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THE PLEA OF SINNERS AGAINST ENDLESS PUNISHMENT. kaiah xli. 21.-Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the king of Jacob.
came and said, Lord, I knew thee, that thou art an hard man,
THE HAPPINESS OF SELF DENIAL.
followed thee. And he said unto them, verily I say unto you,
taught of God. Every man, therefore, that hath heard and
THE PECULIAR SPIRIT OF CHRISTIANS. 1 Corinthians ii. 12.-Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
SERMON XIX. THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION THROUGH THE ATONEMENT. Colossians i. 14.-In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and
THE JOY OF A CLEAR CONSCIENCE. 2 Corinthians i. 12.-For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of
our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with
THE FAITH OF MIRACLES. Matthew xxi. 22.-And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto vic-
CONTENTMENT. 1 Timothy vi. 6.-But godliness with contentment is great gain.
SERMON XXV. PERFECT HOLINESS IN THIS LIFE THE DUTY OF CHRISTIANS. 2 Corinthians xiii. 9.--And this also we wish, even your perfection.
SERMON XXVI. THE MORAL IMPERFECTION OF CHRISTIANS THEIR GREATEST
BURDEN. Romans vii. 24, wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death ?
THE LIVING GO TO THE DEAD. 2 Samuel xii. 23.- I shall go to him, but he shall not return to
THE FINAL HARVEST. Matthew xiii. 39.-The harvest is the end of the world.
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MARK ii. 27. And he said unto them, the Sabbath was made for man, and not man
for the Sabbath. As our Saviour was passing through the corn-fields on the sabbath, his disciples took the liberty of plucking some of the ears of corn. This was displeasing to the Pharisees, who complained of them to Christ. But instead of condemning, he justified their conduct, by referring to a well-known scripture example. He said " have ye never read what David did, when he had need and was an hungered, he and they that were with him ? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high-priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat, but for the priests, and gave
also to them that were with him ? And he said unto them, the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.” This was a pertinent and full reply to the objection of the Pharisees; and at the same time, implied, that God appointed the sabbath as a standing ordinance, for the benefit of all men in all ages. Accordingly I propose to show,
I. That the sabbath is a divine ordinance;
I. I am to show that the sabbath is a divine ordin
The sabbath properly signifies a day of rest; but it is only a day of rest from secular employments, and