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G. AND R."BANKS, PRINTERS, DERMONDSEY NEW ROAD, LONDON.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

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Anglo-Welsh Meeting in London 100 Gospel Ministry; a Charge by Mr. Wells 269

Apostolic Spirit, the

103 to Mr. Caunt

276

Are we not approaching some Great Era? 253

Carefully Considered in

Aged Pilgrim's Friend Society

290 connection with New Park-street Pul.

Baptising on Christmas Day

35 pit...

193 202, 241

Burning of John Rogers ...

56 Harvest Thanksgiving Meeting at Ches-

Biblical Criticisms

64 hunt

235

Balm of the Covenant

113 Holy Triumphs of a Dying Saint

217

Brown, John, the Edinburgh Carrier 192 Intercession of the Wife of John Bunyan 228

Blessedness of Mixed Communion 228 Jenner, a Tribute to the Memory of Mr. 44

Babe in Christ, the

291 Kent and Sussex Association, Annual

Bidder, W., to G. Kellaway.

293 Meeting

171

Blessedness of being in Christ

279 Letters from Australia

171

BRIEF NOTICES OF NEW WORKS :

Lewes Martyrs, the

288

Baptist Hymn Book

22 Life and Death of a London Thief

88, 105

Biblical Criticisms

The Godhead and Humanity

23 MEMORIALS OF DEPARTED SAINTS :

24

Cheering Words

A Slight Sketch of one who Found

25

Favour with God at the Eleventh

Crying to God out of Deep Waters

8 Hour

116

Christian Controversy

Living and Dying

Betts, Mrs.

16

58

Christian's Warfare

Bannister, Mrs, Mary

231

233

Dark, Mr. 8.

97

Dying Testimony

243

Conversations by the Way

Graystone, J.

116

226

Coles's, Mr.,

Reply to

Goffin, Mrs. Z.

75

154

Vindication

Hawthorn, Charlotte E.

190

136

Christ alone Exalted

Measures, Mr. J.

91

149 The Sinner Saved and Christ Glorified 211

Crumbs of Mercy ...

128 Marvellous Conversion of a Self-Mur-

Counsels of Mercy

128 derer

159

CONTROVERSIAL CORRESPONDENCE :

“Mary's” Voice Again

Margaret Bruce, the Scottish Peasant

568

Girl

Mr. Wells Defended

222, 249

286 Narrative of William Churchman, with

Rhoda's Request

268

an Engraving

271

Reply to Mr. Bow

207 On the Use of Organs

40

True Freedom by the Son of God 152 OUR BRITISH BAPTIST CHURCHES :

Death of the Emperor Nicholas...

78

Righteous

Anniversary at Fenstanton

266

114

South Chard

236

Mrs. Allen

262

Tunstall

216

Davies, Mr. T., Recognition of

141

Keddington ... 167

Encouragement to Ministers who Pray

Wandsworth

187

as well as Preach

32

Tring, West-end 144

Enquiry upon Baptising Wesleyans 229

Ipswich, Bethesda 142

Encouraging Words for a Distressed

Halstead

214

Saint

234

Epistles to Theophilus 6, 33, 65, 84, 108, 128

Bigbury, Devon

267

Bedmont, Herts

240

157, 188, 205, 224, 247, 282 Blackburn

236

Exercies and Mercies of a Godly Minister 174

Experimental and Ministerial Tidings

Baptising in the Sea

239

Brosley, Baptising at

169

from Cornwall

61

Faithfulness of God

Berkhampstead, account of the Bap-

286

tist Cause at,

161

February of 1855, the

28 Boston, Mr. Potter's departure from, 148

Fear of Apostacy

176 Beccles

148

Few Notes from the Editor

245 Carlton, Beds,. Christmas-day at, 143

Few Words from South Australia

268

Five-fold Description of the Children of

Old Baptist Meeting 213

Chelmondiston, Baptising at,

God

37

Friend that Loveth at all Times...

Coggeshall, Opening New Chapel 186

221

Fulness of Christ

Clare, Suffolk

216, 240

173

Fulfilment of the Ministry, the

Crowborough, Thanksgiving Meeting 294

197

Gavazzi; his Description of Italy

Chelmsford, Baptist Cause at,

147

135 Devizes, Sunday School at,

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Dover, Pent-side, Mr. Edgecombe's Neither Night nor Day

123

Resignation

145 Pathway of Providence

243

Gravesend

217 Responsibility of Christian Ministry 75

Gravesend

20 Russian Antichrist

74

Grays, Essex

267 Reply to Dr. Cumming's Lecture 122

Horley, Surrey

168 Scenes in the Life,, &c, of the Apostle

Hartley-row, Herts

168 Paul

123

Holloway, Revival at,

188 Sermon by Mr. Withington ... 287

John-street

294

by Mr. Stringer

243

High Wycombe, New Land Chapel, 216 The Present Struggle

121

Town Hall

267 Saving Knowledge

33

Ipswich ...

52 Shadow of Death, the

63

Thanksgiving Meeting 99 Short Reviews

148, 172

Keddington, a Good Friday at, 119 Sharp, the late William

171

Liverpool

62 Smithfield: a Type of the Millenium 54

Limpley Stoke, adding to the Church 265 Sixth of Hebrews, the

67

London, Bermondsey-new-road 51

a Critical Enquiry into 93

Borough, Crosby Row

52

late W. Huntington on

110

Do. Mr. Ward's Farewell 264 Somersetshire Gipsey, the

201

Clerkenwell, Chadwell-street 50 Spiritual and Ministerial Life of John

Do. Sick Society

265 Rogers

57

Dorset-square, Mount Zion 118 Spiritual Correspondence

291

Gower-street, re-opening of, 49 Spurgeon, Mr., Letter to the Editor on

Poplar,

52, 124

the Ministry of

11

Soho, Mr. Bloomfield's Pastr. 71

“ Job's" Review of

45

Stepney, Cave Adullum 244

A few more words from

Tooley.st., Unicorn Yard 118, 185

“ Job”

48

Do. Sick Visiting Society 239 Strength and Benefit of Union

Walworth, East-lane 147 The Missionary and the Dying Negro 284

Manchester

147 The Poor Sailor and the Pious Professor 262

Needingworth

18 The Redeemed Church, the Fulness of

Old Brentford

19, 69

200

Norwich, Orford Hill

21 The Wonderful Glory of Christ Hidden

Ordination of Mr. Thring

163 under the Ashes of Jewish Types 287

F, Pearce... 165, 183 Thompson, John, the Grundisburgh Pas-

D, Wilson

177 tor

95

F. Collins

164 Tidings from America

101, 131

W. Caunt

237 Way of the Upright, the

86

Plymouth

52 What is not, and what is Schism

107

Roade, Bapting in the River at, 271 What is it to Sin Wilfully after receiving

Saxmundham, Suffolk

52, 119

the Knowledge of the Truth

126

Sutton, Isle of Ely

240 Wood, T., trials and usefulness of 161

Sheerness

217 Words of Encouragement and Warning 140

Sutton, Suffolk

169 Words on Sabbath Schools

195

Somersham, Baptist Chapel 216, 267 Young Timothy at Carmel

170

Tunstall, Suffolk

118 Zion's Telegraph

21

Uckfield

217

Wooburn Green, Bucks

147

Psalm for the Year 1855

5

Persecuted Christians in Germany 10

Pulpits in Mourning

25

Pulpit Reviewer

28

POETRY.

Professor D’Augbine's Wife

176

Peter's Vision

255

Privileges of Sonship

261

A Vision

Precious Words from a Slain Officer in

211

the Crimea

A Voice from the Dying Chamber 210

263

Believer's Hymn

Record of Recent Events

115

27

Recollections of some of Zion's Useful

Cry of the Young Convert

235

Men

Christian Warrior's Uniform

44

130

Remarkable Instance of the Power of Evening

Hymn

90

Faith's Vision of Glory

115

Sovereign Grace

156

Rod dipped in Honey

210

Golden City, the

220

Ransomed in Glory

36

Resting Place of an Old Warrior

29

REVIEWS:

The Fulness of Jesus

160

Church Membership

160

The Dying Mother

72

Cole's Treatise on Important Subjects

The Marriage Supper

240

81

287

Complaint and Consolation

Thy Sun shall not go down

124

Conversion of Thomas Gunner 133 Things a Christian loves to see

170

Is Sebastopol Armageddon ?

When will this Strife and Warfare cease 235

122

Memoirs of Toplady

25

Weep not for him

243

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The Earthen Vessel .

A PSALM FOR THE YEAR 1855.

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FEW WORDS TO

OUR READERS AND FRIENDS.

"WE WILL REJOICE IN THY SALVATION;

tion with the people of God, than to enjoy
AND IN THE NAME OF OUR GOD WILL WE SET the pleasures of sin for a season. If such be
UP OUR BANNERS.”—Psalm xx. 5.

thy character, dear reader, we trust you will

unite with us in the language of our heart at
In commencing the eleventh volume of The this time, saying, “We will rejoice in that
EARTHEN VESSEL, the above precious words perfect, that free salvation, which we have
have followed us, go where we might. Very in Christ; and IN THE NAME OF OUR GOD
briefly, dear friends, do we, therefore, call WILL WE SET UP OUR BANNERS.”
your attention to them, praying the Lord to The setting up of banners is expressive of
give you the full realization of the Twentieth two things, which well bespeak the position
Psalm, in any, or every part thereof, as your we are determined—if spared and strengthen-
circumstances may require.

ed—to occupy, during the remaining portion
This twentieth Psalm appears well suited of our pilgrimage on earth.
to us as a nation, at this very critical period. To set up our banners, is expressive of a
It anticipates a “ day of trouble.Such, in- preparation for war, in the first place; and
deed, is the character of the present day. Our of having obtained victory, in the second
nation is in trouble : many of our churches place. Against sin, satan, and every false
are in afflicting circumstances : and individual and fatal form of professed worship, we must
believers in the LORD JESUS CHRIST most courageously fight. The enemy is coming in
deeply learn the truth of these words, “ it is like a flood ; coming into the very midst of
through much tribulation ye must enter the our churches; but the night is somewhat
kingdom.

and the enemy approaches with such
The blessed Spirit, in this Psalm, comes silent steps, that many do not see the pro-
forth to meet the poor afflicted church of gress he is making. They are crying
Christ, as she comes up out of the wilderness, “ Peace ! peace !" but it is a delusive peace ;
and with all the tender sympathies of a and they are boasting of prosperity, when
Merciful FRIEND, says, “ the Lord hear thee it is much to be feared that that prosperity
in the day of trouble ; the name of the God of standeth not in the power of God. O, men,
Jacob defend thee. Send thee help from the brethren, and fathers, know ye then-and
Sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion." take heed to this :—where God the Holy
Thus would we desire to meet thee, dear Ghost is not found in fastening conviction
reader, on the morning of January 1, 1855, on the consciences of sinners; in quickening
hoping thou art one of that despised band and alarming, and lifting up the once dead
who pour out tears and cries to the God of soul : where God the Son is not found in
our salvation; who worship Him, and wait pardoning guilty sinners, in redeeming cap-
for Him, in His Sanctuary; loving the gates tive souls, and in presenting true believers

and choosing rather to suffer afilic- I before the mercy-seat ; — where the sove-
Vol. XI.-No. 120.--Jan., 1855.

dark;

of Zion;

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