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SERMON XXXII. Success of all our Labours depends on God's Blessing. LUKE v. 4, 5, 6. Now when he had left fpeaking, he said unto

Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, said unto him, &c.

99 SERMON XXXIII. The Perplexity and Danger of the Double-minded. JAMES i. 8. A double-minded man is unstable in all his

ways. J17 SERMON XXXIV.

The Creed put into Practice. Tit. i. 16. They profess that they know God, but in works they

deny him; being abominable and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate: (that is, void of judgment.]

133 SERMON XXXV.

The Crecd put into Practice. JOHN xvii. 3. This is Life Eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou haft sent.

157 SERMON XXXVI.

The Creed put into Practice. . Acts i. 32, 33. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are

witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the Promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this which ye now fee and hear.

181 SERMON XXXVII. The First and Great Command; or, the Love

of God. Mark xii. 32, 33, 34. And the Scribe said unto Jesus, Well, Mafter,

thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength,

and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God.

SERMON XXXVIII. The Second Great Command; or, Thou shalt love

thy Neighbour as Thyself. MARK xii. 32, 33, 34. And the Scribe said unto Jefus, &c. 223

205

SERMON XXXIX. Of Holiness, without which no Man must see the Lord. HEB. xii. 14. Without Holiness no man thall see the Lord. 241

SERMON XL. The Resurrection; or, the Reward of Holiness. LUKE XX. 34, 35, 36. Jesus anfwering, said unto them, The children

of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the Angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the Resurrection. 265

SERMON XLI. The Duty of improving the Talents committed to

our Trust. Luke xii. 48. For unto whomfoever much is given, of himn shall be much required.

283 SERMON XLII. The Duty and Advantages of rightly considering the

Shortness of Human Life.

PSALM Xc. 12. So teach us to number our days, that we may ap, 's our hearts unto wisdom.

307

SERMON XLIII.
The Great Danger of not knowing the Day of

Vifitation.
LUKE xix. 41, 42, 43, 44. And when he was come near, he beheld

the city, and wept over it; saying, If thou hadft known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every fide; and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they Thall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy Visitation.

325

SERMON XLIV.

The Great Duty of instructing the Ignorant. MARK iv.28. The Earth bringeth forth Fruit of herself, first the Blade, then the Ear, after that the full Corn in the Lar,

345

SERMON XLV.
The Danger of Living in any

Known Sin. Romans i. 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their

knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.

361 SERMON XLVI. The Example of the Jews a Warning to Christians. I COR. X. II. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition.

383 SERMON XLVII. The Repentance of Sinners matter of Joy in Heaven. LUKE xv. 7, 10. I say unto you, That likewise joy shall be in Hea

ven over one finner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance. Likewise I say unto you, There is joy in the presence of the Angels of God over one finner that repenteth.

389 SERMON XLVIII. The Design of God's Judgments. MATTHEW vi. 2. Give us this Day our daily Bread.

397 SERMON XLIX. The Folly of undertaking any Business of Moment

without Regard to the Will and Honour of God. PROVERBs xxi. 30. There is no Wisdom, nor Understanding, nor Counsel, against the Lord.

405 SERMON L. The Suppression of Vice and Impiety, the Duty of

all Persons in Authority. Gen. vi. 1, 2, 3, 7. And it came to pass, when men began to mul

tiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the fons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair: and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man.--And the Lord faid, I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth.

419 SERMON LI.

The Duty of Magistrates, Deut. i. 17. Ye shall not be afraid of the face of Man; for the Judgment is God's.

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SERMON XXVI.

THE NECESSITY OF COMING TO SOME CER

TAINTY WHETHER WE ARE IN THE WAY OF
SALVATION OR NOT.

O Holy Spirit of Grace! I implore thy assistance, that I may speak

upon this important subject, so as to be understood, so as to touch the heart, as to edify those that shall hear me. And grant that I may never forget to try and examine my own faith by those marks which I propose to others; and that I may be an example in faith and life; for Jesus Chrif's fake. Amen.

2 COR. Xlll. 5.

EXAMINE YOURSELVES, WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH;
(That is, WHETHER YE BE TRUE CHRISTIANS, AND IN
THE WAY OF SALVATION?-WHETHER YOUR LIVES BE
ACCORDING TO YOUR PROFESSION?]

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lay before you the absolute necessity, as we hope for heaven, of coming to some certainty whether we are in the way of salvation or not.

Every body must own, that it is a matter of great concern for a man to know whether his faith be such as it should be, such as will

a See Matth. vii. 20, 21. John xiv. 1, 6. Acts xxiii. 1. Rom. väi. 16. 2 Cor. V. 7. Gal. vi. 3, 4. Phil. i. 27.

2 Tim. ii. 19. John iii. 21. VOL. II.

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