Grey Hazlerigg, Sermons

A Sermon Preached By Grey Hazlerigg On September 26th, 1883

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”—Hebrews 11:13

You and I will have to depart from this world, and what we have to think of is to die right. I want to speak to you tonight of those who died right. It is not every professor who dies right, and I am afraid it is not every professor in this place who will die right. Hearing a good minister a great many years is not enough to prepare you to die right, nor hearing a quantity of good ministers. There must be something more than this. The Psalmist says, “Thou desirest truth in the inward parts” (Ps 51:6). That is it; have you and I got it? Oh, think of it, my friends, not merely truth on our lips, and uprightness in our lives, but truth in the…

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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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