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said to cost, US any trouble, may be of great benept to another o at all evepts, the friendly intention is pleasing, and none surely are sg entirely without feeling as not to value kindness for its own sake, as well as for the advantage it brings. We are assured by Jesus Christ himself, that keven, a cup of cold watere" given by one

of his servants to another, for his sake, shall not lose its reward. Who would but listen with pleasure, as often as he could bear words of kindness passing from one neighbour to another? Who would not bless his lot which was thrown among those who had learnt of Christ.“ to be meek and lowly of heart," and " to "love one another?” The dew is not more re. freshing to the earth, than is the voice of kindness and friendly regard to those who have ears to hear.” It is this frame of mind, more than any outward circum: stances, whichi spreads peace, content, and innocent enjoyment around; it is this that gives to the dwellings of the poor a comfort and satisfaction, which, without it, slutil reisen ! od y1991892 as Matt. x. 42.351.ts is 2001

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will not be found in the midst of plenty, and will in vain be sought in the palaces of kings.

These are truths, my brethren, which, though they belong to daily life, and are therefore intended to be called into constánt use, come as truly from God as the most solemn articles of our Christian faith. If Christ Jesus died upon the cross, he shed his blood for us there that we might be brought by him unto God, and might be engaged to walk in love before him as the children of one common parent. This commandment we have from God, that he who loves him should love his brother alsof.

As it was the purpose of Jesus Christ not only to redeem us from all iniquity, but moreover to purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works, he has it ever at heart, that his servants should, in every thing, shew themselves mindful who is their heavenly Master, that, as St. Paul says, " whether they eat or drink, or what. ever they do, they should do all to the

"] John iv. 21..

& Titus ii. 14.

glory of God";” watching over themselves that they do nothing contrary to the profession of a Christian ; that they avoid whatever, in thought, word, or deed, may stand in the way of their own good conduct, or set an evil example to others.

It is thus that the Christian may hope to grow in grace, and in the favour of his Redeemer Jesus Christ; and it is thus Christ himself instructs us in the text, we shall receive the kingdom of God as little children, shall obey, that is, the rules of the Gospel in the daily business of our calling, as little children look up to their parents, to learn from them what they are to do, and do what these command.

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SERMON IV.

GOOD WORKS MUST ACCOMPANY CHRISTIAN

BELIEF.

Tit. iii. 8. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works: these things are good and profitable unto men. ST. PAUL in this Epistle is addressing himself to one whom he had instructed in the truths of the Gospel, and had placed, as Bishop, over the island of Crete. Having sent Titus to fill this high and important office, St. Paul, as his spiritual father, lays down some useful rules of conduct to guide him in the discharge of his duties. Among these the words of the text hold a distinguished place: and they have this farther advantage, that they shew us what St. Paul expects of all

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