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S. MATT. xi. 28. Come unto me, all ye that labour, and

are heavy laden, and I will give

you Rejt,

DOCTRINE.
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comes to Christ, shall cestainly find Reft in Him.

Į. What is it to be weary and heavy laden? 1. To be sensible of Sin.

1. The reigning Power of it.

2. The Guilt of it.
2. To be troubled for it.

3. desirous to be deliver'd from it, Rom. vii. 24.

Being heavy laden with the Weight of it; because it is, 1. A Transgression of the Law, i S. Joh.

iii. 4. and so 2. Obliges to Punishment, Gal. iii. 10. and

therefore, 3. Becomes a heavy Load to such as expe.

rience it, and are sensible of it, Gen. iii. 13. Psal. xxxviii. 4.

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II. Who are here calțd upon to come to Christ?

Ουχ ο δάνα, και και είνα, αλλά πάντες οι έν Φερνίσιν, και ο λύσαις, και αμαρ7ίαις, Chryfoff. Δείτε πες με σάι (ες οι κωπιώνες και πεφορτισμένοι.

1. All such as are sensible of this Load of Sin; because this was the End of Christ's coming in the Flesh, Ifa. lv. I. S. Matt. ix. 13: 2. Only fuch; because, 1. They only know their Need of Him,

S. Matt. ix. 12 2 They only are willing to come, S. Joh.

V. 40.

2.

III. How must they come to Him? 1. By Faith in Him, Act, xvi. 31, S. Fob, vi. 35. 2. By Repentance, S. Mar. i. (15.

3. By Love unto Him, S. Luk. xix. .16.mani, fested, 1. In our Desires of Him. :

Joy in Him. i. !!!! 3. Obedience to Him, S. Jahe xiv. 15. 4. denying ourselves, S. Mar. i. 15. 5. In taking up our Crosles, when there

vnto call’d, A£t. xiy. 22. 6. following Him, i Cor. xi.Ja in all the

imitable Steps and Adions iof his Life. IV.- What is this Reff that they shall find ? 1. In this Life, and that, 1. From the Tyranny of our Corruptions,

and the reigning, Power of Sin, Rom.

vi. 14.

2.: The Prevalency of the Devil's Tempta

tions, A&t. xxyi. 18 3. The Terrors of a guilty Conscience, 2 Cor.

i. 12. 14. 4. The Cares of this perplexing World,

1 Pet. v. 7. 5. The Wrath of an offended GOD, Psal.

vii. II. 6. The Dread of eternal Fire.

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2. In the Life to come ; consisting, 1. In a Freedom from all Pain of Body,

Phil. iii. 21. 2. From all other temporal Labours and

Troubles, and even Death itself, Rev.

xxi. 4. and xiv. 13.
3. From our spiritual Warfare, 2 Tim. iv. 7.

1. With Sin.
2. With Satan, Ephes. vi. 16.

3. With the World.
4. From all our Doubts about our Title to

Heaven, and Concern about our future
Estate ; for then we shall be no longer

under Fears of either.
1. Of our Offending GOD, Ephef. V.

27. or, 2. Of His Afflicting us. 5. This Rest consists in the Glorification

of our Persons. 6. And lastly, in the Enjoyment of GOD,

which is Happiness, above what we i are able to conceive..

V. How does it appear, that Christ will give us this Rest?

1. Because He hath purchasd it for us, 1 Tim. i. 15. and it was the End of His coming among

US.

2. He hath promis'd it to us.

3. He hath given us already a Pledge of it, Ephes: i. 13, 14, 4. He is now interceding for us, Hebr. vii.

25. INFERENCES from hence. 1. Sin is a heavy Burden, Pfal. xxxviii. 4.

2. We have therefore Cause to be weary of it, Gen. įv. 13:

3. There

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3. There is no way to be easid of it, but by coming to Christ, A&t. iv. 12.

4. None come to Christ, but they certainly find Rest and Eafe.

5. This Reft is the Gift of Chrift, not the Defert of our Works, Rom. vi. 23.

6. How miserable are they that come not to Him?

1. Slaves to Sin, S. Joh. xv. 5.
2. Subjects to Satan.
3. Enemies to GOD, Rom. viii. 7.
4. Condemn'd by the Law, S. Joh. iii. 18.

š. Obnoxious to Hell, 1 Theff. i. 9, 10. 7. How happy, on the other side, are they that fincerely come to Christ, and obtain this Rest unto their Souls ?

8. And therefore, how many Obligations lie upon us to come unto Him? Consider, moreover, 1. That Christ came to you, Phil. ii. 6,7.

I Tim. i. 15. 2. He died for you, and thereby purchased

eternal Happiness for you. 3. He calls and invites you to Him, S. Foh.

V. 40. 4. Expects nothing from you, but your com

5. And yet will give all Things to you. 9. How then comes it to pass, that Men will Bot come unto Christ for Reft? !. They know not their Misery without

Him.
2. Nor the Rest they may have in Him.

3. And that, because they will not. : Vid, the Tenth Vol. of this Author's Discourses, Scrin. I.

S. MAIT.

ing to Him.

S. MATT. xi. 29.

Take my Toke upon you. 1 WH.

HAT is this
1. Of Doctrine, all that He asserts,

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1. To read and study it.

meditate on it, Psal. i. 2. 1 Tim. iv, 15. 3. _ believe it, 1 S. Foh. v. 9, 10, 11. 1. Tho'above Reason, i Cor. ii. 14.

contrary to our former Opinions,

Aft. xvii. 23, c. 3. against our temporal Interest, Alt.

xix. 24, 25, 26.

opposite to Flesh and Blood, Gal.

i. 16.
2. Of Obedience.

Taking this Yoke upon us.
1. By doing what He commands, S. Matt.

xxviii. 19, 20. 2. Because He commands it. 3. In the manner He commands. 1. With clear Understandings, i Cor.

willing Affections, Rom. xii. 8. 3. pure Conscience, 2 Cor. i. 12. 4.

sincere Intentions, i Cor. x, 31, 5.

resolv'd Constancy. 3. The Yoke of the Cross. 1. So as patiently to submit to all the Pro

vidences of GOD, Rom. xii. 12. 2. Joyfully to endure Sufferings for Christ's

fake, S. Matt. V. 10. i Per. iii. 14. 3. To devote all we have or are, to his Service, i Cor, vi, 20.

II. Why

xiv. 15:

2.

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