Welcome to the Still Waters Revival Books video book summary for “Sermons in Times of Persecution in Scotland” by Covenanted Ministers of Scotland
Full Title: “Sermons in Times of Persecution in Scotland by William Guthrie (17); Michael Bruce (3); John Weldwood (4); Richard Cameron (7 sermons and 1 lecture); Donald Cargill (7 sermons and 3 lectures); Alexander Peden (2); Alexander Shields (2 sermons and 1 lecture); John Livingstone (1 sermon and 1 sacramental discourse); John Welch (1 sermon and 1 sacramental discourse); John Guthrie (1) and the original preface (written March 19, 1779) by John Howie” (1880 edition)
This book (of 674 pages) records some of the most powerful sermons ever put into print, most being delivered during the “killing times” in Scotland.
These faithful preachers were daily in danger of losing their earthly lives for their testimony to the truth of Christ’s kingship (which they proclaim here) — and many were eventually martyred for His covenanted cause.
The original title of this book, instructive in itself, reads (in part)
“A Collection of Lectures and Sermons Preached upon Several Subjects, Mostly in the Time of the Late Persecution. Wherein a Faithful Doctrinal Testimony is Transmitted to Posterity for the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline and Government of the Church of Scotland against Popery, Prelacy, Erastianism, etc…. and a Sermon on the Breach of Covenant by Mr. John Guthrie.”
Each set of sermons in this book is prefaced with a helpful three to six page biographical notice. The following ministers are included (with the number of their sermons in this book noted in parentheses after their name):
William Guthrie (17)
Michael Bruce (3)
John Weldwood (4)
Richard Cameron (7 sermons and 1 lecture)
Donald Cargill (7 sermons and 3 lectures)
Alexander Peden (2)
Alexander Shields (2 sermons and 1 lecture)
John Livingstone (1 sermon and 1 sacramental discourse)
John Welch (1 sermon and 1 sacramental discourse)
John Guthrie (1)
Includes illustrations and the original preface (written March 19, 1779) by John Howie (author of “Biographia Scoticana, or The Scots Worthies”).
An instructive and useful commemorative sermon, “A Third Reformation Necessary: or, The Piety, Principles, and Patriotism of Scotland’s Covenanted Martyrs; With Application to the Present Times,” by Kerr, preached on the bi-centenary of the covenanting struggle, is also included.
Contains some of the most soul stirring preaching you may ever read!