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SERM. XXXVII. The Duty of searching the Scriptures.
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SERM. XLII. Marks of having received the Holy Ghoft.
SERM. XLIV. Christ, the Believer's Wisdom, Righ
teousness, Sanctification, and Redemption.
is made unto us, wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and
. . . :D187 SERM. XLV. The Knowledge of Jesus Christ the best
Knowledge i Cor. ii, 2. I determined not to know any thing among you, :i Jave Jesus Chrift, and him crucified. .
i s p. 203 n. SERM. XLVI. Of Juftification by Christ., Cor. vi. it. But ye are justified. The whole verse is : And . luch were some of you ; but ye are wahed, but ye are sanctified,
bonye are justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by in the Spirit of cur God. i . i o..
p. 214 SERM. XLVII. The great. Duty of Charity, recom
Cor. xiii. 8. Charity never faileth. - . "P: 227 SERM. XLVIII." Sátan's Devices. . i Cor. ii. 11. Left Satan Mould get an advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.
p. 241 SËRM. XLIX. On Regeneration. 2 Cor. v. 17. If any man be in Christ, be is a new creature.
P. 257 *SERM. L. Christians, Temples of the living God. 2 Cor. vi. 16. Ye are the Temple of the living God. p. 273 - .. SERM. LI. Christ the only Preservative against a Re
probate Spirit. 2 Cor. xiii. 5. Know ye not your ownfelves, how that Jesus -
Christ is in you, except ye be Reprobates. - p. 287 SERM. LII. The heinous Sin of Drunkenness. EPHESIANS v. 18. Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.
p. 303 SERM.
SERM. Liti. The Power of Christ's Refurrection. PHILIP. iii. 10. That I may know him, and the power of his refurrection.
: . . P319 SERM. LİV: Interceffion every Christian's Duty:
Thess. v: 25. Brethreni, pray for risa P: 331 SERM. LV. Persecution every Christian's Lot. 2 Tim. iii. 12. Yea, and all that will live godly in Chrip Polus,
fall suffer persecution., SERM. LVI. An Exhortation to the People of Geloot
to be discouraged in their way, by the Scoffs apd Cone
tempt of wicked Men.
Council, and the House of Assembly, in Georgia, on
0 :: 31 Zech. iv. 10. For who hath defpifed the day of fmal bingo
S E R MON XXXII. A Penitent Heart, the best New Year's Gift.
Luk e xiii. 3. Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. TITHEN we consider how heinous and aggravating our
V offences are, in the fight of a just and holy God, that they bring down his wrath upon our heads, and occasion us to live under his indignation; how ought we thereby to be deterred from evil, or at least engaged to study to repent thereof, and not commit the same again ; but man is so thoughtless of an eternal state, and has so little consideration of the welfare of his immortal soul, that he can sin without any thought that he must give an account of his actions at the day of judgment; or if he, at times, has any reflections on his behaviour, they do not drive him to true repentance : he may, for a short time, refrain from falling into some gross fins which he had lately committed; but then, when the temptation comes again with power, he'is carried away with the lust; and thus he goes on promising and resolving, and in breaking both his resolutions and his promises, as fast almost as he has made them. This is highly offensive to GOD, it is mocking of him. My brethren, when grace is given us to repent truly, we shall turn wholly unto God; and let me beseech you to repent of your fins, for the time is hastening when you will have neither time nor call to repent; there is none in the grave, whither we are going; but do not be afraid, for God often receives the greatest sinner to mercy through the merits of CHRIST JESUS; this magnifies the riches of his free grace; and should be an encouragement for you, who are great and notorious finners, to repent, for he will have mercy upon you, if you through CHRIST return unto him, A 2
St. Paul was an eminent instance of this; he speaks of him. self as “ the chief of sinners," and he declareth how God fhewed mercy unto him. CHRIST loves to shew 'mercy unto finners, and if you repent, he will have mercy upon you, But as no word is more mistaken than that of repentance, I shall
I. Shew you what the nature of repentance is,
sary to salvation. And IV. Exhort all of you, high and low, rich and poor, one
with another, to endeavour after repentance.
I. Repentance, my brethren, in the first place, as to its na. ture, is the carnal and corrupt disposition of men being changed into a renewed and sanctifed disposition. A man that has truly repented, is truly regenerated : it is a different word for one and the same thing; the motley mixture of the beast and devil is gone ; there is, as it were, a new creation wrought in your hearts. If your repentance is true, you are renewed throughout, both in foul and body; your understandings are enlightened with the knowledge of God, and of the LORD JESUS CHRIST; and your wills, which were stubborn, obstinate, and hated all good, are obedient and conformable to the will of God. Indeed, our deifts tell us, that man now has a free will to do good, to love God, and to repent when he will; but indeed, there is no free will in any of you, but to sin; nay, your free-will leads you so far, that you would, if poffible, pull God from his throne. This may, perhaps, offend the Pharisees; but it is the truth in Christ which I speak, I lie not) every man by his own natural will hates God; but when he is turned unto the Lord, by evangelical repentance, then his will is changed ; then your consciences, now hardened and benumbed, shall be quickened and awakened; then, your hard hearts shall be melted, and your unruly affections shall be crucified. Thus, by that repentance, the whole foul will be changed, you will have new inclinations, new defires, and new habits.