Whole Works of Joseph Butler
JOSEPH BUTLER, LL.D.
LATE LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM.
COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.
WILLIAM TEGG AND CO., 85, QUEEN-STREET,
Page vii SERMONS PREACHED AT THE ROLLS CHAPEL. SERMON I.
upon the social nature of man.
- For we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.—Rom. xii. 4, 5.
1 SERMON II. III.
upon the natural supremacy of conscience.
- For when the Gentiles which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves.—Rom. ii. 14
15. 26 SERMON IV.
upon the government of the tongue.
- If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.—James i. 26.
33 SERMON V. VI.
- Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.—Rom. xii. 15.
44. 56 SERMON VII.
upon the character of balaam.
- Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his.—Numb. xxiii. 10.
65 SERMON VIII. IX.
upon resentment and forgiveness of injuries.
- Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy: but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.—Matt. v. 43, 44.
77 SERMON X.
- And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man.—2 Sam. xii. 7.
100 SERMON XI. XII.
upon the love of our neighbour.
- And if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.—Rom. xiii. 9
113. SERMON XIII. XIV.
upon piety, or the love of god.
- Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.—Matt. xxii. 37.
. SERMON XV.
upon the ignorance of man.
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun; because, though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea, farther, though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.—Eccles. viii. 16, 17
SERMONS PREACHED ON PUBLIC OCCASIONS. SERMON I.
preached before the society for propagating the gospel.
- And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations.—Matt. xxiv. 14.
180 SERMON II.
preached before the lord mayor, aldermen, and sheriffs, and the governors of several hospitals of the city of london.
- The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the Maker of them all.—Prov. xxii. 2.
194 SERMON III.
preached before the house of lords, Jan. 30, 1740-41.
- And not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.—1 Pet. ii. 16
210 SERMON IV.
preached at the annual meeting of the charity children at christ-church.
- Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.—Prov. xxii. 6.
226 SERMON V.
preached before the house of lords on the anniversary of his majesty's accession to the throne.
- I exhort, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men: for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty.—1 Tim. ii. 1, 2.
243 SERMON VI.
preached before the governors of the london infirmary.
- And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.—1 Pet. iv. 8.
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