William Guthrie -
There is not a lot of this -
what there is, is very precious!
For a list of works held by the National
Library of Scotland - click here.
There are his Sermons - some of which I have unearthed - list below. These will be published as I get time. They
come from J.Howie's memorable volume on "Sermons in Times of
There is a short piece on "Conscience" extracted, I think, from one of his
sermons. Read it - 5 minutes will do.
There are the Sermon "Sentences" preserved
as an Appendix in Alexander Smellie's Version of "Interest". These were, he
says, "gleaned from a precious manuscript volume - one of a noble band of seven
- generously lent me by Rev. James Kennedy, B.D., the Librarian of New College,
Edinburgh" - and are listed below. These too, will be published as time
permits. Not time for a full sermon? Try one of these
- they are bite-sized!
There is also a short
memoir of his cousin, tutor and martyr, James.
James Guthrie was of the noble line of the Guthrie Clan and
went to his death for his Lord, in Edinburgh. His young cousin William wanted
to be there, was but not allowed, as it was too dangerous.
Alexander Smellie has a lengthy
to his version of "The Christian's Great Interest". A
condensed version of this is found in his book "Men of the Covenant"
In the same book is a "Commendation
letter " of this great work, which is
worthy of reading, too.
A memoir of Robert
has been added, also, as contributing a little to our meagre store.
Traill was a friend of William Guthrie as well as of many other notable
persons, and this is worth reading in its own right.
person has also written some promotional material
for the book (above)
There is here an article by J.I.Packer
about "Why we need
Puritans" - which should be required reading for every serious Christian and
very well-worth reading in its own right. I commend it to you. My wife's
reaction, when she read it was "Wow!".
Sermon List - the sermons
can be read here, as they are (gradually) published.
"But it is good for Me to Draw Near to God
Sermon 2 "For What is a Man
if he should gain the whole world, and lose His own soul, or,
what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Matt. 16:26
"For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty
floods upon the dry ground....- Isiaiah 44:3"
Sermon 4 "Come now, let us reason together
, saith the Lord.." -
Sermon 5 "O Lord, why hast thou made us
from Thy ways, and hardened our heart from fear?" - Isaiah 68:17
Sermon 6 "Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire,
when ye pray, believe
that ye may receive them, and
ye shall have them" - Mark 11:24
Sermon 7 "Therefore I say unto you, what
things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe
ye may receive them, and ye shall have them" - Mark 11:24
Sermon 8 "We have
been with child, we have been in pain
, we have, as
it were, brought forth wind.." - Isaiah 26:18,19
9) "Let not them that wait on Thee, O Lord God of hosts, be
for my sake." - Psalm 69:6
every one that thirsteth, come
ye to the waters"...- Isa. 4:1,2
"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the
12) "Who loved me, and gave
for me" - Galatians 2:20
13) "But I
said unto you that ye also have seen Me, and believe not. All that the Father
giveth me shall come to Me
, and him that cometh to me I shall in no wise
cast out" - John 6:36
14) And she said "Truth Lord,
yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their Master's table
" - Matt.
15) And she said "Truth Lord, yet the dogs
eat of the crumbs that fall from their Master's table"
- Matt. 15:27
16) Then answered Jesus, and said unto her "O
woman, great is thy faith, -be it unto thee as thy wilt
" - Matt. 15:28
17) I wait upon the Lord that hideth His face from
the house of Jacob,
and I will look for Him.- Isaiah 8:17
(Smellie says this sermon is by John Guthrie, William's
18) Sermon on Sympathie
"Send her away for she crieth after us..." (Written in old Scotch - still
Anything else will be added as
it becomes available.