A charge, delivered at the ordination of ... Josiah Bradshaw [and others] ... Sept. 26th, 1738

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Page 18 - But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
Page 6 - All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Page 14 - Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, took upon him the form of a servant...
Page 50 - no part or fellowship" in the pardon of sins, or the hope of glory. We have therefore a work of great necessity to do for them ; even to " open their eyes; to turn them from darkness unto light; from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive the forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance among the sanctified by faith in Christ ;" to soften and
Page 4 - Lord that made you *. Lay the foundation of your lives here, on the firm ground of Christian faith ; and build upon it whatever is just and good, worthy and noble, till the structure be complete in moral beauty. The world, into which you are entering, lies in wait with variety of temptations.
Page 35 - ... his worship, and his acceptance of us through the merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. II. Then, after singing a psalm, or hymn, it is proper that, before sermon, there should be a full and comprehensive prayer. First, Adoring the glory and perfections of God, as they are made known to us in the works of creation, in the conduct of providence, and in the clear and full revelation he hath made of himself in his written word.
Page 27 - A fool uttereth all his .mind : but a wife man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Page 33 - ... to be religious, or the performance of it to be an act of obedience unto him. 2. God would never allow that the will and wisdom of any of his creatures should be the rise, rule or measure of his worship, or any part of it, or any thing that belongs unto it. This honour he hath reserved unto himself, neither will he part with it unto any other. He alone knows what becomes his own greatness and holiness, and what tends to the advancement of his glory. Hence the Scripture abounds with severe interdictions...
Page 38 - The certain truth and credibility of this saying or proposition, that they which have believed in God, ought to be careful to maintain good works.
Page 15 - He must be feet to the lame, eyes to the blind, ears to the deaf, and must almost reconstruct the intellect, and almost recreate the conscience.

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