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CONTENTS.

SERMONS XII. & XIII.

ON THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT.

Nine Sermons preached in the parish of St. JAMES, WI

MINSTER, on occasion of the war and rebellion in 1745

GAL. V. 22, 23.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gen-
tleness

, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Against such
there is no law

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SERMON I.

[Preached on a General Fast.]

2 CHRON. XV. 2.

The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him,

he will be found of you : but if ye forsake him, he will forsake

you ....

ON THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT.

ROM. VIII. 16.

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The Spirit itself beareth witness with our Spirit, that we are the

children of God .......

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Now therefore thus saith the Lord of Hosts, co

your ways.

The faculty of reviewing our past lives and th sent state of our hearts, in order to approve w right, or condemn what is wrong in either, with it an evident obligation upon all men, to cise it constantly and uprightly. It is a prin that implies in its very nature an authority ove whole of our conduct : and we every one feel selves most intimately bound to obey its dio Even when we doubt in particular how we are t we must know in general, that we are to act as and conscience direct. And not to examine, they direct, or whether we are following it, is gressing the first fundamental law of moral as So that indeed God our Maker saith to each continually, by the inward voice of our own br Consider your ways.

A precept universally ack ledged, and highly honoured even by heathens peculiarly enforced on Christians, as it is no often and solemnly enjoined in Scripture, but, cure all possible regard to it, self-examination corporated into the most sacred rite of our ho ligion (participation of the blessed sacrament), vast importance well deserved.

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