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Causes Of An Unsuccessful Ministry: A Sermon, Preached At The Ordination Of The Rev. Samuel Johnson, Over The Church And Society In Alna, November 25, 1818, David Thurston Dec 1817

Causes Of An Unsuccessful Ministry: A Sermon, Preached At The Ordination Of The Rev. Samuel Johnson, Over The Church And Society In Alna, November 25, 1818, David Thurston

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The text of David Thurston's 1818 sermon which includes an admonition for preachers to remember their place in the church, to adhere to "truth [as] the principal means of awakening sinners and of sanctifying saints," and to modify their preaching style "to the capacity of their hearers."