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S E R M ON CXXIX.

: Witnesses cited for God; and all their Witnessing Work

fummed up in this one Point, viz. their Attesting that he is God,

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Isa. xlii. 12.-Ye are my witnesses, saith tbe Lord, that I am God.

After an introduction into, and an analysis of the words, and a doc

trinal obfervation raised from them, the following method is pro

posed, viz. 1. Some things premised for clearing this doctrine,

86 2. Shew how, or by what means, we are to be God's witnesses, 90 3. Speak a little concerning the import of these words, re are my witnesses, that I am God,

92 4. Demonstrate that the whole witnessing work of God's witnesles

is summed up in this, their witnessing that he is God, 5. Deduce some inferences for the application,

93 A discourse at the conclusion of the solemnity,

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Deut. xxvi. 17, 18. Thou bas avguched the Lord, this day, to be

thy God, and to walk in his ways, and keep his fiatutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken to his voice: And the Lord bath avouched thee, this day, to be bis peculiar pecple, as be bath promised thee, and that thou should keep all bis commandments.

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The occasion, design, and scope of the words being pointed out,

the analization and explication of them (frayed, and a doctrinal proposition, expressing the sense of them, observed, the following

heads of discourse are laid down, viz. 1. To touch a little at the engagement of a covenanted people, their avouching God,

126 2. To speak a little concerning the engagement of a covenanted God, his avouching them,

130 3. To point out the solemnity of these engagements, both of his and theirs,

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4. To prove the doctrine both by fcripture and scaloni,

Page 133 5. To deduce some inferences for the application of the subject, 137 An address to the avouchers of the Lord as their God, --- witnesses of the solemn work,

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SERMON

CXXXI.

The Happy Hour of Christ's Quickening Voice, 149

JOHN V. 25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The bour is coming, and

now is, when the dead shall bear the voice of the Son of God; and they that bear fhall live.

The words being viewed in their scope and connection, a generaz

and particular division and explication giver, and a doctrinal pro

position raised from thsein, the following two things are proposed, viz." I. A short explication of the particulars in the text,

153 żThe application thereof, in several inferences,

169 A discourse at the conclusion of the 'vork,

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S E R M O N CXXXII.

The Best Security for the Best Life ; or, a Lise lid with Christ in God,

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Colos. iii. 3. Tour üife is bid with Cbrija :2 (!.

After an introduction into, an accuraíe division, and succinct explica

tion of the words, and a doctrina! oblervation raised from them,

the following general heads of method are handled, viz. 1. To speak a little of the treasure itself, viz. the belicuei's like, 191 2. To speak of its being hid; and thew in what respects it is 10,' 193 3. To sew with whoin it is hid ; and what is imported in.its being hid with Christ,

196 4. To Thew where it is hid. viz. in God; and what that imports, 198 5. To deduce inferences for the application,

204 A discourse before serving the tables,

213 The discourse at the tables,

218 A discourse at the conclusion of the folcmnity,

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SERMON CXXXIII.

Heaven Posed and Pressed with Questions and Demands:

or, Faith's Freedom with God, warranted, Page 233

Isa. Iv. 11. Tbus faith the Lord, tbe boly One of Israel, and bis Maker,

Ask me things to come ; concerning my sons, and concerning the works

of my bands, command ye me. The Author having viewed the words in their connection, analized

and explained them, laid down a proposition from them, the follow

ing topics of discourse are illustrated, viz. 1. The truth of the doctrine confirmed,

235 2. Some of these questions mentioned, that the Lord allows to alk concerning his sons, and the works of his hands,

241 3. How, and wherein, he allows us to press him with our commands, enquired into,

248 4. The reasons of the doctrine assigned,

255 5. The application of the whole subject, in several uses,

258 Uje 1. For information,

ibid. 2. For caution and dehortation,

265 3. For examination and trial,

266 4. For exhortation and trial,

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SERMON CXXXIV.

Clean Water; or, the Pure and Precious Blood of

Curist, for the cleansing of Polluted Sinners, 280

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Ezek. xxxvi. 25. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye

Jhall be clean : from all your filthiness, and from all your idols,

will I cleanse you. The words being considered in their connection, divided and explained, their proper

sense ascertained, and summed up in a doctrinal observarion, the following inquiries are made, viz. 1. How t'ie blood of Christ is compared to water,

283 2. In what respects it is clean water, 3. What way it is applied or sprinkled upon the urclean, for cleansing of them,

291 4. What is that cleanness, which is the effect of this sprinkling of

the clean water, $. Deduce inferences for the application,

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Christ's Treasures opened by himself, declaring he

hath all things that GoĎ the Father hath, 327

JOHŃ xvi. 15. All things that the Father bath are mine.

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The connection of the words being viewed, as they ly in the context,

their scope and delign considered, their analization eslayed, and a doctrinal proposition laid down, the following general heads of

discourse are raised, viz. 1. Christ's right and title to all things that the Father lath, enquired into,

332 2. Some of these all things which the Father hath, which are his, pointed out,

334 3. How, and in what sense, they are his, considered,

339 4. The reason why this is so ordered ; or, the beauty of this dispensa

tion, pointed out,
5. The subject applied in feveral inference,
The discourse at fencing the tables,

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The table-service,
The discourse after the solemnity,

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SERMON CXXXVI.

True Lovers of God highly Privileged ; or, the Great

Comfort of Believers in the Co-operation of all things for their good,

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Rom. viii. 38. We know, that all things shall work together for good,

to them that love God, and are the called according to bis purpose.

all things,

The chapter being analized, the text divided and explained, and

a doctrinal observation laid down, the following topics of discourse

are proposed, viz. 1. To enquire what is to be understood by this note of univerfality,

382 2. To thew what this good is, that all things fall work, 390 3. To point out what is the meaning of their working, and working together for good,

395 4. To.enquire into the character of these who are thus privileged, as they are lovers of God,

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Ž: To thew whence it is, that all things shall thus work together for good to them,

Page 404 6. To deduce inferences for the application,

411 Use 1. Of information,

ibid. 2. Of examination,

417 3. Of cxhortation,

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SERMON CXXXVII.

The Best Company in the most Lonely Case,

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JOHN xvi. 32.

And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

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The words having been viewed in their scope and connection, considered

both in their negative and positive fente, and a doctrine raised from

them, the following topics are handled, viz. 1. To speak of God the Father's presence with Christ,

433 To speak of God's presence with his people, as it redounds from Christ the head, to them as the members,

444 3. To point out the special comfort included in the presence of God

with Christ in his sufferings, and how it makes for ours, 449 4. To offer some grounds and reasons of the doctrine,

455 5. To deduce some inferences for the application,

459 The discourse before serving the first table, The discourse at the tables,

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S E R M O N CXXXVIII.

The Happy Victor; or, Saints more than Conque

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Rom. viii. 37. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors,

through bim that loved us.

The scope of the apostle, and connection of the words being considered,

the division and explication essayed, and a doctrinal proposition

expressed, the following topics are handled, viz. 1. Speak a little concerning the Christian conqueror in general, 482 2. Shew in what respects he is inore than a conquerorg

489 3. Enquire into the grounds of the conquest,

495 4. Diduce inferences for the application,

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