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Sermon TitleSermon on Zechariah 4:6 (descriptive title)
Extent18 pages
Composition Date -
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypePreacher's Notes
Sermon Type(s)AnniversaryPolitical occasion
Associated Peoplepreacher - Henry, Matthew
Associated SermonsSermon on Zechariah 4:6 [MS 90.9]: Two manuscript witnesses of the same sermon.
Preachings1684-11-05 (old) - Broad Oak - Anniversary of the Gunpowder plot; The location is conjectured and not stated in the sermon notes.
Additional Material
Print Editions / WitnessesFor a manuscript witness of these notes taken by Sarah Savage, sister of Matthew Henry, see Dr Williams's Library, MS 90.9.
DescriptionThis sermon is not written out in its entirety, but rather as detailed notes. Henry begins by putting his passage into context, describing a point in time 'just w[he]n the Jewes were upon their re:turn out of Babylon, where they had been in captivity three-score & ten yeares' (p. 1). The doctrine and first explication starts on p. 3. The application can be found on p. 13, discussing famous historical deliverances by God. 'The work of Reformation begun in ye church of God in Luther's time' is identified as a key form of deliverance (p. 14). Another example is found in 'The Rescue of this day from ye Popish Powder-Plot (pp. 15-16). Finally, a form of deliverance yet to come is described on p. 17 as 'The final Ruine of the Anti:christ'. The sermon is written in a neat, small hand, with no corrections.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other Note
GEMMS record createdApril 25, 2018
GEMMS record last editedJanuary 16, 2023