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The Harmony of the Divine Attributes displayed,

in the Redemption and Salvation of Sinners, by Jesus Christ,

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Psalm lxxxv. 10. Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness

and peace bave kissed each other.

After the introduction and explanation of the words, four general heads

of method are prosecuted, viz. 1. Who are members of the meeting; or, what are these attributes

of God which do harmonioully confpire together, proposing their various claims,

128 2. When and where these parties did meet together,

133 3. How, and after what manner, they nieet together and kiss each other,

142 4. Why, or for what reasons, they have met together, and embraced cach other,

148 5. The application of the subject, in sundry inferences,

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S E R M ON

XXI, XXII.

Carnal Consultation unfolded; or, the great Evil of

being actuated, by Carnal Principles, in the Matters of God, evinced,

180 GAL. i. 16. Immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.

. The connection being traced, the scope of the apostle consulted, his

principal intention viewed, the words themselves considered, several propositions natively deduced from them, a comprehensive one laid down for prosecution, the following general heads are illustrated,

viz. 1. What is to be understood by flesh and blood, and conferring therewith,

183 2. The truth of the doctrine confirmed by fcriptural examples, 186 3. The reasons assigned why we ought not to consult with flesh and blood,

188 4. The application of the subject, in fundry uses,

190

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XXIII, XXVII.

Law-Death, Gospel-Life; or, the Death of Legal

Righteousness, the Life of Gospel Holiness,

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Gal. ii. 19. I through the law, am dead to the law, that I might live

unto God.

The scope of the apostle being observed, the words analized and

explained, and a compendious proposition laid down, the following

topics of discourse are illustrated, viz. 1. The doctrine cleared and confirmed,

257 2. The believer's mortification, or death to the law, opened up, 256 3. The believer's vivification, or living to God, enquired into, 275 4. The necessity of this death, in order to this life; or, the influence

that our being dead to the law, hath upon our living to God, 289 5. The application of the subject, in four diftinct uses,

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XXVIII.

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The Best Bond; or, the furest Engagement,

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JE R. XXX. 21. For, who is tbis that engaged bis beart to approach

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The scope of the prophet being noticed, and the words viewed in their

connexion, analized, and explained, the doctrine laid down and

confirmed, the following general heads are discoursed, viz. 1. Who this wonderful Person is, that engaged his heart to approach unto God,

364 2. The nature of the work-he engaged himself in, considered,

368 3. The singularity of the fact pointed out, 4. The reasons of the doctrine assigned, viz. why Christ came under this engagement, &c.

388 5. Some inferences deduced for the application of the doctrine, 394

380 S E R M ON

XXIX, XXXIII.

The Saving Sight; or, a View of God in Christ, 420

Joun xiv. 6. - He that barb feen me, bath seen the Father.

The words being viewed in their connexion, analized, explained,

and summed up in a doctrinal proposition, the following general

heads of method are handled, viz.
1. The oneness betwixt the Father and the Son, opened up,

426 2. Some remarks offered concerning a saving fight of Christ, 43L 3. In what respects they who see Christ see the Father,

443 4. In what manner the Father is seen in Christ,

455 5. The reasons why these who see Christ, see the Father, 460 6. The application of the whole, in an use of information, examination, conviction, confolation, and exhortation,

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PREVENTING LOVE: or, God's Love to us the Cause of our Love to him.

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HE great design of the gospel, gospel ordinances,

and facraments, is to commend the love of God in Christ. The sacrament of the supper is a love-feast; and they that have their senses fpiritually exercised therein, will find readily all their senses filled with love. What do they hear, but love! What do they fee, but love! What do they taste, but love! What do they feel, but love! What do they smell, but love !It is a sweet account we have of God, ver. 16.“ Hereby “perceive we the love of God, because he laid down “ his life for us.” O happy they that have fo learned the gospel-catechism, from their experience, as to be able to answer to that question, What is God? and to say, “ God is love !” He is essential, boundless, bot. tomless, infinite love. It is true, if we look to him in the glass of the law, we will see him to be all wrath; a consuming fire out of Chrift; but look to him in the glass of the gospel, and you will see him all love;

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* This Sermon was preached after the administration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at Portmoak, June 3d, 1723.

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