Rogers, Daniel. Sermons

Collection History

Rev. Daniel Rogers (1707-1785), son of the Rev. John Rogers of Ipswich, Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard in 1725. He remained at the college as a tutor for nine years, and was eventually ordained as an evangelist at York, Maine in 1742. He was installed pastor of the Second Parish Church in Exeter, New Hampshire (established 1744) on August 31, 1748. He continued in office there until he died in 1785, at 79 years of age. He was converted to evangelism by the preaching of Rev. George Whitefield and was one of the pall bearers at Rev. Whitefield's funeral in 1770.

The digital collections below consist of numerous of Rev. Rogers's sermons, encompassing his time at both York and Exeter, dating from 1741-1799. Occasional sermons in the collection however appear to be of different authorship, including two which are dated after the year of his death.

 

Digital Materials

Sermons 1740-1799, vol. 1

This folder contains manuscript sermons by Rev. Rogers. Places and dates of preaching have been included where available. All sermons in this folder are based on passages from the New Testament, with one exception (Jeremiah 2:13), and were delivered mainly in Rev. Rogers's home parish of Exeter.

  • 1 John 17:19 – "...that they also might be sanctified through the truth..."
      first preached at Exeter, 1781
  • 1 John 17:14 – "...they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world..."
      first preached 15 July 1750
  • 2 Timothy 3:16 – "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness..."
      first preached at Exeter, January 1753
  • Revelations 1:5-6 – "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood..."
      first preached at Exeter, 1753
  • Jeremiah 2:13 – "For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water..."
      first preached March 1757

 

Sermons 1740-1799, vol. 2

This folder contains manuscript sermons by Rev. Rogers. Dates of preaching have been included where available; there is no location information.

  • Isaiah 9:6 – "and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace…”
      first preached January 1757
  • 2 Timothy 3:14 – "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them..."
  • Jeremiah 13:5
      first preached March 1757
  • 1 Timothy 1:1 – "...and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope..."
      contains partial correspondence to "Dr. Child"
  • Colossians 3:4 – "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory..."

 

Sermons 1740-1799, vol. 3

This folder contains manuscript sermons by Rev. Rogers. Places and dates of preaching have been included where available. The sermon on Psalms 147:5 is dated after Rev. Rogers's death and is presumably of different authorship.

  • Isaiah 53:1 – "Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?”
      first preached 1756
  • fragment
  • fragment
      first preached at Exeter, April 1749
  • Psalms 147:5 – " ...his understanding is infinite..."
      first preached at Ipswich, March 5 1798/9
  • Colossians 1
      first preached at Ipswich, July 1767

 

Sermons 1740-1799, vol. 4

This folder contains manuscript sermons by Rev. Rogers. Places and dates of preaching have been included where available. Several of the sermons are fragmentary and therefore contain no headers with location or date information, or identification of the verse text.

  • 1 Timothy 1:15 – "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief..."
      first preached at Boston, 21 June 1741
  • fragment
      first preached "at a ministers' meeting in Greenland" 29 June 1772
  • Luke 14:23 – "..compel them to come in, that my house may be filled…”
      first preached March 1757
  • fragment
  • fragment

 

Sermons 1740-1799, vol. 5

This folder contains manuscript sermons by Rev. Rogers. Places and dates of preaching have been included where available. The first sermon is untitled and does not include a header with the usual biblical verse text.

  • Untitled sermon
  • Philippians 1:27 – "Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ..."
      first preached at Exeter, 14 May 1749
  • 1 Peter 3:18
      first preached 1768
  • Luke 14:22 – "...and yet there is room..."
      first preached 1773
  • Matthew 4:7 – "Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God..."

 

Sermons 1740-1799, vol. 6

This folder contains manuscript sermons by Rev. Rogers. Places and dates of preaching have been included where available.


Sermons 1740-1799, vol. 7

This folder contains manuscript sermons by Rev. Rogers. Places and dates of preaching have been included where available. The vast majority of sermons are preached on the book of Psalms, usually referencing an entire psalm rather than a particular verse. All sermons where the first preaching location is identified were preached in Rev. Rogers's home parish of Exeter.

  • Psalms 33:10 – "The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought..."
      first preached at Exeter 1752
  • Isaiah 12
      first preached at Exeter, 1 May 1765
  • 1 John 17
  • Psalms 79:8-9 – "O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low…"
      first preached at Exeter 3 January 1755
  • Psalms 51
      first preached at Exeter, 5 January 1758
  • Psalms 27
      first preached at Exeter, October 1751
  • Psalms 20
      first preached 14 September 1745
  • Psalms 21
  • Psalms 22
      first preached May 1751
  • Psalms 18:20 – "The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me..."
  • Psalms 22:2 – "O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent..."
      first preached at Exeter, May 1751
  • fragment
  • fragment
  • Psalms 39
      first preached at Exeter, 1753
  • Psalms 65:4 – "Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts…"
      first preached August 1753
  • Psalms 24
      first preached at Exeter, July 1751
  • 1 Peter 4:12-13 – "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you..."
      first preached at Exeter, January 1755
  • Psalms 42
  • Psalms 14:1 – "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God..."
      first preached at Exeter, 8 July 1750
  • 1 John 17:24 – "...that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me..."
  • 1 John 17:24 – "...for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world..."
      first preached 1791
  • fragment
  • 1 John 1:3 – "...that ye also may have fellowship with us…"
  • 1 John 14:6 – "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me..."
      first preached 1768
  • Psalms 38
      first preached at Exeter, November 1753
  • 1 Timothy 1:5 – "Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned..."
      first preached at Exeter, July 1767
  • 1 John 16:9 – "Of sin, because they believe not on me..."
  • Psalms 24:7-10 – "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in..."
      first preached at Exeter, August 1751
  • 2 Corinthians 7 – "For we walk by faith, not by sight..."
      first preached 1782
  • Hosea 14:1 – "O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity..."
      first preached 1773
  • fragment
  • Psalms 26
      first preached at Exeter, September 1751
  • Psalms 35:1 – "Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me..."
      first preached at Exeter

 

Special Thanks

This digital resource has been made possible in part by the Council on Library and Information Resources, through a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this resource do not necessarily represent those of the Council on Library and Information Resources.

 

 

Become a Member