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A WORD IN SEASON.

A SERIES OF SUBJECTS ADDRESSED TO THE FLOCK COMMITTED TO HIS CHARGE

BY THE REV. JOHN HOOPER,

RECTOR OF ALBURY

AUTHOR OF A TRACT ON 66 THE DOCTRINE OF THE SECOND ADVENT,” “THE PRESENT CRISIS,

," " THE WORD MADE FLESH," ETC.

1. Reciprocal Duties of a Pastor and People. 2. On Reading the Holy Scriptures. 3. One God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity. 4, 5. The Sacrament of Baptism. 6. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, 7. Earthly and Heavenly Things. 8. The Righteousness in which a man is accepted before God. 9. The Righteousness of Man under the Law and under the Gospel. 10. The Constitution of the Christian Church, 11, 12. The Institution and Obligation of the Sabbath, 13. The Sufferings of Christ in His Body the Church. 14. The Consolation of Christ in His Body the Church. 15. The Whole Family in Heaven and Earth. 16. The Appearing and Coming of the Lord. 17. The Establishment of Christ's Kingdom on Earth 18. The Nearness of the Lord's Advent.

LONDON: PUBLISHED BY W. E. PAINTER, 312, STRAND.

1844.

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PREFACE TO THE SERIES.

One title given to our Lord in the holy Scriptures is that of Shepherd. He is the great and good Shepherd, who gave His life for the sheep. His flock is one, and embraces all the baptized. That flock He has committed to many shepherds, assigning to each a portion, according to their respective orders, and demanding, as a proof of their love to Him, that they “ feed His sheep” and “the lambs of His fold,” whom He hath purchased with His own blood.

Though the ministry of God's word in His house, and private instruction in your dwellings, are the chief means of conveying the knowledge of divine truth to your hearts, I have thought it good also to commit to writing some pastoral instruction for your reading and meditation, especially as many

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you are often hindered from attending God's house. The subjects on which I have written will, I hope, by God's blessing, afford you spiritual strength and consolation, and advance you in the knowledge and love of the Father and of his Son Jesus Christ, whom truly to know is life eternal.

And as these subjects contain nothing but Catholic truth-such truths as were preached by our Lord

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