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THE REAL CAUSE OF MEN'S REJECTION OF THE GOS
PEL STATED AND ILLUSTRATED.
John. v. 40. And Ye will not come to me, that Ye might have Life.
DIVINE FORBEARANCE TOWARDS SINNERS.
Hosea, xi. 8, 9. How shall I give thee up, Ephraim ? Hova
shall I deliver thee, Israel? How shall I make thee as Admah? How shall I set thee as Zeboim ? Mine heart is turued within me, my repentings are kindled together. I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger : I will not return to destroy Ephraim : for I am God, and not man.
DESCRIPTION AND DIGNITY OF TRUE CHRISTIANS.
St. Matthew, xii. 50. Whosoever shall do the will of my Fath
er, which is in heaven, the same is my Brother, and Sister, and Mother..
2 Thessalonians, iii. 13. But ye, Brethren, be not weary in well-doing.
&HISTIANS ENCOURAGED AGAINST THE FEAR OF MAN.
I saiah, li. 7, 8. Hearken unto me, Ye that know righteousness,
the People in whose heart is my law ; fear Ye not the reproach of man, neither be Ye afraid of their revilings. For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool ; but my Righteou sness shall be for ever, and my Salvation from generation to generation. 220
GAUTIONS AND CONSOLATIONS.
Jeremiah, viii. 20. The Harvest is past, the Summer is ended, and we are not saved.
THE FALL AND RECOVERY OF MAN.
Romans, v. 19. For as by one man's disobedience many were
made Sinners : so by the obedience of One shall many, be made Righteous.
THE WORLD AND THE CHRISTIAN.
1 Peter, iv. 4, 5. Wherein they think it strange, that
rur not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you ; who shall give account to him, that is ready to judge the Quick and the Dead.
TRE NATURE OF SIN, OF REPENTANCE, AND OF PAL
DONING MERCY ILLUSTRATED IN THE PARABLE OF THE
Luke, xv. 32. It was meet that we should make merry and be
gled: for this thy brother was dead and is alive again; and was lost and is found.
THE DANGER OF PARTAKING OF OTHER MEN'S SINS
POINTED OUT AND APPLIED.
1 Timothy, v 22. Neither be Partaker of other Men's Sins. Keep thyself pure.
% Timothy, i. 18. The Lord grant unto him, that he may find Mercy of the Lord in that Day.
THE HOLY SPIRIT THE COMFORTER.
John, xiv. 16. And 1 will pray the Father, and He shall give
you another Comforter that He may abide with you for ever, even the Spirit of Truth.
CERTAINTY OF SIN FINDING US OUT.
Numbers, xxxi. 23. Be sure your Sin will find you out.
THE WEDDING GARMENT.
Matthew, xxii. 11, 12, 13. And when the King came in to see
the Guests, he saw there a man, which had not on a Wedding Garment. And he said unto him, Friend, how comest thou in hither, not having a Wedding Garment ? And he was speechless. Then the King said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness : there shall be weeping and guashing of teeth.
YOUTH SOLEMNLY ADMONISHED.
Ecclesiastes, xi. 9. Rejoice, O Young Man, in thy Youth, and
let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy Youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes : but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into Judgment.
GOD'S TENDER EXPOSTULATION WITH YOUNG
Jeremiah, üi. 4. Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My Father, Thou art the Guide of my Youth ?
THE WORD OF THE LORD GLORIFIED.
2 Thessalonians, iii. 1. Finally, Brethren, pray for us, that
the Word of the Lord may bave free course and be glorified, even as it is with you.