being an Heir of God, on Gal. 4:7

The Fainting Believer Strengthened for his Work, on Isa. 40:29

 

 

 

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