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ME Diever's Ark,

SACRAMENTAL MEDITATIONS.

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EDITATION I. Heb. xi: 7 A crucified Jesus the Be-

liever's Ark,

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II. 2 Pet. ii. 4. Fallen Angels punished, and fallen Men spar.

ed,

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II1. Psal. cxlvii. 20. Britain's Gofpel mercies Subject of Praise, 16

IV. 1 John iii. i. The amazing love of the Father and of the

Son to us,

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V. Pfal. viii. 4. The condescension of the Great God to Man

admirable,

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VI. 1 Cor. x. 4. Christ our Rock, smitten and streaming, high-
ly useful,

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VII. Zech. xii. 10. Christ pierced for our Sins, a Heart affec.

ting Sight,

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VIII. Luke xxii. 61, 62. Christ's Look to Peter melted his

Heart in Tears,

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IX. Matth. xv. 27. Often trials are Tharp where Faith is

strong,

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X. i Cor. xi. 24. Christ's sufferings worthy to be remember-

ed at his table,

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XI. Phil. i. 23. Communicants oft in straits betwixt two

which of them to chuse,

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XII. Phil. iv. 19. Rich Supplies in Christ for all our Needs, 49

XIII. Eph. iii. 19. The Dimensions of Christ's Love pass

knowledge,

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XIV. Luke xxii. 44. A view of Christ's Agony and Bloody

Sweat,

XV. Ifa. liii. 7. The Lamb of God silent, and slaughtered for

us,

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XVI. Eph. i. 7. Amazing things to be feen in redeeming

Blood,

XVII. Psal. lxxii. 6. Christ's coming to his Church like rain

on dry ground,

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XVIII. Math. viii. 8. The lowly believer, or Faith a Self-

amazing grace,

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XIX. 2 Cor. ix. 15. Chrift is God's unspeakable gift, with

Marks of those who are thankful for it,

XX. Luke ix. 22. A view of the manifold Sufferings of

Chrift,

XXI. John xviii. 4. Christ's willingness to suffer for us view-

ed and improven,
XXII. John xvi. 7. The Expediency of Christ's going away

from his Disciples considered,
XXIII. Hof. ii. 19. An astonishing match betwixt lovely Christ
and lothsome creatures,

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XXIV. Isa. liii. 8. A view of Christ stricken by many hands for our many Sins,

page 98 XXV. Gal. ii. 20. A particular and appropriating Faith in Jesus Christ both our Duty and Interest,

102 XXVI. 1 John iv. 19. God's preventing Love the Cause of our Love to him,

107 XXVII. Psal. cxxvi. 5. Sowing in sears brings a joyful Reaping Time,

III XXřIII. Rev. i. 5. Christ's Love in pouring out his Blood for us calls for Songs of Praise to him,

115 XXIX. Luke xv. 18, 19. The Humble Confessions and Plead

ings of a penitent returning Prodigal, XXX. Song i. 4.

Our remembering of Christ's Love at his Table should fill our souls with wonder, love, and grati

tude, XXXI. Ifa. liii. 5. Christ's wounds by our Sins shew the evil Nature of Sin, and call for Revenge upon it,

124 XXXII. John vị. 51. Christ crucified our heavenly Bread, excels the Israelites' Manna,

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SACRAMENTAL ADVICES.

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DVICE I. Gen. vii. 1. A Call to perishing Sinners to

come into the Ark of a crucified Chrift for Safety, with Directions how to get into it, II. Rev. ii. 20. Christ's standing and knocking at the door

of the Heart, affords powerful arguments for Sinners open

ing to him, III. Rev. iii. 20. A View of the Extensiveness and Solemnity

of Christ's calls to open to him, and the blessed Provision he brings in with him, IV. Prov. ix. 5. Christ the Bread of Life, excellent soul-food,

with directions how to come and eat it, V. Gen. xlv. 4. Christ our loving Brother typified by Jo

seph, with directions how to come near him in the Sacra

ment, VI. Matth. xxii. 2. A call to come and sign the Marriage

Contract with Christ at his Table, with directions in doing

it, 7 VII. Lam. i. 12. A call to view Christ's dreadful sufferings

under God's fierce anger, VIII. Matth. xxvi. 22. Communicants called to be zealous o

ver their Hearts, to search out their Sins, and sorrow for them, and to do it after a godly sort, with marks of it, IX. Heb. vi. 18. Christ our only City of Refuge, with direc.

tions how to flee to it from the Avenger of Blood, X. John jii. 14. A Call to view Christ nailed and lifted up on

the Cross, with suitable thoughts and affections, XI. Exod. xiv. 15. A Call to Communicants, under doubts

and fears, to go forward to the Red Sea of Christ's blood,

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XII. John xii. 32. Christ lifted up on the Cross, a noble En

gine for drawing Souls to him, with directions to look for his drawing power,

page 17 XIII. John i. 36.xix. 5. A call to Behold the Man Christ Jesus under his various sufferings,

174 XIV. Job xxxvii. 14. Directions to stand still and confider God's Wondrous Works displayed in the Sacrament,

178 XV. Rev. xxii. 2. Christ our Tree of Life, infinitely preferable

to Adam's tree in the earthly Paradise, with directions to view and make use of this blessed tree,

182 XVI. Ifa. xxxii. 2. Christ our only Hiding-place and Convert from storms of wrath, with directions to get into it,

186 XVII. 1 Kings xix. 9. Communicants should be ready to Ace count to God of their errand at the Lord's Table,

Ige XVIII. John v, 6. Communicants must come sensible of their

Diseases, with Faith in Christ's healing Power, and Marks of a healing Faith,

195 XIX. Exod. xii. 14. How to improve a communion Sabbath,

as a Memorial of Christ's Death, Resurrection and Benefits obtained thereby,

199 XX. Jer. iii. 19. A Sinner's taking hold of God's Covenant,

surmounts all the Hindrances and Difficulties in the Way of his Salvation,

203 XXI. Luke v. 26. Communicants are to recollect and consider

what strange things they have seen at the Sacrament, and be suitably affected,

207 XXII. Luke vi. 21. The Blessedness of true fpiritual Hunger,

with the good things provided to fill the Hungry, XXIII. Psal. cvii. 2. Redeemed Souls are under special

Obligations to give thanks and fing Praise to their Redeemer, 215

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Μ Ε DI Τ Α Τ Ι Ο Ν S

UPON SUNDRY

SCRIPTURE TEXTS.

MEDITATION I.

From HEB.xi. 7.

By Faith Noah prepared an Ark to the faving of his

Houle.

HOUGH the flood that drowned the old world

Twat af many years diftanice, prema bahwald moved

with fear at God's warning him of it, and prepared an Ark for his safety: and shall not unconverted unbelieving finners, who have a far more terrible flood threatned against them, and may be only a few days distant, take warning, and provide with all speed for their safety? Oh! shall I, a wretched guilty sinner, take rest, while I am within the flood-mark of God's wrath, and not arise in time to provide an Ark to flee to for my safety! --But, O good news! I have not the Ark to provide, it is prepared to my hand: God, in his infinite wisdom and pity, hath made ready an Ark long ago for lost finners of A. dam’s race to flee to; and now it is completely furnished and finished, and all things are ready, so that I have nothing to do but go and take poffeffion.

O what had become of me, and other perishing linners, had we the Ark to build for ourselves ? Nay, the whole creation had not been able or sufficient for this purpose. How soon would the raging flood of divine wrath sweep away all the arks of men or angels build ing! But thanks be unto God for ever,.for the excellent

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