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The Cominencement of all Saving Blessings,
The words being confidered in their connection, divided and explained,
and the spiritual meaning contained in them given in a doctrinal
propofition, the following topics are discussed, viz. 1. What this fpiritual temple is,
13 2. What is the foundation thereof,
17 3. How this foundation is laid, 4. The day described in which the foundation is laid, and from which blessings take their date,
26 5. What the blessings are which commence from this day, 6. It is proved that saving bleilings do commence from that day, 36 7. The application of the whole subject, in several uses,
39 Use (1.) Of information, in four inferences,
ibid. (2.) Of exhortation, in six particulars,
45 (3.) Of examination, both to unbelievers and believers,
Glad Tidings in Sad Times ; or, the City of God,
in Times of Trouble and Confusion, watered with the river of Consolation,
62 Psalm xlvi 4. There is a river, the fireams whereof
make glad the city of God. After a brief introduction, clear analization, and succinct explication
of the words, and a doctrinal proposition raised from them, the fol
lowing heads of method are proposed, viz. 1. To speak of the city of God,
63 A, 2. To thew what these fad times are, that put the city of God in confufiony
70 3. To enquire what grounds of encouragement the city of God hath in these fad times,
72 4. To deduce some inferences for the application, Life (1.) Of inforınation, in three particulars,
ibid. (2.) Of examination, in seven particulars,
84 (3.) Of cxhortation, to three sorts of persons,
SERMON CX,CXIII. The giving Love of Christ, and the receiving Property of Faith,
Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Cbrist : neverthelefs I
live; yet not I, but Cbrist liveth in me: and tbe life abich I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
The verse being divided and explained, and the former part of it opened
up at sume lengih, and applied, two doctrines are raised, and prosecuted from the latter part thereof,—who loved me, and gave bimself for me. The Firft i', " "The love of Christ, manifested in the word, is to sinners, is a giving love." Fiom this ubservation the following
heads of method are handled, viž. 1. The doctrine illustrated by a chain of instances, 2. The truth of it confirmed by an induction of particulars, 105 3. A succinct application of the whole subject, The Second doctrine is, " That it is the property of true faith to en" tertain the giving love of Christ, revealed in the gospel, with a
me, me, by particular application.” And from this propofition, the following topics are proposed, viz. 1. To enquire into the import of this particularizing property of faith, entertaining Gurist's love with a me, me,
133 2. To Thew on what grounds faith makes this particular application, 136 3. To aflign the reafons why faith bath, and must have, this appropriating quality,
141 4. To deduce some inferences for the application,
143 Ufe (1.) For information, in four inferences,
ibid. (2.) For examination, in four particulars,
149 (3.) For exhortation, both to unbelievers and faints, 151
Gospel-Humiliation grounded on Faith's View of Di. vine Pacification,
Ezek. xvi. 63. T?at thou mayest remember, and be con.
founded, and never open tby mouth any more, because of t.by shame, when I am pacified towards thee, for all
that tbou basi done, faith the Lord. The words being viewed in their connection, explained, and a doctrinal
observation laitown from them, the following topics of discourse are infifted upon, vis.
1. To speak a little concerning this humiliation,
Page 160 2. Consider the spring of it, viz. God's being pacified,
165 3. Point out the connection between them ; or, the influence that
the view of God's being pacified, hath upon this humiliation, 167 ray 4. The application of the subject, in ten inferences,
S E R M O N
The Word of Salvation sent to Sinners,
Acts xiv. 26.-To you is the word of this salvation sent.
The words being explained, and a doctrine raised from them, the fol
lowing things are proposed, viz.
180 of the sending of this word,
182 4. To make application of the whole, in ten inferences,
S E R M ON CXVI, Gospel-Compulsion; or, Ministerial Power and Au. thority.
196 Luke xiv. 23. ---Compel tbem to come in, ibat my boufe
may be filled. The words being viewed in their scope, divided and explained, and
a doctrinal proposition raised from thein, the following topics
of discourse are proposed, viz. 1. To speak of the minitterial commifqon and authority inported in this word, Gompel them,
199 (1.) Who have this authority to compel,
ibid. (2.) Whom they are warranted to compel, (3.) What is the nature of this compulsion,
203 2. To enquire into the end and design of it, viz. that they come in, 209 3. To speak of the reasons thereof, namely, thật his house may be
228 An appendix, containing fundry considerations and advices to the people, suddenly deprived of their minister,
S E R M O N CXVII, CXVIII,
249 2 CORI V. 18. All things are of God.
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The scope and connection of the words aving been considered, and
teir meanin; expressed in a doctrinal proposition, the following
general heads of method are proposed, viz.