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THE

SERMONS,

AND OTHER

PRACTICAL WORKS,

• Of the Late REVEREND and LEARNED

MR. RALPH ERSKIN E,

Minister of the Gospel in DUNFERMLINE.

CONSISTING OF
Above One Hundred and Fifty SERMONS,

besides his POETICAL PIECES.

IN TEN LARGE VOLUMES OCTAVO.

To which is prefixed,
An Account of the AUTHOR's Life and WRITINGS,

with an ELEGIAC Poem, and large CONTENTS.

Cbrist sent me to preach the gospel. I Cor. i. 17.

VOL. VI.

F AL KIRK;

PRINTED BY PATRICK MAIR,
For the Revd. John STEWART, Hugh Mitchell, Bookseller,
and PETER MUIRHEAD, Merchant, the Publishers,

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SE R M O N LXXXIX. The promising God, a performing God, Page 9 Gen. xxviii. 15. — For I will not leave thee, until I have done that

which I have spoken to thee of. After an introduction, and the words viewed in their connection, divided,

opened up, explained, and the sense wrapt up in a doctrine, the

following general topics of discourse are handled, viz. 1. What is to be understood by the Bethel-visits that God may allow his people,

14 2. Some of the dark days that may follow these Bethel-interviews, · mentioned,

19 3. The promise explained, I will not leave thee, &c. though dark days

may intervene between the promise and the accomplishment, 25 4. Some grounds offered, upon which they may be assured that God

will not leave them, till he hath done that which he hath spoken

to them of, 5. Several inferences deduced for the application,

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S E R MON XC. The Combination and Conjunction of Joys; or, the joy.

ful Approach of the Saviour, chearfully welcomed by the Church's Echo of Faith,

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Psalu xlvii. 7.---Lo, I come!
Song ii. 8. Bebold, be cometh !

The words being complexly viewed and explained, and the scope

of them summed up in a doctrinal proposition, the following general

heads of method are prosecute, viz. 1. What comings of Christ to his people are joyful to him and them,

pointed out, 2. What makes his coming joyful to bim, evinced, 3. Shew what makes his coming joyful to them, 4. What expressions of joy in him are imported in his, Lo, I come! 67 5. What expressions of joy in them are imported in their Bebold,

be cometb! 6 Whence is this combination and conjunction of joys,

73 7. Inferences deduced for the application of the whole, in an use of information, trial, and exhortation,

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