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Printed for G. HAMILTON & J.BALFOUR, W.SANDS,
J.TRAILL, W.MILLER, and J. BROWN, Edinburgh,
A. STALKER, Glasgow; and T.GLAS, Dundee.

MDCCXLVIII.

The CONTENT S.

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SERM. XXII. The lawfulness and obligation of oaths. Heb.

vi. 16. And an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all

Strife

pag. I
Serm. XXIII. Preached at the funeral of Mr Thomas Gouge,

Luke xx. 37. 38. Now that the dead are raised, even Mo-

fes Mewed at the bus, when he called the Lord the God of Abra-

ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not a God

of the dead, but of the living : for all live to him.

SERM. XXIV. Preached at the funeral of Dr. Whichcot.

2 Cor. V. 6. Wherefore we are always confident, knowing that

whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord 52

SERM. XXV. A persuasive to frequent communion. 1 Cor. xi.

26. 27. 28. For as often as we eat this bread, and drink this cup,

ye do jhew the Lord's death till he come, &c.

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SERM. XXVI. A discourse against transubstantiation

95

SERM. XXVII. The Protestant religion vindicated from the charge

of singularity and novelty.- Jolh. xxiv. 15. If it seem evil un.

to you to serve the Lord, chuse you this day whom you will

serve

131

SERM. XXVIII. Objections against the true religion answered.

Josh. xxiv. 15. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord,

chufe you this day whom you will serve

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SERM. XXIX. Of the difficulty of reforming vitious habits.

Jer. xiii. 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his

Spots? then may ge also do good, that are accustomed to da evil 165

SERM. XXX. The necessity of the knowledge of the holy fcriptures.

Matth. xxii. 13. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo-

crites; for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men : and ye

neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ge them that are entering, to

go in

SERM. XXXI. The parable of the ten virgins. Matth. xxv. 1.

2. &c. Then fall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten vir-

gins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish, &c. 200

SERM. XXXII. A thanksgiving sermon for our deliverance by the

Prince of Orange.-- Ezra ix. 13. 14. And after all that is come

upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that

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thou our God haft punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and

haft given us such a deliverance as this: pould we again break thy

commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abomi-

nations; wouldst not thou be angry with us till thou hadji consumed

us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping

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Serm. XXXIII. Of forgiveness of injuries, and against revenge.

Matth. v. 44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless

them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them

that despitefully use you, and persecute you

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Serm. XXXIV. The care of our fouls, the one thing needful.

Luke x. 42. But one thing is needfuli

SERM. XXXV. Of the eternity of hell-torments. Matth. xxv.

46. And these fall go away into everlasting punishment; but the

righteous into life eternal

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Serm. XXXVI. Success not always answerable to the probability of

second causes. Eccl. ix. 11. I returned, and saw under the sun,

that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor yet

bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yes

favour to men of skill, but time and chance happeneth to them

all

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SERM. XXXVII. The way to prevent the ruin of a sinful people.

Jer. vi. 8. Be thou instručted, O Jerusalem, left my soul de-

part from thee; left I make thee defolate, a land not inhabited 312

SERM. XXXVIII. A conscience void of offence towards God and

men.- Acts xxiv. 16. And herein do I exercise myself, to have

always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men 331

SERM. XXXIX. How to keep a truly religious faft.- Zech. vii.

5. Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying,

When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even

those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me 350

SERM. XL. That God is the only happiness of man.- Pfal.

Ixxüi. 25. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none up.

on earth that I defire besides thee

SERM. XLI. A thanksgiving sermon for the late victory at

sea. Jer. ix. 23. 24. Thus faith the Lord, Let not the wise

man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his

might; let not the rich man glory in his riches : but let him that
glorieth, glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I

am the Lord which exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righte-

jousness in the earth : for in these things I delight, faith the Lord 389

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