Sermons Upon the Eighth Chapter of Romans (eBook)

by Thomas Manton

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Manton's exposition of Romans 8 presents us with what was most characteristic in the ministry of the English Puritans: careful, solid, warm-hearted applicatory exposition of the Scriptures. Manton's works are characterised by great pastoral concern and a balanced wisdom. This collection of 48 sermons on Romans 8 is now available in a single eBook. 

Although Manton is little known now, in his day he was held in as much esteem as men like John Owen. He was best known for his skilled expository preaching, and was a favourite of John Charles Ryle, who championed his republication in the mid-19th century, and Charles Spurgeon. Of Manton, Ryle said he was "a man who could neither say, nor do, nor write anything without being observed." Spurgeon said his works contained "a mighty mountain of sound theology" and his sermons were "second to none" to his contemporaries. He went on to say, "Manton is not brilliant, but he is always clever; he is not oratorical, but he is powerful; he is not striking, but he is deep... Says Ryle, "If any one wants to buy a good specimen of a Puritan divine, my advice unhesitatingly is, ” Let him buy Manton; ..."Manton was a Calvinist in his theology. He held the very doctrine which is so admirably set forth in the seventeenth Article of the Church of England. He held the same views which were held by nine-tenths of the English Reformers, and four-fifths of all the leading divines of the Church of England down to the accession of James I. He maintained and taught personal election, the perseverance of the saints, the absolute necessity of a regeneration evidenced by its fruits, as well as salvation by free grace, justification by faith alone, and the uselessness of ceremonial observances without true and vital religion. In all this, there was nothing remarkable. He was only one among hundreds of good men in England who taught all these truths. But in Manton’s Calvinism there was a curiously happy attention to the proportion of truth. He never exalts one doctrine at the expense of another. He gives to each doctrine that place and rank given to it in Scripture, neither more nor less, with a wisdom and felicity which I miss in some of the Puritan divines."


Table of Contents

The Epistle Dedicatory

SERMON I. "There is therefore now no condemnation," ver. 1

SERMON II. "For the law of the spirit of life," ver. 2

SERMON III. "Hath made me free," ver. 2

SERMON IV. "For what the law could not do," ver. 3

SERMON V. "That the righteousness of the law," ver. 4

SERMON VI. "For they that are after the flesh," ver. 5

SERMON VII. "For they that are after the flesh," ver. 5

SERMON VIII. "For to be carnally minded is death," ver. 6

SERMON IX. "Because the carnal mind is enmity to God," ver. 7

SERMON X. "So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God," ver. 8

SERMON XI. "But ye are not in the flesh, ver. 9

SERMON XII. "Now if any have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his," ver. 9

SERMON XIII. "And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin," ver. 10

SERMON XIV. "If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you," ver. 11

SERMON XV. "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh," ver. 12

SERMON XVI. "If ye live after the flesh, ye shall die," ver. 13

SERMON XVII. "If ye live after the flesh," ver. 13

SERMON XVIII. "If ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live," ver. 13

SERMON XIX. "If ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body," ver. 13

SERMON XX. "Ye shall live," ver. 13

SERMON XXI. "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God," ver. 14

SERMON XXII. "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear," ver. 15

SERMON XXIII. "But ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father," ver. 15

SERMON XXIV. "The Spirit itself witnesseth to our spirit, that we are the children of God," ver. 16

SERMON XXV. "If children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ," ver. 17

SERMON XXVI. "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time," ver. 18

SERMON XXVII. "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for," ver. 19

SERMON XXVIII. "For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly," ver. 20

SERMON XXIX. "Because the creature itself also shall be delivered," ver. 21

SERMON XXX. "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth," ver. 22

SERMON XXXI. "And not only they, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits," ver. 23

SERMON XXXII. "For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope," ver. 24

SERMON XXXIII. "For we are saved by hope," ver. 24

SERMON XXXIV. "But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait," ver. 25

SERMON XXXV. "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities," ver. 26

SERMON XXXVI. "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities," ver. 26

SERMON XXXVII. "And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind," ver. 27

SERMON XXXVIII. "And we know that all things work together for good to them," ver. 28

SERMON XXXIX. "To them that love God," ver. 28

SERMON XL. "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate," ver. 29

SERMON XLI. "Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called," ver. 30

SERMON XLII. "What shall we then say to these things? if God be for us," ver. 31

SERMON XLIII. "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all," ver. 32

SERMON XLIV. "Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect?" ver. 33

SERMON XLV. "Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died," ver. 34

SERMON XLVI. "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation," ver. 35

SERMON XLVII. "As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long," vers. 36, 37

SERMON XLVIII. "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels," vers. 38, 39



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