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and prayer, ii. 15 - and a most perfect pattern of purity and holi.
ness, ii. 171. The Lord and Head of the Church, ii. 412.
Jesus Christ, a perfect example of entire resignation, ii. 103. His
example a rule and motive to our resignation, ii. 104. His divine
instructions show that he is the light of the world, ii. 143. His
complaints of the perverseness of that generation to which he
preached, ii. 145. . His Apostles enjoined to communicate light to
all nations, ii. 147.
Jews, our Lord's complaint of their obstinacy, i. 152.
Jews and Gentiles, have equal access to the privileges of the Church
of Christ, ii. 410. The blessed change to the Gentiles by the dis-.
pensation of the Gospel, ii. 411.
Ignorance and folly, the dishonour of our nature, and the source of
the greatest calamities, ii. 133. The divine Majesty represented
as complaining of these evils, ii. 136 — and solemuly calling men
to learn true wisdom, ii. 139.
Industry and diligence opposed to sloth and idleness, ii. 187. Indis-
pensably necessary in all the affairs of life, ii. 189. Enjoined by.
the Gospel, ii. 190. A zealous activity required in the ways of
religion, ii. 191. The greatest diligence and watchfulness to be
exercised in our spiritual concerns, ii. 192. Motives to this dili-
gence and watchfulness, ii. 193, 195. A proper example of
sacred diligence in the labours of St. Paul, ii. 197. The blessed-
ness of those who labour and overcome, ii. 199. The Apostle's
joy in diligent and steadfast Christians, and his prayers for
Integrity and righteousness in opposition to fraud and iniquity, ii. 287.
Declarations, resolutions, and prayers relating to ihis subject,
Job, a lively description of his love and beneficence, ii. 279. In-
tegrity of heart and lise exhibited in his character, ii. 300.
John the Apostle, his vision of Christ the King of kings, and Lord of
lords, i. 249.
John the Baptist, his birth, and the song of Zacharias at that time,
i. 210. Ilis ministry as introducing that of our Lord, i. 280. His
testimony concerning Jesus, ib. The account our Lord gives of
him, i. 283. His imprisonment and death, i. 284.
Joseph, his compassion and forgiveness to his offending brethren,
Joshua, gifts of the Spirit given him, to qualify hin for supplying the
place of Moses, i. 344.
Joy of the saints in the view of the dominion of God, i. 53.
Israel, bound to worship God in the manner enjoined, i. 495. Their
happiness when attending duly to their sacred messengers, ii. 391.
Judas Iscariot, his despair and death, i. 310.
Judge of all the earth, a view of God as such, i, 101 — proceeds on
perfect knowledge, i. 106. The equity of his procedure, i. 107.
The time of the last judgment, ib. The saints adore him as the
sovereign Judge, i. 1os.
Judgment, the cquity of the procedure of the great Judge, i. 107.
The signs of the time of the last judgment, ib.
Judicial Hardness of Heart, obstinate wickedness leads to it, i. 149,
Justice of God, a view of this attribute, i. 79. Prosperity of the
wicked no solid objection against it, i. 80 nor the delay of judge
ment, i. 82. Its impartiality, i. 83. To be fully vindicated in the
appointed time, i. 84. This attribute celebrated, i. 85. It is con-
spicuous in all his statutes, i. 86.
Kings, instructed to serve the Lord with fear, i. 57. A king is set
over the people of Israel, ii. 341. What is becoming their dignity,
ii. 312. Subjects bound to honour them, ii. 347.
Knowledge and wisdom, the most important acquisitions, ii. 130.
Contrasted with ignorance and folly, ii. 133. In order to attain
knowledge and wisdom, a diligent attention to every mean is neces-
sary, ii. 135. True knowledge and wisdom have an abiding
influence on heart and life, ii. 150 — and are connected with a
steadfast attention to the sacred scriptures, ii. 152. The vain
pretences to knowledge and wisdom, ii. 153. The prayers and
praises of the saints relating thereto, ii. 159.
Law (divine) relating to several crimes under the name of iniquity,
ii. 287. These crimes hateful in their nature, and bitter in consc-
quences, ii. 288.
Prove still more so when covered under a pro-
fession of religion, ii. 290. Deceit and iniquity in all their forms
draw down the divine displeasure, ii. 292. Solemn calls to the
exercise of righteousness and equity, ii. 295. Dissuasives from
fraud, with exhortations and motives io universal righteousness and
probity, ii. 297.
Levi, that tribe separated to the service of the sanctuary, ii. 387.
Life and immortality brought io light by the Gospel, i. 186.
Life, a vehement attachment to its enjoyments stands in direct oppo-
sition to a right concern for our greatest interest, ii. 238.
Light, promises thereof in the latter days, i. 217. This light of the
Gospel makes wise to salvation, i. 226. The importance of mak-
ing a right use of this light, i. 227. The Apostles pray for the
increase of this knowledge, i. 228.
Lord's Supper, its institution, ii. 28. Its abuse by the Corinthians
corrected by the Apostle Paul, ii. 30.
Love of God and divine things, i. 462. It includes a sense of his
excellency and goodness, i. 463. His redeeming love, and the
particular mercies bestowed upon us, i. 465. It also includes an
ardent desire of his favour above all, i. 466. This love will control
sensual passions, and be supreme in the soul, i. 467. It will
prompt us to love our brother, and to prize whatever belongs to
God, 1. 369. The bappiness of those who love him, and rightly
seek after his favour, i. 471. Its various actings expressed in the
prayers and praises of his servants, i. 472.
Love to our neighbour, in opposition to malice, hatred, envy, and the
like, ii. 268. Love to our brethren one of the most express
dictates of the divine law, ij. 269. Peculiarly enjoined by our
blessed Lord, ii. 270. Without this no claim to the character of
his disciples, ii. 271. Love or charity essential to the Christian
character, ii. 273. Exhortations and motives to mutual love and
beneficence, ii. 274. The joy of the Apostles in discerning the
mutual love of the saints, ii. 276. This Christian grace urged
from our relation to Christ, and to each other, ib. The complaints,
declarations, and prayers of the saints on this subject, ii. 277.
The most eminent saints distinguished by this grace, ii. 279. The
spirit of love the true Christian spirit, ii. 319. Nournful com-
plaints and pious supplications relative to this subject, ii. 325.
The Apostles and primitive Christians, examples of love and con-
passion to the brethren, ii. 327.
Magistrates and subjects, and their reciprocal duties, ii. 337. All
power and authority derived from God, and dependent on him,
ii. 338. The duty of magistrates and judges, ii. 340.
Majesty and condescension of God, representations of these given by
his Prophets, i. 119. The saints' pious, sense of these, and their
prayers for farther displays of these perfections, i. 121. 'Their joy
and praises for these displays, i. 122. Declare their help to be in
God alone, i. 123. Their admiration of his condescension, i. 124.
Man, his origin and fall, i. 125. His creation, ib. His first state of
honour and happiness, i. 126. A special command given to man
in paradise, i. 127. Deceived by the serpent, ib. The judgment
denounced on our first parents, i. 128. Their fall affects all their
offspring, i. 129. The remains of his original excellency, i. 130.
Acknowledgments in this point, ib. His ignorance, folly, and
obstinacy, i. 131. Guilty before God, and liable to punishment,
i. 158. General testimonies to it, ih. A short-lived creature, not
the object of our hopes or fears, i. 182.
Man, in the state of ignorance and guilt, cannot extricate himself
from his miseries, i. 190—can have no merit to plead with God,
i. 190 -- unable to rectify his own nature, i. 191 - can make no
atonement to God for past transgressions, i. 192. All this ac-
knowledged by the most eminent saints, i. 193. His help found
in God alone, i. 194.
Mankind, the duties we owe to them, ii. 268.
Marriage, the reciprocal duties of husbands and wives, ii. 361. An
institution of the great Creator, ib. Ordinances relating to mar-
riage under the Old and New Testament, ii. 362. Duties incum-
bent on husbands and wives, ii. 363. Ilusbands to be dutiful and
affectionate, ii. 364. Wives not to assume power, ib. — to be obe-
dient to their husbands, and adorned with modesty and meekness,
ii. 365. The description of a virtuous and illustrious wife, ii. 366.
Mary the Virgin, the annunciation of the angel to her, i. 208–
Visits Elizabeth, and their hymns of praise, i. 209.
Mary Magdalene, two angels appear to her at our Lord's sepulchre,
i. 323. Is honoured with our Lord's first appearance, i. 324.
Masters and servants, ii. 367. Institutions of God concerning hired
servants, ii. 368. Concerning bond-men and bond-maids, ii. 369.
The indignation of God against oppressive masters, ib. Duties of
masters toward their servants, ii. 371. Servants bound to honour
their masters, ib. — to obey them, and be faithful in their service,
Matthias, numbered with the eleven Apostles, ii, 423.
Meekness opposed to wrath, ii. 222. Exbortations to meekness,
ü. 226. Essential to the Christian character, ii. 227. A bright
example given by our Lord, ii. 228. The happiness of the meek,
Men, obstinate and averse to instruction, i. 135. Charge of ignorance,
obstinacy, and folly, by Gud against them, i. 136. Averse to
reformation, i. 146. Charged by God with depravity and obstinate
wickedness, i. 147. Want of attention one cause of men's ruin
and misery, ii. 122. The evil becomes dreadful by flattering our-
selves, and condemning others, ii. 123.
Mercy of God, calls to celebrate it, i. 72. Its boundless extent
towards them that fear him, i. 75. Afflictions no just objection
against his mercy, i. 76. The fullest assurance of it in the Gospel,
i. 77. The prayers and praises of his saints for his mercy and
compassions, i. 78.
Mercy and kindness to our distressed brethren, peculiarly enjoined
by our Lord, ii. 316.
Ministers of the word, their proper character and behaviour, ii. 430.
Instructions concerning them, ii. 431. The duty of Christians to
them, ii. 441. To pray for them, ib. To provide for their sup-
port, ii. 442.
Modesty and humility in opposition to vanity and pride, ii. 200.
Dangerous to form too high an opinion of ourselves, ii. 201 –
to become vain on account of our rank and profession, ii. 202 –
or to affect honour and respect from others, ii. 203. More
dangerous still is that pride which despiseth others, ii. 205.
Mordecai, his amiable character, ii. 280.
Mortality, our present state is such, i. 200.
Moses, an account of the creation given by him, i. 27. His account
of the creation of man, i. 28.
Murder, the highest degree of cruelty and violence, ii. 305. A crime
prohibited under the severest penalties, ib. — and an abomination
to the Lord, ii. 309.
Nathan, a noble firmness in his rebuke to David, ii. 335. The peni-
tent submission of ihat great prince, ib.
Nature, of human nature, i. 123. Its origin and fall, ib.
Oaths and vows, considered as acts of worship, ii. 32. In these acts,
the strictest regard to truth is required by the all-seeing God, ib.
Oaths in ordinary conversation probibited, ii. 33. Lawful vows
and oaths bind the soul, ii. 34. This illustrated by the purposes
and examples of God's servants, ii. 35.
Obedience, holiness, and righteousness, we are under many obli-
gations to the service of God, i. 473. Obedience the way
and happiness, but wickedness of pain and misery, i. 478. Must
be cordial, constant, and progressive; i. 487.
Oppression, especially of the widow and fatherless, very sinful and
criminal, ii. 307. An abomination to the Lord, ii. 309.
Oppressors, motives to reclaim them, ii. 347. The purposes of a
wise and pious prince for that end, ib.
Ordinances of God, objects of the warmest desires and delight, ii. 68.
Ourselves, of knowing ourselves, and attending to our own state,
ii. 122. The difficulty of knowing ourselves, ii. 127. David,
Peter, and Hazael, instances of this, ii. 128. We ought to be on
our guard against the snares of sin, ib.
Parents and children, their reciprocal duties, ii. 352. Parental
affection and its fruits, ii. 353. Parents ought to give their
children religious instruction, and a good example, ii. 354; and
should provide for them, ii. 355; and administer necessary reproof
and correction to them, ii. 356. Honour and obedience are due
from children to their parents, ib. Disobedience, disregard, and
doing injury to parents, are crimes of the deepest dye, ii. 357. It
is of the greatest importance to young persons to be attentive, and
conform to the instructions of wise and pious parents, ii. 358.
Paul, the Apostle, his miraculous conversion and mission, i. 223.
His noble example in preaching the Gospel, ii. 435. His benevo-
lence and concern for the salvation of men, ii. 436. His integrity
of heart, and purity of life, ii. 302, 437. His fidelity and dili-
gence, ii. 438. His disregard of temporal things, ib. His concern
to approve himself to God, ii. 440. His noble spirit under suffer-
Peniel, the remarkable presence of God with Jacob there, ii. 13.
Jacob wrestling with God there in prayer, ii. 14.
Pentecost, the effusion of the Holy Ghost at that time, ii. 423.
People of God, their hopes for direction and assistance, i. 262.
Personal duties, of knowing ourselves, ii. 122. The evil of neglect-
ing this duty, ii, 123. Its neglect more dangerous by flattering
ourselves, and condemning others, ii. 124. Called to this duty of
inquiring into our state, ii. 125. Called to awake from our secu-
rity, and to hearken to divine mercy, ib. Called to habitual self-
attention and watchfulness, ii, 126. Prayers of the saints on this
head, ii. 127.