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TOWAR, J. & D. M. HOGAN: AND HOGAN & Co. PITTSBURG.

SOLO ALSO BT 1. P. HAVEN, Nno-York; AND PIERCE & WILLIAMS, Boston.
Stereotyped hg L. Joknsou.

1830.

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CONTENTS.

Discourse I.—A Sketch of the Modem Astro-

nomy. 68

"When I consider thy heavens, the work of

thy fingers, the moou and the stars, which thou
hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mind-
ful of him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest
him?"—Psalm viiL 3,4.

Disc. H—The Modesty of True Science. 75

"And if any man think that he knoweth any

thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to
know."—1 Cor. viii. 2.

Disc. HI.—On (he Extent of the Divine Conde-

scension. 83

"Who is like rmto the Lord our God, who

dwelleth on high; Who humbleth himself to be-
hold the things that are in heaven, and in the
earth!"—Psalm cxiii. 5, 6.

Disc. IV.—On the Knowledge of Man's Moral

History in the Distant Places of Creation. 89

"Which things the angels desire to look

mto.—1 Peter i. 12,

Chap. VL—Remarks on the Argument from Pro-

phecy. 42

Chap. VII.—Remarks on the Scepticism of Geo-
logists. 45

Chap. VIII.—On the Internal Evidence, and the

Objections of Deistical Infidels. 43

Chap. IX.—On the Way of Proposing the Argu-

men to Atheistical Infidels. 56

Chap. X.—On the Supreme Authority of Reve-

lation. 58

Disc. V.—On the Sympathy that is felt for Man in

the Distant Places of Creation." 96

"I say unto yon, that likewise joy shall be in

heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than
over ninety and nine just persons which need no
repentance."—Lute xv. 7.

Disc. VI.—On the Contest for an Ascendency

over Man, among the Higher Orders of Intelli-

gence. 102

"And having spoiled principalities and powers,
he made a show of them openly, triumphmg over

diem in it."—Col. ii. 15.

Disc. VII.—On the slender Influence of mere

Taste and Sensibility in Matters of Religion. 107

"And lo! thou art unto them as a very lovely
song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can
play well on an instrument; for they hear thy

words, but they do them not."—Ezekiel xxxiu.

32.

Appendix. 116

Sermon L—The Necessity of the Spirit to give
Effect to the Preaching of the Gospel. 122

"And my speech, and my preachmg, was not

with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in de-

monstration of the Spirit and of power; that your

faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but
in the power of God."—1 Cor. ii. 4, 5.

Serm. II.—The mysterious Aspect of the Gospel

to the Men of the World. 130

"Then said I, Ah, Lord God! they say of me,

Doth he not speak parables ?"—Eaek. xx. 49.

Sua. IH—The Preparation necessary for Under-

standing the Mysteries of the Gospel. 136

"He answered and said unto them, Because it

is given unto you to know the mysteries of the
kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever bath, to hiin shall be given, and

i be shall have more abundance; but whosoever

hath not, from him shall be taken away even that

be hath."—Matik. xiii. 11, 12.

Sum. IV —An Estimate of the Morality that is

without Godliness. 142

"If I wash myself with snow water, and make

my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge

me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall ab-

hor me. For he is not a man, as I am, that I

should answer him, and we should co me together

in judgment. Neither is there any day's-man be-
twixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both."
—Joh a. 30—33.

Serm. V.—The Judgment of Alen, compared with

the Judgment of God. 147

"Wit Ii me it is a very small thing that I should
beludged of you, or of man's judgment;—he that

judgeth me is the Lord."—1 Cor. iv. 3, 4.

Serih. VI.—The Necessity of a Mediator between

God and Man. 154

"Neither is there Kriy day's-man betwixt us,

that might lay his hand upon us both."—Job'a. 33.

Serm. VII.—The Folly of Men measuring them-

selves by themselves. 158

"For we dare not mako ourselves of the num-
ber, or compare ourselves with some that com-
mend themselves: but they, measuring them-

selves by themselves, and comparing themselves

among themselves, are not wise."—2 Cor. x. 12.

Serm. VIH.—Christ the Wisdom of God. 165

"Christ the Wisdom of God."—1 Cor. i. 84.

Serm. IX.—The Principles of Love to God. 171

"Keep yourselves in the love of God."—

Juittl.

Serm. X.—Gratitude, not a Sordid Affection. 176

"We love him, because he first loved m."—

1 John iv. 19.

Serm. XL—The Affection of Morel Eateem to-

wards God. 185

"One thine have I desired of the Lord, that

will ] seek alter; that I may dwell in the house

of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the
beauty of the Lord, and to mquire in his tem-
ple."—Psalm xxvii. 4.

Skbm. XII.—The Emptiness of Natural Virtue. 192

"But I know you, that ye have not the love of

God in you."—Join v. 42.

Serm. XIII.—The natural Enmity of the Mind
against God. 201

"The carnal mind is enmity against God."—

Rom. viii. 7.

Serm. XTV.—The Power of the Gospel to dissolve

Dihcotir.se I.—On the mercantile Virtues which

may exist without the Influence of Christianity. 229

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,

whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good
report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any
praise, think on these things."—Phil. iv. 8.

Disc. II.—The Influence of Christianity in aiding

and augmenting the mercantile Virtues. 235

"For he that in these things serveth Christ is

acceptable to God, and approved of men."—
Rom. xiv. 18.

Disc. III.—The Power of Selfishness in promot-

ing the Honesties of mercantile Intercourse. 241

"And if you do good to them which do good

to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do
even the same."—Luke vi. 33.

Disc. IV.—The Guilt of Dishonesty not to be esti-
mated by the Gain of it. 249

"He that is faithful in that which ia least, is
faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the
least, is unjust also in much."—Luke xvi. 10.

Disc. V.—On the great Christian Law of Recipro-
city between Man and Man. 257

"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would
that men should do to you, do ye even so to

the Enmity of the human Heart against God. 206

"Having slain the enmity thereby."—Epha.

ii. 16.

Serm. XV.—The Evils of false Security. 211

"They have healed also the hurt of the daugh-
ter of my people slightly, saying. Peace, peace;
when there is no peace."—Jer. vi. 14.

Serm. XVI.—The Union of Truth and Mercy in

the Gospel. 217

"Mercy and truth are met together; righteous-
ness and peace have kissed each other."—Psalm
Ixxxv. 10.
Serm. XVII.—The purifying Influence of the

Christian Faith. 222

"SanctiBed by faith."—Acts zxvi. 18.

them; for this is the law and the prophets."—

MatCh. vii. 12.

Disc. VI.—On the Dissipation of large Cities. 264

"Let no man deceive you with vain words;
for because of these things cometh the wrath of
God upon the children of disobedience."—£pft.
v. 6.

Disc. VH.—On the vitiating Influence of the higher

upon the lower Orders of Society. 271

"Then said he unto the disciples, It is impos-

sible but that offences will come: but woe unto

him through whom they come! It were better
for him that a millstone were hanged about his

neck, and he cast into thosca, than that he should

offend one of these little ones."—LuAexvii. 1,2.

Disc. VIII.—On the Love of Money. 279

"If I have made gold my hope, or have said
to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; If I
rejoiced because my wealth was great, and be-
cause mine hand had gotten much; If I beheld
the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in
brightness; and my heart hath been secretly en-
ticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand; this
also were an iniquity to be punished by the
judge; for I should have denied the God that is
above."—Job mi. 24—28.

Serm. V.—The transitory Nature of visible

Things. 399

"The things that are seen are temporal."—2

Cot. iv. 18.

Serm. VI.—On the Universality of spiritual Blind-

ness. 404

"Stay yourselves, and wonder, cry ye out, and

cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they

stagger, but not with strong drink. For the Lord

hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep

sleep, and hath closed your cyos; the prophets

and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And

the vision of all is become unto you as the words

of a book that is scaled, which men deliver to

one that is learned, saying, Read this, I prny

thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed.

And the book is delivered to him that is not

learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he

saith, I am not learned."—Isaiah xxix. 9—12.

Serm. VII.—On the new Heavens and the new

Enrth. 411

"Nevertheless we, according to his promise

look for new heavens and a new earth wherein

dwclleth righteousness."—2 Pilir iii. l3.

"serm. VIII—The Niture of the Kingdom of

God. 417

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