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THIRD GENERAL TOPIC.
THE CHRISTIAN. CHAPTER I.
Feelings and principles to be cherished, contrasted with those to be avoided.
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
§ 1. § 2.
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-
Redemption by Christ. I. Effica-
Election. I. God chooses the i
wise and benevolent reasons 256
Conscience, or moral sense; not
§ 9. Probation after death .
§ 1. Disquietude in life 279
earth - - 27
rejecting the gospel 289
SCENES IN THE HISTORY OF CHRIST.
Annunciation; birth; worship
Death near and time uncertain 266 § 3. Scenes in the Temple. I. Its
CHAPTER V. § 10. Six hours upon the cross; o:
§ 3. Rewarded according to their | S 13. A risen Savior; seen by Mary,