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The true God is to be worshipped, as existing in three Persons.
EPH. ii, 18. For through him we both have access by one
Human and divine agency inseparably connected.
GEN. xlv, 5. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
Men have a natural, but not a moral power, to prevent what
God has decreed.
ACTS xxvii, 31. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
The Scripture account of the Devil ought to be believed. 1 PET. V, 8. Be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.
The exhibition of Christ tries the human heart. LUKE ii, 34, 35. And Simeon blessed them, aud said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign that shall be spoken against; (yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
God loves those who love him.
PROV. viii, 17. I love them that love me.
Christ will reject mercenary followers.
JOHN vi, 26. Jesus answered them, and said, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
Men have no right to mistake the nature of their moral
LUKE ix, 55. But he turned, and rebuked them, and said,
The nature of regeneration.'
But the fruit of the Spirit is love.
It is the duty of sinners to make them a new heart. EZEKIEL Xviii, 31. And make you a new heart and a new spirit.
The treasures of a good and evil heart.
MATT. xii, 35. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
The keeping of the heart a practicable and important duty. PROV. iv, 23. Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of
it are the issues of life.
The forgiveness of sins only for Christ's sake.
ACTS xiii, 38. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
The necessity of zeal in maintaining divine institutions. JOHN ii, 17. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Selfishness the essence of depravity.
LUKE vi, 32. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
The order of gracious exercises in the renewed heart. GAL. V, 6. But faith which worketh by love.
On the growth of grace.
2 PETER, iii, 18.
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
On the nature and necessity of humility.
LUKE Xviii, 14. And he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Great men the servants of God.
Preached on the occasion of the death of General Washington, Jan. 30, 1800.
ISAIAH xlv, 4, 5. For Jacob my
servant's sake, and Israel
mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no god beside me. I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. $28
On true submission to God.
Occasioned by the death of Deacon Robert Gilmore.
JOB ix, 12.
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, what doest thou?
Constant preparations making for the day of judgment.
2 PETER, iii, 9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness.