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SermonOf Walking Humbly With God - sermon part 2
      Having told you what things are previously required to our walking with God, -- 2. Our next inquiry is, as to the matter or thing itself; -- what it is to walk with God. The expression itself is very frequent in Scripture, both as to the examples of them that did so, and as to precepts for others so to do. It is said of Enoch, that he "wal ...read
Of Walking Humbly With God - sermon part 3
      What it is to walk with God hath been declared. II. What is added thereunto of duty, in this qualification, comes nextly to be considered. Amongst the many eminent qualifications of the obedience of believers, we shall find, in the issue, this to stand in the forefront, among the chiefest (the words in the original are, W+'H+aZJ'N+µE+a L ...read
Of Walking Humbly With God - sermon part 4
      What it is to humble ourselves to the law of God's grace, you have heard. (2.) I come now to show what it is to humble ourselves to the law of his providence. By the law of providence, I intend, God's sovereign disposal of all the concernments of men in this world, in the variety, order, and manner which he pleaseth, according to the rule and ...read
Of Walking Humbly With God - sermon part 5
      We have at large considered the nature of this duty. III. Let us now proceed to prove the proposition at first laid down, and shut up the whole; viz., -- Humble walking with God is the great duty and most valuable concernment of believers. "What doth the Lord thy God require of thee?" This is sufficiently asserted in the words of the text ...read
SermonOn The Everlasting Covenant
      "Although my house be not so with God," etc. -- 2 Sam. xxiii. 5. [394] I do remember I have spoken in this place formerly from these words; and delivered somewhat concerning the covenant of God, so far as the exposition of the words did lead me. I shall now add only one consideration, which is taken from the introduction of David's retreat un ...read
SermonPerilous Times
      "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." -- 2 Tim iii. 1. [383] You know, my way and manner upon these occasions is to speak as plainly and familiarly as I can unto what is of our present concernment; and so I design to do at this time, if it shall please God to help under infirmities. The words contain a warning of ...read
SermonPerilous Times
      Preached May 21, 1575. "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady ...read
SermonProvidential Changes, An Argument For Universal Holiness - sermon part 1
      "Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness?" -- 2 Pet. iii. 11. That this second epistle was written unto the same persons to whom the former was directed, the apostle himself informs us, 2 Pet. iii. 1. Who they were to whom the first was directed, he declar ...read
Providential Changes, An Argument For Universal Holiness - sermon part 2
      2. The second ground is, because every such day is a lesser day of judgment, -- a forerunner, pledge, and evidence of that great day of the Lord which is to come. God's great and signal judgments in the world are to be looked on as pledges of the final judgment at the last day. So Jude tells us that, in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, "God s ...read
Providential Changes, An Argument For Universal Holiness - sermon part 3
      Use 1. Of trial or examination. Hath Christ for many years now been in an especial manner come amongst us? Do these alterations relate to him and his interest, and so require universal holiness and godliness? Let us, then, in the first place, see whether, in their several stations, the men of this generation have walked answerable to such a disp ...read
Providential Changes, An Argument For Universal Holiness - sermon part 4
      I shall now add some cautions as to the pursuit of the first direction:-- [1.] Take heed of a degeneration into self-righteousness. Intendments of holiness have more than once been ruined by Satan through this deceit; they have set out upon conviction, and ended in Pharisaism. Now, this hath been done many ways:-- 1st. Some, really convinced ...read
SermonSpirit Brings Remembrance
       . . . . the prayer as a whole looks forward to the death and even beyond it with such assurance that it is as though these things had already been accomplished, as they surely were in Christ's mind. . . . The meaning of this verse is above everything else Christ came to die on the cross. . . . The Father had given Jesus a great work of salvati ...read
SermonSpiritual Strength; - Its Reality, Decay, And Renovation
      Preached January 9, 1672. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." -- Isa. xl. 31. The occasion of the words arises from the complaint of Jacob and Israel, verse 27, "Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O I ...read
SermonThe Beauty And Strength Of Zion
      "Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even unto death." -- Ps. xlviii. 12-14. [381] Many expositors think this psalm to be an epinikion, -- a triumphant son ...read
SermonThe Christian's Work Of Dying Daily - sermon part 1
      "I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily." 1 Cor. xv. 31. [385] These words have a great vehemency and emphasis in them, and discover an uncommon earnestness upon the spirit of the apostle when he wrote them; and indeed they carry a greater appearance of such a vehemency in the original than in our translat ...read
The Christian's Work Of Dying Daily - sermon part 2
      I made an entrance upon this portion of Scripture the last Lord's day, [387] and I judged the subject very suitable, because of the warnings God hath variously given us to be exercising ourselves unto this duty. God hath since increased the seasonableness, by taking away a great and eminent servant [388] of his from among us; concerning whom I will ...read
The Christian's Work Of Dying Daily - sermon part 3
      That which I have been treating upon from these words is, to declare the ways and duties whereby a believer may come to die, not only safely, which all believers shall, but also cheerfully and comfortably, -- so as to have a free and abundant entrance into the kingdom of God in glory. [389] I have spoken but to one thing; which is, the exercise ...read
SermonThe Death Of The Righteous
      Preached July 1, 1681. "The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness." -- Isa. lvii. 1, 2. This is a text that the providence of God ...read
SermonThe Divine Power Of The Gospel - sermon part 1
      "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation, to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." -- Rom. i. 16. [370] The preceding verses of this chapter contain a declaration of the person who wrote this epistle, the apostolical authority wherewith it was wrote, and a gracious sal ...read
The Divine Power Of The Gospel - sermon part 2
      3. We are not to be ashamed of the professors of the gospel. Our Lord Christ hath laid it down as an everlasting rule, that in them he is honoured or dishonoured in the world. And it is the great rule whereby false professors will be tried at the last day, -- men who pretend a profession of the name of Christ; as you may see, Matt. xxv. 40, 45, "Wh ...read

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