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begin at us, what hall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the finner appear?

Page 257. SERMON XV. Of the Means of overcoming Temptation.

HEB. ii. 18. For in that he himself hath suffered, being

tempted; be is able to succour them that are tempted.

SERMON XVI. Visiting the Sins of the Fathers upon the

Children.

EXOD. xx. 5, 6. I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, vis

fiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth gene

ration of tem tbat hate me: And shewing mercy unto thousands, of them that love me, and keep my commandments:

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SERMON XXHI..
Preparation of a good Life, for the

Sacrament.
PSALM xciii. the last verfe.
Holiness becometh thine boufe, 0 ord,
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SERMON XXIV.
Sacrament: Behaviour at the Time of

receiving.

PSALM viii. 4.
What is man, that thou art mindful of him?

and the son of man, that thou visitest
bim?

446 SERMON XXV, Sacrament; Behaviour after receiving.

I COR. XV, 58,
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye fed-

faft, unmoveable, always abounding in
the work. of the Lord, forasmuch as ye

know, that your labour is not in vain in : the Lord,

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Deceitfulness of the Heart.
[From Bishop Taylor's Sermons. ]

JER. xvii. g. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it ? YRAFT and folly divide the greatest i part of mankind; and there is

no other difference but this, that fome are crafty enough to deceive, others foolish enough to be deceived. And yet the scales also turn; for they that are the most crafty to deceive others, are the veriest fools to deceive themselves. They rob their neighbour of his money, and lose their own innocency; they disturb his rest, and vex their own conscience; they throw him into prison, and themselves into hell; they make poverty to be their brother's portion, and damnation to be their own.

Man entered into the world forft alone : but as soon as he met with one companion, he met with three to cheat him; the SerVOL. IV.

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