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God of the Doctrine, whether it be


Of Brotherly Kindness and Charity. 2 Pet. i. 7. And to Godliness, Brotherly Kindness; and to Brotberly Kindness, Charity.

p. 223 SER MON X. Sincere Obedience the best Preparation for

knowing the Truth.
John vii. 17. If any Man do bis Will, be
of God, or whether I speak of myself. p. 249

Of the Vanity of Men's Judgment compared

with that of God. 1 Cor. iv. 3,

3, 4. But with me it is a very Small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgmentbut be that judgeth me is the Lord.

p. 275
Of acknowledging God in all our Ways.
Prov. iii. 6. In all thy Ways acknowledge
Him, and He shall direct tby path. P. 302

A Sermon preached on a public Fast, ap-

pointed by Authority, on Occasion of a

Declaration of War with Spain.
Ezekiel xiv. 12, 13. The word of the Lord

came again unto me, saying, Son of man,
when the land finneth againft me by tref-


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p. 328

paffing grievously, then will I ftretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it.

SERMON. XIV. Prudence necessary in conversing upon reli

gious Subjects. Mat. vii. 6. Give not that which is holy unto

the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before fwine, left they trample them under their feet and turn again and rent you. P. 357

Religious Conversation recommended.
Malachi iii. 16, 17. Then they that feared the

Lord, Spake often one to another; and the
Lord bearkened and beard it, and a book of
remembrance was written before him for
them that feared the Lord, and that thought
upon his name: and they shall be mine, faith
the Lord of hosts, in that day when I shall
make up my jewels, and I will spare them as
å man
spareth his own fon that Jerveth him.

P: 384




Mutual Edification, the Duty of


Rom. xv. 2.

Let every one of us please bis neighbour, for

his good to edification.

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T. Paul in his epistles very often re-SERM. commends to christiansa sollicitous care,

1. every one for their own edification, and not only fo, but that they should use charitable endeavours to edify one another. For this he shows that the sacred ministrations were instituted, and a great variety of useful gifts bestow'd upon the church, when our Lord Jesus ascended up into heaven ke gave gifts unto men, he gave fome Apostles, and some Prophets, and some Evangelists, and fome Pastors and Teachers. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, and for the edifying of the body of Christ *. But, Vol. II. B

the * Eph, iv. 11, 12

SERM. the end cannot be answered without a due
1. use of the means, and therefore the Apostle

prescribes a diligent and regular attendance
on the public offices in Christian assemblies ;
descending to a very minute circumstantial
regulation of them, so as they might have their
proper designed effect, to promote the com-
mon edification, as you may fee in the 14th
chap. of the ist epistle to the Corinthians :
But, let no one imagine that this important
affair is devolved intirely upon men in stati-
ons of publick ministry; every single member
of the body of Christ has it in charge to con-
tribute in the best manner he can to the edifi.
cation of the whole, and of every part.

To this purpose our facred author gives
many particular directions ; he would have
us to pray for, to instruct and exhort one ano-
ther, to avoid all corrupt communications, to
give examples of fobriety, meekness, patience,
and all other virtues, adorning the doctrine of
God our Saviour, and to abound in all the
offices of charity, that so the body may be
edified in love. And having in the 5th chap-
ter of his ist epistle to the Thesalonians men-
tioned some of the most important duties of
the christian life, such as that they should be
vigilant and sober, putting on the breast-plate


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