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or to the preaching of ministers in general?
What is the meaning of St. Paul's exhortation to the Hebrews, "to leave the principles of the doctrine of Christ, and to go on to perfection;" and how far does it apply to the preachers of the present day? How may a minister best render his intercourse with his hearers edifying?
What mode of conducting public worship is likely to produce the most salutary effect?
What is the scriptural idea of perfection?
Does peace of mind depend upon the strength or the justness of conviction?
What advantages for the conduct of his own ministry may a minister obtain by hearing his brethren?
How far is it true that God ever withdraws his peace merely as a Sovereign ?
What are the best rules by which some seeming inconsistencies of the Old Testament may be reconciled with the moral precepts of the New? What is the best mode of improving a journey?
What useful observations have the several members of this society made during the recess?
What are the evidences of the Divine inspiration of the Book of Canticles?
What are the characteristics of Christian policy, as distinguished from carnal?
The extent of the duty of visiting the sick, and the best mode of conducting it.
The ground of expecting the conversion of the Jews, and the means by which it may be promoted.
What are the characteristics of an Evangelical ministry, and what conduct ought to be observed towards those whose ministry is apparently of a different description?
What is meant by the Scripture expression," the presence of God;" and in what sense may Christians use it as an expression of good will towards each other?
What are the rules and limitations to a Christian's duty to esteem others better than himself?
What is the meaning of the passage," Wisdom is justified of all her children?"
The declining state of congregations, and the means of remedying it.
How shall we distinguish between a consciousness of grace and a spirit of self-righteousness?
How far is it prudent and safe for a minister to accommodate himself to the taste of his hearers?
The duty and manner of addressing sinners.
What is the nature of the change which takes place in regeneration, according to the Scripture account; and what is the most proper mode of stating the same in public?
What are the distinctions between godly sorrow and the sorrow of the world?
What is the best method of studying the epistolary writings as to their general use and application?
How far is it expedient to abstain from the use of terms indifferent in themselves, in accommodation to the prejudices of the times?
The nature and extent of sanctification.
What rules may be laid down for the observance of the Apostle's injunction, "Be instant in season, out of season?"
How shall we improve the approaching fiftieth anniversary of the king (George III.)'s accession ? (1809.)
What influence have our sinful passions one on the other; and what use can be made of such influence?
What rules can be laid down for ascertaining the interference of a special Providence?
What are the external church privileges conferred by the Christian dispensation; and what use may be made of them by ministers in the discharge of their office?
What is the duty of a member of the Established Church, if the preaching of the Gospel is occasion
ally suspended, or altogether ceases in his parish church?
On what evidence may a minister conclude that God's gracious presence is with him?
What are the characteristics of the Divine influence which Christians are authorised to expect in the present day?
What is the Scriptural idea of the sovereignty of God?
What are the satisfactory evidences of religion in children?
How far are the order and discipline of the church connected with salvation?
What are the uses to be made of the difficulties occurring in Divine
How shall we best discipline the revelation? imagination?
The nature, operation, and cure of prejudice.
May we satisfy ourselves of our personal interest in Christ any further than as we are conscious of our sanctification?
How are we to distinguish between the delusions of satan and the comforts of the Holy Spirit?
Is personal preaching in any case proper? And if it be, by what regulations should it be governed?
The expediency of ministers forming a theological system.
How shall we distinguish between Christian discrimination of character and evil surmising?
What are the present appearances of true religion in the world? What is the Scriptural doctrine of future rewards?
What are the limits of Scriptural inquiry as it relates to ministers ?
What was the moral character of the Pharisees?
What is the nature of simplicity and godly sincerity; and its influence on the Christian ministry?
What is the difference between. consistency and bigotry?
How shall we best overcome the fears which harass us as preachers? What are the temptations peculiar to a religious profession?
In what sense do the Scriptures authorize ministers to preach, that the desire of grace is grace?
In what way may a minister maintain order and discipline in his church, so as best to answer the end of God in the original appointment of them?
Is moral evil included in the all things which work together for good?
How may the case of Cornelius be reconciled with the doctrine of justification by faith?
How shall we walk in wisdom towards them that are without?
What is the best method of cultivating a contemplative spirit?
What rules can be laid down for Christians, and particularly for ministers, in assisting in the conduct of public societies, so as not to trench on their personal religion, or to countenance any indecorum in the management of such societies?
In what way, and to what extent, should we insist on the work of the Holy Spirit in our public ministry?
What is the particular course of this evil world in the present day?
What is the best mode of applying a sermon ?
What instruction may we derive from the present appearance of a magnificent comet in the heavens ? (Oct. 28, 1811.)
How far ought the experience of a minister to be the rule of his preaching?
What are the principal reflections How shall we best improve the which our experience in the ministry has suggested?
anniversary of the Nativity?
What instruction may be gathered from that variety of sentiment found among pious persons?
What is the meaning of the Scripture phrase, first love; and how may the first love be kept alive?
What is the Scripture doctrine of assurance; and how far should it enter into our ministry?
How shall we best distinguish between those events which are the leadings of Divine Providence, and
those which are sent as the trial of our characters ?
The expediency of religious societies; and the best mode of conducting them.
Wherein does a truly religious tenderness of conscience consist; and how is it to be distinguished from scrupulosity of conscience?
The harmony of the general offers of mercy contained in the Gospel, with the doctrine of personal election.
What are the prominent difficulties attending the Arminian heresy?
What are the evidences of Divine communications to that soul; and wherein do they differ from enthusiasm ?
How shall we convince amiable characters of their natural depravity?
What are the characteristics of a public spirit and the just limits of its operation?
What are the characteristic evils in the spirit of the times; and in what manner may they best be counteracted? (1812.)
In what respects is the Lord Jesus Christ made unto us sanctification?
What are the hindrances which prevent religious persons from enjoying the comforts of religion?
The extent of our Lord's intercession, and the benefits which we derive from it.
What is the nature of religious experience; and how is that which is genuine to be distinguished from counterfeit ?
What is the province of reason in matters of religion?
What means may be suggested for awakening the minds of ministers in general to a concern for their own salvation?
What are the disadvantages which attend Sunday schools, and the best method of counteracting them?
The nature and necessity of separation from the world.
What is the Scriptural idea of imputed righteousness?
How are we to understand those divines who speak of common gifts
What is the Scriptural view of and common graces? growth in grace?
What is the best mode of conducting private prayer?
Are many inconveniences likely to attend the extension of Bible Associations among the labouring
What are the best means of reco- classes; and if so, how may they best vering a backslider ? be obviated?
What are the nature and effects or faith as a principle on the Christian life?
The ground and extent of the Gospel call.
What are the symptoms and causes of a decline in grace?
In what respects is Jesus Christ to be considered as a lawgiver?
What are those parts of our Lord's character which have most struck our minds in reading the Scriptures?
What is the real intent of baptism; and can the unbaptized adult be deemed a member of the body of Christ?
What are the character and consequences of an inefficient ministry?
The duties, limits, and advantages of free inquiry.
Is there any Scriptural ground for the belief of an eternal covenant between the Three Persons in the Godhead as to the redemption of
What efforts ought Evangelical Ministers to use in order to oppose the extraordinary exertions now making by the Socinians to promote their pernicious tenets?
The nature, office, and right of conscience.
The importance of ministers insisting on minor points of morals.
The nature of the Lord's Supper and the qualifications for, and benefits of, receiving it.
What method shall we adopt towards those who evidently know not what spirit they are of?
How far should the approving or disapproving feelings of the hearers
of the Gospel influence ministers in the discharge of their public duty?
The nature and subserviency of the Mosaic covenant to the Christian dispensation.
. The doctrine of the moral insufficiency of man, and what are its uses and abuses?
How may we distinguish between animal fervours and spiritual feelings in religious exercises?
What reflections are suggested by recent events on the continent? (April 25, 1814.)
How are those temptations which are probationary, to be distinguished from those which of themselves are evil?
What use may be made of the association of ideas in our experience as Christians, and in our public ministry?
What are the different provinces of faith and hope?
: What circumstances will justify the admonition of our superiors, and the rules by which it is to be conducted?
What is the meaning of that passage of St. Paul, "being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ?"
The duty of opposing the abuses which are creeping into public religious societies?
What are the probable causes that extraordinary conversions under the preaching of the Gospel, are less frequent now than at the revival of religion in this country.
How may we get out of the world, and into the church?
The effects which may be expected from frequent meditation on the person, character, and worth of Christ.
Whether any, and, if any, what measures should be taken for purging away the crudities of Calvinism out of the church?
How shall we treat apparently serious persons, who give extraordinary and unaccountable relations of religious impressions made on their minds?
What are the evils of ignorance,
and the dangers of unsanctified learning in the Christian ministry? The nature and means of promoting humility.
The distinct province of faith and hope.
The province of conscience, and our duties with regard to it.
What are the measures, public and private, which Christians in the present day ought to adopt to enforce the observation of the Sabbath ?
The advantages and disadvantages of religious controversy.
The duty and best means of selfexamination.
What improvement may be made of the extraordinary events of the present time? (1815.)
What are the points in which a large body of amiable and pious persons fall short of the standard of Divine truth, and lose much of the grace of the Holy Spirit, and of the efficacy of their ministry?
What is the best method of reading unfulfilled prophecies, and by what rule are they to be interpreted?
What are the distinguishing motives of a gracious and carnal zeal ?
The nature of union with Christ, and the practical tendency of the doctrine.
The unity of the church of Christ, and how far difference of opinion is destructive of it.
What is the specific grace attending the ordinance of baptism?
What is the exact distinction between filial and servile fear?
What are the marks of unconversion in professed Christians?
What are the excellencies of our Lord's example?
What is the distinction between the highest attainments of the natural man, and the lowest effects of Divine grace ?
What conduct are we to observe towards dubious and suspicious characters in the church?
What are the strictly Christian motives, and how far do they admit of the intermixture of lower motives?
How shall we best improve time?
should be attended, with the comfort and blessing to be expected from it. How far is deep conviction of sin necessary to a proper reception of the Gospel?
How may a Christian be bold in maintaining the truth of the Gospel consistently with charity and peace? The province of faith in prayer. On the best method of conducting secret and family devotion.
In what respects is the superiority of the Christian character most prominent ?
What are the benefits which mankind in general derive from the redemption of Christ?
What are the proper evidences of faith to a man's own soul?
What circumstances in Christian experience combine to convince us that by grace we are saved?
What is the true nature of sanc-> tification?
What is the spiritual food with which a minister of the Gospel is bound to feed the sheep of Christ? › The importance of habitual com
The doctrine of Christian forgive- munion with God to the comfortable
How far may promises in the Old Testament be relied on by Christians. under the New Testament?
The true nature of Scriptural moderation.
How shall we prosecute immediate good without sacrificing remote usefulness?
The duty of religious conversation in the family and social circle.
What is the best method of raising the standard of spirituality and personal religion in ministers and people, that the church may rise in height as it extends in breadth?
How may we best improve affliction?
The characters of growth in grace. How far may providential mercies be considered as purchased for us by the merits of Christ?
How far may a natural man acquire the knowledge of Divine things?
How far ought popularity to be an object to the Christian minister?
How far do the various exertions of different Christians combine to promote the kingdom of Christ?
The nature of misanthropy, with the temptations good men are under to it, and its cure.
What connexion has growth in grace with degrees of glory?
The duties of ministers in the present times of distress as they respect the poor. (1817.)
The nature and importance of regeneration.
What is the nature of the Christian's communion with the Saviour?
and successful exercise of the Christian ministry?
The spiritual dangers of the metropolis.
The manner in which we should conduct ourselves in a state of spiriritual desertion.
What is the difference, and the grounds of the difference, between moral orthodox ministers and evangelical ministers ?
What is that conformity to the: world which is forbidden to Christians?
The dangers and advantages of the work of the ministry to a man's own soul?
The danger and cure of curiosity. in matters of religion.
The danger and cure of inordinate carefulness.
What profitable reflections may be made on the lamented death of the Princess Charlotte? (1817.) What is preaching Christ?
What are the limits of human inquiry in Divine things?
What kinds of subjects will be most suited to attract the attention. of the Jews at this time?
What are the lessons which we may learn from division of time into periods?
What are the best means to be used by a parent in the education of his children?
What are the practical uses of the doctrine of election?
How shall we detect the first symptoms of apostasy in religion?: What are the probable evils which