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Why men resist and put aside the Thoughts of Religion.
St John III. 19, 20.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men
loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For
every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light,
lest his deeds should be reproved
Fear a Religious Principle.
PROVERBS xiv. 16.
A wise man feareth and departeth from evil
The Stirring of Conscience.
EPHESIANS II. 1.
And you hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins
Our dearest Interests to be parted with rather than
endanger our Duty.
MATTHEW v. 29.
If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee ; for it is
profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that
thy whole body should be cast into hell
A Sense of Sin to be kept up in our Minds.
PSALM XL. 15.
For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins have taken such
hold upon me that I am not able to look up; yea, they are more in
number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me
Use and Abuse of the Mercy of God in the Redemption
of Mankind by Christ.
Eccles. V, 5, 6.
Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin unto sin; and say
not, His mercy is great, and he will be pacified for the multitude of my
sins; for mercy and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth
The Efficacy of the Death of Christ.
HEBREWS ix. 26.
Now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by
the sacrifice of himself
VIII, IX, X.
PART II, III, IV.
ROMANS VI. 1.
What shall we say then ? shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
35, 42, 50
All stand in Need of a Redeemer.
Misapprehension of the Natural Efficacy of Repentance.
Religion not a mere Feeling, but an Active Principle.
MATTHEW VII. 21.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the king-
dom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
The Forgiveness of Injuries.
MATTHEW VI. 15.
If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive
Reconcilement of Disputes.
PROVERBS XVII. 14.
The beginning of strife is, as when one letteth out water. Therefore
leave off contention before it be meddled with
HEBREWS VI. 16.
For men verily swear by the greater; and an oath for confirmation is to
them an end of all strife
Exodus xx. 7.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord
will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain
ROMANS XIII. 13.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness
Licentiousness and Debauchery.
EPHESIANS v. 6.
Let no man deceive you with vain words, for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience
XX, XXI. Fornication.
PART I, II.
HEBREWS XIII. 4.
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers
and adulterers God will judge
1 TIMOTHY VI. 6, 7, 8.
Godliness with contentment is great gain; for we brought nothing into
the world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out; and having food and raiment, let us be therewith content
2 SAMUEL XVII. 23.
And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled
his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put
his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in
the sepulchre of his father
The Law of Honor.
LUKE XVI. 15.
For that which is highly esteemed amongst men is abomination in the
sight of God
PROVERBS XX. 7.
The just man walketh in his integrity
Prudence in the Conduct of our Temporal Concerns.
PROVERBS xxx. 8, 9.
Give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for
me, lest I should be full and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord ?
or lest I be poor and steal
The Misapplication of Example.
1 CORINTHIANS xv. 33.
Evil communications corrupt good manners
The Duty of Parents towards their Children.
EPHESIANS VI. 4.
Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in
the nurture and admonition of the Lord
PROVERBS XXII. 6.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not
depart from it
The Duty of Children towards their parents.
Exodus xx. 12.
Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee
The Duties of Servants.
EPHESIANS VI. 5–8.
Servants, be obedient unto them that are your masters according to the
flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart as unto
Christ; not with eyeservice as menpleasers, but as the servants of
Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with good will, doing ser-
vice as to the Lord and not to men; knowing that whatsoever good
thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether
he be bond or free
A Studious Life recommended to the Clergy.
1 TIMOTHY IV. 13.
Till I come give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine
MATTHEW XI. 3.
Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another
Matthew XVII. 54.
Truly this was the Son of God