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2. In what refpects matters may grow worse with people, even when they are thus coming to Chrift, Page 259

3. The reafons why people come to Christ for help, and why they whom he undertakes to help, may find their diftrefs grow, before their deliverance come,


4. The application of the whole fubject,


(1.) Satan's temptations to heart-blafphemy, cautioned against, 266 (2.) He tempts to heart-wandering,


(3.) To the omiffion of duty,





(4.) To the commiffion of fin,

(5.) To unworthy apprehenfions of God, (6.) To felf-murder,



Dark Providences cleared in due Time, Page 287 JOHN xiii. 7.What I do, thou knoweft not now, but thou fshalt know hereafter.

After taking a view of the words in their feope and design, analizing and explaining them, deducing an obfervation from them, and confirming it by an induction of scripture-inftances, the following general heads are propofed, viz.

1. To mention fome things the Lord doth towards his church and people, that are dark and mysterious, hidden and unknown, 288

2. To fhew in what refpects thefe things that he is doing for them, 293

may be hid and unknown to them,

3. For what reafon the Lord takes this way of doing, fo hid, dark, and myfterious, that what he doth they know not, 297 4. To obferve fome feafons, when it is that he makes them know what now they are in the dark about,

5. To deduce fome inferences for the application of the whole,





The Great Trumpet of the Everlasting Gofpel, 318

ISA. xxvii. 13. And it fall come to pass, in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown: and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Affyria, and the outcafts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mountain at Jerufalem.

The words being copiously viewed, both as to their literal, typical and fpiritual meaning, accurately analized and explained, their fpiritual fenfe expreffed in a doctrinal observation, and cach branch of the doctrine confirmed and illuftrated from exprefs texts of fcripture, the following general topics of difcourfe are infifted upon, viz.

1. The

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1. The state and condition of finners by nature, as outcafts, ready to perish, confidered,

2. The duty of finners to come to a Saviour, the great

and glorious object of worship,


3. The means fpoke of, by which the Lord gathers these finners thus
to him, viz. the blowing of the great gospel-trumpet,
4. The efficacy of these means, and thew why it is promised they


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fball come,


5. The end for which they fhall come, viz. their worshipping in his holy mountain,


6. Inferences for the application of the whole,



The Sum of the Gofpel; or, God in Christ,

MAT. iii. 17.-This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleafed.

The words being viewed in their connection, explained, and fummed up in a doctrinal propofition, the following general topics of discourse are profecuted, viz.


1. To speak of God's being in Christ,

2. To enquire how God is in Christ,

3. To fhew that in Chrift alone, he is well-pleased,

4. To make application of the whole subject,




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Present Duty before approaching Darkness,


JER. xiii. 16. Give glory to the Lord your God, before he cause darkness.

The Author having confidered the words in their connection, divided, and explained them, and taken up their sense in a doctrinal observation, he proposes the following general heads of method, viz.

1. To speak a little of this glory that is given to God, and what it is to glorify him, 392

2. To enquire how, and by what means, we are to give him glory, 393 3. What is imported in the expreffion, Give glory unto the Lord your God, 399

4. To fpeak of the motive here affigned, Before be caufe darkness, 401 5. To deduce fome inferences for the application of the whole,


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