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IV. The nature and effects of a weaned difpofition of foul,

Pfal. cxxxi. 2." My foul is even as a weaned child."

V. The danger of not waiting on God after the due order,

1 Chron. XV. 13.-" For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us, for that we fought him not after the due order."

VI. The perfection of providential dispensations,

Pfal. xviii. 30.-" As for God, his way is perfect."

VII. Fear and hope, objects of the divine complacency,


1 bath pleasure in them

that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.“






VIII. The fame subject continued,


IX. Jefus victorious over death,


Ifa. xxv. 8.-" He will fwallow up death in victory."

X. The fame fubject continued,


IX. The fuitable improvement of faints former experiences,


2 Kings, ii. 4.-" And he took the mantle of Elijah, that fell from him, and fmote the waters, and faid, Where is the Lord God of Elijah ?”

XII. The fame subject continued,

XIII. Chrift, the Father's gift to his chofen people,



Isa. lv. 4.—“ Behold, I have given him for a Witness to the people, a Leader and Commander to the people."

XIV. The Chriftian weak, yet strong,

2 Cor. xii. 10.-" For when I am weak, then am I ftrong."

XV. The same subject continued,

XVI. The interefting inquiry,

Matth. xx. 6.—" Why stand ye here all the day idle?"





XVII. Chrift's prefence with gospel-ministers, 252 Matth.xxviii.20.-" And lo, I am with you always."

XVIII. Chrift's invitation to the labouring

and heavy-laden,

Matth. xi. 28.-" Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy-laden, and I will give you reft."


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XXII. Christ, a refreshful shadow in a weary



Ifa. xxxii. 2.- "And a man fhall bedow of a great rock in a weary land."

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XXIII. The fame fubject continued,


XXIV. The evil and danger of halting betwixt two opinions,


Kings, xvi. 21.—“ And Elijah faid, How long halt ye betwixt two opinions?"




REV. i. 17. 18.-Fear not: I am he that liveth, and was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen: and have the keys of hell and death.


O-DAY is the feast of the Christian paffover.

A communion-table is about to be covered. The great end of perfons fitting down at that table is, that they may fuck the breafts of confolation, and drink abundantly of that blood which flows from the pierced fide of a crucified Saviour. Some feed at this table without fear. Others fear fo much that they cannot feed. To fuch poor trembling fouls our text speaks good and comfortable words: Fear not, &c.

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As the Lord fhewed to Daniel, a man greatly beloved, the state of his church till his first coming; fo to John, another beloved disciple, he VOL. I. discloses


* Delivered immediately before the difpenfation of the Lord's fupper, O&ober 6. 1706.

know, it appears that these Sermons were. the original autograph, written at the time mentioned in the dates affixed to them. But to thofe acquainted with the spirit and manner of Mr BOSTON's other writings, the perufalof the Discourses themselves will convince them that they are genuine. They discover the fame ferious and spiritual strain, -the fame perfpicuity and fimplicity of language, the fame happy fertility and copiousness of scriptural proof and illuftration,the fame pertinent application of his fubjects to persons and times-the fame deep concern about the public interefts of religion, and the dangers to which these kingdoms have been exposed through heinous fins and backflidings, as are confpicuous in his other Works. Few have ever attained to his manner and ftyle of writing, so much adapted to popular and general edification. Such of thefe Difcourfes as we have perufed, feem to have been as carefully and fully written as thofe formerly published, and on subjects no less interefting. The Sermons in this collection which were composed at the time of the Rebellion that arose


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