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discourses, which 1 am persuaded will raise such an opinion of Mr. Abernethy inthediscerning and judicious, as will convince them, that this essay, intended as a piece of just refpecl 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 cafe; and is fully persuaded that such as were intimately acquainted with him, have a far higher Idea of his character, than this representation of it can possibly raise in ethers.
Peter's dental os his Master, practically improved.
Matth. xxvi. 74. Then began he to curse and to swear; saying, Iknow not the man, and immediately the cock crew. p. 101
Sermon VI. Of Justification by FAITH.
Therefore it is of Faith, that it might be by grace, to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; 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 all. p. 128
Of a Conscience void os Offence.
Acts xxiv. 16. And herein do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offence towards God and towards men. p. 152
SirS E R M O N VIII.
Perfect Love gives Boldness in the Day of Judgment.
i Johniv. 17, 18.
Herein is our love made perfecJ, that we may have Boldness in the day of judgment* because as be is, so are we in this world, fhere is no fear in love, but perfefl love' cafieth out fear, because fear hath torment 5, he that feareth is not made perfect in love. p. 177
Loving Christ above all, the Cha.,. racter of his true Disciples. >C Matth.x. 37.
He that loveth Father or Mother more than v me, is not worthy of me. And he that loveth Son or Daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. p. 203
S E R M O N X.
Of the proper Improvement of
Occasions of Sorrow.
Eccl?siastes vik 2, 3, 4. It is better to go to the houje of mournings 1 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 count e-nance the heart is made better. "The heart ef the wife is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Sermon XI. The Happiness of the Righteous in all Circumstances illustrated.
Isaiah iii. 10. Say ye to the Righteous, that it jhall be well with him. p. 255
The Path os the Just, like the
Proverbs iv. 18.
But the path of the just, is as the shining light, that Jhineth more and more, unto the perfect day. p. 279