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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDE: FOUNDATIONS, R

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SERMONS

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VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

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CONTENTS.

SERMON I.

The Nature and Importance of Walking by Faith.

We walk by faith, not by sight.—2 CoR. v. 7.

SERMON II.

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.

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SERMON NIE.

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 henceforth : yea, saith the spirit,

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

REV. xiv. 13.

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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 hare 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.

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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.

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SERMON VII.

God's Approbation of our Labours necessary to the hope of success.

If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give

it us.-NUMB. xiy. 8.

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SERMON VIII.

The obedience of Churches to their Pastors explained and enforced.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for

they watch for your souls, as they that must give account: that they may

do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.-

HIB. xiii. 17.

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SERMON IX.

Christian Patriotism : or, the Duty of Religious People toward

their Country.

And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be car-

ried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it; for in the peace

there-

of shall ye have peace.--JER. xxix. 7.

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SERMON X.

Jesus the True Messiah.

Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire: mine ears hast thou open-,

ed: burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required. Then said

I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me: I delight to

do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.—Psa. xl. 6—8. 177

SERMON XI.

Solitary Reflection: or, The Sinner directed to look into himself for

Conviction.

Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.-Psa. iv. 4. 197

SERMON XII.

Advice to the dejected: or, The Soul directed to look out of itself

for Consolation.

How loug shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart

daily?-Ps4. xiii. 2.

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SERMON XIN.

The Prayer of Faith ; exemplified in the Woman of Canaan.

Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Si-

don. And behold a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and

cried, unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David;

my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her pot

a word. And his disciples came and besvught him, saying, Send her

away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent

but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and wor-

shipped him, saying, Lord, help me! But he answered and said, It is

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