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SERMON VIIÍ.

SAVING FAITH THROUGH THE WORD.

JOHN, xvii. 20. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.

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SERMON IX.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHRIST'S PEACE AND

THE WORLD'S PEACE.

John, xvi. 27. Peace I leave with you ; my Peace I

give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

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SERMON X.

CONVERSION FROM SIN THE GREAT BLESSING

OF THE GOSPEL. Acts, iii. 26. Unto you first, God having raised up

his Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. 156

SERMON XI.

ESAU DESPISING HIS BIRTHRIGHT.

HEBREWS, Xii. 17. For ye know how that afterwards,

when he would have inherited the Blessing, he was rejected : for he found no Place of Repentance, though he sought it carefully with Tears.. 175

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SERMON XII.

THE HUMBLE ENQUIRER AFTER WISDOM

ENCOURAGED.

James, i. 5, 6. If any of you lack Wisdom, let him

ask of God, that giveth to all Men liberally and upbraideth not : and it shall be given him. But let him ask in Faith, nothing wavering.

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SERMON XIII.

THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR AND THE DAY OF

VENGEANCE.

Isaiah, lxi. 1, 2. in part. The Spirit of the Lord

God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to proclaim the Acceptable Year of the Lord, and the Day of Vengeance of our God. 207

SERMON XIV.

CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CONFIDENCE AND

CHARACTER OF THE TRUE CHRISTIAN STATED AND ILLUSTRATED.

ISAIAH, xxv. 9. And it shall be said in that Day,

Lo, this is our God, we have waited for Him, and He will save us : this is the Lord; we have waited for Him: we will be glad and rejoice in His Sal vation.

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SERMON XV.

EVIL OF CALUMNY AND PREJUDICE EXPOSED.

Acts, xvii. part 6. and 7. These that have turned

the world upside down, are come hither also: whom

Jason hath received ; and these all do contrary to the decrees of Cesar, saying, that there is another King, one Jesus.

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SERMON XVI.

CONVERTING MERCY A PLEDGE OF PERSEVERING

GRACE.

ROMANS, v. 10. For if when we were Enemies, we

were reconciled to God by the Death of his Son, much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his Life.

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LUKE, i. 68, 69. Blessedbe the Lord God of Israel, for He hath visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up a horn of Salvation for us, in the House of his Servant David.

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SERMON XIX.

A RIGHT STATE OF HEART DESCRIBED AND

ENFORCED.

Acts, viji. 21. Thou hast neither part nor lot in

this Matter : for thy Heart is not right in the Sight of God.

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SERMON XX.

IMPORTANCE OF REFLECTING ON OUR NATURAL

STATE OF GUILT AND CORRUPTION. Isalar, li. 1. Hearken unto me, ye that follow after

Righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the Rock whence ye are hewn, and to the Hole of the Pit, whence ye are digged.

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SERMON I.

THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART.

ROMANS, ii. 28, 29. For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly;

neither is that circumcision, which is out. ward in the flesh: but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God.

The rite of circumcision was one of the sacraments of the Jewish church. It was appointed by God as the ceremony of admission into that religion.

No one was allowed to partake of its ordinances and privileges, till he had first submitted to this rite; and indeed the severest threatenings were denounced on all who should refuse to comply with it. When our Saviour therefore came into the world, being born under the (Jewish) law, he submitted to this divinely-appointed ordinance; because in every thing it became Him “ to fulfil all righteous

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