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of exciting impatience and disgust in another part of the congregation, whofe favourable. attention it is equally important to conciliate and fecure. On these grounds the Writer has not paid that minute attention to the Phrafeology of his Sermons, which the fuppofed Canon of compofition, if rigidly enforced, would require. Where a word or a phrafe, not ftrictly level to the loweft capacity, could not have been omitted or changed, without evident injury to the fense or force of a paffage, he has fuffered it to remain. He trufts, however, that fuch inftances will be found to be rare; and that few places will occur, which the unlearned cannot fufficiently 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 fame leading Doctrines of the Gofpel, which he before attempted to elucidate, are thofe, which in his prefent work he aims to enforce and diffeminate. He then fully believed them to be the Doc


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

It only remains for him to exprefs his earnest wishes, that the Divine Blessing may attend this humble endeavour, and make it instrumental in glorifying GOD, and faving fouls, through Jefus Chrift our Lord!

Hamftall Ridware,
Dec. 19th 1808.

neither circumcifion availeth any thing, nor uncircumcifion, but a new creature. 80


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 foweth, that shall he also reap. For he that foweth to his flesh, fhall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that foweth to the Spirit, fhall of the Spirit reap life everlafting. 96


The Faithful Saying.

'I TIM. i. 15.

This is a faithful faying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Chrift Jefus came into the world to fave finners.



The Brazen Serpent.

JOHN, iii. 14, 15. And as Mofes lifted up the ferpent in the Wilderness, even fo must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whofoever believeth in Him, fhould not perish, but have eternal life. 126

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Jefus Chrift the Author of Eternal Salvation.

HEBREWS, V. 9. And being made perfect, He became the Author of Eternal Salvation, unto all them that obey Him. 143


The Offices and Gifts of Jefus Chrift. ACTS, v. 31. Him hath Gop exalted with his right Hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give Repentance to Ifrael, and Forgiveness of Sins.



The Power of the Gofpel in changing the
Hearts and Lives of Men.

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I CORINTHIANS, vi. 11. And fuch were fome of you but ye are washed, but ye are fanctified, but ye are juftified in the Name of the Lord Jefus, and by the Spirit of our God. 177


Sanctification through the Word.

JOHN, xvii. 17. Sanctify them through thy
Truth: Thy Word is Truth.



Falfe and True Marks of Growth in Grace. 2 PETER, iii. 18. Grow in Grace.



The Duty of letting our Light fhine before Men.

MATTHEW, v. 16. Let your Light fo fhine before men, that they may fee your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in Heaven.



The World overcome by Faith. 1 JOHN, V. 4. This is the Victory_that overcometh the World, even our Faith. 243


Bleffedness of those who hunger and thirst after Righteousness.

MATTHEW, V. 6. Blessed are they, which do hunger and thirst after Righteousness; for they fhall be filled.


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