Classic sermon by William Dell (1607-1669)

Preached at Cambridge, about the year 1647 by William Dell
Some time caster of Gonvil and Caius College, in Cambridge.

"And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in Me." Matt. 11:6
In discoursing touching the offence which is taken against CHRIST by men; I shall show,
I. Who are they that are offended at CHRIST.
II. What those things are whereat they are offended, and why they are offended at them.
III. What a great evil it is to be so offended.
IV. What a great blessedness it is not to be so offended. And,
V. Make some use of all.
"The first use is, to warn all men of all sorts that they take special care that they be not offended at CHRIST, and the things of CHRIST. You have heard that the world, and the wisest and greatest of the world are offended at CHRIST; and you have beard also how great an evil it is to be offended, and how great a blessedness it is not to be offended; wherefore I advise you to take care that you be not found amongst them who are offended at CHRIST. But you will be ready to say, "We are not offended at CHRIST; we love, honor, and embrace both CHRIST and the things of CHRIST." To this I answer, Many say they are not offended at CHRIST, and think so too, who yet indeed are grievously offended at him." read full
Little is known about William Dell, but as one author has said... "his writings are a monument to his praise, which shew the good understanding he had received in the weighty concerns of life and salvation". The above sermon is proof positive of that assessment, and is as weighty as it is excellent. With that, it is highly recommended for your studious perusal. Score it an A+
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." Rom. 1:16

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