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TO THE READER.
Having published, several years ago, four Volumes of Sermons, and other minor works, in Defence of the true, and unerring, Doctrines of our Holy Church ; now the increasing infirmities of more than half a Century of human Life cause me to pass most of my hours in retirement, I am not unmindful of the signs of the Times, in our beloved native Country: the nursing Mother of pure Religion, and Protector of the best interests of Mankind.
As a last offering to my Church, and Country, I send forth these Discourses; preached on various occasions, during many years of active Ministry, in nearly two hundred Churches of the Establishment; defending her Scriptural Articles, and Doctrines, against all Seceders, and Opponents : especially Roman Catholics, Calvinists, Unitarians, and Infidels.
May Heaven prosper a good intent ; and make them useful to my own Sons, and our other younger Brethren, in the Ministry of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who are preparing to fight the good fight of Faith, in the service of fect freedom, the service of our most gracious, and Almighty Redeemer !
See note at the end of the 8th Sermon.
TO VOL. I.
THE LORD HE IS GOD.
Psalm xcv. 6, 7.
() come, let us worship, and fall down: and kneel before the
Lord our Maker. For He is the Lord our God: and
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadah, and Abihu; and
seventy of the Elders of Israel : and they saw the God of
THE COMING OF CHRIST.
PSALM LXXXIX. 26, 27, 28.
I will set his dominion also in the Sea; and his right hand
in the floods. He shall call me, Thou art my Father :
my God, and my strong salvation. And I will make
him, my first born, higher than the Kings of the Earth.. 73
FOR THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS.
Isaiah Lv. 10, 11.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven ;
and returneth not thither, but watereth the Earth, and
maketh it bring forth, and bud, that it may give seed to
the sower, and bread to the eater : so shall my word be
that goeth forth out of my mouth : it shall not return
unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it ...... 125