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John Watrous Beckwith sermons

John Watrous Beckwith sermons

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Watrous Beckwith sermons
Creator: Beckwith, John W. (John Watrous), 1831-1890
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1891
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms50
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Watrous Beckwith (1831-1890) was an Episcopal minister and the second Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia (1831-1890). He lived and preached in Maryland, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the sermons of John W. Beckwith from 1853-1890. Handwritten sermons include the title, scripture referenced, and a listing of location and date of delivery. The collection also includes a "memoriam" about Beckwith adapted by the Perlee Club, May 18, 1891, with portions translated by J.F. Adams; an editorial to the Birmingham Magazine regarding Archbishop Parker; an essay on the history of the English Church; and several fragments and untitled sermons.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into three series: Series 1. Sermons; Series 2. Articles, Fragments, and Memorial; and Series 3. Untitled Sermons.

Series 1. Sermons is arranged in alphabetical order by title of the sermon. Series 2. Articles, Fragments, and Memorial is roughly sorted by type. Series 3. Untitled Sermons is arranged in alphabetical order by the first word in first line on piece.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Watrous Beckwith sermons, ms50, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

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Episcopal Church

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Sermons

11Sermons 1-32, 1855-1887
Abraham believed---- After this---(Good Friday) Again he said--- All the Saints--- All things are--- Almost thou--- And Abraham--- And as he--- And beginning--- And behold--- And he looked--- And he went--- And his servants---- And if the--- And it came to--- And Jesus increased--- And Joshua said--- And, lo, I am---- And Peter remembered--- And straightway the Father--- And the Lord--- And the Word--- And they all forsook--- And they began--- And they crucified---- And they themselves---- And this is---- And when he---- And when they---- At that time---- Behold the Man----
12Sermons 33-60, 1857-1889
Be not afraid---- Be not thou therefore---- Be strong---- Be thou faithful---- Be thou strong---- Be ye doers---- Blessed are the people---- Brethren the time---- But bring them---- But God forbid---- But he that heareth---- But I say unto you---- But let a man---- But many that are first---- But rather fear him---- But speak the word only---- But the natural man---- Man shall not live---- But they, measuring themselves---- But was in all points---- But when the fullness---- But who may abide---- But whoseever shall deny---- By the grace of God---- By the rivers of Babylon---- Charity never faileth---- Choose ye this day (youth)----- Christ also suffered for us----- Christ liveth in me-----
13Sermons 61-88, 1854-1876
Cleanse thou me----- Could ye not watch----- Ephraim is joined----- Even so in Christ----- Evil communications corrupt----- Except ye eat the flesh----- Except your righteousness exceed----- Father, give me the portion----- Father, into thy hands----- Fervently in spirit----- First the blade, then the ear----- Flee from idolatry----- For all things come of thee----- For he that soweth to his flesh----- For if the dead rise not----- For in him dwelleth----- For in Jesus Christ----- For I say unto you----- For I say unto you----- For the kingdom of God------ For the priest's lips should keep knowledge----- For they that say----- For unto you is born (Christmas)------ For unto you is born----- For whosoever shall keep the whole law----- Friend, how camest thou----- Friend, how camest thou----- Give an account of thy stewardship-----
14Sermons 89-116, 1855-1884
Give diligence to make----- Give me thine heart----- Giving thanks always----- Giving thanks always----- Giving thanks unto the father----- Go and do thou----- God is Christ---- God is love----- God our Savior----- God so loved the world----- Go thy way for this time----- Go thy way for this time----- Go ye therefore----- Greater love hath no man----- Having therefore, brethren, boldness----- He found nothing but leaves----- He hath done all things well----- He that hath my commandments----- He that is not with me---- He that is unjust---- He that overcometh---- How can this man give us---- How long halt ye---- How old art thou---- How shall we escape---- How shall we escape----- I also will laugh---- I am the resurrection-----
15Sermons 117-144, 1855-1876
I can do all things----- I determined---- I do not know the man---- If a man love me---- If any man be in Christ---- If any man will come after me---- If therefore thine eye be single----- If they hear not Moses & the prophets---- If they hear not Moses & the prophets---- If thou, being a Jew, livest after---- If thou let this man go---- If we say that---- If ye then bring evil----- If ye then bring evil---- If you do good to them---- I have a message from God unto thee---- I have a message----- I have learned by experience---- I have seen all the works----- In keeping of them---- In your patience---- We pray you in Christs' stead---- Is Christ divided---- Is Christ divided----- Is not this the carpenter's son---- I speak as to wise men---- Israel doth not know---- Is thy servant a dog----
16Sermons 145-172, 1854-1890
I therefore, so run---- It is appointed unto to men---- It is given unto you--- It is not the will--- It is the Lord's Passover--- It is written, My House---- Jesus of Nazareth passeth by (Good Friday)---- Keep the charge of the Lord thy God----- Know ye not that a little leaven---- Let your speech be always with grace---- Lo, I am with you always---- Lord, thou knowest---- Lord, what will thou----- Lord, what will thou----- Man shall not live---- Marvel not brethren---- Meet to be partakers---- Members of Christ---- My God, My God----- My joy therefore is fulfilled---- My people doth not consider----- My spirit shall not always strive----- My spirit shall not always strive----- Neither is there any---- No man cometh unto---- Not purloining, but sharing---- Now Barabbas was a robber---- Now then we are ambassadors----
21Sermons 173-200, 1855-1879
Obey my voice---- Of a truth I perceive---- Oh, that God had wings---- Other foundation can no man lay---- Pilate saith unto them---- Pray without ceasing--- Preach the word---- Remember----- Remember Lot's wife----- Rend your heart---- Repentance towards God---- Search the Scriptures----- Seek ye the Lord---- Seek ye the Lord---- So is the Kingdom of God---- Some men's sins---- St. Paul in his Epistle----- Speak: for thy servant heareth---- Straight is the gate---- Suffer little children----- Take my yoke---- Tarry ye in the city---- Tekel! Thou art weighed---- The angel of the Lord encampeth----- The church of the living God---- The harvest is past---- The harvest is past---- The life is more than meat----
22Sermons 201-228, 1853-1882
The Lord our God is one Lord---- The sabbath was made for man---- The same night Peter was sleeping---- The servant is not greater---- The soul that sinneth---- The things which are seen---- The thoughts of the wicked---- The unbelieving wife---- Then they laid their hands---- Then whose shall those things be---- There are not found---- There is none other name---- There is none other name---- There is none other name---- There is none other name---- Therefore came his father---- There is a sore evil---- Therefore leaving the principles--- Therefore my beloved brethren---- Therefore thou art inexcusable---- Therefore to him that knoweth---- There were there two thieves---- There were two thieves---- These are they---- This is my body---- Though I should die with thee---- Thou God seest me---- Thou shalt love the Lord----
23Sermons 229-258, 1855-1889
Thou shalt love the Lord---- Thou shalt worship---- Thou son of man---- Thus saith the Lord---- Thus saith the Lord---- Train up a child---- Watch & pray---- Watch therefore for ye know---- We have seen his star---- We must through much tribulation---- What communion hath light---- What fruit had ye then---- What is a man profitted---- What is that to thee---- What is truth---- What must I do---- What shall a man give---- What shall I render---- Whatsoever a man soweth---- What do ye more than others---- Whence hath this man---- When thou vowest---- Wherefore let him that thinketh---- Where hast thou gleaned---- Wherefore seeing we also are compassed---- Whether we live---- Whither shall I go--- Who led his people through the wilderness---- Whom the Lord loveth---- Whosoever therefore shall confess me----
24Sermons 259-273, 1855-1886
Whosoever therefore will be a friend---- Why beholdest thou the male---- Why is this come to pass---- Why should it be thought---- Why should it be thought---- Will ye also go away---- Wist ye not---- With me it is a very small thing---- Without God in the world---- Work out your own salvation---- Work out your own salvation---- Yea, gray hairs are here and there---- Ye are the Light of the world---- Ye are the Light of the world. A city---- Ye have not the love of God----

2. Articles, Fragments, and Memorial

25Articles, Fragments, and Memorial, 1859-1891
Article 9 Article X Article 19 Article 25-1st pt Article 25-2nd pt Article 27 The human race is one great unit---- Change in translation of the word---- Position of strictly moral men to Christianity---- Love not the world---- Again he said unto me, "Prophesy upon these bones"---- In Memoriam-John Watrous Beckwith---- Moral theology of St. Alphonso de Ligorio-portions trans. by J. F. Adams, Macon, May, 1869 Editorial from Birmingham Magazine---- Effort to understand English Reformation by viewing the history of the English Church

3. Untitled Sermons

26Sermons, 1855-1880
And he raised up---- And it came to pass---- And, lo, I am---- And the Lord commended---- And the whole multitude---- ...Another laugh at this---- Arise, take up thy bed---- As my father hath sent me---- Boast not thyself--- Commit thy way---- In discussing a doctrine---- It is a melancholy sight---- ...leave their homes---- Let us lay aside---- Nevertheless I live---- One of the peculiarities of the Lord's Prayer---- On Friday last I stated that---- Such a test is unreasonable---- Suffer little children---- Suffer little children---- Then were there two thieves---- The death of a prominent member---- The solemn season---- The soul that sinneth---- The sting of death is sin---- The subject which I desire---- There is a truth disclosed---- We are told by St. Luke---- We come now to the concluding petitions of L. 's Prayer---- When friends meet to say farewell---- When man sinned---- Whosoever therefore shall confess me----