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SERMON CX,-CXIII. The giving Love' of Christ, and the receiving Property of Faith,

Page 26 Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Cbrist : nevertheless I

live; yet not I, but Cbrist liveth in me: and tbe life wbich I 110 w live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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The ver se being divided and explained, and the former part of it opened

up at some length, and applied, two doctrines are raised, and prosecuted from the latter part thereof, --who icved me, and gave himself

for me. The First is, “ 'The love of Christ, manifested in the word, is to finners, is a giving love." Fiom this ubfervation the following

heads of method are handled, viz. 1. The doctrine illustrated by a chain of instances

100 2. The truth of it confirmed by an induction of particulars, Q. A succinct application of the whole subiecte

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

66 me, me, by particular application.” And from this proposition,

the following topics are proposed, viz. 1. To enquire into the import of this particularizing property of faith,

entertaining Christ's love with a me, me, 2. To (hew on what grounds faith makes this particular application, 136 3. To allign 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, 150

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SE R M O N CXIV. Gospel-Humiliation grounded on Faith's View of Di. vine Pacification, :

157 Ezek. xvi. 63. T?at thou mayest remember, and be con.

founded, and never open thy mouth any more, because of 1.3 y Jhame, when I am pacified towards thee, for all that tbou bast done, saith the Lord.

The words being viewed in their connection, explained, and a doctrinal

observation laii. own from them, the following topics of discourse are insisted upon, viz.'

1. To speak a little concerning this humiliation,

Page 160 2. Consider the {pring 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 4. The application of the subject, in ten inferences,

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S E R M ON CXV.

The Word of Salvation sent to Sinners,

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Acts xiv. 26.-To you is tbe word of this salvation fent.

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The words being explained, and a doctrine raised froin them, the following things aie propoled, viz.

779 2. of the word of salvation,

180 2. mar of the sending of this word, 4. To make application of the whole, in ten inferences, 183

SER MON CXVI, Gospel-Compulfion; or, Ministerial Power and Au. thority.

196 Luke xiv. 23.-Compel them to come in, ibat my boufe

may be filled. The words being viewed in their scope, divided and explained, and

a d ctrinal proposition raised from thein, the following topics

of discourse are proposed, viz. 1. To speak of the minitterial commission and authority imported in this word, Gompel them,

199 . (1.) Who have this authority to compel,

ibid. (2.) Whom they are warranted to compel,

201 (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, that his house may be filled,

212 4. To deduce ten inferences for the application of the subject, 218 A variety of arguments aduced to inforce the duty,

228 . An appendix, containing fundry considerations and advices to the people, suddenly deprived of their minister,

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SERMON CXVII, CXVIII,
The Fountain-Head of all Bleslings; or, the great
Store-House opened,

249 - 2 Coro V. 18.-All things are of Goda

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After viewing the words in their scope and connection, 'and clothing

them with a dretrival observation, the following general heads

of method are prosecuted, viz. 1. To mention some of these all things, relating to the new creation, that are of God,

Page 251 2. To enquire how all things are of God, 3. To shew whence it is that all things are of God,

1255 4. To make application of the whole lubject, in several inferences, 261 That effectual calling and justification are of God,

285 That fanct fication, and every thing relating to it, is of God, proved

by a variety of considerations,

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SERMON CXIX.

Gad the conquered, yet conquering Tribe ; or, the

Vanquished at first, the Victor at last, 296

Gen. xlix. 19. Gad, a troop pall overcome him ; but be

Mall overcome at the last.

The scope and connection of tlie words oaving been considered, and teir meanin; expressed in a detinal proposition, the following

general heads of method are proposed, viz. 1. To speak of the foils which the Israel of God meet with ; thew · what are the troops that defeat them in this world; and how far these troops may overcome them,

298 2. To speak a little of their victory, and how far they may be said : to overcome at the last,

301 3. To allign some reasons of the doctrinc, Theving why they are many

times overcome, and why they shall overcome at the lat, .305 4. To make application of the whole subject, by deducing ten

inferences,

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SERMON CXX. Christ the true Moses, sent to deliver his true Ifrael from their spiritual Egypt,

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Acts vii. 34. I bave seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt; and I bave beard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

After the words are viewed in their scope, and analized, the following

topics are considered, viz. 1. The designation of the people that are pitied,

323 1. The grieyous case and distress they were in,

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The Power and Policy of Satan bounded and baffled by the Lord Chrift,

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Luke xxii. 31, 32. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon;

bebold, Satan batb desired to bave you, that be may lift you as wheat: but I have prayed for tbee, that tby faith fail not; and when thou art converted, Strengthen thy brethren.

After a suitable introduction to the subject, and the words analized

and explained, the following general topics of discourse are laid

down, viz. 1. Some remarks offered upon the circumstances of the time and occasion wherein these words are spoken,

353 2. Upon the circumstances of the text,

357 3, ---- Upon the warning itself, 4. Some observations concerning Satan and his temptations, 367,-383 5. Some meditations on the whole text,

383 6. Some concluding advices,

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SERMON CXXIV.

Redemption by Christ, shewn to be of God, as the

first Cause ; and to God, as the last End, 407

1 Cor. i. 30. Rev. v.9.-Who of God was made unto us

redemption. For thou wast slain, and baft redeemed us to God by thy blood.

The Author having taken a view of the words as they stand in them.

selves, and as compared together, and having expressed their meaning in a general proposition, the following general heads of method

are prosecuted, viz. 1. Some propositions offered concerning this redemption, 410 2. How redemption is of God as the first cause, evinced,

477 3. How it is to God as the last end, enquired into, 4. Application made of the whole subject, by deducing fix infcrences, 422

ibid.

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