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THE LOW AND MEAN CONDITION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN CONSIDERED; AS
ALSO THE SINGULAR GRACE AND FAVOUR OF GOD VOUCHSAFED TO HER;
AND THAT RESPECT WHICH IS DUE TO HER FROM US UPON THAT ACCOUNT,
WHEREIN THE INVOCATION OF HER BY THE PAPISTS IS CONFUTED.
LUKE i. 48, 49.
For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden; For,
behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For
He that is mighty hath done for me great things, and holy is His
ST. PAUL'S THORN IN THE FLESH, THE MESSENGER OF SATAN, SENT TO
PREVENT HIS BEING EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE, CONSIDERED AND
EXPLAINED; WITH SEVERAL PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS DRAWN FROM
2 Cor. xii. 7-9.
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of
the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the mes-
senger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from
me. And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee : for
My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore
will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may
rest upon me.
A VISITATION SERMON, CONCERNING THE GREAT DIFFICULTY AND DANGER
OF THE PRIESTLY OFFICE.
James iii. 1.
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive
the greater condemnation.
THE DIFFERENT DEGREES OF BLISS AND GLORY IN CHRIST'S HEAVENLY
KINGDOM, ANSWER TO THE DIFFERENT DEGREES OF GRACE HERE BELOW.
SEVERAL OBJECTIONS AGAINST THIS DOCTRINE ARE ANSWERED.
2 PETER i. 11.
For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the
everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
EVERLASTING LIFE HOPED FOR BY GOOD MEN UNDER THE OLD TESTAMENT;
AND THAT THE CONSIDERATION OF THE VANITY OF THE PRESENT LIFE
IS AN EFFECTUAL MEANS TO MAKE US FIX OUR MINDS UPON THINGS
Psalm ciïi. 15—17.
As for man, his days are as grass : as the flower of the field, so he
flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the
place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is
from everlasting to everlasting, upon them that fear Him.
WHAT THAT WORTHINESS IS, AND WHEREIN IT CONSISTS, WHICH IS
REQUIRED OF THOSE THAT SHALL BE PARTAKERS OF THE FUTURE
Rev, iii. 4.
And they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
THAT THE POVERTY OF THE FIRST PREACHERS OF THE GOSPEL WAS
DESIGNED BY PROVIDENCE TO CONVINCE THE WORLD OF THEIR SIN-
CERITY; AND THAT EVEN PERSONS DIVINELY INSPIRED, AND MINISTERS
OF GOD, DID NOT SO WHOLLY DEPEND UPON DIVINE INSPIRATION, BUT
THAT THEY MADE USE ALSO OF THE ORDINARY HELP AND MEANS, SUCH
AS READING OF BOOKS, WITH STUDY AND MEDITATION ON THEM, FOR
THEIR ASSISTANCE IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR OFFICE.
2 Tim. iv. 13.
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring
with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
THE EXISTENCE OF ANGELS PROVED FROM REASON AS WELL AS SCRIPTURE,
THEIR CREATION BY GOD, THE FALL OF SOME OF THEM, THE NATURE OF
THE HOLY ANGELS, THEIR STATE AND CONDITION IN REFERENCE TO GOD.
Hebrews i. 14.
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them
who shall be heirs of salvation ?
TAE OFFICE OF THE HOLY ANGELS IN REFERENCE TO GOOD NEN; BEING
APPOINTED BY GOD AS THE MINISTERS OF HIS SPECIAL PROVIDENCE
TOWARDS THE FAITHFUL; AND WHEREIN THE ANGELICAL MINISTRY
DOTH MORE ESPECIALLY CONSIST.
HEBREWs i. 14.
PRESCRIBED FORMS OF PRAYER IN THE PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD, PRAC-
TISED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF CHRISTIANITY, AND ARE NOT
ONLY ANCIENT, BUT USEFUL AND NECESSARY UPON MANY ACCOUNTS.
1 Tim. ü. 1, 2.
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, interces-
sions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men ; for kings, and for
all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable
life in all godliness and honesty.
THAT THE DOCTRINE OF THE RECOMPENSE OF REWARD TO BE BESTOWED
ON THE RIGHTEOUS AFTER THIS LIFE, WAS UNDERSTOOD AND BELIEVED
BY THE PEOPLE OF GOD BEFORE THE LAW WAS GIVEN ; AND THAT IT IS
LAWFUL TO SERVE GOD WITH RESPECT TO, OR IN HOPE OF, THE FUTURE
HEBREws xi. 26.
For he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
THAT MANY MAY HAVE A FORM OR SHOW OF GODLINESS, WHEN THEY DENY
ITS POWER, AND ARE FAR FROM THE TRUTH AND REALITY OF IT.
2 Tim. iii. 5.
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.
A PROSPEROUS CONDITION IN THIS WORLD IS A BLESSING OF GOD, WHEREIN
WE NOT ONLY MAY, BUT OUGHT TO REJOICE, SINCE IT IS GIVEN US BY
GOD AS A PECULIAR TIME OF COMFORT AND REJOICING.
Eccles. vii. 14.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider :
God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man
should find nothing after him.
ADVERSITY THE PROPER SEASON OF SERIOUS CONSIDERATION; AND SO CON-
TRIVED BY THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD, THAT IT SHOULD BE INTERMIXED
WITH PROSPERITY; AND THIS MIXTURE OF GOOD AND EVIL SO PROPOR-
TIONED BY THE SAME PROVIDENCE, THAT IT OBVIATES ALL DISCONTENT
AND MURMURING AGAINST GOD.
THAT IT IS A VERY SINFUL AND VAIN THING FOR ANY MAN SO TO GLORY IN
HIS OWN WISDOM, STRENGTH, OR WEALTH, AS TO PLACE HIS TRUST AND
CONFIDENCE IN EITHER OR ALL OF THEM.
Jer. ix. 23, 24.
Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, 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 under-
standeth and knoweth Me, that I am the Lord which exercise loving-
kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these
things I delight, saith the Lord.