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THE

SERMONS,

AND OTHER

PRACTICAL WORKS,

Of the Late REVEREND and LEARNED

MR. RALPH ERSKINE,
Minister of the Gospel in DUNFERMLINE.

CONSISTING OF

Above One Hundred and Fifty SERMONS,
befides his POETICAL PIECES.

IN TEN LARGE VOLUMES OCTAVO.

To which is prefixed,

An ACCOUNT of the AUTHOR'S LIFE and WRITINGS,
with an ELEGIAC POEM, and large CONTENTS.

Go, preach the gospel to every creature, MARK XVI. 15.

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PRINTED BY PATRICK MAIR,

For the Revd. JOHN STEWART, HUGH MITCHELL, Bookfeller,
and PETER MUIRHEAD, Merchant, the Publishers.

M.DCC.XCVI.

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The words being viewed in their connection, analized and explained, there are
two doctrinal propofitions adduced, and feparately profecuted.
The FIRST is, "That fin is a very ftrong and powerful thing.

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5. Some inferences deduced for application,

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The SECOND doctrine is, "That the law of works is the ftrength of fin to the
finner that hath violate and broken it." Aud from this propofition, the fol
lowing general topics are propofed, viz.

1. Enquire what law is the ftrength of fin,

2. Shew what ftrength it is that fin hath from the law,

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Ps.cvii.8. Nevertheless be faved them for his name's fake.
The words being divided, explained, and fummed up in a doctrinal obfervation
feveral propofitions laid down for clearing the doctrine, and parallel fcrip-
tures adduced for illuftrating the truth of it, the following general heads of
method are infifted upon, viz.

1. What is that name of God, for the fake of which he faves,

2. What it is for God to fave for his name's fake,

3. What falvation he works for his name's fake,

4. What is imported in this NEVERTHELESS;

God bring about falvation for his name's fake,

5. Some reasons offered why he faves for his name's fake,

6. Some inferences deduced for the application,

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