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EDINBURGH and GLASGOW:
Printed for G. HAMILTON & J.BALFOUR, W.SANDS, J. TRAILL, W. MILLER, and J. BROWN, Edinburgh A. STALKER, Glafgow; and T. GLAS, Dundee.
SERM. XXII. The lawfulness and obligation of oaths.-
vi. 16. And an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all
SERM. XXIII. Preached at the funeral of Mr Thomas Gouge.
-Luke xx. 37. 38. Now that the dead are raised, even Mo-
fes fhewed at the bush, when he called the Lord the God of Abra-
ham, the God of Ifaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not a God
of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.
SERM. XXIV. Preached at the funeral of Dr. Whichcot..
2 Cor. v. 6. Wherefore we are always confident, knowing that
whilst we are at home in the body, we are abfent from the Lord 52
SERM. XXV. A perfuafive to frequent communion.-1 Cor. xi.
26. 27. 28. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup,
ye do fhew the Lord's death till he come, &c.
SERM. XXVI. A discourse against transubstantiation
SERM. XXVII. The Proteftant religion vindicated from the charge
of fingularity and novelty.Jofh. xxiv. 15. If it seem evil un-
to you to ferve the Lord, chufe you this day whom you will
SERM. XXVIII. Objections against the true religion answered.-
Joh. xxiv. 15. And if it feem evil unto you to ferve the Lord,
chufe you this day whom you will ferve
SERM. XXIX. Of the difficulty of reforming vitious habits.-
Jer. xiii. 23. Can the Ethiopian change his fkin, or the leopard his
Spots? then may ye alfo do good, that are accustomed to do evil 165
SERM. XXX. The neceffity of the knowledge of the holy fcriptures.
-Matth. xxiii. 13. Wo unto you, fcribes and Pharifees, hypo-
crites; for ye fhut up the kingdom of heaven against men: and ye
neither go in yourfelves, neither fuffer ye them that are entering, to
SERM. XXXI. The parable of the ten virgins.-
-Matth. xxv. I.
2. &c. Then fhall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten vir-
gins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
And five of them were wife, and five were foolish, &c.
SERM. XXXII. A thanksgiving fermon for our deliverance by the
Prince of Orange.- -Ezra ix. 13. 14. And after all that is come
upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, feeing that
thou our God haft punished us less than our iniquities deferve, and
haft given us fuch a deliverance as this: fhould we again break thy
commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abomi-
nations; wouldst not thou be angry with us till thou hadst confumed
us, fo that there should be no remnant nor escaping
SERM. XXXIII. Of forgiveness of injuries, and against revenge.
-Matth. v. 44. But I fay unto you, Love your enemies, bless
them that curfe you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them
that defpitefully use you, and perfecute you
SERM. XXXIV. The care of our fouls, the one thing needful.
-Luke x. 42. But one thing is needful 259
SERM. XXXV. Of the eternity of hell-torments.Matth. xxv.
46. And thefe fhall go away into everlasting punishment; but the
righteous into life eternal
SERM. XXXVI. Succefs not always anfwerable to the probability of
fecond caufes.Eccl. ix. 11. I returned, and faw under the fun,
that the race is not to the fwift, nor the battle to the strong, nor yet
bread to the wife, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yes
favour to men of skill, but time and chance happeneth to them
SERM. XXXVII. The way to prevent the ruin of a finful people.
-Jer. vi. 8. Be thou inftructed, O Jerufalem, left my foul de-
part from thee; left I make thee defolate, a land not inhabited 312
SERM. XXXVIII. A confcience void of offence towards God and
-Acts xxiv. 16. And herein do I exercife myself, to have
always a confcience void of offence toward God, and toward men 331
SERM. XXXIX. How to keep a truly religious faft.
5. Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying,
When ye fafted and mourned in the fifth and feventh month, even
thofe feventy years, did ye at all faft unto me, even to me 350
SERM. XL. That God is the only happiness of man.- -Pfal.
lxxiii. 25. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none up-
on earth that I defire befides thee
SERM. XLI. A thankfgiving fermon for the late victory at
fea.- -Jer. ix. 23. 24. Thus faith the Lord, Let not the wife
man glory in his wifdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his
might; let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that
glorieth, glory in this, that he underftandeth and knoweth me, that I
am the Lord which exercife loving-kindness, judgment, and righte-
oufness in the earth: for in these things I delight, faith the Lord 389