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Delivered at PROVIDENCE CHAPEL,
Feb. 17, 1788.
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
AND AT RICHMOND, IN SURREY.
And the band of the Lord !hall be KNOWN toward his servants,
and his indignation toward his enemies, Isa. Ixvi. 14.' Then shall ye return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that servesle bim not, Mal. iii. 18.
cross-street, near Moorfields; J. Davidson, No 7, Postern-row, Tower-hill; Mr. Baker, No 226, Oxford-street; Mrs. Howes, N° 15, Charles-street, Wells-street; at Monkwell-street Chapel every Tuesday evening; at Providence Chapel, Titchfield-street; by Mr. Mantle, Lewes, Suflex ; Mr. Fenley, Broad Mead, Bristol; and by Mr. Chamberlain, Portsmouth.
From 2 Tim. ii. 24, 25. And the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be
gentle urto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meeknefs instructing those that oppose themselves.
THE apostle dedicates this and the former
1 epistle to Timothy, of whom in the bowels of Christ he seeins remarkably fond. He stiles him his own son in the faith; not only because he had begotten him in the bonds of the gospel, for in this sense he had many sons, but because there feemed so much of the spiritual image and heavenly likeness of the father about him. I trust to Send Timotheus; for I have no man like-minded, who cvill naturally care for your state, Phil. ii. 20. and be. cause of his dutiful deportment and diligent attendance and readiness to allift his venerable father in the word and work of the Lord But you know the proof of Timothy, that as a son with the father be bath served with me in the gospel, verse 22. And because there seemed so strong an A 2