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SERIOUSNESS IN RELIGION INDISPENSABLE
ABOVE ALL OTHER DISPOSITIONS.
1 Pet. iv. 7.
Be ye, therefore, sober, and watch unto prayer
ON TASTE FOR DEVOTION.
John iv, 23, 24.
But the hour cometh, and, now is, when the true worship-
pers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a
Spirit ; and they that worship him, must worship him
in spirit and in truth
Psalm lxiii. 7.
Have I not remembered thee in my bed; and thought
upon thee when I was waking?
OF THE STATE AFTER DEATH.
1 John üi. 2.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God: and it doth not
yet appear what we shall be: but we know that,
when he shall appear, we shall be like him ; for we
shall see him as he is
ON PURITY OF THE HEART AND AFFECTIONS.
1 John iii. 2, 3.
yet appear what we shall be : but we know that, when
he shall appear, we shall be like him ; for we shall see
him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in
him purifieth himself, even as he is pure
OF THE DOCTRINE OF CONVERSION.
MATT. ix. 13.
I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to re-
PRAYER IN IMITATION OF CHRIST.
LUKE v. 16,
And he withdrew himself into the wilderness and
ON FILIAL PIETY.
Gen. xlvii. 12.
And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren, and all
his father's household, with bread, according to their
Luke vii. 47.
Wherefore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, are
forgiven, for she loved much
SINS OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN.
EXODUS XX. 5.
Thou shalt not boro down thyself to them, nor serve them :
For I the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third
and fourth generation of them that hate me ,209
HOW VIRTUE PRODUCES BELIEF, AND VICE
John vii. 17.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine,
whether it be of God
JOHN'S MESSAGE TO JESUS.
MATT. xi. 2, 3.
Now when John had heard in prison, the works of Christ,
he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, art thou
he that should come, or do we look for another? 236
ON INSENSIBILITY TO OFFENCES.
PSALM xix. 12, 13.
Who can tell how oft he offendeth ? O cleanse thou me
from my secret faults. Keep thy servant also from
presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over
SERIOUSNESS OF HEART AS TO RELIGION.
LUKE viii. 15.
But that on the good ground are they, who in an honest
and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and
bring forth fruit with patience
THE EFFICACY OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST.
HEB. ix. 26.
Now once in the end of the world hath he appeared, to put
away sin by the sacrifice of himself
ALL STAND IN NEED OF A REDEEMER.
THE EFFICACY OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST CON-
SISTENT WITH THE NECESSITY OF A GOOD
LIFE; THE ONE BEING THE CAUSE, THE OTHER
THE CONDITION OF SALVATION.
Rom. vi. l.
What shall we say then ? shall we continue in sin, that
grace may abound ? God forbid
JAMES i. 27.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father,
is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their
affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the