Grey Hazlerigg, Sermons

A Sermon Preached By Grey Hazlerigg, At Forest Hill in May, 1882

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.”—1 Peter 5:6,7

If you look through the chapter from which I have taken my text, you will find it full of the preceptive part of God’s Word. Some people have such a dislike for the preceptive part; if a minister speaks of it, they call him legal directly, but why is it? Because they are not willing to walk in obedience to the Gospel precepts. How full all the epistles are of the preceptive part; and if a minister does not preach this part (though it may be termed nothing but legality), he will not be able to stand before God and say, “I have not shunned to declare the whole counsel of God.”

We will just look at the beginning of this chapter: “The elders which are among you I exhort, who also am an elder;” this refers to ministers more particularly, but might mean deacons as well. “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by…

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