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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
127 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.
131 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 carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it; for in the peace
thereof shall ye have peace.--JER. xxix. 7.
163 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.
197 SERMON XIN. The Prayer of Faith ; exemplified in the Woman of Canaan.
Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 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 worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me! But he answered and said, It is
not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord ; yet the dogs eat of the erumbs which fall from their master's table. Then Jesus answered and said unlo her, O woman! great is thy faith ; be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.-Matt. xv.21-28.
227 SERMON XIV. The Future Perfection of the Church, contrasted with its Present
Imperfections. Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it: that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word; that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. EPHES. v. 25-27.
241 SERMON XV. The Gospel the only Effectual Mean of Producing Universal Peace
Mankind. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord, And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse -MAL. iv. 5,6.
259 SERMON XVI. The Reception of Christ the Turning Point of Salvation. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.-John i. 10–12.
299 SERMON XVIII.
313 SERMON XIX.
325 SERMON XX. The Believer's Review of his Past and Present State. But now in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off, are made aigh by the blood of Christ.--EPHES. ii, 13.