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THE

SERMONS,

AND OTHER

or THE

REvEREND AND LEARNED

RALPH ERSKINE, A. M.

MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL IN DUNFERMLINE,
CONSISTING OF

ABOVE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SERMONS,

BESIDES

POETICAL PIECES.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

AN ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE AND WRITINGS.

IN TEN vOLUMES.
VOL. IX.

PRINTED FOR R. BAYNES, JOY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1821. ».

1. To enquire what is to be understood by this note of universality,

all things,

2. To shew what this good is, that all things shall work, - 63

3. To point out what is the meaning of their working, and working

together for good, . - - - 68

4. To enquire into the character of these who are thus privileged,

as they are lovers of God, - - 70

5. To shew whence it is, that all things shall thus work together for

good to them, - - - - -77

6. To deduce inferences for the application, - 84i

Use 1. Of information, '- - ibid.

2. Of examination, '- •' - - 90

3. Of exhortation, - - - - - 101

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SERMON CXLI.

Temple Desolation making Way for Temple Restora-

tion,' . * u- • I '-m ■ J -! 106

John ii. 19. Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this tem-

pie and in three days I will raise it up.

The Author having taken a view of the design of the words, and con.
sidered them both in themselves and scope, and deduced a doc-
trinal. observation from them, the following heads of method are
. discoursed, viz. .

1. Some remarks offered.for the explication of the text and doc-

trine, .1 . - .-. .»... '»'. , 110

2. Some reasons assigned for the confirmation thereof, 117

3. Some inferences deduced for the application of the whole, 121

4. Some useful lessons offered as a conclusion to the whole, 13S

SERMON CXLI1.

The Best Company in the most Lonely Case, 146

John xvi. 32.—And yet lam not alone, because the Father is i»ith me.

The words having been viewed in their scope and connection, con-
sidered both in their negative and positive sense, and a doctrine
raised from them, the following topics are handled, viz.

1. To speak of God the Father's presence with Christ, - 150

2. To speak of God's presence with his people, as it redounds from

Christ the head, to them as the members, - . 157

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