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self in the Lord, there is the true happiness of the nortal spirit. Hear and read his word-that tells · labourer of satisfying joy, of the rest which remaïneth' the people of God; there you have set before you *at which will afford you comfort and happiness in all ur toils and sorrows. It is specially needful that u should hear, and thus learn divine truth when you n, for you have not time, nor opportunity, for much udy, and deep learning; and therefore you should ail yourself of those advantages with which you are w favoured. In a Christian country you have, through kind providence, ministers appointed to instruct you, hose special office it is to acquire divine knowledge for biber our edification. In hearing a faithful and wise preacher, ou have, in the short time of the delivery of a sermon, he result of much study and prayer applied to your his particular necessities. By due attention to such sermons, joined to your own reading of God's word, you will increase in the knowledge of the Son of God, till you come to a perfect man, unto a measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. Be not, by neglect of such of Christ instruction, unhappy in both worlds. Hear, believe, and obey; and so shall you be blessed here and for Do you say that you are ashamed to appear for want of clothes fit to come in? but are you not ashamed of being away, when the eye of God marks you in your double absence? Do you say there is no room? I reply, O. that our churches were ordinarily crowded as they might be! Be in good time, and you will find room. More churches would be built, if those that are erected were more crowded.

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family where you are excluded from hearing God's word. You have souls as precious as those of the highest monarch. You must be happy or miserable, and that for ever. Neglect not the grand ordinance of God for your eternal salvation. The truths which you hear, received in a believing heart, will sweeten the bitterest service, will smooth the most rugged path, and infinitely heighten the comfort of the happiest condition. How blessed is the portion of one, whom no outward circumstances can separate from the Father's love, the Saviour's redemption, the Holy Spirit's guidance, and the sure prospect of an eternal glory yet to be revealed and fully enjoyed.

To every human being we say-Neglect to hear, and you fall under the sentence of destruction; (Acts iii, 23. hear, and your souls shall live. Isa. lv. We set before you life and death: choose you this day. Be wise for eternity. As far as you are concerned, let it no longer be the reproach of Christians that three-fourths of those called by the name of Christ, despise his word. Slight not your greatest interest. Believe in God. As He cannot deceive, so he will not be mocked. He invites now; but despised, he will arise to judge and condemn. O neglect not so great salvation.

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things. The time taken from religion is
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occur of men in high stations so overwhe
selves with work, and so neglectful of hear
and misemploying the sabbath, and thene
of the comfort of that word, that in an ho
sion, despondency prevails, and they d
selves! Such instances are beacons to
station, not to violate God's appointed ord
ever occupied, even if the violation had
ous influence on the present life. The
feel far higher motives: and such men a
Hale, and the late Mr. Hey of Leeds,
possible, even amid other multifarious
engagements, to find time for hearing the
there have been men faithfully dischargi
religion in all those precise situations of
ment which worldly men allege as a s
for neglect.

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