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The Nature and Importance of Walking by Faith.
We walk by faith, not by sight.-2 Cor. v. 7.
The Qualifications and encouragement of a Faithful Minister il-
lustrated by the Character and success of Barnabas.
He was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith; and
much people was added unto the Lord-Acrs xi. 24.
The instances, the evil Nature, and the dangerous Tendency of De-
lay, in the Concerns of Religion.
Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying, This people say the time is
not come, the time that the Lord's house shall be built.-HAG. i. 2.
The Blessedness of the Dead who die in the Lord.
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are
the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth: yea, saith the spirit,
that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.→
REV. xiv. 13.
The Nature and Importance of a Deep and Intimate knowledge
of Divine Truth.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one
teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and
are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every
one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is
a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even
those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both
good and evil.-HEB. v. 12-14.
The Christian Doctrine of Rewards.
Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth
that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh
reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit
reap life everlasting.-GAL. vi. 7, 8.
God's Approbation of our Labours necessary to the hope of success.
If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give
it us.-NUMB. xiv. 8.
The obedience of Churches to their Pastors explained and enforced.
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for
they watch for your souls, as they that must give account: that they may
do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.—
HEB. Xiii. 17.
Christian Patriotism: or, the Duty of Religious People toward
And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be car-
ried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it; for in the peace there- of shall ye have peace.-JER. xxix. 7.
Jesus the True Messiah.
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire: mine ears hast thou open-
ed: burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required. Then said
I, Lo, I come in the volume of the book it is written of me: I delight to
do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.—Psa. xl. 6—8. 177
Solitary Reflection: or, The Sinner directed to look into himself for
Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.-Psa. iv. 4. 197
Advice to the dejected: or, The Soul directed to look out of itself
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart
daily?—Psa. xiii. 2.
The Prayer of Faith; exemplified in the Woman of Canaan.
Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Si-
don. And behold a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and
cried, unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David;
my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not
And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her
away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent
but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and wor-
shipped him, saying, Lord, help me!
answered and said, It is
not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to dogs. And she said,
Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their mas-
ter's table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman! great
is thy faith; be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was
made whole from that very hour.-MATT. xv. 21-28.
The Future Perfection of the Church, contrasted with its Present
Christ-loved the church, and gave himself for it: that he might sanc-
tify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word; that he
might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle,
or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.-
EPHES. V. 25-27.
The Gospel the only Effectual Mean of Producing Universal Peace
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the
great and dreadful day of the Lord, And he shall turn the heart of the
fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest
I come and smite the earth with a curse -MAL. iv. 5, 6.
The Reception of Christ the Turning Point of Salvation.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world
knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name.-JOHN i. 10-12.
Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in
Christ Jesus.-ROM. iii. 24.
Christ Jesus.-Rom. iii. 24.
The Believer's Review of his Past and Present State.
But now in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off, are made
nigh by the blood of Christ.-EFHES. ii.13.
The Nature and Importance of Love to God.
Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord
your God.-JOSHUA Xxiii. 11.
Conformity to the Death of Christ.
Being made conformable unto his death.-PHIL. iii. 10.
The Life of Christ the Security and Felicity of his Church.
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore,
Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.-Rev. i. 18.
Christianity the Antidote to Presumption and Despair.
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And
if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
righteous.-1. JOHN ii. 1.
The Sorrow attending Wisdom and Knowledge.
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly.
I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is
much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.—
ECCLES. i. 17, 18.
The Magnitude of the Heavenly Inheritance.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to
be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the ear-
nest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons
of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but
by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope: because the crea-
ture itselfalso shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the
glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole crea-
tion groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until now: and not only
they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the spirit, even we
ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the re-
demption of our body.-Rom. viii. 18—23.
The Principles and Prospects of a Servant of Christ.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, pray-
ing in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for
the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto eternal life.-JUDE 20, 21.