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The cross of Christ relatively considered, assorts with all

the difficulties and trials of this life, 361.

We must either be crucified by the cross, or immolated
to the divine justice, 362.

The atrocious guilt of those who nailed the Lord to the
cross, 363.

The cross considered relatively to the proofs of his love,
364. to the truth of his doctrine, 365. to the similarity
of sentiment, and the glory that shall follow, 365, 366.


DARKNESS at our Saviour's death, vi. 116, 118.

DAVID: his preference of God's affliction to that of man, v.


God's long-suffering to him, i. 378.

His gratitude to Barzillai, vol. iv. 229.

His affected epilepsy before Achish was an innocent strat
agem to save his life; and imitated by many illustrious
heathen, 430. John Ortlob supposes it a case of real
affliction, 434. This idea is well supported to the end
of the essay.

He was too indulgent to his children, v. 35.

He wept for sinners, 431: his piety, vii. 187.
DAY of the Lord, v. 319.

DAYS, the wisdom of numbering them, vi. 323, &c.
DEATH, the reflections of a dying man, ii. 246.

Death considered as a shipwreck, iv. 289.
The death of wicked men, v. 100.

The terrors of dying, vi. 373.

The death of good men, v. 100 vi. 212.
Death is a preacher of incomparable eloquence, v. 283.
Jacob and Simeon both wished to die through excess of
joy, vi. 9.

The words of dying men are usually very impressive, 77.

The death of Christ an expiatory sacrifice, and a model of
confidence, 123, 124, 127.

The death of Christ an accomplishment of the prophe-
cies, 130.

The death of Christ is to the Jews an atrocious crime, 133.
The death of Christ a system of morality, 135.

The death of Christ a mystery inaccessible to man, 137.
Death vanquished by Christ, 139.

He has removed the terrors of dying by unveiling futurity,
375: by giving us remission of sins, 386.

The complete assurance of immortality and life, removes
the terrors of death, 399.

Arguments to fortify a Christian against the fear of death 406
Death unites us to the family above, vii. 334, 335.
Contemplations on death, viii. 32.

A striking thought to dying sinners on the word perhaps,
viii. 275.

DEISTS: Dr. Samuel Clarke divides them into four classes,
ii. Pref. 2.

DEISM is incumbered with insuperable difficulties, viii. 111.
DEMOCRACY: defects of that form of government, iv. 186.
DEPRAVITY of men, i. 335.

DESCARTES Contributed to remove the absurd notions of God,
imbibed by the schoolmen, i. 136.

DESPAIR and gloom: ten arguments against it, 303.

Despair from the death of the head of a house, viii. 22.
DEVIL: his malice and wiles, vi. 372.
DIFFICULTIES of succeeding a great character, viii. 49.
DOCTRINES of Christ-six. Heb. vi. i. 70, 71, 72.

Abstruse doctrines are difficult to weigh, iv. 342.
Difficulties of attending to abstract doctrines, i. 157.
DRUSILLA: her character, iv. 367, & vii. 231.
DUELLING attended with bad consequences, v. 92,
DUMONT (Professor) his life, iv. 427: his essay on David's
feigned epilepsy before Achish, 429.

DUTIES: the smaller duties of religion, iv. 77. Attention to
them contributes to a tender conscience, 82: to re-con-
version after great falls, 86: they contribute by their
repetition for what is wanting in their importance, 89:
they afford sometimes more evident characters of real
love to God, than greater duties, 91.

Duties of professional men, v. 59.
Duties of ministers when alone with dying people, 68, 69.
Duties of preaching and of hearing are connected, 69.
The high duties of princes and magistrates, viii. 47.
DYING people often fall into six mistakes, v. 66.


ECCLESIASTES: a caution against misquoting that book, v.


ECCLESIASTICAL domination attended with six evils, ii. 166.
EARNEST of the Holy Spirit, vii. 291.
EDUCATION of children; a great duty, v. 29, &c.

Seven maxims for a good education, 44.
Bad education must be reformed, 244.

EJACULATIONS for divine aid in preaching, ii. 454. iii. 240.
ELEAZER: his martyrdom, vii. 178.

ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI : our author illustrates the con-
jecture of some Jews, that Christ called for Elias, vi. 120.
ELIJAH: his ascension strikingly illustrated, viii. 125.
ERRORS, speculative, may be injurious to the soul, iv. 116.
ESSENES. It is highly probable that many of them embraced
Christianity. (See Eusebius.) iii. 52.

ETERNITY: efforts to calculate its length, 448.

EVIDENCE of object, and evidence of testimony defined, vi.
151, 152.

EXILE recommended during a bloody persecution, vii. 208.
EXISTENCE. The consciousness of it proved after the Carte-
sian manner, i. 107.


EXORDIUMS: our author's method in that point was singularly
striking, ii. 249. iii. 329. v. 105.

Miracles and prodigies gave the first preachers a superior-

ity over us in point of exordiums, 269.

An exordium of negatives, iii. 366, 367.

An exordium on alms, iv. 277.

An exordium of prodigies; an incomparable one on the

oblation of Christ, vi. 113-116.

EXPERIENCE is the best preacher, vii. 95, &c.


FAITH: the circumstances-the efforts--the evidences-and
the sacrifices which accompany it, ii. 140-146.
The just shall live by it, iii. 271.

Justifying faith described, 271, 275.

The faith inculcated by the Arians, and many of the
Romanists refuted, 277.

The distinction between being justified by faith, and
having only a desire to be justified, illustrated in five
respects, 282.

Faith without works is dead, 293.

Inattention to providences, a cause of the weakness of our
faith, 478.

Faith or belief described, iv. 105.

Obscure faith defined, vi. 151.

An act of faith in regard to retrospective, and to future ob-
jects, 174-178.

FAMILY of Christ; five characters of it, vii. 325.
A FAST: a striking method of notifying one, 362.

Fasting enforced from the tempest; the murrain of
cattle; the plague and the loss of trade, viii. 63, 64, 70.

71. 72.

FEAR, as applied to God, has three acceptations: terror—wor-
ship-and homage, arising from a conviction that God

possesses every thing to make us happy or miserable,
i. 387-395.


Arguments against the fear of man, 406.

FELIX his character, vii. 230.


He is considered as a heathen, a prince, an avaricious, and
a voluptuous man, 241.

His procrastination is imitated by sinners, 247.
FIGURATIVE language: specimens of its beauty and force, iv.
319, 345. v. 317.

The figurative style of Isaiah xl. i. 170.

It is inadequate to express divine things, ii. 112.
Specimen of its powers, iv. 136.

FIRE it burns the wood, hay, and stubble; and purifies the
gold and silver, v. 318-324.

The FRAILTIES of nature distinguished from wilful sins, iv.

FRIENDSHIP; must be faithful and honest in admonitions, as is
here exemplified, v. 245.


GAMES in Greece and Rome; five remarks on them, iv. 375-381
GAMING: the sin of, iv. 224, 357.

GENEALOGY of Christ, vii. 316, &c.

A solution of its difficulties apparently correct, 319.
Of the persons nearly related to Christ, 320, 321, 322.
GLORY of the latter day, or prosperity of the Messiah's king-
dom, ii. 239, 240.

GOD's eternity, i. 107.

His supreme felicity, 112-116. God's presence realiz-
ed in a fine exordium, 133, 134.

His Omnipresence, 110-115, 135-142. Proved by his
boundless knowledge, his general influence, and his uni-
versal direction, 142.

God is a spirit, and matter, however modified, can never
resemble him, 137-140. God protects us by his pre-

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