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DISCOURSE VIII. ON CHARITY THE BOND OF PERFECTNESS.
Page Above all these things put on charity, which
is the bond of perfectness.--Coloss.iii. 14. 110
DISCOURSE IX. THE CHRISTIAN GLORYING IN TRIBULATION. But we glory in tribulation also : knowing
that tribulation worketh patience ; and patience, experience, and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.-ROM. V. 3-5. . . . 125
THE CHRISTIAN ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT
HATH BEEN DONE FOR HIS SOUL. O come hither and hearken, ye that fear God, and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.-Psalm lxvi. 14. . 137
DISCOURSE XI. ON THE DIVINITY OF CHRIST. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed : and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Cor, xii. 3.
Page In the multitude of the sorrows I had in my heart thy comforts have refreshed my soul.
PSALM xciv. 19.
. ON DEVOUT MEDITATION. I have considered the days of old, and the years that are past.-PsALM lxxvii. 5. • 179
OMNIPRESENCE OF GOD. Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whic
ther shall I fee from thy presence ? PSALM cxxxix. 7. ..
. . 183 WEDNESDAY, ST. MICHAEL.
THE GUARDIANSHIP OP ANGELS. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth
to minister for those who shall be heirs of . salvation ?-Heb. i. 12. . . . 185
ON FALSE PEACE.
of my people slightly, saying, Peace,
FRIDAY. ON THINKING TOO HIGHLY OF OURSELVES.
Page Be not high-minded, but fear : for if God
spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.-Rom. xi. 20, 2). .
. . . 190
xili. 8. . . . . . . . 192
SUNDAY. ON THE OBSERVANCE OF THE SABBATH, Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the
son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Isa, lvi. 2. . . . . . · 195
MONDAY, SECOND WEEK. THE GREAT LOVE OF GOD TO MAN, AND
OUR OWN DEFICIENCY AND WANT OF GRATITUDE. I have loved thee with an everlasting love :
therefore with loving-kindness have 1 drawn thee.-JER. xxxi. 3. . . . 198
TUESDAY, SECOND WEEK.
tion.—1 Thess. iv. 3. . . . 201
WEDNESDAY, SECOND WEEK.
ON THE FEAR OF DEATH.
Page I will ransom them from the power of the
grave; I will redeem them from death. HOSEA xiii. 14. . . . . 205
THURSDAY, SECOND WEEK.
ON WISHING FOR DEATH,
change come.-JOB xiv. 14. . . 208
FRIDAY, SECOND WEEK.
WARNING TO IMPROVE OUR NATIONAL
so nigh unto them as the Lord our God is :
SATURDAY, SECOND WEEK.
ON PRESUMPTUOUS sins. Keep back thy servant also from presump
tuous sins ; let them not have dominion over me, PSALM xix. 13. . . 216 DISCOURSE I.
CHRIST THE LIGHT AND LIFE OF THE WORLD,
ST. JOHN, viii. 12. Sisi Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am
the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
WHENEVER any one is really in earnest in seeking the way of salvation, his mind will be filled with delight and surprise to discover, on perusing the sacred volume, a constant recurrence of the blessed promise of divine life to the faithful followers of Christ : among which is that given in my text. And O may that gracious Spirit, which can alone impart light and life, give to each of us now present, such true discernment, while we are contemplating this subject, as may lead us to the attainment of spiritual life here, and eternal life hereafter. For, as St. Paul saith, “Godliness is profitable in all things, having the promise of the life