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It is impossible, that our Happiness should be the

same as another's unless our Desires are the

fame. The Immortality of the Wicked, what. The Necessity of following Jesus Christ for the · fake of eternal Life, whatever Difficulties we

meet with. His Real Followers always a little Flock. The Reason of it. The Influence that the Consideration of eternal

Life should have.

DISCOURSE VI.
The Universality of the future Judgment.

2 Cor. V. 10. For we must all appear before the Judgment-Seat of

Cbrift, that every one may receive the thing's done in bis Body, according to that be batb done,

whether it be good or bad. Virtue not founded on the mere Pleasure of

Law-givers. ..- the same among all polite Nations. --- tends to the Good of Society. --- encouraged by all Leginators. Law-givers have not been able to aflign to the

different Degrees of Virtue their juft Reward, nor to the different Complications of Vice their

deserved Punishment ... hence Virtue has been often oppressed and

Vice prosperous. This Cafe perplexing to many wise and good Men,

. The

The Difficulty not removed by saying, That

Virtue is its own Reward, and Vice its own

Punishment.

--- cleared up by the Doctrine of a future Judg-

. ment.

This Doctrine not unknown to the Heathen

World.

.. made certain by the Christian Revelation.

First Observation on this Subject, the Universality

of the Persons to be judged.

The Necessity that all should be judged.

Why the holy Angels will attend at this

Solemnity.

Second Observation on the Subject, the Univer.
fality of the Discoveries to be made.

The Improvement of it.

DISCOURSE VII.

The Reasonableness and Efficacy of Prayer.

- Phil. iv. 6.

Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by Prayer

and Supplication with Thanksgiving, let your re-

quests be made known unto God.

Prayer and Thanksgiving principal Branches of

all Religions
... earnestly enforced by the Christian.
Particular Promises made in the Gospel to in-

spired Prayer..
-.- that no uncommon Gift in the first' Ages.
--- these Promises must be carefully diftinguish'd

from those made to uninspir'd Prayer.
..- the Fruits of this latter fort consider'd as a
· reasonable Duty. . .

1. Supposing the outward Events of this Life cons

ducted by a Necessity of Nature. Prayer helps to purify the Mind. ... gives aweful Apprehenfions of God. 2. Supposing the Events of this Life apply'd to

the Exigencies of moral Agents. This is certainly the Case. Hence it must be the Duty of helpless and dependent Creatures to confess their Wants,

... to ask Aniitance, --- to acknowledge what is given to them. Little Danger of Mistakes in praying for moral

Improvement. Temporal Blessings to be asked with much greater

Reltriction.
Prayer and Thanksgiving Sources of moral Im-

provement.
:- and of Consequence Means of Happiness.

DISCOURSE VIII.
The mutual Relation and Benefit of "Hope and

Patience.

Rom. xii. 12. Rejoicing in Hope, patient in Tribulation. The usual Manner of St. Paul's concluding his

Epistles. I. The Nature of Hope and Patience. The Process of the Mind in forming the Materials

of Hope and Patience. They spring from the fame Fountain. --- increase and decline together. The Exercise of them the whole Business of Life.

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Hope the most active Principle. ... the most useful and assiduous Companion. Such the common Advantages of Hope as a

Power of the Soul. II. The particular Hope we are to rejoice in. The superior Excellence of Gospel-Hope, the Cer

tainty and Greatness of it. III. The Benefit of holding fast and cherishing

this Hope. We cannot without some unnatural Industry

suppress its Benefits. Every other Hope trilling and inconsiderable. The Folly of those who exclude this Hope. The Danger of not distinguishing between this

Hope and Presumption. This Hope preceded by Faith, followed by Cha

rity.
The Happiness of it.

DISCOU Ř SE IX.
The Blessedness of bearing our own Burdens.

James v. II.
Behold we count them happy that endure.
Preached at Chichester Cathedral the Sunday after

Bishop Waddington's Interment there. The seeming Harshness and Unreasonableness of this Doctrine in it felf.

--- in the Instance given to explain it. I. The Persons who assert this Doctrine, Men of the same Passions and Infirmities with our

selves. Supported only by a strong Conviction of a fu

ture Existence,

II.

II. What sort of suffering they are to endure. The Apostle explains himself in the Instance of Job.

--- the Example of the Prophets, &c.. III. The Nature of this Happiness. No Amiction for the present joyous .-. but as it yields the Fruits of Righteousness. ... as it is a measure of future Glory. The great Use of this Doctrine in improving the

Evils and Adictions of this Life. The Character of Bishop Waddington,

as a Man,

a Gentleman,
a Christian,

a Bishop. DISCOURSE X. The Duty and Advantage of bearing one ano

ther's Burdens.

Gal. vi. 2. Bear ye one another's Burdens, and so fulfil the Law

of Christ. The seeming Hardship of this Command. Many heavy Burdens of our own. 1. The Reasonableness of this Precept consider'd

in a natural View. Man consider'd in a State of Nature and Soli

tude.
The Wretchedness of such a Condition.
Our Burdens greatly increased by it.
Man consider'd in Society.

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