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CONTENTS.

The Qualifications and encouragement of a Faithful Minister il-

lustrated by the Character and success of Barnabas.

He was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith; and

much people was added unto the Lord-Acts xi. 24. - - - 39

SERMON III.

The instances, the evil Nature, and the dangerous Tendency of De-

lay, in the Concerns of Religion.

Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying, This people say the time is

not come, the time that the Lord’s house shall be built.—HAG. i. 2. 57

SERMON IV.

The Blessedness of the Dead who die in the Lord.

And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are

the dead which die in the Lord, from hencesorth : yea, saith the spirit,

that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.—.

TEv. xiv. 13. - - - - - - - - - - 69

SERMON V.

The Nature and Importance of a Deep and Intimate knowledge

of Divine Truth.

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one

teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and

are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every

one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is

a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even

those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both

good and evil.—HEB. v. 12–14. - - - - - - - 85

SERMON VI.

The Christian Doctrine of Rewards.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked : for whatsoever a man soweth

that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh

reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit

reap life everlasting—GAL. vi. 7, 8. - - - - - - 111

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SERMON XXIV.

Christianity the Antidote to Presumption and Despair.

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And

if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the

righteous.-1. John ii. 1. - - - - - - - - 385

SERMON XXV.

The Sorrow attending Wisdom and Knowledge.

And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly.

I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is

much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.—

EccLEs. i. 17, 18. - - - - - - - - - 397

SERMON XXVI.

The Magnitude of the Heavenly Inheritance.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to

be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the ear-

nest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons

of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but

by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope : because the crea-

ture itselfalso shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the

glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole erea-

tion groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until now ; and not only

they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the spirit, even we

ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the re-

demption of our body.-Rom. viii. 18–23. - - - - - 407

SERMON XXVII.

The Principles and Prospects of a Servant of Christ.

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, pray-

ing in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for

the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto eternal life.—JUDR 20, 21. 423

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