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The deceitfulness of the human heart.
JEREMIAH xvij. 9.-- The heart is deceitful above all things
and desperately wicked; who can know it?


God knows the hearts of sinners.
I. John 11. 20.-For if our heart condemn us, God is great-
er than our heart, and knoweth all things.


The holiness of God binds men to be holy.
I. PETER I. 16.--Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I
am holy.


SERMON XVI. Sinners vainly attempt to dissolve their obligations.

Psalm 11. 3.–Let us break their bands asunder; and cast away their cords from us.


Giving the heart to God a reasonable duty.
PROVERBS XXIII. 26--My son, give me thine heart.


SERMON XVIII. The tendency of the gospel to enlarge the heart. II. CORINTHIANS vi. 11.--Our heart is enlarged.

376 SERMON XIX Prayer of saints for the constant exercise of holy

affections. Psalm LXXXVI. 11.--Unite my heart to fear thy name.



The crucified Malefactors. LUKE XXIII. 39, 43.-- And one of the malefactors, which were hanged, rajled on him, saying, If thou be Christ save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him


saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation ? And we indeed, justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds! but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, to-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.


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GENESIS, XI. 8.-So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth.

Since the greatest part of the bible is properly historical, we may justly conclude, that history is not only entertaining, but useful. The scripture history of the world is the most ancient, as well as the most authentic. Profane history is altogether fabulous, which pretends to give an account of the world from Adam to Noah, and from Noah to Alexander. From that time downwards, the history of nations becomes more clear, just and authentic ; but from that time upwards, the bible is the only source of authentic information. This book, indeed, gives us a history of the world from Adam to Noah, and then from Noah to Abraham and his descendants. The bible history from Noah to Abraham is very concise, but extremely interesting. The flood was an astonishing and important event. duced a world full of people to one single family of eight persons. From these, all mankind since that memorable catastrophe, have descended. The history of Noah's family, is the history of all mankind in miniature. Could we know how they increased, when and where they spread over the face of the earth, we should have a general and comprehensive knowledge of all antiquity. And so far as the bible will conduct us, in

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