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The following sermons are thrown into four divisions. The first relates to the chief doctrines of Christianity--the second to the application of those doctrines to the human heart-the next to some of their effects on the christian life and conduct-the last to the consummation towards which Christianity is, as we trust, advancing in the conversion of the world.
The connexion of these divisions and of the several sermons with each other is but slight. The object in arranging them in a series, was merely to enable the author to insert some remarks, on the Tendency of Christianity to promote in the highest measure, the present and future happiness of mankind. He also had the desire of suggesting some topics for advice and consolation to those who reside at a distance from christian society, surrounded by Heathens and Mohammedans.
The several friends who have solicited the publication of different sermons during the course of the