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The John Newton Project

Sermon Series on Isaiah 32:2

 
And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind,
and a covert from the tempest;
as rivers of water in a dry place,
as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

Introduction:


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There are 4 sermons in this series. Newton summarises them in his 4th:
'This text is a comment upon Christ is all in all.'
Isaiah 32 2 No 4 Xt
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.  [Colossians 3:11]
'In him his people find a hiding place where they cannot be found – a foundation from which they cannot be shaken off – streams of life and refreshment which cannot be dried up – and a sweet repose when everything is unquiet about them.'
Newton also wrote a hymn on this text:
 
No 197 v1
 
The full hymn in his own handwriting is here, No. 197
The hymn as it appears in Olney Hymns (Book 1, Hymn 59), with diary extracts,  is here
Links to the sermons:
 
1. And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind
2. and a covert from the tempest
3. as rivers of water in a dry place
4. as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land


Acknowledgements:

N43, Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney, Bucks
MS Eng 1317, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Marylynn Rouse, 14/10/2016


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