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Edinburgh, 1821.

PREFACE.

THE favourable reception given to the SACRAMENTAL ADDRESSES AND MEDITATIONS, published by the Author some years ago, has encouraged him to prepare a Second Volume, and to offer it to the Public. It was his wish to frame these now presented in such a way as to fit them for the general edification of Christians, as well as to direct and to impress them in the observance of the Lord's Supper; and for this purpose, he has enlarged many of them, by adding various explanatory remarks and practical exhortations. He has taken a wide range of topics, not only to give variety to the work, but to lead his readers to trace the connexion of the death of Christ with the other articles of our religion, and to bring the pious feelings and resolutions which are excited by them to the Communion Table.

The Sermons which are interspersed, will be found, he hopes, to accord with the spirit of the work, and to have some tendency to promote its great object.

Remembering the gracious promise of the Saviour with regard to the Comforter," He shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine, and shew it unto you,” it is his earnest prayer that the Holy Ghost may exhibit the beauties of Christ's character, and the wonders of his death to every reader may form in them the spirit, and impart to them the blessings of the Cross : And if these Meditations are blessed for leading any to the knowledge of Christ crucified, as the wisdom of God, and the power of God, for animating languid piety, com. forting those that mourn, and promoting holy obedience, he will rejoice in the day of the Lord that he has not laboured in vain.

FALKIRK, April 9, 1821.

I SUBJECTS OF THE ADDRESSES AND SERMONS

ADDRESS

Page 1. The God of Bethel, . . Genesis xxxi. 13. ' 1 2. Ruth's Choice, . . . Ruth i. 16, 17. 7 3. Christ's engaging to be a sacrifice

for us, . . Psalm xl. 6, 7, 8. 15 4. David's lamentation over Jonathan, 2 Samuel i. 26. 21 5. The love of Christ preferred to the

best earthly comforts, Song i. 4. .

SERM. I. The first promise illustrated, Genesis ii. 15.
ADDRESS
6. The first promise applied, Genesis iii. 15.
7. The harmony of mercy and justice
in our redemption,

Psalm lxxxv. 10. 8. The Ministry of our Lord, Luke iv. 18, 19. 9. Christ's kingly glory ridiculed, John xix. 5. . 10. The place of our Lord's crucifixion, John xix. 17, 18. 11. The dividing of our Lord's gar.

ments, . . John xix. 23, 24.

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SERM. II. Our Lord forsaken by his
Father, .

Matthew xxvii. 46. 93 ADDRESS

12. The desertion of Christ applied, Matthew xxvii. 46. 109 13. The resurrection at the death of Jesus, Matt. xxvii. 52, 53. 113 14, Christ's legacy of peace, . John xiv. 27. 121 15. Glory to the righteous, . Isaiah xxiv. 16. 128 16. The plant of renown, . Ezekiel xxxiv. 29, 135 17. Christ wounded in the house of his friends,

Zechariah xüi. 6. 143 18. The bread of life, . i John vi. 34. 150

viii SUBJECTS OF THE ADDRBSSES AND SERMONS.

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224

SERM. III. The birth of Christ an.

nounced, . . Luke ii. 10, 11. 158

ADDRESS

19. The birth of Christ improved, Luke ü. 10, 11. 178

20. The end of Christ's coming, John X. 10.

177

21. The evidences of communion, Acts iv. 13.

184

22. The water of life, . . John vii. 37. 191

23. God's love commended,

Romans v. 7, 8. 200

24. The earthquake at Christ's death, Matthew xxvii. 51. 209

25. The Centurion's testimony, Mark xv. 39. 215

26. Christ's side pierced, . : John xix. 34.

SERM. IV. The conference during the

Transfiguration, . Luke ix. 30, 31. 231

ADDRESS

27. The death of Christ worthy of all

honour, . . Luke ix. 30, 31. 251

28. Christ's weeping at the grave of

Lazarus, . . John xi. 35. 255

29. Christ's weeping over Jerusalem, Luke xix. 41, 42. 263

30. Christ's exercise in his agony, Hebrews v. 7. 272

31. Living to Christ, . . Phillippians i. 21. 281

32. The Prince's presence with his

church, . . Ezekiel xlvi. 10. 287

SERM. V. The ascension notified, John xx. 17. 295

ADDRESS

33. Mary's privilege at the Sepulchre, Jo.xx. 11, 12, 16,17. 312

34. The wonders of adopting love, 1 John üi. 1. 316

35. Love to an unseen Saviour, 1 Peter i. 8. 324

36. Rejoicing in Christ, . . i Peter i. 8. 332

37. Christ's last prayer, . . Luke xxiii. 46. 341

38. The seeking of Christ encouraged, Matthew xxyii. 5. 348

39. Christ a deliverer from the wrath

to come, . . 1 Thess. i. 10. 355

40. The apostolic benediction, 2 Corinth. xiii. 14. 362

SERM. VI. Unitarianism a perversion of

the Gospel, . . Galatians i. 7. 369

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