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On Filial Piety.
GEN. xlvii. 12. And Joseph nourished his father and his
brethren, and all his father's household, with bread,
according to their families.
To think less of our Virtues and more of our Sins.
PSALM li. 3. My sin is ever before me.
Salvation for Penitent Sinners.
LUKE vii. 47. Wherefore I say unto thee, her sins, which
are many, are forgiven ; for she loved much. 202
Sins of the Fathers upon the Children.
Exodus xx. 5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them,
nor serve them : For I the Lord thy God, am a
jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon
the children unto the third and fourth generation of
them that hate me.
How Virtue produces Belief, and Vice Unbelief.
JOHN vii. 17. If any man will do his will, he shall know
of the doctrine, whether it be of God.
John's Message to Jesus.
MAT. xi. 2, 3. Now when John had heard in prison the
works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said
unto him, art thou he that should come, or do we look
On Insensibility to Offences.
Psalm xix. 12, 13. Who can tell how oft he offendeth ?
O cleanse thou me from my secret faults. Keep thy
servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the
dominion over me.
Seriousness of Disposition necessary.
LUKE viii. 15. But that on the good ground are they, who
in an honest and good heart, having heard the word,
keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. 268
The Efficacy of the Death of Christ.
HEB. ix. 26. Now once in the end of the world hath
he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of
All stand in need of a Redeemer.
HEB. ix. 26. Now once in the end of the world hath he ap-
peared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 292.
The Efficacy of the Death of Christ consistent with the
Necessity of a good Life; the one being the Cause,
the other the Condition of Salvation.
Rom. vi. 1. What shall we say then? shall we continue
in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.
James i. 27. Pure religion, and undefiled before God and
the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows
in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from
The Agency of Jesus Christ since his Ascension.
HŁB. xiii. 8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, to day
and for ever.
Of Spiritual influence in general.
1 Cor. iii, 16. Know ye not that ye are the temple of
God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 360
Sin encountered by Spiritual Aid.
Rom. vii. 24. O wretched man that I am! who shall de-
liver me from the body of this death?
Evil Propensities encountered by the Aid of the Spirit.
Rom. vii. 24. O wretched man that I am! who shall de.
The Aid of the Spirit to be sought and preserved by
The Destruction of the Canaanites,
JOSHUA x. 40. So Joshua smote all the country of the
hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the
springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining,
but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord
God of Israel commanded.
Neglect of Warnings.
Deut.xxxii. 29. O that they were wise, that they under-
stood this; that they would consider their latter end! 458
The Terrors of the Lord.
MAT. xvi. 26. What is a man profited, if he shall gain
the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall
a man give in exchange for his soul ?
Preservation and Recovery from Sin.
Titus ii. 11. 12. For the Grace of God, that bringelk
salvation, hath appeared unto all men, teaching us,
that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should
live soberly, righteously and godly in this present
This Life a State of Probation.
Psalm cxix. 71. It is good for me that I have been af-
flicted, that I might learn thy statytes,