Matthew, from Horae Homileticae

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Simeon's Works, as they were published 1832, fill twenty-one large octavo volumes, and the title-page reads, 'Horae Homileticae or Discourses (principally in the form of Skeletons) now first digested into one continued Series and forming a Commentary upon every book of the Old and New Testament ; to which is annexed an improved Edition of a Translation of Claude's Essay on the Composition of a Sermon'. It was the literary achievement of his life, and no unworthy one. These volumes, now long out of print, contain many discourses fully written, among them the several sets of University Sermons; but the large majority of the more than two thousand compositions are précis of parochial sermons, well ordered outlines of exposition, arranged according to the books of the Holy Scriptures. The reader, as the author warns him, will look there in vain for minute criticism or for remote speculation; but he will seldom fail to gather excellent suggestions how to explain and arrange, and how to carry messages home from the Word of God to the life of man. The term 'Skeleton' was certainly unfortunate - Simeon's despisers made merry over it. But the summaries so named were no pieces of lifeless mechanism, as their author planned them, and as he taught others how to use them. They were the bone-systems of sermons which he himself made to live, and speak, and work; and he did his utmost to teach 'his young men' how to do the same. Summary adapted from Charles Simeon by Handley Carr Glyn Moule. (27 hr 16 min)


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The Purity of Heart (5:8) 12:10 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Peacemakers (5:9) 10:01 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
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Importance of Reconciliation with God (5:25, 26) 12:42 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Our Lord's Exposition of the Seventh Commandment (5:27, 28) 9:07 Read by InTheDesert
The Necessity of Mortifying Every Sin (5:29, 30) 16:16 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Divorces Forbidden (5:31, 32) 11:52 Read by InTheDesert
Swearing Forbidden (5:33-37) 15:09 Read by InTheDesert
Retaliation Forbidden (5:38-41) 10:14 Read by InTheDesert
Liberality Enjoined (5:42) 13:00 Read by InTheDesert
Love to Enemies Enjoined (5:43-48) 11:32 Read by InTheDesert
Christians Do More Than Others (5:47) 16:08 Read by InTheDesert
Directions Respecting Alms-Deeds (6:1-4) 10:33 Read by InTheDesert
Directions Respecting Prayer (6:5-8) 20:18 Read by Kerry Adams
Hallowing God's Name (6:9) 13:58 Read by Kerry Adams
The Lord's Prayer - Part 1 (6:10) 15:47 Read by Kerry Adams
The Lord's Prayer - Part 2 (6:11) 14:50 Read by Kerry Adams
The Lord's Prayer - Part 3 (6:12) 16:26 Read by Kerry Adams
The Lord's Prayer - Part 4 (6:13) 13:52 Read by Kerry Adams
The Lord's Prayer - Part 5 (6:13) 12:44 Read by Kerry Adams
A Forgiving Spirit Necessary to our Acceptance with God (6:14, 15) 12:54 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Directions Respecting Fasting (6:16-18) 8:57 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Laying Up Treasures in Heaven (6:19-21) 9:53 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Single Eye (6:22, 23) 9:10 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Services of God and Mammon Inconsistent (6:24) 9:29 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Against Carefulness (6:25-34) 19:00 Read by Keith Gardner
Against Uncharitable Judging (7:1, 2) 14:18 Read by InTheDesert
The Beam and the Mote (7:3, 5) 11:56 Read by mleigh
Caution to be Used in Reproving (7:6) 10:30 Read by InTheDesert
The Importance and Efficacy of Prayer (7:7, 8) 13:59 Read by Owlivia
God's Readiness to Give His Holy Spirit (7:9-11) 9:46 Read by InTheDesert
The Doing as we Would be Done Unto (7:12) 20:16 Read by InTheDesert
The Strait and Narrow Ways (7:13, 14) 6:26 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Men Known by their Fruits (7:15-20) 10:39 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Nature and Importance of Religion (7:21-23) 6:43 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Wise Builder (7:24-27) 7:00 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Effect of Our Lord's Preaching (7:28, 29) 12:23 Read by InTheDesert
How We are to Follow Christ (8:19-22) 11:22 Read by InTheDesert
Christ Stilleth the Tempest (8:27) 10:46 Read by Ruth P.
Mercy Before Sacrifice (9:13) 9:58 Read by InTheDesert
Two Blind Men Healed (9:28-30) 7:20 Read by Ruth P.
Our Duty to the Benighted World (9:36-38) 11:07 Read by Owlivia
Limited Commission of the Apostles (10:5-7) 8:04 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Diffusion of the Gospel, a Duty (10:8) 9:20 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Wisdom and Innocence to Be United (10:16) 12:30 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Enduring to the End (10:22) 8:03 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Doctrine of Particular Providence (10:30) 6:31 Read by Andy Glover
The Rule of Christ's Procedure in the Last Day (10:32-39) 19:06 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Christ's Answer to John's Disciples (11:4-6) 15:04 Read by InTheDesert
Christ's Commendation of John (11:11, 12) 7:35 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Heavy-laden Invited to Christ (11:28) 10:28 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Christs a Meek and Lowly Teacher (11:29) 8:40 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Christ Greater than the Temple (12:6) 23:41 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Compassion of Christ Towards the Weak (12:18-21) 9:15 Read by Ruth P.
Blind and Dumb Demoniac Healed (12:22, 23) 9:50 Read by InTheDesert
Decided Adherence to Christ (12:30) 10:54 Read by InTheDesert
The Sin Against the Holy Ghost (12:31) 12:27 Read by Owlivia
Idle Words to be Accounted for (12:36, 37) 12:21 Read by InTheDesert
Jonah a Type of Christ (12:39-41) 10:02 Read by InTheDesert
The Relapsed Demoniac (12:43-45) 9:20 Read by mleigh
Christ's Regard to His Obedient Followers (12:46-50) 12:42 Read by InTheDesert
The Use and Intent of Parables (13:13-15) 10:31 Read by InTheDesert
The Sower (13:18) 12:08 Read by Lucretia B.
Leaven Hid in Meal (13:33) 10:19 Read by Andy Glover
The Tares (13:36) 8:53 Read by Andy Glover
The Hidden Treasure (13:44) 6:47 Read by Andy Glover
The Pearl of Great Price (13:45, 46) 7:29 Read by Andy Glover
The Net (13:47-50) 9:47 Read by mleigh
The Householder (13:52) 6:38 Read by Owlivia
Christ Walking on the Sea (14:26, 27) 10:12 Read by mleigh
Peter Saved When Sinking in the Sea (14:30, 31) 11:53 Read by Ruth P.
Formal Worshippers, Hypocrites (15:7-9) 12:20 Read by mleigh
The Daughter of the Canaanites Dispossessed (15:28) 14:22 Read by Ruth P.
Great Multitudes Healed (15:30, 31) 8:42 Read by Victoria Alice Bell
Against Formality and Indifference (16:6) 12:58 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Peter's Confession Rewarded (16:15-19) 19:09 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Peter's Mistaken Tenderness Reproved (16:21-23) 12:54 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Importance of a Christian's Duty (16:24, 25) 12:47 Read by Gillian Hendrie
The Worth of the Soul (16:26) 5:44 Read by Andy Glover
Elijah's Advent in John Baptist (17:10-13) 10:53 Read by InTheDesert
Christ Paying the Tribute Money (17:27) 10:14 Read by Keith Gardner
A Little Child (18:1-4) 13:33 Read by mleigh
The Security of God's Children (18:14) 10:17 Read by mleigh
The Efficacy of Social Prayer (18:19, 20) 10:27 Read by mleigh
The Unmerciful Servant (18:32-35) 8:23 Read by mleigh
The Labourers (20:16, 7) 11:43 Read by Elijah Fisher
Children Vindicated (21:16) 9:57 Read by Elijah Fisher
The Fig Tree Cursed (21:18-22) 11:24 Read by mleigh
The Two Sons (21:28-31) 7:44 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Marriage Feast (22:2, 3) 7:41 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Sin of Making Light of Christ (22:5) 7:51 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Wedding Garment (22:11-13) 6:52 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
An Inquiry into our Views of Christ (22:41-42) 7:42 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Christ the Son and Lord of David (22:42-46) 13:15 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Our Relation to Christ and to Each Other (23:8) 5:47 Read by Andy Glover
Christ's Compassion (23:37) 13:08 Read by Ruth P.
Caution Against Declension in Religion (24:12-13) 10:04 Read by Elijah Fisher
The Ten Virgins (25:10) 11:36 Read by Gillian Hendrie
The Talents (25:22-23) 9:53 Read by Elijah Fisher
The Day of Judgment (25:34, 41, 46) 16:04 Read by Elijah Fisher
The Importance of Charitable Exertions (25:35-40) 16:04 Read by Ruth P.
Fearful Prospect of the Impenitent (26:24) 10:29 Read by InTheDesert
The Lord's Supper (26:29) 11:54 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Christ's Apprehension (26:53-54) 7:55 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Christ Forsaken by His Disciples (26:56) 7:20 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
Our Lord's Condemnation (26:63-66) 9:38 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Indignities Offered to Christ (26:67, 68) 10:26 Read by Beeswaxcandle
Impenitence (27:3-5) 14:00 Read by Beeswaxcandle
The Disposal of the Money Paid to the Traitor Judas (27:9-10) 9:44 Read by Beeswaxcandle
Pilate's Protest (27:24-25) 13:15 Read by Beeswaxcandle
The Indignities Offered to our Lord (27:26-31) 17:53 Read by mleigh
The Mocking of Christ Upon the Cross (27:38-44) 16:05 Read by mleigh
The Supernatural Darkness (27:45) 12:24 Read by Beeswaxcandle
Signs Attendant on our Lord's Death (27:51) 15:40 Read by Beeswaxcandle
The Guarding of the Sepulchre (27:62-66) 15:48 Read by Beeswaxcandle
The Resurrection (28:6) 16:35 Read by Beeswaxcandle
The Apostles' Commission (28:18-20) 8:30 Read by InTheDesert