John Kershaw

John Kershaw (1792-1870) was a Strict and Particular Baptist preacher. He was appointed the Pastor of Hope Chapel, Rochdale, serving this position for fifty-three years.

John Kershaw Sermons

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    The Life And Death Of John Kershaw

    John Kershaw was born in Lancashire, August 25th, 1792. His autobiography gives an interesting account of his early life, call by grace and to the ministry; also of his fifty-two years' pastorate at Hope Chapel, Rochdale, and the Jubilee meeting, 1867, when handsome presents were made to Mr. and Mrs. Kershaw, by their loving and beloved friends. After speaking of his early convictions Mr. Kershaw says:— "I was for a time shut up as in despair, wishing I had never been born,—shut up to the faith in Christ, or, as the Apostle hath it, “unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed' (Gal. 3:23). "In this perplexed state of mind I went to Bacup, and heard Mr. Hurst preach from Isaiah 45:22: 'Look unto Me,…

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    The Desire Of The Righteous

    A Sermon Preached By John Kershaw At Zoar Chapel, Great Alie Street, London on November 24th, 1842 "The desire of the righteous shall be granted”—Proverbs 10:24 I shall not take up any time, my friends, by way of introduction tonight, but shall come immediately to the words of the text. And I hope and trust the Lord will be graciously pleased to assist me, I. Briefly to describe to you the character of "the righteous." And II. To take into consideration, "the desire of the righteous," which, it is said, "shall be granted." Now, in reference to the character of the righteous, I shall be very brief, as I intend to speak more at large, by the Lord's help, upon "the desire of the righteous,"…

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    Salvation By Grace

    Substance Of A Sermon Preached By John Kershaw At Zoar Chapel, Great Alie Street, London, On Lord's Day Morning, April 12th, 1846. "For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”—Ephesians 2:8,9 My beloved friends, as we had this precious portion of God's holy Word under consideration last Lord's day, we will come at once to the second part of our subject, that the enjoyment of our interest in the salvation of Christ is by faith. What a blessing, beloved, for us that the work of salvation is finished. The poor sinner is made to feel his lost, ruined and undone state. It is necessary in this…

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    The Burdened Soul Sustained

    A Sermon Preached By John Kershaw At East Street Chapel, Walworth, On April 25th, 1848. "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he will never suffer the righteous to be moved.”—Ps 55:22 Beloved, without taking up any time by way of introductory observations, we will come immediately to the words of our text. And with the help of the Lord, we will, first, notice the exhortation and the promise connected with it. We are exhorted to "cast our burden upon the Lord"; and the promise stands for our encouragement, "he shall sustain us." In the second place, we have a solemn declaration made, "He will never suffer the righteous to be moved." I. In the first place, let us notice the…

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    Different Stages Of Gracious Experience

    A Fragment of a Sermon "One shall say, I am the Lord's; and another shall call himself by the name of ]acob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.”—Isaiah 44:5 The three characters spoken of in my text were children of God in different stages of experience: the first, in the full assurance of faith, with the enjoyment of peace and pardon in the soul; the second seemed to embrace by far the largest number of God's family—poor, fearful, staggering, doubting sinners, yet spiritual Jacobs; and the third, those who possessed some good degree of confidence, whose desire was unto the Lord, to serve him with purpose of heart. I. "One shall say, I…

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    Cave Adullam

    The Substance of a Sermon preached at Zoar Chapel, London, in April 1842 "And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him, and he became a captain over them.” (1 Samuel 22:2) These words contain something more than a literal meaning of the circumstances which are mentioned. And the order in which they have been laid upon my mind is as follows: I. In many respects, David was an eminent type of the Lord Jesus Christ. II. The men that went down to the Cave of Adullam, and the circumstances in which they were placed, were typical of all who really go unto Christ for salvation. I. The psalmist, the…