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Ser, XCI. XCII. XCIII. The evil and unreasonableness of

covetousness. -Luke xii. 15. And he said unto them, Take

heed and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in
tve abundance of the things which he polejeth, 65. 77. go

SER. XCIV. XCV. Religion our first and great concernment.

Matth. vi. 33: But seek, ye first the kingdom of God, and his

righteousness, and all these things Mall be added unto you, 103, 117

Ser. XCIX. C. The support of good men under their suffer

ings for religion.- i Pet. iv. 19. Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well-doing, as urio a faithful Creator, P.ige 169. 191

SER. CI. Of the work assigned to every man, and the feafon

for doing it. John ix. 4. I must work the work of him that sent me, while it is day, the nigit cometh u hen no man can work,


SER. CII. Of the great duties of natural religion, with the

ways and means of knowing them. Micah vi. 6. 7. 8. Hlherewith fhall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? Mall I come before bim with burnt-oferings, with calves

of a year old ? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of r.2015, cy with ten thousands

of rivers of cil? Fall I give my firit-born for my trunjgresion, the fruit of my body for the fin ef ney joill!

He both fivewed ther, Oinan, what is good : and what doth the Lord

require of thee, but to do juily, wird to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?


SER. CIII. Instituted religion not intended to undermine natu

ral. - Matth. ix. 13. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice,


SER. CIV. CV. Christianity doth not destroy, but perfect the

law of Moses. Matth. v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets; I am not come 10 destroy, but to fulfil,

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Ser. CV CVII. CVIII. CIX. CX. Of the nature of regene

ration, and its neceflity in order to justification and falvation. Gal. vi. 15. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision ; but a new creature,

286. 298. 310. 321. 332.

SER. CXI. CXII. The danger of all known fin, both from the light of nature and revelation.

Rom. i. 18. 19. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truih in unrighteousness; because that which miay be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath fewed it unto tbem,

344. 354


S'E R. CXIII. Knowledge and practice necessary in religion. John xiii. 17. If ye know these things, kappy are ye if ye do them.,

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SER. CXIV. Practice in religion necessary, in proportion to our

knowledge. Luke xii. 47. 48. And that servant which - knew his lord's - will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes : but he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, Mall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more,


Ser. CXV. CXVI. The fins of men not chargeable upon God;

but upon themselves. James i. 13. 14. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tenipteth be any man : But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own luft, and enticed,

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