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CONTENTS.

SERMON 1.

The Nature and Importance of Walking by Faith.

We walk by faith, not by sight.—2 Cor. v. 7.

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SERMON II.

The Qualifications and encouragement of a Faithful Minister il-

lustrated by the Character and success of Barnabas.

He was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith ; and

much people was added unto the Lord -Acts xi. 24.

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SERMON NII.

The instances, the evil Nature, and the dangerous Tendency of De-

lay, in the Concerns of Religion.

Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying, This people say the time is

not come, the time that the Lord's house shall be built.-Hag. i. 2. 57

SERMON IV.

The Blessedness of the Dead who die in the Lord.

And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are

the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth : yea, saith the spirit,

that they may rest from their labours ; and their works do follow them.

REV. xiv. 13.

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SERMON V.

The Nature and Importance of a Deep and Intimate knowledge

of Divine Truth.

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye hare need that one

teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and

are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every

one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness : for he is

a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even

those who by reason of use bave their senses exercised to discern both

good and evil.-HEB. V. 12–14.

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SERMON VI.

The Christian Doctrine of Rewards.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked : for whatsoever a man soweth

that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh

reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit

reap life everlasting.--GAL. vi. 7, 8.

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SERMON VII.

God's Approbation of our Labours necess

essary to the hope of success.

If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give

it us.-NUMB. xiv. 8.

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SERMON VIII.

The obedience of Churches to their Pastors explained and enforced.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for

they watch for your souls, as they that must give account: that they may

do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.-

HEB. xiii. 17.

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SERMON IX.

Christian Patriotism : or, the Duty of Religious People toward

their Country.

And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be car-

ried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it; for in the peace there-
of shall ye have peace.--JER. xxix. 7.

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SERMON X.

Jesus the True Messiah.

Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire: mine ears hast thou open-

ed: burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required. Then said

1, Lo, I come : in the volume of the book it is written of me: I delight to

do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.-Psa. xl. 6—8. 177

SERMON XI.

Solitary Reflection: or, The Sinner directed to look into himself for

Conviction.

Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.-Psa. iv. 4. 197

SERMON XII.

Advice to the dejected: or, The Soul directed to look out of itself

for Consolation.

How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart

daily ?-Psa. xiii. 2.

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SERMON XIN.

The Prayer of Faith ; exemplified in the Woman of Canaan.

Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Si-

don. And behold a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and

cried, unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David;

my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not

a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her

away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent

but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and wor-

shipped him, saying, Lord, help me! But he answered and said, It is.

not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to dogs. And she said,

Truth, Lord ; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their mas.

ter's table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman! great

is thy faith ; be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was

made whole from that very hour.-Matt. xv. 21-28.

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SERMON XIV.

The Future Perfection of the Church, contrasted with its Present

Imperfections.

Christ-loved the church, and gave himself for it : that he might sanc-

tily and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word ; that he

might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle,

or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

EPH ES. V. 25–27.

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SERMON XV.

The Gospel the only Effectual Mean of Producing Universal Peace

among Mankind.

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the

great and Jreadful day of the Lord, And he shall turn the heart of the

fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest

I come and smite the earth with a curse -MAL. iv. 5,6.

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SERMON XVI.

The Reception of Christ the Turning Point of Salvation.

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world

knew bim not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons

of God, even to them that believe on his name.-John i. 10–12.

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SERMON XVII.

On Justification.

Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in

Christ Jesus.-- Rom. iii. 24.,

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SERMON XVIII.

On Justification.

Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in

Christ Jesus.-Rom. iii. 24.

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SERMON XIX.

On Justification.

Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in

Christ Jesus.-Rom. iii. 24.

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SERMON XX.

The Believer's Review of his Past and Present State.

But now in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off, are made

nigh by the blood of Christ.--Ephes. ii.13.

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SERMON XXI.

The Nature and Importance of Love to God.

Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord

your God.—JOSHUA xxiii. 11.

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SERMON XXII.

Conformity to the Death of Christ.

Being made conformable unto his death.-Phil. iii. 10.

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SERMON XXIII.

The Life of Christ the Security and Felicity of his Church.

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore,

Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.-Rev. i. 18.

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SERMON XXIV.

Christianity the Antidote to Presumption and Despair.

My little children, these things write ! unto you, that ye sin not. And

if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the

righteous.-1. John ii. 1.

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SERMON XXV.

The Sorrow attending Wisdom and Knowledge.

And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly.

I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is

much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.-

EccLEs. i. 17, 18.

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SERMON XXVI.

The Magnitude of the Heavenly Inheritance.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to

be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the ear-

Dest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons

of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but

by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope : because the crea-

ture itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the

glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole crea-

tion groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until now: and not only

they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the spirit, even we

ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the re-

demption of our body.-Rom. viii. 18—23.

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SERMON XXVII.

The Principles and Prospects of a Servant of Christ.

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, pray-

ing in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for

the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto eternal life.-JUDE 20, 21. 423

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