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- II. What are real evidences. -
. 111. Difficulties attending the application of
these evidences to ourselves.

SYSTEM OF DUTIES.

• A. Duties of Natural Religion.
a. Character of the Law of God. Psalm xix. 7.
b. In what it is summed up;
I. In the two great Commandments:

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: III. Its Foundation: Utility.

II. In the Decalogue;
I. The First Commandment. Ex. xx. 3.

II. The Second Commandment.

Mark xii. 31.

piness. Acts xx. 3

III. The Third Commandment;
. 1. The Nature of Profaneness. Ex. xx. 7.

. II. The Guilt of Profaneness.

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2 Cor. xiii. 5.

2 Cor. xiii. 5.

Acts xx. 35.

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Acts xx. 35.

... III. The Danger of Profaneness. Ex. xx. 7.
IV. The Fourth Commandment;

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. v. Reflections on the Sabbath. Ex. xx. 11.
W. The Fifth Commandment;

. 1. Duty of Children.
. 11. Duty of Parents.
. III. Duty of Rulers.

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B. Duties of the Christian Religion.
a. Mode of Restoration to the Spirit of Obedience:
By Faith and Repentance. Acts xx. 20, 21.
b. Means of Restoration, or Means of Grace.
I. Ordinary Means of Grace.
I. Generally considered;

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1. Proofs that there are such *:
! 1 Cor. iv. 15.

II. What they are.

... iv. Objections answered. 1 Cor. iv. 15.
II. Particularly considered;

1. Hearing of the Word of God. Luke

viii. 18.

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II. Extraordinary Means of Grace;

II. Prayer;

i. Nature of Prayer.

ii. Seasons of Praver. 1 Thes. v. 17. 139
iii. Obligations to Prayer.
iv. Usefulness of Prayer;
. 1. To the Suppliant. 1 Thes. v. 17. 140

. 2. To Families. Eph. vi. 10. - 141
. 3. To Communities.
v. Efficacy of Prayer in procuring

blessings. 142

vi. Encouragements to Prayer.

. . vii. Objections to Prayer. Job xxi. 15. 143 . . viii. Forms of Prayer. Math. vi. 9–13. 144 . III. Intercourse with Religious Men. Prov. ; 145 xiii. 20. . iv. Religious Meditation. - - 146

v. Religious Education of Children;

i. Duty of Educating Children reli-
iously. Prov. xxii. 6. 147
ii. Manner in which it is
to be done.

Prov. xxii. 6. 148 iii. Motives to this duty.

I. Who are to use them: or the Church of Christ.

Ordinary Members of the Church: 149
Their Character. 2 Cor. vi. 14. -

. 11. Officers of the Church :

i. Ministers; - -
. 1. Who are Ministers. 1 *:: 150, 151
2. Duties of Ministers;

. . 1. Preaching ;

. . . 1. End .#Preaching. Matth.
. . . 2. Nature of Preaching. X xxviii. X 152
. . . 3. Subjects of Preaching. 19.
. . . 4. Manner of Preaching. - 153
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3. Conducting the Ordinances of
Divine W.

. 4. Presiding over and directing

the Discipline of the Church.

. . 5. Instructing the flock in pri

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ii. Deacons. Acts vi. 1–6.

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. . . . . iii. Subjects of Baptism;

. . . . . . 1. Believing Adults. Matt.
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. . . . III. Discipline of the Church. Mat. *::: 15–18.

SYSTEM of Dispensations consequent on the State of

Probation. A• Death. Psalm xc. 3. - - - - B. Consequences of Death. ... a. Immediate Consequences. Eccl. xii. 7. ... b. Remoter Consequences; - I. Resurrection of the Body. 1 Cor. xv. 16. . . II. Final Judgment. 2 Pet. iii. 10. - - . . III. Punishment of the Wicked : . . . I. Its Duration. Matt. xxv. 46. - . . . II. Its Nature. 2 Pet. ii. 12. - - . . IV. Rewards of the Righteous: . . . I. New Creation. 2 Pet. iii. 13.

• . . . . II. Happiness of Heaven. Rev. xxi. 1–3. 170,

Conclusion. Prov. viii. 6. - - - - - 172,

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CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

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MEMoIR of the Life of the Author, - - - - - 3

Analysis of the Work, - - - - - - - 63

SERMON I. Direct Proofs of the Existence of God.— Mark Xii. 32. - 75

SERMON II. Atheistical Objections and Schemes of Doctrine consider-

ed.—Ps. xiv. 1. - - - - - - - 87

SERMON III. Comparative Influence of Atheism and Christianity.—Ps.

xiv. 1. - - - - - - - - 100

SERMON IV. Unity of God.—1 Cor. viii. 4. - - - - 114

SERMON V. Eternity and Immutability of God.—Ps. cii. 24–27. - 128

SERMON WI. Omnipresence and Omniscience of God.—Ps. cxxxix. 1–12. 140

SERMON VII. Omnipotence and Independence of God.—Gen. xvii. 1. 153

SERMON VIII. Benevolence of God as proved by the Works of Creation

and Providence.—1 John iv. 8. - - - - - 166

SERMON IX. Benevolence of God as exhibited by Revelation.—1 John iv. 8, 181

SERMON X. Justice of God.—Deut. xxxii. 4. - - - - 192

SERMON XI. Truth of God.—Ps. cxvii. 2. - - - - 202

SERMON XII. Mercy of God.—Ps. ciii. 8. - - - - 215

SERMON XIII. Wisdom of God.—1 Tim. i. 17. - - - - 226

SERMON XIV. Decrees of God.—Job xxiii. 13. - - - - 238

SERMON XV. Same subject continued.—Job xxiii. 13. - - - 251

SERMON XVI. Sovereignty of God.—Jer. x. 23. - - - 264

SERMON XVII. Heaven. The Air. Starry and Supreme Heavens.—

Gen. i. 1. - - - - - - - - 278

SERMON XVIII. Holy Angels, their Rank and Attributes.—Col. i. 16. 291

SERMON XIX. Holy Angels, their Attributes and Employments.-Col. i.
16. - - - - - - - - - 303

SERMON XX. The Fallen Angels.—Jude 6. - - - - 317

SERMON XXI. Creation of the Earth.-Gen. i. 1. - - - 329

SERMON XXII. Creation of Man. Body. Soul; its Nature.—Gen. i. 26, 27, 341

SERMON XXIII. The Soul of Man not material.—Gen. ii. 7. - • 354

SERMON XXIV. The Soul of Man not a chain of Ideas and Exercises.

Gen. ii. 7. - - - - - - - - 366

SERMON XXV. The Chief End of Man.—1 Cor. x. 31. - - - 379

SERMON XXVI. The Probation of Man.—Gen. ii. 15–17. - - 392

SERMON XXVII. The Temptation and Fall of Man.—Gen. iii. 1–6. - 404

rejection of the Word of God.—Jer. viii. 9. - 448

SERMON XXXI. Depravity of Man. Its Degree.—Eccl. viii. 2. - 461

SERMON XXXII. Depravity of Man. Its Derivation from Adam.—Rom.

v. 20. - - - - - - - - 477

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