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discourses, which I am persuaded will raise fuch an opinion of Mr. Abernethy in the discerning and judicious, as will convince them, that this essay, intended as a piece of just reSpext to his memory, is far from flattering it; a thing to which indeed there could be no temptation, when it is real perplexity how to give the reader a just notion of his true worth ; which the author can honestly declare is the case; and is fully perfuaded that such as were intimately acquainted witb him, have a far higher Idea of his chara&ter, than this representation of it can posibly raise in others.
SERMON V. Peter's denial of his Master, praca
Matth. xxvi. 74. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying,
I know not the man, and immediately the cock crew.
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SERMON VI." Of JustifiCATION by FAITH.
Rom., iv. 16. Therefore it is of Faith, that it might be by
grace, to the end the promise might be sure to all the feed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us
SERMON VII. Of a Conscience void of Offence.
Acts xxiv. 16. And herein do I exercise myself to have als ways a conscience void of offence towards God and towards men.
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SERMON VIII. Perfect Love gives Boldness in the
Day of Judgment.
1 John iv. 17, 18. Herein is our love made perfect, that we
may bave Boldness in the day of judgment, because as be is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfeet love cafteth out fear, because fear batb torment; be that feareth is not made perfe&t in love.
p. 177 SERMON IX. Loving Christ above all, the Chaje racter of his true Disciples.
Matth. X. 37. He that loveth Father or Mother more than
me, is not worthy of me. And be that loveth Son or Daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
p. 203 SERMON X. Of the proper Improvement of
Occasions of Sorrow. .. Ecclefiaftes vii. 2, 3, 4. It is better to go to the house of mourning,
than to go to the house of feasting, for that
is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The beart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the beart of fools is in the house of mirth.
- p. 230 SERMON XI. The Happiness of the Righteous in all Circumstances illustrated.
. Ifaiah iï. 10. Say ye to the Righteous, that it shall be well with him.
p. 255 SERMON XII. The Path of the Juft, like the
Proverbs iv. 18. But the path of the just, is as the shining
light, that shineth more and more, unto the - perfect day.