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EVANGELICAL, DEVOTIONAL AND PRACTICAL.
ADAPTED TO THE PROMOTION OF
CHRISTIAN PIETY, FAMILY RELIGION,
BY JOSEPH LATHROP, D. D.
PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN WESTSPRINGFIELD.
PUBLISHED AT WORCESTER :
BY ISAIAH THOMAS, JUN.
ISAAC STURTEVANT, PRINTER.....1810.
The Duty of Speaking to the Young.
Youth invited to the Lord's Supper.
And it shall come to pass, when your children fhall fay unto you, What
mean you by this fervice? that ye fhall fay, It is the facrifice of the Lord's
paffover, who paffed over the houses of the children of Ifrael in Egypt,
when he fmote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses,
Caft me not off in the time of old age. ....... Forsake me not when my strength
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered,
Birds and Beafts Preaching to Men.
Ask the beasts now, and they fhall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and
Joab laying hold on the Horns of the Altar.
And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? Say ye that the Lord hath
The Gate of Heaven ftrait, and many shut out of it.
Strive to enter in at the ftrait gate; for many, I fay unto you, will seek to en-
The Causes, why many who feek, cannot enter
The awful Condition of those who fhall be ex-
cluded from the kingdom of Heaven.
And Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross; and the writing was, " Je
fus of Nazareth the King of the Jews." This title then read many of the
Jews, for the place where Jefus was crucified was nigh to the city; and it
was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. Then faid the chief priests of the
Jews to Pilate, Write not "the King of the Jews;" but that he said, "I am
the King of the Jews." Pilate answered, What I have written I have
The Disciples gazing after their afcending Lord.
And while they looked fted faftly toward heaven, as he went up; behold, two
men stood by them in white apparel, which also faid, Ye men of Galilee,
why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This fame Jefus, which is taken up
from you into heaven, shall fo come, in like manner as ye have seen him go