THE QUADMIAL SERMON.
DELIVERED MAY 10, 1888.
Subject: " The priesthood of the Hebrew Church iden¬
tical in character and design with the ministry of the
Christian Church." Text: Malachi ii. 4-7.
WE come this morning, brethren, accord¬
ing to appointment, to deliver the
quadrennial discourse. Of course our theme
will be addressed particularly to the minis¬
ters before us—those of the A. M. E. Church,
who represent the Church as a whole.
"We find our text recorded in Malachi
ii. 4-7: "And ye shall know that I have
sent this commandment unto you, that my
covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord
of hosts. My covenant was with him of life
and peace; and I gave them to him for the
fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid
before my name. The law of truth was in
his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his