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points : the elucidation of some fundamental doctrines of our faith; and the inculcation of a practical truth of the highest moment, yet a truth which too often, if we may judge by the language in common use among men when speaking either concerning theme selves or others, is fatally undiscerned or disregarded, that nothing short of an avowed and unreserved surrender of the whole heart to God through Christ, evinced, under the blessing of divine grace, by a zealous and habitual pursuit of universal holiness, is Religion.
Many persons appear to imagine that, when once the researches of an individual into the Christian Revelation have satisfied him as to its sacred authority, the remainder of his ree ligious course lies plain and easy before him. They perceive not that he has ascended but the first and the least laborious acclivity of the mountain. Surely it requires but a small degree of insight into human nature and the Scriptures to discover with how much greater
facility the understanding is convinced of
and affectionate Servant,
CO N T E N T S.
Jesus Christ the Corner-Stone.
I PETER, ii. 6. Bebold! I lay in Sion a chief Corner-Stone,
clect, precious: and be that believeth on Him Shall not be confounded.
The Christian Method of Justification ex
plained and vindicated.
ROMANS, iii. 20-22. By the Deeds of the Law there Mall no Flesh be juftified in His Sight : for by the Law is the Knowledge of Sin. But now the righteousness of God without the Law is manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets ; even the righteousness of God which is by Faith of Jesus Christ.
S E R M O N III. On the Nature and Efficacy of Divine Grace.
2 Cor. xii. 9. And be said unto me, My Grace is sufficient
“ for thee: for My Strength is made perfect " in Weakness.”
SERMON IV. On the Nature and Efficacy of Divine Grace.
-2 COR. xii. 9. And be said unto me, My Grace is sufficient
for thee: for My Strength is made perfect « in Weakness."
SERMON V. On the Nature and Efficacy of Divine Grace.
2 COR. xii. 9. And be faid unto me, “ My Grace is sufficient
for thee : for My Strength is made perfect “ in Weakness.”
97 SERMON VI. On the Marks which distinguish a real
GAL. V. 24. They that are Christ's have crucified the Flesh
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the side of the Lord.
EXODUS, xxxii. 26.
JEREMIAH, re dissembled in your Hearts, when ye fent me.
unto the Lord your God, saying ; Pray for us unto the Lord our God: and according unto all that the Lord our God shall say, fo declare unto us, and we will do it.
Excuses for not giving up the Heart to
LUKE, xiv. 18.