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your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay, but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, &c.-Gen. xix. 23.

When the sons of the prophets had said to Elisha, &c. There be with thy servants fifty strong men: let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master, &c. And he said, Ye shall not send. And when they had urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. And they sent, &c.2 Kings ii. 14—17.

When Jesus was about to wash Peter's feet, Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Then Peter saith, Lord, (not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.— John xiii. 8, 9.

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The full soul lotheth an honeycomb: but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.-Prov. xxvii. 7. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, &c. I will open rivers in high places, &c.-Isa. xli. 17, 18.

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, &c. hearken ye diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good.-Isa. lv. 1, 2.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled.-Matt. v. 6.

They that be whole, need not a physician: but they that are sick.


am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.-Matt. ix. 12, 13.

Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, &c. and ye shall find rest unto your souls.-Matt. xi. 28, 29. Ps. xxxiv. 9, 10.

He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.-Luke i. 53.

The Son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.Luke xix. 10.

He that cometh to me, shall never hunger: and he that believeth on me, shall never thirst.-John vi. 35.

When they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said, &c. Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.-Acts ii. 37, 38.

The gaoler came trembling, &c. and said, Sirs, What must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.-Acts xvi. 29-31.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God; who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not: and it shall be given him.-James i. 5.

I will give unto him that is athirst, of the fountain of the water of life freely.-Rev. xxi. 6.

And let him that is athirst come : and whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.-Rev. xxii. 17.



THOU destroyest the hope of man: thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth thou changest his countenance, and sendest him awav:

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out, desiring to speak with thee.Matt. xii. 46, 47. Mark iii. 31-35.

Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? and his sisters, are not they with us? Whence then hath this man these things?-Matt. xiii. 55, 56.

She brought forth her first-born son, &c. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and his mother went up to Jerusalem; and returning back, missed him, &c. They sought him amongst their kinsfolk and acquaintance, &c.-Luke ii. 7. 42-44. Matt. i. 25.

After this he went down to Capernaum; he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they continued there not many days.John ii. 12.

His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, &c. For neither did his brethren believe in him, &c. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, &c.-John vii. 3-5. 8-10.

These all continued with one accord, &c. with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.-Acts i. 14.

I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, &c. But other apostles saw I none, save James, the Lord's brother.

While he yet talked to the people, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand with--Gal. i. 18, 19.

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Acknowledge it to one another, 15.
Acts of churches as such, 25.

Add not to the afflictions of others, 20.

Adhere to God stedfastly, 14.

Admire God and Christ, ib.

Admonish one another, 15.

Advantage of afflictions, 20.


Antichrist, 73.

Appearance of evil to be avoided, 14.
Apostacy. See Perseverance.
Apostacy, to be watched against, 14.
Apostacy, to call our security against it, 18.
Apostles' call and commission equal, 54.
Arguing of God with sinners, 14.

Ascension of Christ, 6.

Assembly of saints for worship, 25.

Associate not with the wicked, 17.
Assurance. See Faith.

Attributes of God, 2.

Avenging the saints is God's prerogative,

Avenge not on enemies, ib.

Avoid sin, and the occasions thereof, 14.
Avoid trouble by lawful ways, 20.
Authority of Christ, 5.

Advantage of true wisdom. See Wise Men. Authority of the scriptures, 1.

Advocate Jesus, 6.

Adultery, 60.

Affections of believers each to other, 15.
Affiance. See Trust in God.

Afflictions in general, 20.

Afflictions the birthright of all, ib.

Have been the portion of believers, ib.
Sent from God immediately, ib.
From wicked men, ib.
From formal professors, ib.
Why sent, ib.

Comforts arising from them, ib.
Believers privilege and advantage, ib.
Render man happy and blessed, ib.
The notice God takes of them; said to
be afflicted with them, ib.

When greatest, then generally is deli-
verance nearest, and most wonder-
ful, ib.

Intended for good in the end, ib.
Shall have an end, God will deliver, ib.
Have been the lot of Christ and his
saints, ib.

Almightiness of God, 2.
All-sufficiency of God, ib.
Altars before the law, 43.
Ambition. See Humility, and World.
Amity. See Love to saints, and all men.
Angels, 39.

Anger in general, 14.
Anger amongst brethren, 15.

Its bounds and cure, ib.
Prohibited, 17.

Even toward enemies, 20.

Authority of magistrates. See Magistrates

BABBLING. See Peace amongst Christians.
Backbiting. See the same.
Baptism, 25.

Bear afflictions patiently, 20.
Bear each others' burdens, 15.

Believers' fruits. See Character of saints,
anger, affections, glory.

Belief. See Faith, and Trust.

Belief, what. See Nature of faith.
Believers' character. 10.

Their failings, 11.

Their privileges in general, 12.
Benefit of faith, 9.

Beware of sin and apostacy, 14.
Bishops. See Officers of churches.
Bitterness, 58.

Blasphemy, 50.

Bless God.

See Praises.

Blessedness of afflicted ones, 20.

Blindness. See Ignorance of natural men.
See Knowledge.

Blind zeal persecutes, 20.

Blood of Christ takes away sin, 8.
Blood of beasts could not do it, 4.
Boasting, no cause for it in us, 74.
Boasting in man to be avoided, 14.
Boast and glory in God alone, ib.
Born again. See Character of saints.
Bounty of God, 2.

Breaking of Bread, the Lord's Supper, 25.
Brethren, Christian, their extraordinary
gifts, ib.

Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting Compassion of Christ, 5.

in God.

Burial. See Death.

CALAMITIES, public or common, 21.
They are from God, ib.
Saints privilege therein, ib.
Their duty in such a time, ib.
Calling of the apostles, 54.
Calling. See Election.

Captain of our salvation, 6.

Care to be cast on God in general, 14.
In times of affliction, 20.
Carnal-minded, 30.

Cause of punishment, is sin, 14.
Cause of suffering, see it be good, 20.
Celebrate the praises of God, 14.
Character of saints indeed, 10.
Characters of true wisdom, See Wisdom.
Character of Antichrist. See Antichrist.
Charity. See Love, and Distribution to


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Confess sin to God in general, 14.

In affliction, 20.

Confess sin one to another, 15.

Confess Christ before men in general, 14. 1
Under persecution, 20.

Confidence. See Trust in God.
Conjuration. See Witchcraft.
Conscience in general, 27.

Conscience good to be preserved in suffer-
ings, 20.

Consideration in general, 29.

Considerations supporting in afflictions, 20.
Contempt of God. See Man's desperate
state by nature in wickedness.
Contention avoid, 15.

Content with lawful governors, 22.
Contentment in all conditions, 71.

Content with what we have. See World.
Continue and persevere in well doing, 14.
Contrition. See Murmuring for sin.
Controversies among Christians, how ended,

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Christ's second coming to be waited for, 14. Deceivers, 28.

Christianity, its importance, &c. 44.

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Deeds of the law justify not, 4.

Delays of amendment. See Time.
Delight in God and Christ, 14.

Deliverance from sufferings by lawful, ho-
nest means, may be endeavoured, 20.
Deliverance from trouble then nearest to us
in our extremity, ib.

Depart not from God and truth in the ge-
neral, 14.

Nor in time of afflictions, 20.

Depart from sin, 14.

Desire not the hurt of an enemy, 20.

Desire God's presence. See Delight in God.
Designs of God in the saints afflictions, 20.

Coming of Christ to be waited for by be- Determinations of controversies amongst

lievers, 14.

Commendatory letters, 25.

Commission of the apostles equal, 54.
Commit all to God in trouble, 20.
Compassion of God, 2.

believers, how, 25.

Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.

Devil in general, 28.

He cannot hurt without leave, 20.
Devils ruling in wicked men, 4.

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