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S,

OF
E R M O N

.. UPON THE MOST
IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES

OF OUR
HOLY RELIGION,

IN TWO VOLUMES,

BY ALEXANDER MACWHORTER, D. D.
SENIOR PASTOR OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.

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SERMON I.

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The fanctification of the Lord's day.

Rev i. 10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.

SERMON II.
A general contemplation on the nature and duty of prayer.
James v. 16. The effe&tual fervent prayer of a righteous
man availeth much.

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SERMON IIT.

The duty of secret prayer.
Matt. vi. 6. But thou when thou prayest enter into thy

closet, and when thou haft shut the door, pray to thy Fa-
ther which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in
secret shall reward thee openly.

SERMON IV.

The duty of family prayer. Joshua xxiv. 15. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

SERMON V.

The great importance of family government.

i Sam. ji. 1 3. For I have told him, that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knoweth, because his sons made themselves vile, and he reltrained them not.

SERMOV VI.

Some duties of parents to their children.

Ephe. vi. 4. And ye fathers provoke not your children

to wrath, but bring them up in the nurlure and ad-
monition of the Lord.

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SERMON VII.

The duty of children to parents.

Col. iii. 20. Children obey your parents in all things, for

this is well pleasing to the Lord.

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SERMON VIII.

Some duties incumbent upon youth.

Eclesi. xii. 1. 2. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the ' years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; while the fun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain.

SERMON IX.

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How youth may become holy and happy.

Psalms cxix. 9. Wherewith fall a young man cleanse

his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word. 106

SERMON X

Sobermindedness recommended to those who are young.

Titus ii. 6. Young men likewise exhort to be sober mind

ed.

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SERMON XI.

The glory of God the chief end of mat.

1 Cor. 2. 31. Whether therefore ye cat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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SERMON XII.

Self examination a necesa y preparative to the holy cominunion.

i Cor. xi. 20. But let a man examine himself, and so let

him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.

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SERMON XIII.

Remembering Clrisi at his table.

Luke xxi. 19. This do in remembrance of me.

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SERMON XIV.

The evil of profan: swearing. James v. i 2. But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath, but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, left you fall into condeinnation.

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SERMON XV.

The nature and evil of lying.
Lphe. iv. 25. Wherefore putting away lying, speak

every man rruth with his neighbour, for we are miem.
bers 0!!! of arriher.

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