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The remnant of Joseph, pag. 159. vipture Reasons, pag. 166,167:

The context opened, pag.140,1.41 In an use of exhortation in 6 Parti142.

Z'be Text divided and expounded, I' Dodat. 2. Parbore is a Fountaiste pag. 142,143,144. 6 Dottrines rai- of free grace and mercy in felks Christ led, pag.145, Ore handled only, viz: opened to purge and cleanse his pesa

Thas the faithfull executiin of fu- ple from all their finnes and impserities, stice in a Land is a probable meanses to pag. 168. move God to extend mercy and compas Method propounded. 1. An Anafion towards th:m, pag. 146. logie between Christ and a Fountaine

Method of handling the Doctrine. in 5 Resemblances, pag. 170, 171, 1 From scripure proofe, pag. 146, 147, 172. 2. How Christ may be said ta 148. 2 From 3 Reasons, pag. 149, 1 be a Fount aine? pag. 172,173,174. -150, 151, 152. 3 How mußt ju- 4 Hammers wherewith God usually fice be executed, pag. 153. 1 How knocks, pag. 174. 3 False keyes dismuft afudge bee qualified: Ans: 11 4 covered, pag. 175. 4. True kryes, Qualifications, pag. 153, 154,155, pag. 176. 5 For whum is the Foun156.

2 IV has Rules minst be observed - aine opened, pag. 177. 6 Confidein execution of Justice ? Ans: Ino rasions, pag. 177.178. 3 Inferin, Rules, pag. 156,157,158,159. An fces, p. 179. 4 What are the vertues of vse of exhortation to the Judge in 4 this Fountaine. Ans: 5. pag.179 Particulars, pag. 159, 160. To the j 180. Bench,pag. 1.61. To the Lawyers and s. The Do&trine appljedin 5. V sesi Grand-Inqueft, pag.162.

1 For Consolation, pag. 180. 181,

Usi 2 Fcr Examinatin. 7 QualiSERM. VIII.

fications propounded , pag. 182, 183,

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Ech: 13. 1.. In that day there 185. Ose 4 For Direllion in 6 Par

hall be a fountaine opened to the ticulars, pag. 186. 187. House of David, and Inhabitants of Jerusalem for finne, and for unclean

SERM IX. nefs, pag. 163. The Text divided , pag. 164.

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of pleasantness. All ber Pathes are God are foakt in their feares of gedly peace, pag. 188. Sorrow for finne, thin in that reason di Text divided, 189. vine refreshing confolations come from Doct. 1. All the ways of gedliness the presenceof Goł,pag, 165. are wages of plealantnej's, and full of

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Method of handling. 1 Objections an- j in 3 Particulars, pag.218..7 Parti

wered pag, 190, 191,192,193.194. cular Counsels given, pag. 218.219. 2 The Doctrine prooved by particular Instances, pag. 194, 195,196,197,

SERM. X. 198, 199.3 The Doctrine confirmed by 5 Demonftrations, pag. 200, 201,


Ark. 8.36. Fur what Mall it 202,203, 204. 4 The Doctrine ap profit a man if he fall gaine plyed in 5 Uses. i For cinviction in the whole world, and lose his own soul? 6 Particulars, pag. 205, 206, 207, The Text divided axd explagaed, 208. Use 2 Fur Exhortation, pag. pag. 220.221. 209. Vse:3 For examination where Doct. That the gaine of the world in are 6 Qualifications for dowon of can in no wise countervaile the life of Spirituall joy, differing from naturall one foulé, pag. 2229 juy, pag. 211, 212, se 4 For Die

Method of handling. I By como rection in 3 Parsiculars, pag. 212. paring the foule and the world, wherein, 213. Uses For Consolation, pag.213. 1. Consider the excellency of the foule

Dod. 2. Ibat all the pathes of in 7 Singularities, p. 222,223,224. divine wisdome or godliness are futl of: 2 Cinsider the viliness of the world in Peace to the Sces and danghters of Peace, 7 Aggravations, pag. 225.226. Vse pag 214

i For terroni unto 4 forts of Perfons, Metbed propounded. 5. Proved by 227, 228, 229. Ose 3 For exhera Scripture, 214, 215* 2 Confirmed station in 9. Confiderations, pag. 233, by 4 Reasons, pag.215.216. 3 Ap-, 234, 3.36, 237, 238. Uji 4 For płyed. i In an use of information, pag. examination in 6. Queries, p.239. 217. 2 For inftruition in 4 Partics-240. Use 5. For Direction. 5 Impen bars, pag. 218. 3 For Comfort in diments must be removed, pag. 240. an Obječtion propounded and answered 5 Duties to be practised, 241. Vse 6

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The Knowledg of Christ Crucified.
1 Cor. chap, 2. verf.2.

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save At Som

Oxford Fesus Christ and hina Crucified.

T's storyed of Heraclitus the weeping Philosopher,

that when a Question was proposed to him, what
was the subject of his serious meditations? He re-
turned this answere, that he was studying to know
himselfe: O profitable knowledge to be thus well

acquainted at home! Now the most compendious
mechod of attaining this knowledge is then procur’d, when wee
know our own ignorance: So that without Question hee's the best
knowing Christian, who knowes this, that, be knowes nothing, as he
ought to know. And as in point of knowledg, so also the rule holds
good, in point of practice: Hee's the best proficienc in the Schoole of
Christ,who daily practiseth the Divine art of selfe-deniall. For then
are we something in Gods account, when we are nothing in our own.
For a provocation to this dury, looke upon the Archetypum : a fin-


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gular pattern of humility is Christ our Saviour,the head of his Church,

and there ought to be a conformity between the head and the memPhil. 2. 7. bers. He that was God from all eternity * Érerwtev srutè,cmptied Persam fuam himselfe, became incarnate, and wore the ragges of mortality: her's & fuprimendo a condescension indeed , even the lowest step of humility. The first

confpe&u ho. lesson then which the disciple of Christ must learne, is, to deny himinum deposuit selse: And certainly there's nothing lost in a selfe-denying way Calv. for Christ. But this is a difficult leison, and who can learne it?

Counsell a strong man, not to glory in his strength, a rich man, not to glory in his riches, a wise man not to glory in his wisdome, and

they will tell you as the disciples answered Christ, This is a hard layJohn 6.60. ing, and who can he are it. This grace of selfe-deniall is a rare herbe,

and growes no where, but in the garden which the Lord hath planted. what an excellent thing it is for a man to be out of love with himselfe ! that plant had need of much watring from Heaven, before it can be brought to such a maturity. My Apostle is an example, inftar omnium, When those some of Greece expected quaint. compofures, and flashes of Rhetorick, he treads quite Antipodes to them, drawing his lines after another and exacter copy. The fimplicity of preaching the Crosse of Christ, is his Apology. And to

Itraine for sublime raptures upon such an argument, were a meere A17Sis.

solæcisme. Here's one that's every way an accomplishe schollar, v ter en and yet knowes it not, it may be verified of him, what Homer speaks Homer.

of Neftor: His words were sweeter ihon honey. At Lystra he was itiled Mercurius, the God of eloquence: yet be take off all these tickling incicements. He makes of all these an act of oblivion. Dele delinc ex animo, tra uopdoen in iuni Xposàs. If Christ may be formed in him, hee's fully fatisfyed, and will say with facub in another case, I have enough: now let me die, I have all, for I have the knowledge of Christ Crucifi’d. Weigh all other kinds of knowledg in the ballance of the fan&uary and they will prove too light. This I say, even the knowledge of Christ will allwaies preponderace. A long time modesty kept in his own commendation, but at last it could hold no longer,

least it should conceale a truch. He profest with a thankfull heart, is Calao I Cor.14.18. that he spake with tongues, more then all the Apostles, Arsem. ' and yet here he takes no notice of them : It's the property of art

to conceale it felfe. St Paul was an acarate linguist, and yet so lowly as he would not be reputed so. Nay, besides all these he had the


best helpes of education: He was crayn'd up at the feet of Gamaliel, a learned Rabbi. He hung upon this Doctors lips, ready to take every word that dropt from his mouth, and improve it to his belt advantage: Yet notwithstanding, all the police learning, which he tooke up at the feec of Gamaliel, in all humility he layes down at the feet of Christ. Perule his Protestation, in the verse immediatly preceding my Text. * And I brethren, when I came into you, came * Concedit sibi not with excellency of speech or of wisdome, declaring unto you the testi- nin adfuiffe hu. meny of God. However others make ostentation of learning, and mane vel ficus, through an ambitious affectation of eloquence , preach themselves diæ ve! Sapientiæ and not Christ: yer ) that am a minister of Christ, and call?d to be inftrudim, ali bis Embassador, make conscience to goe beyond my commision to quid efficeret fed adde the compositions & varnishings of humane eloquence, left I de-ex quo se dejli. tra& from the fimplicity that is in Chrift. You Corinthians may listum opi: expect eloquence, your City(as it's arrested by Cicero) was the Eye inde magis eina of all Græce: However, I am resolved to deceive your expectation. cere in fuo Mi. Here I am(faith he) Agens confilio

, 1 doe it upon most serious advice, nifterio Dei po. and mature deliberation: this is the upshot of my præmedicared re- temiam subini. solution:My conclusion I retaine inviolable, égap expect CC.Non ex-fire quæ hujus imium duxi so Calvin. Non statui, so Tertullian, Non judicavi, so

moli fubfidiis

non indig Erasmus. These versions give light one to another. My text is Calvin, it the determination of Paul the great Doctor of the Gentiles. In Corinthus the unfolding whereof i fhall not crumble che bread of life into anotim Gra overcurious division, least I divide the sensç.--Out of the words I commend to your observation, three remarkable particulars. Calv. in is.

pro lege 1. The Apostles profession or resolution expune iš sidérai, I dettrmi- in’d to know. 2. The object of his profeflion exprest, I. Positively, carne. Christi. Ingóv Xorsòr, Jesus Chrift, 2. Privatively and by way of Antichesis, Erasmus in Loc. viuen this and nothing else. 3. The Condition or Qualification of the , The Apolles obje&t, ý tôtov é sacupcopasvor, and him crucify’d. Homo naturaliter appetit profeffion. fcire. Every man by nature is desirous of knowledg. 'In point of 2. The Objea. knowledge, the cry in generall

, is, with the horseleeches daughter, ! Positive. Give,bive. There's no saciety in it. Of all other goods, knowledge The Condia is to be set at the highest estimate. And of all sorts of knowledge tion. the knowledg of Christ is fuperexcellent: and if we raise, che cii. max higher, chat knowledg which concernes the Crosle of Christ, is most excellent, fweer and comfortable. You see then that I am warranted by my Apostle, to outbidall che knowledg in the world.

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