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• PRACTICAL WORKS,
Of the Late REVEREND and LEARNED
MR. RALPH ERSKINE, A.M.
Minister of the Gospel in DUNFERMLINE.
besides his POETICAL PIECES.
IN TEN LARGE VOLUMES OCTAVO.
To which is prefixed,
with an ELEGIAC Poem, and large CONTENTS.
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, Rom. i. 16.
• F A L K I R K :
PRINTED BY PATRICK MAIR,
SE R MON CVII, CVIII.
The words being considered in their connection, divided and explained,
and the spiritual meaning contained in them given in a doctrinal
proposition, the following topics are discussed, viz. 1. What this spiritual temple in
13 2. What is the foundation thereof, 3. How this foundation is laid,
22 4. The day described in which the foundation is laid, and from which
blessings take their date, 5. What the blellings are which commence from this day, 6. It is proved that saving bleilings do commence from that day, 7. The application of the whole subject, in several uses, · Use (1.) Of information, in four inferences,
ibid. (2.) Of exhortation, in six particulars, . (3.) Of examination, both to unbelievers and believers, 52
S E RM O N CIX. Glad Tidings in Sad Times ; or, the City of God,
in Times of Trouble and Confusion, watered with the river of Confolation,
Psalm xlvi 4. There is a river, the streams 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 following heads of method are proposed, vis. 1. To Speak of the city of God, 2. To shew what these fad times are, that put the city of God in con
3. To enquire what grounds of encouragement the city of God hath
in these sad times,
(2.) Of examination, in seven particulars,