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THE first fourteen of the following Lectures, were addressed to the Students of Codrington College, in the Island of Barbados, on the several Sundays, immediately after the opening of the Institution, in the year 1830. The two opening Lectures, were delivered as Introductory: the concluding one, on resigning the situation.
The Author having been compelled from ill health in the year 1835, to relinquish the superintendence of that most interesting charge, feels thankful, on reflecting that there are now twenty-five Clergymen, in different parts of the Diocese of Barbados, and the Leeward Islands, who were prepared for entering Holy Orders, in connexion with this College. He now ventures to put
forth these Exhortations on the Ministerial character, with humble prayer, that, while received among his former pupils, as a token of affectionate remembrance, they may be blessed, in other portions of the Church, to the good of those who are looking forward to the sacred calling.
It may tend to the explanation of some passages, to remark, that in addition to the Students, the Congregation consisted of the families of the Professors, and the domestics of the College.
Lambeth, Feb. 1837.
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
according to thy mercy remember thou me, for thy good-
Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and behold, a cer-
tain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a
certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but
his father was a Greek: which was well reported of by
the brethren at Lystra and Iconium. Him would Paul
have to go forth with him and took and circumcised him
because of the Jews which were in those quarters; for
Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of
God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our
hope; unto Timothy, my own son in the faith grace,
mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ
our Lord. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus,
when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge
some that they teach no other doctrine, neither give heed
to fables and endless genealogies, which minister ques-
tions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a
pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith un-
feigned: from which some having swerved have turned
aside unto vain jangling; desiring to be teachers of the
law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof
they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man
use it lawfully; knowing this, that the law is not made
for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient,
for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane,
for murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for
manslayers, for whoremongers, for them that defile them-
selves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for per-
jured persons, and if there be any other thing that is con-
trary to sound doctrine; according to the glorious gospel