William Krause

William Krause (1797-1852) was a High-Calvinist Anglican preacher. In 1840, he was appointed to the chaplaincy of Bethesda Chapel, Dublin, a position he held until his death twelve years later.

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    The Giver

    Dear Sir,—Having seen extracts from the late Rev. W. Krause’s Sermons in the Gospel Magazine, and supposing you might have no objection to more, I sen you some notes which I took for private use, and which you may perhaps think worth inserting in your valuable Magazine; in a day like this when error is advancing with such rapid strides and in the most subtle manner possible, every Gospel sermon is doubly-valuable to the church of God. I need hardly say that none could be bolder than our dear minister in pulling down the strongholds of error, and in proclaiming "full, free, unconditional, and everlasting salvation to the chief of sinners.” I enjoyed the privilege of being one of his congregation during his ministry among…

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    A Complete And Certain Salvation

    “The Lord God will help Me, therefore shall I not be confounded; therefore have I set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.”—Isaiah 50:7 These surely, brethren, are not the words of the pro­phet Isaiah concerning himself; for, if we look at the context, we find the work of the Lord Jesus set before us in such words as these: “The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” I need scarcely tell you of whom the prophet spake in these words. We have in…

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    The Life And Death Of William Krause

    Within the past month, the Church of God in Ireland has sustained a heavy loss by the removal from earth to heaven of one of the ablest ministers of the New Testament--the Rev. W. H. Krause, Chaplain of Bethesda, Dublin. On Sunday, the 22nd of February, Mr. Krause preached twice—the morning service from 2 Cor. 3:18. In the evening he preached from Gal. 5:25. At the close of his sermon, after warning the professing people of God against putting themselves under a course of ritual observances to give peace to the conscience, he asked, "What is the reason that, upon a sick bed, when the soul is about to be launched into another world, there is sometimes such an anxious inquiry about the sacrament of…

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    The Life And Ministry Of William Krause

    The eight or nine volumes of sermons and lectures by William H. Krause, M.A. (1797-1852), of Dublin, published after his death, are most valuable. They are models of expository preaching and there is running through them a deep and rich vein of spiritual experience. Would that there were more such preaching to-day and that his books could be read and re-read. A somewhat extended reference to him and the sphere of his work must be given. God's ways are unsearchable: He takes up a useless worldling out of the mass of his fellow-sinners, arrests him in his course towards "the lion's den," and turns him suddenly into the footsteps of the flock. "It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps;" and, when…