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PHS.TennentSermons146 Gilbert Tennent sermons 146, Sermon on the duty of parents to help their children seek God's wisdom, 1758


Gilbert Tennent sermons 146, Sermon on the duty of parents to help their children seek God's wisdom, 1758



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(Philadelphia, United States, Presbyterian Historical Society)

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Presbyterian Historical Society




United States


Gilbert Tennent (1703-1764) was an Irish-American Presbyterian clergyman, and one of the leaders of the Great Awakening. Tennent begins this sermon on the duty of parents to help their children seek God's wisdom by citing two Bible verses: 1 Chronicles 28:9, "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever." Proverbs 2:3-5, "Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God." From dates noted on the manuscript, it looks like Tennent wrote this sermon in 1758, then delivered it again in 1761.


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