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BELIEVER.

Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of deht.

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungod.

ly, his faith is counted for righteousness.-Romans iv. 4. 5.

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SERMON X.

(THE DIFFERENT ENDS OF THE TWO THIEVES CRUCIFIED

WITH CHRIST.

And one of the malefactors, which were hanged, railed on bim, saying, If

thou be the Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked

him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condem-

nation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our

deeds : but this man hath done nothing aniss.--And he said unto Jesus,

Lord, remember me, when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus

said unto him, verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in

Paradise.—Luke xxiii. 39–43.

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SERMON XI.

THE SLAVERY AND REDEMPTION OF SINNERS.

Thus saith the Lord, ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be re-

deemed without money.- Isaiah lii. 3.

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SERMON XII.

BIGOTRY, PRIDE AND CARELESSNESS IN RELIGION.

And when Gallio was deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with

one accord against Paul, and brought him before the judgment seat, saying,

This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. And

when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it

were a matter of wrong, or of wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would,

that I should bear with you. But if it be a question of words and names

and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters. And

he drave them from the judgment seat. Then all the Greeks took Sos-

thenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment

seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things.-Acts xviii. 12—17. 117

SERMON XIII.

Same subject continued.

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Same subject continued.

SERMON XXIV.

THE PRESENT CONDITION AND FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THE

BELIEVER.

For we know, that if our earthly house of this tabernacle be dissolved, we

have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heav-

ens.-II Corinthians v. 1.

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SERMON XXV.

Same subject continued.

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SERMON XXVI.

THE SECURITY OF GOD'S PEOPLE.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the

shadow of the Almighty.- Psalm xci. 1.

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SERMON XXVII.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRUE AND FALSE RELIGION.

What is the chaff to the wheat ?-Jeremiah xxiii. 28.

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SERMON XXVIII.

THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN.

And he spake this parable unto certain, wbich trusted in themselves that they

were righteous, and despised others.

Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a

publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself; God I thank

thee, that I am not as other men are ; extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or

even as this publican. I fast twice in a week; I give tythes of all that I

possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up

his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to

me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather

than the other.-Luke xviii. 9–14.

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SERMON XXIX.

Same subject continued.

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SERMON XXX.

THE EVIDENCES OF OUR TITLE TO THE HEAVENLY

INHERITANCE.

And be said, Lord God, whereby shall I know, that I sball inherit it ?-Gen.

esis xv. 8.

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SERMON XXXI.

THE DANGER OF OFFENDING CHRIST'S LITTLE ONES.

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you that

in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my father which is in

heaven.-Matthew xviii. 10.

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PREFACE.

The author of the following discourses has, nearly three years since, retired from his public labours, on account of the infirmities of age, and more especially of the failure of his sight. He had no intention of appearing again before the public; but the urgent solicitations of some of his friends, and a suggestion from several of his brethren in the ministry, that another volume of sermons might be useful, have induced him to give his consent to the present publication.

In making the selection, the great imperfection of his sight has obliged him to be less particular than he could have wished ; though the volume is principally composed of sermons which he had revised toward the close of his ministry.

He is sensible that he is just upon the confines of another world; and if these discourses, or any which he has formerly published, may be the means of protracting his usefulness, in any degree, beyond his life, his highest wishes concerning them will be answered.

JOSEPH LATHROP, West Springfield, Dec. 6, 1820.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

IT may not be improper to observe, that when the contract was made for the copy-right of the following sermons, in October last, the Reverend Author indulged little hope that he should live to witness their publication—The foregoing preface was, however, written and the manuscripts prepared for the press, when the godly man ceased from the earth.

The existence of a memoir of his life, written by himself, being made known, the publication of the sermons was delayed with a view to the addition of this interesting biography.

THE PUBLISHERS. Springfield, August 20, 1821.

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