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Succefs of all our Labours depends on God's Bleffing.
LUKE v. 4, 5, 6. Now when he had left fpeaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, faid unto him, &c. 99
The Perplexity and Danger of the Double-minded. JAMES i. 8. A double-minded man is unftable in all his ways. 117
The Creed put into Practice.
TIT. i. 16. They profefs that they know God, but in works they deny him; being abominable and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate: [that is, void of judgment.] 133
The Creed put into Practice.
JOHN xvii. 3. This is Life Eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jefus Chrift whom Thou haft fent. 157
The Creed put into Practice.
ACTS ii. 32, 33. This Jefus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witneffes. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the Promife of the Holy Ghoft, he hath shed forth this which ye now fee and hear. 181
The First and Great Command; or, the Love
MARK Xii. 32, 33, 34. And the Scribe faid unto Jefus, Well, Master, thou haft faid the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the foul, and with all the ftrength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt-offerings and facrifices. And when Jefus faw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God. 205
The Second Great Command; or, Thou fhalt love thy Neighbour as Thyself.
MARK Xii. 32, 33, 34. And the Scribe faid unto Jefus, &c.
Of Holiness, without which no Man muft fee the Lord. HEB. xii. 14. Without Holinefs no man fhall fee the Lord.
The Resurrection; or, the Reward of Holinefs. Luke xx. 34, 35, 36. Jefus anfwering, faid unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they which fhall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the refurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the Angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the Refurrection.
The Duty of improving the Talents committed to our Truft.
LUKE xii. 48. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. 283
The Duty and Advantages of rightly confidering the Shortnefs of Human Life.
PSALM XC. 12. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply
our hearts unto wisdom.
The Great Danger of not knowing the Day of
LUKE xix. 41, 42, 43, 44. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it; faying, If thou hadft known, even thou, at leaft in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days fhall come upon thee, that thine enemies fhall caft a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every fide; and fhall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they fhall not leave in thee one ftone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy Vifitation. 325
The Great Duty of inftructing the Ignorant.
MARK iv.28. The Earth bringeth forth Fruit of herself, firft the Blade, then the Ear, after that the full Corn in the Ear.
The Danger of Living in any Known Sin. ROMANS i. 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. 361
The Example of the Jews a Warning to Christians.
I COR. X. II. Now all these things happened unto them for enfamples: and they are written for our admonition. 383
The Repentance of Sinners matter of Joy in Heaven. LUKE XV. 7, 10. Ifay unto you, That likewife joy fhall be in Heaven over one finner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine juft perfons which need no repentance. Likewise I say unto you, There is joy in the prefence of the Angels of God over one finner that repenteth.
The Design of God's Judgments.
Give us this Day our daily Bread.
The Folly of undertaking any Business of Moment without Regard to the Will and Honour of God.
MATTHEW Vi. 2.
PROVERBS XXI. 30. There is no Wifdom, nor Understanding, nor Counsel, against the Lord. 405
The Suppreffion of Vice and Impiety, the Duty of all Perfons in Authority.
GEN. vi. 1, 2, 37. And it came to pafs, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the fons of God faw the daughters of men that they were fair: and they took them wives of all which they chofe. And the Lord faid, My Spirit fhall not always ftrive with man.--And the Lord faid, I will deftroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth.
The Duty of Magiftrates.
DEUT. i. 17. Ye shall not be afraid of the face of Man; for the Judgment is God's.
THE NECESSITY OF COMING TO SOME CER-
O Holy Spirit of Grace! I implore thy affiftance, that I may speak upon this important subject, so as to be understood, so as to touch the heart, so as to edify those that shall hear me. And grant that I may never forget to try and examine my own faith by those marks which I propofe to others; and that I may be an example in faith and life; for Jefus Chrift's fake. Amen.
2 COR. xiii. 5.
EXAMINE YOURSELVES, WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH;a
Christian brethren! I am going to lay before you the abfolute neceffity, as we hope for heaven, of coming to fome certainty whether we are in the way of falvation or not.
Every body muft own, that it is a matter of great concern for a man to know whether his faith be fuch as it should be, fuch as will
2 See Matth. vii. 20, 21. John xiv. 1, 6. Acts xxiii. I. Rom. viii. 16. 2 Cor. v. 7. Gal. vi. 3, 4. Phil. i. 27. 2 Tim. ii. 19. John iii. 21. VOL. II.