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DISCOURSES ON THE APPLICATION OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE

COMMERCIAL AND ORDINARY AFFAIRS OF LIFE.

DISCOURSE I.-On the mercantile Virtues which them; for this is the law and the prophets."-

may exist without the Influence of Christianity. 229 Matth. vii. 12.

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, Disc. VI.--On the Dissipation of large Cities. 264

whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things “Let no man déceive you with vain words;
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever for because of these things cometh the wrath of
things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good God upon the children of disobedience."-Eph.
report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any v. 6.

praise, think on these things." - Phil. iv. 8. Disc. VII.-On the vitiating Influence of the higher

Disc. II.-The Influence of Christianity in aiding upon the lower Orders of Society.

271

and augmenting the mercantile Virtueg. 235 | " Then said he unto the disciples, It is impos-

“For he that in these things serveth Christ is sible but that offences will come: but woe unto

acceptable to God, and approved of men." him through whom they come! It were better

Rom. xiv. 18.

for him that a millstone were hanged about his

Disc. III.— The Power of Selfishness in promot neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should

ing the Honesties of mercantile Intercourse. 241 | offend one of these little ones.”—Luke xvii. 1, 2.

“And if you do good to them which do good Disc. VIII.-On the Love of Money.

279

to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do “If I have made gold my hope, or have said

even the same.''-Luke vi. 33.

to the fine

e gold, Thou art my confidence; If I

Disc. IV.-The Guilt of Dishonesty not to be esti rejoiced because my wealth was great, and be-

mated by the Gain of it.

249 cause mine hand had gotten much; if I beheld

“He that is faithful in that which is least, is the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in

faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the brightness; and my heart hath been secretly en-

least, is unjust also in much."--Luke xvi. 10.

ticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand; this

Disc. V. On the great Christian Law of Recipro also were an iniquity to be punished by the

city between Man and Man.

judge; for I should have denied the God that is

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would above."-Job xxxi. 24–28.
that men should do to you, do ye even so to

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SERMONS PREACHED IN ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, GLASGOW.

Sermon I. - The Constancy of God in His Works | SERM. V.-The transitory Nature of visible

an Argument for the Faithfulness of God in His Things.

Word.

371| "The things that are seen are temporal.”—2

“For ever, O Lord, thy word is gettled in hea. Cor. iv. 18.

ven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations : SERM. VI.-On the Universality of spiritual Blind-

thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

404

ness.

They continue this day according to thy ordi “Stay yourselves, and wonder, cry ye out, and

nances : for all are thy servants."'--Psalm cxix. cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they

89, 90, 91.

stagger, but not with strong drink. For the Lord

Serm. Il-The expulsive Power of a new Affec hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep

dint), tion.

381 sleep, and hath closed your eyes; the prophets

“Love not the world, neither the things that and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And

are in the world. If any man love the world, the vision of all is become unto you as the words

the love of the Father is not in him."-1 John of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to

xi. 15.

one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray

SERM. III.-The sure Warrant of a Believer's thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed.

Hope.

3881 And the book is delivered to him that is not

“For if, when we were enemies, we were re learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he
conciled to God by the death of his Son; much saith, I am not learned.”—Isaiah xxix. 9—12.

more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his SERM. VII.-On the new Heavens and the new.

life."-Romans v. 10.

Earth.

SERM. IV.-The Restlessness of human Ambi- l " Nevertheless we, according to his promise

tion.

395 look for new heavens and a new earth wherein

“How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird tol dwelleth righteousness.”—2 Peter in. 13.

your mountain ?-0 that I had the wings of a SERM. VIII - The Nature of the Kingdom of.

dove, that I may fly away, and be at rest."- i God.

Psalm xi, 1. and lv. 6.

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dwelleth righteousness."-2 Pder i 13

| SERX. VIII The Nature of the Kingdom

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