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the friend of God and man; and preserves a conjgcience void of offence. Where these three are found, there will the Peace of God abide: and with it that illumination of the heart, that holy light of the day-star, before which all imposture is detected, all shadows fly away. In which state, keep us, O God of Truth, according to the measure of this present time; and bring us to the consummation of it in thy presence, through Jesus Christ our kord.
SENSE AND SUFFICIENCY OF HIS RELIGIOS;
On. the Text of JMbtf A. xviiL 17
ADDRESSED TO THE
fABISH Of PASTON, IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.
MY DEAR BRETHREN,
HAVING more employment in my profession than will admit of my attending upon you so often as I wish, it is my endeavour, when I speak to you from the pulpit, to give you as much truth as I possibly can in a small compass.
It can be no offence to any of you to suppose, that as members of a congregation in the Church of England, you may stand in need of some serious admonition, concerning the nature of your profession, Too many there are, who follow the Church from custom, without considering and applying personally to themselves what the Religion of the Church teaches and requires. My business, in what I here present to you, is to put you in mind of the sense and spirit of your wor* ship, and to prove that you can have no just cause to depart from it.
It gave me a sincere pleasure to find that I was heard with so much attention when I spake to you upon this subject; and that you wished for an opportunity of reading and laying up in your minds what I then delivered. In consequence of which the following Discourses are printed, and very affectionately recommended to your farther consideration.
That God Almighty may give you his Grace to apply them effectually ; to your comfort here, and your eternal happiness hereafter ; is the hearty prayer of
Your brother and servant,
For Christ's sake, August 6, 1796.