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THIRD GENERAL TOPIC.

THE CHRISTIAN. CHAPTER I.

Feelings and principles to be cherished, contrasted with those to be avoided.

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Humility; Pride - . 181 Benevolence ; Covetousness 184 Love. I. To God; enjoined; how evinced. II. To Christians; enjoined; how cultivated; its fruits. III. To all men ; enemies as well as friends. IV. Passions and practices by which the law of love is violated : malice; wrath; envy; evil speaking; strife - Charity. Bigotry . 191 Deadness to the world. I. To its riches. II. Its honors. III. Its pleasures - 193 Solicitude for the welfare of the church and salvation of sinners - - - 194 Prayer; devotion. I. The duty. II. Address in prayer 196 III. Adoration . 198 IV. Objects of prayer: personal blessings; revival and extension of religion; for enemies . - - 198 V. Argument in Prayer. 1. God’s regard for his name and cause - - . 201 2. For his covenant and promises - - - 202 3. Argument from former mercies 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. Sincerity. 2. Faith. 3. Submission. 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

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Of the tongue . - . 226 Duties from social relations. I. Marriage relation. Appointed of God; widows; the relative duties; fornication; marriage of Christians with unbelievers; duties where the relation is already formed with unbelievers; divorce; second marriage ; fornication ; its fearful prevalence, and God's indignation against it . 226 II. Parental relation ; its duties; religious instruction; government and provision on the part of the parent; obedience, gratitude, love from children; fruit of a faithful performance of these duties; consequences of neglecting them - - . 230 III. Master and servant . 232 Civil relations. I. Duties of subjects to rulers; duty when the demands of rulers controvert the law or will of God. II. Duties of rulers . . 233 III. Consequences of perverting judgment. IV. Rulers subject to God ; exalted ; deposed ; directed by Him 234 Consecration to Christ and his cause. I. Supreme devotion. II. Property consecrated to Christ . - - 235 III. Personal effort . 236 Sanctification, and increasing in holiness; resisting sin; encouragements; exhortations; means; how to be obtained 237 Resisting temptation. I. Spirits have access to us and influence over us; good spirits; evil spirits . - - 244 II. This influence may be resisted - - . 246 Self-denial ; wine and strong drink; Nazarites; total absti

nence . - 246

CHAPTER III. Evidences of Piety.

Evidences from the life, or obe

dience - - . 249 From supreme love to God; how evinced . - 251

From love to Christians ... 252 From love to enemies and all

men - - - 252

CHAPTER IV. § 6. They are employed in the ser-
- vice of God 278
Doctrines of Grace. $ 7. An everlasting portion. . 278

Redemption by Christ. I. Effica-
cy of his death. II. Influence
of his resurrection and life 253

Regeneration; various repre-

sentations of a saving change 253

Election. I. God chooses the i
heirs of salvation . - 254
II. This choice regulated by

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wise and benevolent reasons 256
III. Does not interfere with a
voluntary acceptance or rejec-
tion of the Gospel; or the ex-
ercise of free will 2
Effectual calling . - 2
5. Assurance of divine protection to
the Christian . . 26

Sufferings in this world not ne-

cessarily retributive; good and

evil often suffer alike ; are

blessed alike ; . - 260

Conscience, or moral sense; not
an infallible monitor; it is to
be cherished and cultivated 262

$ 8. Millennium ; universal triumph

of Christ on earth

§ 9. Probation after death .

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CHAPTER WI.
Portion of the Impenitent and Unbe-

lieving.

§ 1. Disquietude in life 279
§ 2. Comfortless death . 279
§ 3. Removal from the good things of

earth - - 27
§ 4. Banishment from heaven . 280
§ 5. Hell - - - 281
§ 6. Just retribution for their works 284
§ 7. Removal - . 284
§ 8. Condemnation aggravated, by

rejecting the gospel 289
§ 9. Hopeless . 290

FIFTH GENERAL TOPIC,

SCENES IN THE HISTORY OF CHRIST.

CHAPTER I.

His Birth and Childhood.

Annunciation; birth; worship
of the shepherds; the wise

men; the flight to Egypt 292

CHAPTER II.

The Closing Scenes of his Life.

CHAPTER I. § 1. The supper at Bethany; the an-

- - ointing ; Remonstrance of
pulation of the Body. jud." ' - . 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 against

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-

ciples . . 300
The Judgment. § 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. § 10. Six hours upon the cross; o:
- - | duct of his enemies; of the suf-

Blessedness of the penitent Believer. 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 | S 13. A risen Savior; seen 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 3.11

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