Preacher of God’s Word
Sermons of Christopher Love
A compilation of sermons by Christopher Love, prominent Puritan preacher of the Word of God. None of these have been in print since the early 1800s, when The Works of Christopher Love were last published. This collection contains 10 of Love’s sermons, on subjects such as sorrow and affliction, worldliness, what true blessing is, the wrath and mercy of God, and others.
~ Christ’s Prayer the Saint’s Support (a sermon on John 17:15)
~ A Divine Balance to Weigh All Doctrines By (a sermon on 1 Thess. 5:21)
~ Directions Concerning Immoderate Joy for Worldly Comforts
~ Directions Concerning the Nature and Ends of Sorrows and Afflictions (a sermon on 1 Cor. 7:30)
~ A Christian’s Great Inquiry (a sermon on Acts 16:30-31)
~ A Description of True Blessedness (a sermon on Luke 11:28)
~ Wrath and Mercy (4 sermons on 1 Thess. 5:9)
About the Author
Christopher Love (1618-1651) was born Wales in 1618. He came to faith in Christ at the age of 15 and was soon enrolled at Oxford, where the diligent and eager student was tutored by Dr. Christopher Rogers, a man with Strong Puritan leanings.
Love was soon pastoring a church in London. Before attaining that position, Love had catechized and taught theology to the children of the sheriff of London. He married Mary Stone, the daughter of a London merchant, whom he met while they were both employed by Sheriff Warner. They had five children, two girls who died early in life, and three boys, the last who was born a week after Love’s death.
Love, a Presbyterian, received his ordination in the Church of England after much difficulty. Because of his political leanings and participation, he was arrested by Oliver Cromwell’s forces for his alleged involvement with a plan to raise money for the restoration of the monarchy, a charge Love denied. He was arrested on charges of treason along with six other prominent Presbyterian ministers in London, including Thomas Watson. While the others were released after six months, in God’s providence Christopher Love was beheaded on Tower Hill, London on August 22, 1651.