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DISCOURSE III.

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, Of Baptism.

Matt, xxviii. 19, 20. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,

baptising them in the name' of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things

whatsoever I have commanded you.; and lo, lam ivith you

eliuay, even unto the end of the world. . 89—10VT

DISCOURSE IV.

0? Infant Baptism.

Mark X. 13, 14, 15, 16. They brought young children to

him, that he should touch them; and his disciples rebuked

those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was

much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children

to come unto me, and forbid them not ; Jor of such is the

kingdom of God. Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever

shall not receive the kingdom of God, as a little child, he_

shall not enter therein. And he took them tip in his arms,

put his hands upon them, and blessed them. - 108—125-

DISCOURSE V.

Of Confirmation, or laying on of Hands.

Heb. vi. 2. And of laying on of hands. - - 126—143

DISCOURSE VI.

Of the Holy Eucharist.

Luke xxii. 19. This do in remembrance of me. - 144-r-162'

DISCOURSE VII.

Observations on the History of the Sabbath.

Gen. ii. 2, 3. And on the seventh day God ended his work,

which he had made: And he rested on the seventh day from

all his work which he had made. And God blessed the sev-

enth day, and sanctified it ; because that in it he had rested

from all his work, which God created and made. . 163—181

DISCOURSE VIII.

Of Christian Unity. <

Ephes. vi. 3. 4, 5, 6. Endeavoring to keep, the unity of the

Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one

Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope oj your calling:

One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of

all, who is above all, and through alt, and in you all. 182—193

DISCOURSE IX,

The Descent of Christ into Hell.

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Acts ii. 25, 26-, 27. For Davidtpeaketh concerning him, I

foresaw the Lord always before my face, for lie it on my

right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore did toy

-heart rejoice, and my tongue wag glad: moreover also, my

flesh shall rest in hofie. Because thou' wilt not leave my

soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thy holy One to see cor-

ruption. --'.- - - 194—201

DISCOURSE X.

PART I.

Observations on the Creation of Adam. -

Gen. ii. 7. And the Lord Godjbrmednum of the dust of the

ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life : and

man became a living soul. - '<- 202—209

PART II.

The same Subject Continued.- 2 SO—223

DISCOURSE XL

PART I.

Observations on the History of Cain and Abel.

tjEN. iv. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. And in process of time it cameja-paa*,

that -Cain brought of the fruit oftfie ground ait offering un-

to the Lord; And Abel, he also brought of ihe firstlings of

his flock, and ofthejat. thereof. And the Lord liad respect

unto Abel, and to his offering ; but unto Cain and to his of-

fering, he had not respect. .'And.Cain was very wroth, and

his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why

art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? If

thou doest well, shaft thou not be accepted? And if thou do-

est not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be

his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. - 224—234

PART II.

The same Subject Continued. 2 '5—243

DISCOURSE XII.

Observations on the Wickedness and Destruction of the

Old World.

G ap. vi. 3. My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for

that he also is flesh: Yet his days shall be an hundred and

twenty years. - . - . . 244 255

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DISCOURSED.

Part r.

•THE AUTHORITY OF CHRIST'S MINISTERS.

1 Coe. iv. 1, 2.

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

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PON reading this epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians, it will be evident that it was written to correct several errors in doctrine and discipline, which, after his departure, had risen in that church. It appears that the doctrine of the resurrection was disbelieved by some, doubted by others, and generally misunderstood: that disputes and divisions had sprung up among them concerning the eating of flesh which had been first offered to idols, and then exposed to sale in the shambles—the propriety of women's teaching in the public congregations—the administration of the holy communion, and the conduct of their love-feasts—the variety and pre-eminency of spiritual gifts in the exercise of the christian ministry; and concerning the superior excellency of some of the preachers of the gospel above others, which they estimated by their personal appearance, by their spiritual attainments, either real or assumed, by the popular arts of preaching, and by the number of their converts and adherents.

The ill conduct of those teachers who were left by St. Paul at Corinth, or came there after his departure, seems

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