Tag: Election Sermons

Election Sermons

At the time of the Founders, it was a common practice for ministers to preach “Election Sermons,” and it was very common for a clergyman to be invited to give a sermon before the newly-elected government officials. Here’s a radio…

Election Sermon – Rev. P. Payson

Massachusetts Election Sermon of 1778 Delivered by Reverend Phillips Payson in Boston. But Jerusalem, which is above, is free, which is the mother of us all. So then, brethren, we are not children of the bond woman, but of the…

Election Sermons – Rev. J Duché

The Duty of Standing Fast in Our Spiritual and Temporal Liberties A Sermon, Preached in Christ-Church, July 7th, 1775. Before the First Battalion of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia; And now published at their Request By the Reverend Jacob…

Election Sermons – Rev. D. Foster

This 1790 election sermon by Rev. Daniel Foster was given before the Massachusetts Governor (John Hancock), Lieutenant-Governor (Samuel Adams), and both houses of Legislature. Rev. Foster admonished these elected officials using Proverbs 8:16, and encouraged them to govern according to…