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of exciting impatience and disgust in another part of the congregation, whose favourable attention it is equally important to conci. liate and secure. On these grounds the Writer las not paid that minute attention to the Phraseology of his Sermons, which the supposed Canon of composition, if rigidly enforced, would require. Where a word or a phrase, not strictly level to the lowest capacity, could not have been omitted or changed, without evident injury to the sense or force of a passage, he has suffered it to remain. He trusts, however, that fuch instances will be found to be rare; and that few places will occur, which the unlearned cannot sufficiently understand.

As to the Doctrines which characterize this volume, the Writer in a former publication has given a pledge of what may be expected. The same leading Doctrines of the Gospel, which he before attempted to elucidate, are those, which in his present work he aims to enforce and disseminate. He then fully believed them to be the Doc

trines of the Bible and of the Church of England ; and he has since found no reato alter his opinion.

It only remains for him to express his earnest wishes, that the Divine Blessing may attend this humble endeavour, and make it instrumental in glorifying God, and saving souls, through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Hamstall Ridware,
Dec. 19th 1808.

neither circumcifon availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 80

SERMON VII. On the Difference between fowing to the

Flesh, and to the Spirit. GALATIANs, vi. 7, 8. Be not deceived ;

God is not mocked : for whatsoever a man Soweth, that shall be also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, fall of the flesh reap corruption : but he that soweth to the Spirit, fall of the Spirit reap life everlafting

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SERMON VIII.

The Faithful Saying.
Tim. i. 15.

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save finners.

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SERMON IX.

The Brazen Serpent. JOHN, iii. 14, 15. And as Moses lifted up

the serpent in the Wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whoSoever believeth in Him, jould not perish, but have eternal-life.

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SERMON X. Jesus Christ the Author of Eternal Sal.

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HEBREWS, v. 9. And being made perfect,

He became the Author of Eternal Salvation, unto all them that obey Him.

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SERMON XI.
The Offices and Gifts of Jesus Christ.

Acts, v. 31. Him hath Godexalted with

his right Hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give Repentance to Israel, and Forgiveness of Sins.

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SERMON XII. The Power of the Gospel in changing the

Hearts and Lives of Men. 1 CorintHIANS, vi. 11. And fuch were

Some of you : but ye are washed, but we are fanétified, but ye are justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

177 SERMON XIII. Sanctification through the Word. JOHN, xvii. 17. Sanétify them through thy

Truth: Thy Word is Truth. 194

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SERMON XIV. False and True Marks of Growth in Grace. 2 Peter, ü. 18. Grow in Grace. 210

SERMON XV. The Duty of letting our Light shine before

Men. MATTHEW, v. 16. Let your Light so shine

before men, that they may fee your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in Heaven.

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SERMON XVI.

The World overcome by Faith. 1 JOHN, v. 4. This is the Victory that overcometh the World, even our Faith.

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SERMON XVII.

Blessedness of those who hunger and thirst

after Righteousness. MATTHEW, v. 6. Blessed are they, which

do hunger and thirst after Righteousness; for they shall be filled.

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