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Cares of the world, hinder the success of the gospel
Catechisms, recommended ......
Cecil's observations on the purity of a church ....
Chalmer's, Christian and Civic Economy, quoted-Preface

Sermons, qnoted .......
Christ, crucified, the leading truth of christianity ......

other doctrines flow from it
his presence, the glory of christian assemblies

a real presence .....
a manifested presence
a beneficial presence ........
through the power of the Spirit ...

to meet in his name in order to enjoy it
the pattern and model of all christians
Christian, the name was once a crime
Chrysostom, quoted ................
Church of England, its importance ...........
Clement, quoted ......
Cooper's Crisis referred to
Cobbett, on prayer, quoted
Conversion, not from human power...

by the Holy Spirit, through the word
Cradock's knowledge and practice quoted
Cranmer, quoted ......
Cyprian's observations as to Bishops preaching .

Dangers in hearing to be guarded against

improper motives in coming
inattention while there ...
prejudices against the truth
not putting away our sins

many spiritual enemies .......
Deceitfulness of riches, hinders success of the word
Delay in attending to salvation dangerous .......
Diffusion of divine knowledge, universal, promised

the precise blessing to be expected .....
the difficulties in the way of its accomplishment
the means by which they shall be removed
the signs of the times indicate its approach

the consequent duties of the church .......... 266
Douglas's Advancement of Society, recommended and

quoted ................................ 253, 260
Duties of the present day, individually and nationally .. 266

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Eastcheap Lectures quoted ........
Edification, does not arise from humau power

but from the Holy Spirit .
Edwards, President, quotation from ....
Election, secured by bearing ......
Established Church of England, its importance

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begins, grows, and is perfected by hearing .... es, God a reconciled Father in Christ . t, seed sowu on good ground productive of, ......

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ie's Historicul Collections, quotations from

166 vin's Lives of the Reformers, quoted ..............

35 borne's Sermons, quotation from .............. 195, 283 I despised, when his servants disregarded ........ 3, 275 ndall's Letter to Queen Elizabeth, on preaching .. 39

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ddon's remarks, on what dore to promote preaching, 38 lyburton's Life, quotation from .................. 287 srdness of heart, described and guarded against .... 216 arers, their duties, to their ministers --- to hear them i. 114

to esteem them, 116 ; 1o obey and provide for
thern, 118; to pray for then, i20; as to attend-
ing parochial minister, 131 ; to co-operate with
their minister, 142.
fastidious, address to them

143 only, described at length

193 earing the word, directions for is...

guard against dangers to which we are exposed 148 The nature of due liearing

157 bear in the spirit of prayer

159 in simplicity of mind

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162 with candour ......

.........: 162 with seriousness .... with gladness in faith ..... in the spirit of self-application •

169 in humility ..........

170 comparing all with God's word .... 172 in the spirit of obedience

173 Heathen, obstructions among them to ditfusion of the gospel 251 Herbert, quotation from .......

18 Hey, Mr. his remarks on attending the established church 139 on episcopacy ......

.. 106 Hieron's remark on trying wliat we hear ............

173 Hindou Concert, his observation .... Holy Spirit pron:ised to all flesh in the last day .. 103, 256 increase of prayer for

265 bestou ed freely on all

302 received in hearing

* 100 convcris the soul .

91 edifies the converted ...........

94 glorifies Christ ..

97 .comforts his people ..........

98 seals thein to the day of redemption

100 Hoornbeck's remark on what the Apostles say of ministers 107 Hard, Bishop, quotation from i..

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to promote this, you spend the sabbath in idle parties of pleasure and vain amusements. What are your feelings at the close of such a sabbath ? After a day so spent are you not wearied, disappointed, burdened, and dissatisfied ? So far from being refreshed for the duties of another week, you are unfitted for them. There is infinitely more vexation in mis-spending the sabbath, than in any apparent mortification of our carpal plessures by following its due and holy, employment. Give the day to its sacred duties ; bring your children to bear his ministers ;* and especially let the word of Christ this day reign in your heart and family, and it will spread a heavenly influence around you; you will be invigorated and quickered for all your daily toil and labours. The word of God, wherever it is received and obeyed, spreads life and fertility, joy and happiness.

Are you CHILDREN ? begin early to love and reterence, the word of God. Be attentive to wbat iş sant by his ministers. Try at least to remember the text the sermon which you hear. Ask your parents w explain what you do not understand. Think of you? Samuel ; while he was a little child, he ministered unto the Lord, when the word of the Lord was precious, de watched in the temple of the Lord, and God called be to be a prophet, and used him as an instrument or extensive good. My little children, love to hear like Samuel, who said, when God called him, Speak Lord,

• In a sermon on Luke ii, 42, as to Joseph and Mary's taking Jesus at twelve years old to the temple, Latimer commenos Mary for going, as the law did not obligé her, and thinks se went to hear the word of God. He adds, “ Note the painful: ness of Mary, that she was content to go so great a journey for God's sake." I fear this journey of her's will condemo a gre many of us wbich will not go out of door to hear God's word.'

for thy servant heareth. Young as you are, you should consider yourself a servant of God, you should hear what he speaks, and hear in order to obey. Think of the children who sang Hosannahs in the Temple ; and of Jesus himself, who at twelve years of age was found in the midst of the Doctors, both hearing and asking them questions. Pray you for God's blessing, as that child did of whom it is said that she never entered the house of God without secretly offering up this petition, “ Lord, help me to remember something." The way in which the young become strong and overcome the wicked one, is by having the word of God abide in them. 1 John ii, 14. • Are you IN INFERIOR SITUATIONS—-Clerks, apprentices, or engaged in manufactories in large cities or towns, or in laborious situations, where you are confined during the week to a close and constant employment? possibly you think yourselves at liberty to neglect hearing on the Sunday, and to spend it iu walks and recreation. We allow that the inducements to the carnal mind are very strong, when, to adopt words used on another occasion, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth, and the time of the singing of birds is come, to neglect the less agreeable privilege of hearing the sacred word; and to pursue, without restraint, the delightful recreation afforded to one who has been shut up all the week by the view of the simple scenery of nature, and the refreshing breezes of a pure air. Probably the necessities of your family allow you no other day for such an enjoyment. Probably your earthly master would not, or could not, allow you time for such a refreshment.' You think it right to obey him, lest your temporal interests should suffer. But-would you think it an act

of extreme folly, and call it a wasteful idleness to be wandering among the fields when your earthly master, or your family call you to work, and have you not a heavenly master, and have you not spiritual necessities? God has issued his command- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy! Will you disregard it? God gives his wages: will you undervalue them? I thou turn away thy fool from doing thy pleasure on my holy day and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable, and shalt honour him, not doing thine our ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking this own words, Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord. Christians! there are much higher joys, even in this world, thau contemplating the beauties of nature! 0. to have our sins washed away in the blood of Christ. and to be justified freely by his grace, to be renewed by his Holy Spirit, and to become a child of God, this is true happiness on earth! And there are before you, yet higher joys still in the paradise above, the new hearens and the new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. May the blessed Spirit of Christ give us a taste for these; let us not forfeit these for any mere temporary indulgences. Our life is now a life of faith, and not of sense ; be not surprised therefore if you have to give up some temporal pleasures; those which are innocent shall be enjoyed with a double relish. In any case the time is hastening on when we shall enler the joy of our Lord, even fulness of joy. - But will you still say-Surely we may have Sunday for a day of pleasure. By all means let Sunday be a day of pleasure : but what is your pleasure? Is it idle conversation, feasting, and light and vain company? O these are not real pleasures; they are very uusatis: factory and transitory gleams of false pleasure. Delight

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