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EDINBURGH: FRINTED BY JOHNSTONE AND HUNTER,

104 HIGH STREET.

CONTENTS.

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God's will and man's in conflict–The truth of God, The

perversions of man-From whom did Jonah flee?--And
why ?-Selfishness-Sectarianism-Sin the same in all
ages—The sinfulness of sin-Its folly—The misery of
sin—The secret of our strength-The soul satisfied

28-40

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means-Our trials are our mercies—The shipwreck ex-

plained-Superstition and its gropings—Man's religion

vanishes away–Prayer without means is superstition

-The sinner sleeps out the storm-Conscience seared,

because God forgotten—The covert—The rock-The

ark

41-51

strance-Lessons which heathens may teach—The at-

tempted compromise—The sleeper awake-The power

of conscience-Self abased–The Saviour exalted-

Man's love opposing God's will, and therefore bafiled

-The blessedness of submission .

63-74

CHAPTER VI.

The sacrifice—The result-Sowing the wind-Reaping the

whirlwind-Resistance and misery- The enemy spared

-The children “scourged”—The vows and sacrifices

- The lessons—The miracle-Infidelity-Its causes-

Jehovah sovereign-His ways not ours

75–85

CHAPTER VII.

Godliness developed by suffering—Prayer restrained-Sin

consummated-Prayer a fruit of affliction-Affliction

working righteousness—Sorrow hardens unless grace

be with it—“ Praying always ” —The man of prayer a

man of God—Jonah saved from himself—The cross

precedes the crown-Hope springing from tribulation

86-96

CHAPTER VIII.

A contrast–Trial blessed, and the reverse-Tokens for

good-Hoping against hope—The gates of Zion lovely

- Misery the shadow of sin-Hope for the despairing

-Simple faith appropriating-The goodness of God's

house

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The commission renewed—The wanderer reclaimed-The

training of faith— The preacher's commission—The
prophet's lesson—Simple faith in action—The true
theory of preaching - Corruptions of the truth-
“ The law and the testimony "—The folly of man's
devices- Encouragements and warnings—The divine
alternatives

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The humbled city-Why is the fines de

The soul alive—The reason-ZETES
respite—The duty of kings and I
right theory of prayer ---FINGER
- Have we repented us in die

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