The Puritan Pulpit: James Ussher


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James Ussher (1581-1656) was a highly regarded scholar in his own day, and a fearless preacher as well. These 19 sermons were preached in 1640, and they dealt with the most crucial issues of the soul: the devastating effects of sin, the purpose of the law, the satisfaction of Christ, the humiliation of Christ, the sacrifice of Christ, saving faith, the place of torment, peace with God, and the seal of salvation. This book is completely retypeset.

Table of Contents:

Sermon 1: Speedy Conversion the Only Means to Prevent Imminent Destruction, Part 1 – Hebrews 4:7

Sermon 2: Speedy Conversion the Only Means to Prevent Imminent Destruction, Part 2 – Hebrews 4:7

Sermon 3: All Men Are Dead in Sin – Ephesians 2:1-2

Sermon 4: The Sinner’s Disease and Remedy – Galatians 6:3-4

Sermon 5: The Purpose of the Law – Galatians 3:22

Sermon 6: The Consequences of Sin – Lamentations 5:16

Sermon 7: Death, the Wages of Sin – Romans 6:23

Sermon 8: The Place of Torment – Revelation 21:8

Sermon 9: The Satisfaction of Christ – Philippians 2:5-8

Sermon 10: The Humiliation of Christ – Philippians 2:8

Sermon 11: The Sacrifice of Christ – John 1:12

Sermon 12: Faith – Ephesians 1:13

Sermon 13: Come to the Throne of Grace – Hebrews 4:!6

Sermon 14: Peace with God, Part 1 – Romans 5:1

Sermon 15: Peace with God, Part 2 – Romans 5:1

Sermon 16: Peace with God, Part 3 – Romans 5:1

Sermon 17: Peace with God, Part 4 – Romans 5:1

Sermon 18: The Seal of Salvation, Part 1 – Romans 8:15-16

Sermon 19: The Seal of Salvation, Part 2 – Romans 8:15-16



James Ussher was born in Dublin, Ireland on January 4, 1581, where at the age of thirteen he began studying at Trinity College in Dublin. By that young age he had already read Augustine’s Meditations and various works by William Perkins. He graduated in 1597 and received his Master’s degree in 1601, and he subsequently became a preacher and teacher in controversies related to Roman Catholicism. He died in 1656 at the age of seventy-five and was given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey.