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CEREMONIAL law superseded by Christ, iii. 227.
Whatever morality was contained in the Jewish ritual

is still retained, viii. 174.

CHARACTER DESCRIBED: the Jews, ii. 184.

The infidel, 184.

The miser, 186.

The temporiser, 186.

A man in public life, his danger, vii. 198.
CHARITY, the duty of, 306.

CHASTISEMENTS designated to excite mourning and repentance,

iv. 154.

CHRIST the WORD, a proof of his Godhead, i. 111.

Christ would still weep over sinners, 384.

Christ a counsellor, ii. 115.

He is our reconciliation by the advocacy of his blood, 117.
He is the mighty God, and supports under the calamities
of life, 118.

He is the everlasting Father, and comforts under the fear
of death, 119.

Various opinions of Christ, 126.

Inquiries of this kind may be put through pride-curiosi-
ty-revenge-and benevolence, 127.

Christ, the brightness of the glory of God and the express
image of his person, 190.

Christ accused of sedition, not by the Romans, nor by the
populace, but by divines and ecclesiastics, 193.

Christ the author and finisher of faith, iii. Pref. vi.
Christ's divinity asserted, and vindicated against the
objection of its being acquired, 55, 175.

Christ, a supreme lawgiver, 140.

He is supremely adorable, and adored, 170.

His whole design is to make us resemble God, 412.

He is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever, how much
soever he may vary the situation of his church, 476.
He subsisted with the Father from all eternity, 185, &c.
He is called the consolation of Israel, vi. 15.

He is still present with his disciples, vi. 70.

Christ's three-fold relation to God, 80.-to the apostles,
91.-and to believers, 101.

He is of the same nature with the Father, 81, 83.

His not knowing the whole truth, and the time of the day
of judgment as mediator, accounted for on the growth
of his knowledge, 84.

His kingdom and exaltation, 87.

He prayed for the apostles, and their successors, 96, 100.
Union of believers with Christ, 102.

The duty of confessing Christ before men, vol. iv. 417.
Christ's death an atonement for sin, vi. 123.

Six reasons assigned for the slight impression, which the
exaltation of Christ produces, 188.

CHRISTIAN RELIGION: the majesty of it, and the consequent
respect we should cherish for the scripture characters,
i. 159:

The amiableness of it in regard to pardon and grace, ii. 150.
Its pacific character in a political view, 200.

Its tendency to disturb the vices of society, 209-212.
CHRISTIANITY has three properties, analogy, proportion, and

perfection, iii. Pref. xi.

Its superiority to Judaism, 464.

Christianity contrasted with Mahometanism, viii. 95, 101.
The CHRISTIAN has a grandeur of character superior to all
other characters, ii. 87.

He is obliged to contend with the world in order to pre-
serve peace of conscience, 214.

He is indulgent to a tender conscience, iii. 50.

His life is dependant on Christ, 60.

He lives to Christ, 71, and dies to Christ, 73.

He finds difficulties in attaining crucifixion with Christ,
vi. 352.

He is supported in his course by six sources of consolation,
vii. 164.

He has a cloud of witnesses for models, 170.

The difference between a Christian who enjoys heart-felt

religion, and one who does not, viii. 217.

The primitive Christians were models of charity, iv. 303.
Contentious Christians are novices in religion, v. 295.
Forbearance recommended in opinions, 370.

Christians should be distinguished by love, vi. 55.

They are not of the world, 107–111.

CHRYSOSTOM: his zeal in sending out missionaries, iv. 305.

His exposition of the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost,
vii. 374.

The CHURCH often established by the means, which tyrants
employ to destroy it, i. 216.

The church has often varied her situation in regard to
worldly glory, to poverty, and to persecution, iii. 473.
The church is a family, vii. 325. Her children should
love one another with superior attachment, 315.


CICERO the powers of his eloquence in softening the heart
of Cæsar, and saving Ligarius, ii. 303.

His gloomy notion of life, v. 323.

CLOVIS I: Conversion of that king, i. x.

His immoral life, x.

The COMFORTER; his mission proves the divinity of Jesus
Christ, vi. 65.

COMMANDMENTS: charges to keep them, 52.

The importance of the command to love one another, 55.
CONSCIENCE: the power of it in a Theban king, ii. 300. In

hell, iv. 368, 369.

He is a fool who denies its power, iii. 371.

It founds its decisions on three principles, 373.

It is to the soul what the senses are to the body, iv. 83.
CONSOLATION: six sources of it in Christ's valedictory ad-
dress, vi. 62.

CONVERSATION must be with grace and seasoned with salt,
iv. 248.

It must be adorned with piety, 250, with chastity, 253,

exempt from slander, in seven respects, 256, from ex-

travagant complaisance, 262, and from idle words, 263.
It must be adorned with grace, in five respects, 268.
Five vices of conversation, 268.

Three maxims of conversation, 274.
CONVERSION, exhortations to it, i. 96.

It consists in illumination and sanctification, vii. 20.
Natural difficulties of conversion in old age, 22.

The habits of old age obstinately oppose conversion, 24.
It is greatly obstructed by the recurrence of former ideas,


The habit of loving God, an essential fruit of conversion,
is difficult to acquire in old age, 26.

Old habits must be counteracted, and new ones formed,
26. 29.

A powerful exhortation to conversion, 46, &c.

Arguments from the holy Scriptures against the delay of
conversion, 61.

Conversion by irresistible grace in our last moments, as
stated by the supra-lapsarians, refuted in five arguments,

The instantaneous conversions of scripture characters
guarded against abuse, 98, &c.

Those conversions had five marks of reality, which leave
negligent Christians without excuse, 105.

CORINTHIANS puffed up above the divine laws, as appears from

their neglect to expel the incestuous man, iii. 297.

Divisions or party-spirit in the church of Corinth, v. 310.

A COURTIER: his life may be innocent, iv. 214.

A wise man will consider a court as dangerous to his sal-
vation, 216./

He will enter on his high duties with a fixed resolution to

surmount temptations, 217.

The arduous duties of good men at court, 218.

The dangers should not induce men to desist from duty,


Reasons for retiring from court, 231, 241.

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The COVENANT of grace is guarded by conditions, vii. 78 & 274.
The Christian and the Jewish covenant differ in circum-

stances only, being the same in substance, 263-266.
This covenant had five characteristics-the sanctity of the
place, 267.-The universality of the contract, 270.—
Its mutual obligation, 273;-Its extent of engagement,
276.-Its oath, 278.

The ancient mode of contracting a covenant, 281.

Method of covenanting with God in the holy sacrament,

COVETOUSNESS: persons habitually guilty of this sin; and yet
professing to be Christ's disciples, strikingly resemble
Judas, v. 389. See Avarice.


CRESUS his celebrated question, What is God? which em-
barrassed Thales, as related by Tertullian. ii. 351.
CRITICISM on Psalms xl. 12. Mine iniquities, &c. as applied
to Christ, iii. 208.

On Hebrews, x. 5. A body hast thou prepared me, 213.
On Luke xi. 41. Ye give alms, &c. iv. 279.

On 1 Sam. xxi. 438-441.

On Isa. Iv. 6. vii. 124.

On 1 Thess. iv. 13-18. viii. 9.

On the Word barac, ii. 271. It has three significations:
1. To bend the knee: Psal. xcv. 6. 2 Chron. vi. 13.
Gen. xxiv. 11. 2. To solicit or to confer good: Gen.
xxiv. 35. 3. To imprecate evil: Job i. 5, 11: ii. 5.
On Hebrews xiii. 8. iii. 457.-On Matt. xxiii. 23, iv. 48.
-On Hos. vi. 4. v. 273.—Hos. xiii. 9. v. 405.
CROSS: five bucklers against the offence of the cross-the
miserable condition of a lost world, vi. 46.-The down-
fall of Satan, 46.-The sovereign command of God to
save mankind, 47.-The storm ready to burst on
persecutors, 48.-The grand display of Christ's love to
his disciples, 49.

Glorying in the cross of Christ, 337, 338, 356.

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