by Richard Sibbes
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me." John 14:1
TWO SERMONS Upon the first words of Christs last Sermon, JOHN 14:1. Being also the last Sermons of RICHARD SIBBS D.D. Preached to the honourable society of Grayes Inne, June 21. and 28. 1635. Who the next Lords day following, died, and rested from all his labours. 2 Sam. 23:1. These are the last words of the sweet singer of Israel.
HOLY men, as they be 'trees of righteousness,' Isa. 61:3, and desire to be fruitful at all times, so most especially towards their end; having but a short time to live in the world, they be willing to leave the world with a good savour. So it was with Jacob. So with Moses, as appears in his excellent Song made before his death. You may see it in King Solomon and David before their deaths. But especially in our Saviour. The nearer to heaven, the more heavenly-minded. When grace and glory are ready to join, the one to be swallowed up of the other, then grace is most glorious. All the passages of Christ are comfortable; but none more comfortable than those sermons of his, that were delivered a little before his death. Of all words that come from loving men to those they love, such are most remarkable as be spoken when they be ready to die; because then men are most serious, they being about the most serious business. Then they be wisest, and best able to judge; for the consideration of their end makes, them wise. And therefore, saith God, 'O that my people were wise to consider their latter end!' Deut. 32:29. And, 'teach me to number my days, that I may apply my heart to wisdom,' saith Moses, Ps. 90:12. And indeed there is no wisdom to that; for it teacheth men to pass a right judgment upon all things in the world. They be no longer drunk with the prosperity of the world; they be no longer swayed with opinion, but they pass an estimation of things as they are.
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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled - The First Sermon on John 14:1
Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled - The Second Sermon on John 14:1