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CONTENTS.

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xi. 29......

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87. Rom. v. 11... . Reconciliation by the Death of Christ

1

88. viii, 7......The Enmity of the Carnal Mind ......

5

89.

viii. 9.

...The Indwelling of the Spirit........

15

90.

xii. 3.......The Use of Reason in Matters of Religion..

19

91.

xiv. 8.....

...On Devotedness to Christ..

26

92.

xiv. 12...., The Final Account.....

29

93.

xiv. 16.....Christian Circumspection....

94. xv. 3.......Christ an Example of Self-denial

36

95.

xv. 30

... The Love of the Spirit......

40

96. 1 Cor. i. 18.......The Preaching of the Cross..

46

i. 30.. .....The Relation of Christ to Believers .....

50

98.

iii. 18......Self-abasement Essential to Spiritual Wisdom....

99.

.The Unworthy Communicant

59

100.

xi. 29....

Requisites for Communion...

101.

xii. 7......The Design of Spiritual Gifts.

67

102.

xv. 48, 49.. The First and Second Adam

71

103. 2 Cor. ii. 14... .Triumphing in Christ...

74

104.

iii. 3.......Professors the Epistles of Christ

79

105.

v, 9.. Christian Ambition.....

84

106.

v. 14......The Influence of the Love of Christ...

88

107.

vi. 13...... The Expansive Tendency of True Religion

92

108.

vi. 17, 18... Separation from the World

96

109.

vii. 1...... The Promises a Motive to Purity

100

110. vii. 10.....Natural and Spiritual Sorrow Distinguished ...... 104

111. Gal. iv. 20...

.......Doubtful Characters Described and Counselled... 108

112. v. 17........ . The Believer's Conflict Distinguished from the

Struggle of Natural Conscience

115

113.

vi. 14.......

....Glorying in the Cross of Christ....

121

114. Eph. ii. 8... . Salvation by Grace. (Preached on the Death of the

Rev. John Vernon)

125

115. ii. 12

....... The Practical Atheism of Mankind

139

116.

ï. 12 ....... Unbelievers without Hope .....

143

117.

iii. 17.

...... The Indwelling of Christ.

148

118.

iv, 20..

...... The True Doctrine of Christ

152

119. iv, 30.......On Grieving the Holy Spirit

156

120.

iv. 32.

Christian Forgiveness...

162

121. Phil. i. 8.

The Desires of the Faithful Minister.....

165

122.

.Prayer for the Increase of Love among Christians. 169

123.

i. 12.. . The Furtherance of the Gospel .....

173

i. 9..

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124. Phil. i. 29 ........ Faith and Patience the Gifts of God

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125. ii. 5 .... The Mind of Christ

183

126.

ii. 21

.......Thc Criminality of Selfishness.

187

127. iv. 6,7 . Against Worldly Anxiety..

191

128. Col. i. 26, 27...., The True Idea of Christ Within

129. 1 Thes. ii. 16 .....On Missions to the Heathens. (At the Designation

of the Rev. Wm. Yates, as a Missionary to India). 200

130. 1 Tim. ü. 16 .....Jesus Seen of Angels

209

131.

vi. 6.......Godliness and Contentment,

214

132. 2 Tim. iii. 5.. ... The Form of Godliness

219

133. iii. 16......On the Holy Scriptures

223

134. Tit. ü. 6

.On Sober-mindedness...

135.

iii. 8.

The Nature and Importance of Good Works 231

136. Heb. iv. 15....... The Efficacy of the Death of Christ ,

245

137. ix, 14.......Christ a Compassionate High Priest

240

138. xi. 24-27... The Faith of Moses

249

139. xii. 2..

........Christ the Great Object of Faith..

253

140.

xii. 23..

.......The Spirits of the Just. (Funeral Sermon for the

Rev. T. Scott, Rector of Aston Sandførd)

256

141. 1 Pet. ii. 21.,....The Example of Christ...

262

142.

iv. 7. ...... The End of all Things

269

143. v. 5........On Humility ........

273

144. 1 John i. 7. . The Communion of Saints ......

277

145.

ii. 15.. „Against the Love of the World .....

284

146.

iii. 1......Christ's Disciples Unknown to the World

288

147.

v. 3.......Obedience the Test of Love to God

291

148. 2 John 8...... .On Steadfastness in Religion..

295

149. Rev. iii. 16.......

.On Lukewarmness in Religion

300

150.

xxi, 7..... The Advantage of Overcoming the World.. 304

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MEMOIR,

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DR. RYLAND's ancestors, for a series of years, resided in Gloucestershire and the neighbouring parts of Warwickshire. His father, the Rev. John Collett Ryland, son of Mr. Joseph Ryland, who lived at Stow-in-the-wold, was born in 1723. In his 18th year, he became a member of the Baptist church at Bourton-on-the-water, then under the care of the Rev. Benjamin Beddome; and soon after removed to Bristol, to pursue his preparatory studies for the Christian ministry, under the direction of Mr. Bernard Foskett. His numerous common-place books and diaries, which yet remain, though containing little that would be suitable for general inspection, amply attest his unquenchable thirst for

knowledge and the depth and fervor of his piety. In the commencement of his studies, he had to sustain a severe mental conflict on the fundamental points of religious belief—the divine existence and the immortality of the soul. Only those who have passed through a similar discipline can adequately conceive the unutterable satisfaction resulting from the successful issue of such inquiries. Owing probably to the impulse thus received at the outset of his theological inquiries, the evidences of religion were always a subject of unusual interest to Mr. Ryland, and called forth the utmost exercise of his abilities. On leaving Bristol, he settled at Warwick, where he was ordained pastor of the Baptist church, in 1750; but after nine years removed to Northampton. During his residence in the latter place, for șix and twenty years, his ministry was very successful, and the increase of the congregation required two enlargements of the meeting-house. In the year 1786, he resigned to his son the whole care of the church, and retired to Enfield, near London, where he died July 24, 1792, in the 69th year of his age.

Soon after his ordination at Warwick, he married Elizabeth, the only daughter of Mr. Samuel Frith, of that town. They had five children, one of whom died young. The rest were all spared to reach

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