Joseph Hatton, Sermons

A Sermon Preached By Joseph Hatton At Smallfields, November 13th, 1881.

“And this is His commandment, that we should believe on the Name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment. And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us.”—1 John 3:23,24

We read in another portion of God’s Word that man believeth with the heart, and with the mouth makes confession of salvation. All real religion springs from an internal principle of holiness. There is a root, which Job calls “the root of the matter.” The offspring of that root may suffer a variety of evils and changes; but the root itself remains the same. That root is the love of God, the source of all real godliness in the heart and life. It is always the same, though we do not always perceive it in the same degree. That which springs from it, its desires, warmth, strength, and influence over the understanding, may differ in degree, while the substance is unaltered. This is clear; because a momentary glance from the…

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