Robert Murray McCheyne’s fervent love of the gospel shone clearly through everything he wrote and said, often leading him to tears while he preached. This short book brings together seven such sermons, in which McCheyne expounds the glories of life in Christ. Shorter and more easily digestible than some of his written works, but lacking none of the biblical depth, these sermons make for powerful devotional material.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Publication Date: February 2018
In the absence of a recording device from the 1830s when McCheyne was minister, these pages provide the next best thing – the text of several sermons McCheyne prepared for the people he loved so dearly. They bear all the hallmarks of all his preaching – simplicity, clarity, directness, earnestness, Christ–centredness, and in addition a certain pathos and poetic beauty. No matter what age or stage of the Christian life you may have reached, you will find yourself spiritually nourished and drawn to Christ by what you read here.
-- Sinclair B. Ferguson (Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi)
As you would expect from Robert Murray McCheyne, this book is thoroughly theological and profoundly pastoral. He mines deep and then displays sparkling gospel gems on every page. This is a book that should be kept close and read often.
-- Susan Hunt (Pastor’s wife, former Director of Women’s Ministry for the PCA)
McCheyne drives home the glory, the blessedness, the sheer joy of truly knowing God in Christ, of delighting in His ways, His Word, His holiness.
-- D. A. Carson (Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois)
McCheyne weeds out all the false paths to joy, even many Christian ones, and invites you to the Well Himself, Jesus Christ. This book is a must read as we easily become distracted from Jesus and the gospel.
-- Nathan Kline (Senior Pastor, Friendly Hills Church, Jamestown, North Carolina)
Robert Murray M'Cheyne is one of my heroes. He only lived until 29 and was only in the ministry for a little over seven years. But in that short time he taught many (and continues to teach through his books) that our life in Christ is far more important than anything this world has to offer. In this short but powerful book, he reminds us that our joy can only be found in Christ. Much like his other works and those of his contemporaries in 19th century Scotland, this book will pierce your heart and convict your soul that nothing short of pursuing the King of kings in all things will fill you with gladness.
-- Dave Furman (Senior Pastor, Redeemer Church of Dubai, Dubai and Author of 'Being There' and 'Kiss the Wave')
Robert Murray McCheyne (1813 – 1843) has had a tremendous impact not only on the people of his generation but through his writings ever since. He died in his thirtieth year and in the seventh year of ministry while he was the pastor of St Peter’s Free Church. His epitaph describes him as a man who ‘was honoured by his Lord to draw many wanderers out of darkness into the path of life’. Powerful Scottish preacher and author.