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SERMON V.

Affections essential to the moral Perfection of the Deity.

* 1 John iv, 8. For God is love. . . . . 85

' ' .. 5 SERMON XI.

‘. . . Love the Essence of Obedience.

RoMixiii, 10. Therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. . 191

o SERMON XII.

The primitive Rectitude of Adam.

EccL. vii, 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath

made man upright. • - - - - - - - - . . . 210

SERMON XIII.

- On Original Sin.

Rom. v., 19. By one man's disobedience, many were made

sinners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

SERMON XIV.

The Nature, Extent, and Influence of the moral Depravity of

. Sinners.

RoM. vii, 7.8. Because the carnal mind is enmity against

God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed

can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot filease

God. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248

*... SERMON XV.

On the special and irresistible Grace of God in the Conversion

of Sinners.

Ps. cx, 3. Thy feafile shall be willing in the day of thy

flower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268

SERMON XVI.

The divine Conduct, in the Reprobation of incorrigible Sinners,

both illustrated and justified.

Ex. ix, 16. In very deed, for this cause have I raised thee up. 289

SERMON XVII.

On the Unpardonable Sin.

1 John v, 16. There is a sin unto death. . . . . . . $10

- SERMON XVIII.

The true Character of good Men delineated.

Rom. vii, 18. For to will is foresent with me; but how to

fierform that which is good, I find not. . . . . . . 327

SERMON XIX.

The same Subject continued.

Rom. vii, 18. For to will is firesent with me; but how to

fierform that which is good, I find not. . . . . . . 347

SERMON XX.

The proper design and Energy of Prayer.

GEN. xxxii, 28. For as a firince hast thou flower with God

and with men, and hast firevailed. . . . . . . . . 367

SERMON XXI.

On the Justification of Believers.

RoM. v., 1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have fieac

with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. . . . . .

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SERMON H.
...)N 'I HE BEING AND PERFECTIONS OF GOD.

HEBREws III, 4.

For every house is builded by some man; but he that * built all things is God.

HT is not the intention of the apostle, in these words, to prove the existence of the Deity; but only to sug. gest the most easy and proper way of attaining the certain knowledge, of this great and fundamental truth. And taking his words in this view, they naturally introduce the object of the following discourse, which is to exhibit the evidence of the being and perfections of God. Agreeably, therefore, to the spirit of the text, and the design proposed, it may be proper to proceed gradually, and observe, I. This world might have had a beginning. There is nothing absurd in this supposition. We can easily conceive, that there was a time when the heavens and earth did not exist; and of consequence, that there was a time when they first came into existence.— The fashion of this world passes away, and mutability is stamped upon every object with which we are acquainted. The winds, and clouds, and seas, and the whole material system are in continual motion. The varying seasons are constantly varying the face of the earth, and giving new forms and appearances to all the objects around us. One generation of mankind follows another; and whilst one is coming on, another is going off the stage of life. The numerous species of animals come and go, in a manner equally regular and rapid. The fruits of the earth

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