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I can presume to entreat Your Majesty's favourable acceptance of this Volume of Sermons are, that a great part of them was preached in Your Majesty's own Chapel, and that my intention in publishing them was to serve (as far as a situation of much labour and little leisure would allow) the cause of that holy religion, to which Your Majesty has ever approv

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ed Yourself a sincere and cordial friend. An intention of this sort, however feebly executed, will, I am persuaded, be considered by Your Majesty as the best and most becoming return I can make, for those fpontaneous marks of Your Majesty's goodness to me, which have impreffed the warmest sentiments of gratitude on the mind of,

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Your Majesty's
moft obliged,
and most dutiful

Subject, and Servant,

B. Chester

THE

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CO N T E N T S.

S E R M O N

I.

On the Love of God.

Preached at St. James's Chapel, Feb. 10, 1774. Matth. xii. 30. Thou shalt love the Lord

tby God with all thy heart, and with all thy foul, and with all thy mind, and with all tby strength. This is the first and great commandment.

S E R M O N

II.

On the causes of unbelief.

Preached at St. James's Chapel, 1772.

John iii. 19. This is the condemnation, that

light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

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