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VII. Of the Testimony of our Saviour's Do
&trines. (Preached on Trinity Sunday.) 1 John v. 8. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the Water, and the Blood, and these three agree in one. VIII, IX. Of our Saviour's Temptation.
(Preached in Lent.) Matt. iv. 1. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit
into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. X. The shortness and vanity of human Life.
(Preached in Lent.) Job v. 6, 7. Although affliction cometh not forth
of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; get man is born unto trouble, as
the sparks fly upwards. XI. Of Resignation to the divine Will in af
fliction. (Preached in Lent.) Job v. 6, 7. Although affliction cometh not fortb
of the dust, neither doth trouble Spring out of the ground ; yet man is born unto trouble, as
the sparks fly upwards. XII. The End of God's afflicting Men. (Preach'd
in Lent.) Job v. 6, 7. Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of be ground ; yet man is born unto trouble, as the Sparks fly upwards. XIII. The Event of things not always answer
able to Second Causes. (A Fast Sermon.) Eccles. ix. II. I returned, and saw under the sur
that the race is not to the swift, nor the battel to the strong, neither get bread to the wise, nor get riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill : But time and chance happeneth to them all.
XIV. The Practice of Wickedness generally
attended with great Evil. (An Inauguration
Sermon.) Prov. iii. 21. Evil pursuetb finners, but to the
righteous, good shall be repaid.
XV. The Character of oppressive power in Re
ligion. (Preached on the fifth of November.) Dan. vii. 23. Which sball be diverse from all
kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and Mall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
XVI. Providential Deliverances from Navery.
(Preached on the fifth of November.) Psal. xxxiii. 10. The Lord bringeth the counsel of
the beatben to nought; be maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
XVII. Of the Duty of Charity. (A Charity
Sermon.) St. Matt. v. 48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as
your Father which is in heaven is perfect. XVIII. Of the Necessity of Offences arising
against the Gospel. Luke xvii. 1. It is imposible but that offences
will come, but woe unto bim through whom they come.
V O L. VII.
SERM I. Against Persecution for Religion. Luke xiv. 23. And the lord said unto the ser
vant, Go out into the highways and bedges, and compel them to come in, that my bouse may be filled.
II. Against false Pretences to Religion. Matt. xxii. 11, 12. And when the king came in
to see the guests, he saw there a man which bad not on a wedding garment; And he faith unto him, Friend, bow camest thou in bitber, not having a wedding garment? and he was
Speechless. III. Every man is principally to regard his own
proper Duty. John xxi. 22. Jesus saith unto him, If I will
that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee ? Follow thou me.
IV. The Folly of losing one's Soul to gain the
whole World. Matt. xvi. 26. For what is a man profited, if be
Jall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.
V. Of the Necessity of Holiness. Heb. xii. 14. Follow peace with all men and bo
liness, without which no man ssall see the Lord.
VI. Holiness of Life the most acceptable Sacrifice to God.
Rom. xxii. 1. I beseech you therefore, brethren,
by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, boly, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
VII. Of the unchangeable difference of Good
and Evil. Isai. V. 20. Wo unto them that call evil good,
and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
VIII. Of the Nature of Moral and Positive
Duties. Matt. xii. 40. On these two commandments bang
all the law, and the prophets.
IX. Of the Difficulty of arriving at Truth. St. John iv. 11. The woman saith unto him ; Sir,
Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep, from whence then haft thou that living
X. Of the Nature of religious Faith. John xx. 29. latter part. Blessed are they that
have not seen, and yet bave believ'd.
XI. In what the Kingdom of God confifts. Rom. xiv. 17. For the kingdom of God is not
meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
XII. The Parable of the rich Man and Laza.
rus explained. Luke xvi. 25. But Abraham said : Son remember
that thou in thy life-time receivedA tby good things; but now be is comforted, and thou art tormented.
XIII. Of the equitable distribution of Things
at the last Day 1 Pet. xvii. 18. For the time is come, that Judg
ment must begin at the house of God: And if it first begin at us, what
Mall the end be of them tbat obey not the Gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the finner appear?
XIV. Of God's disposing all Things to their
Prov. xvi. iv. The Lord bas made all things for
himself, yea, even the wicked for the day of cvii.
XV. Of a future Judgment. Acts xvii. 31. Because he has appointed a day, in
the which he will judge the world in righteoufness, by that man whom be bas ordained.
XVI, XVII. That every Man shall finally re
ceive according to his work. Gal. vi. 7. Be not deceiv’d, God is not mocked:
For whatfoever a man soweth, that shall be also reap. XVIII. Of future Rewards and Punishments. Matt. xxv. 46. And these mall go away into ever
lafting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal