John Hazelton

John Hazelton (1822-1888) was a Strict and Particular Baptist preacher. He served for thirty-six years as the Pastor for Chadwell Street Chapel, Clerkenwell. His sermons were printed monthly and gathered into a five volume set.

A Biography Of John Hazelton, By William Styles (Complete)
John Hazelton Sermons

  • John Hazelton Sermons

    The Objects Of Christ’s Delight

    A Sermon Preached by Mr. Hazelton, At Mount Zion Chapel, Chadwell Street, Clerkenwell, On Lord’s-Day Evening, 1st November, 1874. “And my delights were with the sons of men.”—Proverbs 8:31Our beloved Lord, in the days of his flesh, said to his disciples and others, “Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me.” Now, it should be always borne in mind, that all the Scriptures which then existed, were the Old Testament writings. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, had not been given to the world, nor had the Epistles of Paul or of Peter, of Jude or of James; and therefore, by “the Scriptures” there, we must understand the Old Testament—the writings…

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    The Robe of Righteousness

    At Mount Zion Chapel, Chadwell Street, Clerkenwell, On Lord’s-Day Evening, 4th October, 1874. “He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness.”—Isaiah 61:10It does not appear that Christ took any particular text when he preached the sermon on the mount; but he proceeded at once to say—Blessed is this class, and that class, and the other class of persons. But shortly after this, he went into a synagogue, and they gave him the book of the prophet Esaias, and he opened it and read the first two verses of this chapter:—“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to…

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    Grace and Glory

    It is infinitely important to possess the Spirit of God, and to have "the love of God shed abroad in one's heart by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." Having this, of course we are lovers of God; and if lovers of God, we are lovers of everything that is godly, or God-like; and therefore, it is a very great mercy for us that the Holy Spirit has condescended to mention a very considerable number of infallible evidences of Christianity,—of interest in the everlasting love of God. The child of God has frequently derived comfort from the declaration of Divine truth by the Apostle John,—“By this we know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren." If, therefore,…

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    Christ’s Incarnation And Resurrection

    A Sermon Preached by Mr. Hazelton, At Mount Zion Chapel, Chadwell Street, Clerkenwell, On Lord’s-Day Evening, 23rd July, 1876. “Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my Gospel.”—2 Timothy 2:8The Christian ministry is a divine institution, and therefore its importance in the economy of grace is great. It is founded on the great facts that Jesus Christ having redeemed sinners, it is the intention of the everlasting God, to call and comfort the ransomed by the preaching of the Word, and, therefore, the Great Redeemer said to His disciples shortly after His resurrection, and before His ascension into heaven: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” All the world is…

  • Jared Smith On Various Issues,  John Hazelton Sermons


    John Hazelton[1] (1822-1888) was a high-calvinist and strict-communion Baptist pastor[2], whose 35 year ministry with the church meeting at Chadwell Street, London, resulted in a congregation that became one of the leading Strict Baptist (SB) churches during the first fifty years of the 20th century. Like most SB’s, Hazelton stood aloof from the ministry of Charles Spurgeon. In many respects, Spurgeon may be regarded as the father of the Reformed Baptist movement—he espoused many of the features that identify this new breed of brethren. Although many Reformed Baptists trace their lineage to the SB’s, this is an illegitimate link. As the sermons of Hazelton will illustrate, the SB’s were unsympathetic to the heretical teachings of Andrew Fuller. Indeed, the SB’s stood with the doctrines espoused…

  • A Biography of John Hazelton, by William Styles (Complete),  Jared Smith On Various Issues,  William Styles, A Memoir Of John Hazelton (Complete)

    John Hazelton: What He Can Teach Us

    On Friday, 21st March 2014, Dr. Matthew Hyde delivered the annual lecture for the Strict Baptist Historical Society at Bethesda Chapel.[1] After the lecture, he and I shared a brief exchange on the subject of high-calvinism and nineteenth-century Strict Baptist pastors. Since one of these pastors, John Hazelton, had been connected with the church that I pastor,[2] his name naturally came up. Subsequent to our chat, Dr. Hyde graciously gave me one of his copies of William Styles’, “John Hazelton: A Memoir”. I believe Baptists should be familiar with the life and ministry of John Hazelton for three reasons: First, the life and ministry of John Hazelton is worth knowing because he was one of the leading Baptist ministers in the city of London during…