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THIRD GENERAL TOPIC.

§ 11. Perseverance: its necessity;

secured by the continued grace
of God; evils of apostacy; back.
sliding

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al blessings; revival and ex-

tension of religion ; for ene-

mies

198

V. Argument in Prayer. 1.

God's regard for his name and

201

2. For his covenant and prom-

ises

202

3. Argument from former mer-

cies and deliverances. VI.

Confession

203

VII. Importunity in prayer 204

VIII. Encouragement to pray;

promises; illustrations : 205

IX. Characteristics of a spirit

of acceptable prayer. 1. Sin-

cerity. 2. Faith. 3. Sub-

mission. 4. Forgiveness. 5.

With purity of heart. 6. With

fervor

207

X. How prayer is hindered 209

XI. Positions in prayer. XII.

Kinds of prayer. 1. Secret 210

2. Social. 3. Public 211

XIII. Occasional prayers. 1.

Dedication. 2. The Savior's

at the Communion. 3. In

distress. 4. Penitential 212

8. Confidence in God

214

9. Moral courage : encountering

opposition fearlessly; rebuking

sin; opposing sinful customs

and maxims; breasting un-

sanctified public sentiment;

extending to sacrifice of life 220

§ 10. Watchfulness: over the heart;

life; against temptation 221

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CHAPTER IV.

§ 6. They are employed in the ser-

Doctrines of Grace.

vice of God

278

§ 7. An everlasting portion .

278

§ 1. Redemption by Christ. I. Effica-

cy of his death. II. Influence

CHAPTER VI.

of his resurrection and life 253

§ 2. Regeneration ; various repre-

Portion of the Impenitent and Unbe-

sentations of a saving change 253

lieving.

§ 3. Election. I. God chooses the 1. Disquietude in life

279

heirs of salvation .

254 Š 2. Comfortless death

279

II. This choice regulated by 3. Removal from the good things of

wise and benevolent reasons 256

earth

279

III. Does not interfere with a

4. Banishment from heaven

280

voluntary acceptance or rejec-

5. Hell

281
tion of the Gospel; or the ex- 6. Just retribution for their works 284
ercise of free will

257
7. Removal

284

4. Effectual calling

258 8. Condemnation aggravated, by

5. Assurance of divine protection to

rejecting the gospel

289

the Christian

260 § 9. Hopeless

290

§ 6. Sufferings in this world not ne-

cessarily retributive; good and

evil often suffer alıke ; are

FIFTH GENERAL TOPIC.

blessed alike;

260

§ 7. Conscience, or moral sense; not

SCENES IN THE HISTORY OF CHRIST.

an infallible monitor; it is to

be cherished and cultivated 262

CHAPTER I.

§ 8. Millennium ; universal triumph

of Christ on earth

His Birth and Childhood.

263

§ 9. Probation after death .

264

Annunciation ; birth ; worship

the shepherds; the wisa

FOURTH GENERAL TOPIC.

men ; the flight to Egypt 292

CHAPTER II.

THE FINAL ISSUE.

The Closing Scenes of his Life.

CHAPTER I.

§ 1. The supper at Bethany ; the an-

Dissolution of the Body.

ointing ; Remor.strance of

Judas

295

§ 1. The portion of all, good and bad 265 $ 2. His public entrance into Jeru-

I. Our life in God's hand. II.

salem

295

Death near and time uncertain 266 § 3. Scenes in the Temple. I. Its

expurgation. II. Christ con-

CHAPTER II.

victs and condemns the Phari.

Separate existence of the soul 266

sees; his last public discourse.

III. They conspire ainst

CHAPTER III.

him. IV. He predicts the

destruction of the temple

Resurrection. The fact; all

and city

296

will be raised; character of § 4. The last' Passover. Humility

the new system

267

illustrated; the traitor disclos-

ed; sacrament instituted . 299

CHAPTER IV.

§ 5. Christ's last hours with his dis-

The Judgment.

ciples .

300

6. Gethsemane

303

Declared; the judge; the per- 7. His betrayal and arrest 303

sons judged; the rule of judg-

§ 8. His trial and condemnation;

ment or law; the charges;

before the Sanhedrim ; the

the sentence

270

Procurator

304

§ 9. His execution

305

CHAPTER V.

Š 10. Six hours upon the cross; con-
Blessedness of the penitent Believer.

duct of his enernies; of the suf-

ferer; the sympathy of nature 306

1. Protection in life

272 § 11. The burial

307

2. Support in death

275 12. The Resurrection

308

3. Rewarded according to their 13. A risen Savior; scen by Mary,
character and works

275

Peter, Cleophas, and his com-
4. They have rest

278

panion; the eleven; Thomas;

5. They are free from sin and suf-

more than five hundred 309

fering

278 § 14. The Ascension

311

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