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upon this Foundation; using their best Endeavours to plant in them the Principles of Religion, and to sow the Seeds of Virtue betimes in their Heart Sy that they may the better grow up to the Service of God and their Country.
Moreover, all faithful Pastors are not only to regard their whole Plod, but more especially, td feed- the Lambs, which Christ, the Great ~Shep-. herdof the Sheep, hath made the greatest Mark of their Love, bVthfo him" ditd thetyif and therefore the Apostle wills them, as td have strong Meats for welhgrowri Christians \ so to provide Milk fat Babes, even the sincere Milk of the Word, that they may grow thereby ^ <«"'•."
Bui above• all, it should be the Care aiid Wifdom of Superiors\ so to fettle and regulate inferior Schools^ that Children may not be poison'd by bad 'Principles" an Error" inthe first Education, as in she first CohcocJiohi b'eirig-rfery difficult to be cur1d or remov'd after.
In a word, nothing- tetids mbre to the Peace dnd 'Prosperity of if Kingdom, shan't he" well-training up the Members of it j and infilling good Princi* pies betimes into those, upon whom the Welfare and Huppi^fs of ii'rtiust depends
ThYs"ist&ewaytoputastop to the Overflowings' of Ungodliness, and to prevent that "Deluge of Im* piety that else must unavoidably break in upon us.
In short, this may help'to retrieve the Antient Piety and Simplicity of our Forefathers % and tb intend that inthe-tiext Age> which is amiss in this t Which is the hedrty^Desire and Prayer of a
true Well-wisher to hh Church and Cbuhiryi A A THE
Thirdly, the three great 'Benefits and 'Privileges hestow'd on
fl»#fr, amtiealk hi she Jame all the 2)ays of our Lives, from Mat. 19. It. If thou wilt enter into Lite) keep she Commandments. p. 108
D rsc: xvi.
J« the fourth J^tejBoK and Jnswr tf the Cateibisih, ttifee things explain'd: First, the Jblemh Recognition(of (mining 1H7& Baptismal'fm, made by Children in their riper Tears; together with their 'Promise and Resolution of performing it, in these words,. Yesverily; andby God's help so I will: FrOHfPJaT.6is.fi: I will pay thee my Vows. ntf"'
Qf the grateful Acknowledgment made by them,, of the gif eat Mercies and Privileges of Baptism, in these wbrds, I heartily thank our HeavenllTFather, who hath call'd-me, to this- State ofsalvation, from Rom. 7. a'l. I thvatik God, thro' Jesus' Ghrist'our Lord! i23
D r s c xrvin;
Easily, so ail this is added,hearty V fay er Unto God, for Grace to be enabled to persevere and'continue in this State to our Lives end-, from Psal. 5. a; Unto thee will I pray. 131
The Second Part, containing the Apostles Creed the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer.
The' Apostles Creed.
D I S C. L
©N 2 T'tm.1. Ijj* Hold' fast the Form' of Sound Words, which' thou hast heard of me, in Faith and Love, which is in Christ Jesus. 14$•
DISC. II." Mark. 9. 2a> Cord, I believe, help.m"y' Unbelief.' Mi
D t's" c: III.
Heb. 11. 6. He that cometh unto God, must believe that
heis.^e. 159 DISC, IV.
1 Cor: 8.V. To" us there is one Ged,.the Father: 166
D I S C7 V.
Rev. 1. 8. The Almighty. '175
D I S'VC/ yt:
Gen. 1. 1. In the Beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth'. 180 DISC. Vfl;
Mat. 1. 21. Thou /halt call his Name J ES U S, for he
sttall save his People from their Sins. p. 180"
D IS C. VIII.
John I. 41. We have found the Mejjiai ; which is, being
interpreted, The Christ. 19*
DIS C. IX.
John 1.14. We beheld his Glory, the Glory as of the only
begotten of the Father. 199
DIS C. X,
a 'Tim. 1. 2. And Christ Jesus our LORD. 305
Mat. r. 2o. That which is conceiv'd in her is of the Holy
Ghost. a ix
DIS C. XII.
Luke 2. 6", 7. While they were there, the Days were ac
complifli'd that she should bedeliver'd ; and /he brought
forth her First-born Son, ££?<;. a 19
I 'Pet. 3. 18. For Christ also once suffer'd for Sins, the Just
for the Unjust, that he might bring us unto God. 325
T. .-..-. D l g c XIy
Mark 15.15. So 'Pilate, willing to content the People, releas'd Barrabbas to them ; and deliver'd Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucisy'd. 233
DISC. XV. I Cor. 15. 3. Christ died for our Sins, according to the Scriptures. 240
DISC XVI. John 19. 40. Then took they the Body of Jesus and wound it in Linen Clothes, with, the Spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 247
DISC. XVII. AQs 2. 27. Thou wilt not leave my Soul in Hell. 254
DISC. XVIII. 1 Cor. 15. 4. That he rose again the third Day, according to the Scriptures. z6t
DISC. XIX. Ephes. 4. 10. He that descended, is the same also that ascended up far above all Heavens, that he might sill all things.
270 DISC. XX. Mark itf. 19. And fat on the Right Hand of God. 377