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IV. The nature and effects of a weaned dif-position of soul,

• 65 Psal. cxxxi. 1,-" My soul is even as a weaned


V. The danger of not waiting on God after

the due order, - - - - 78 1 Chron. xv. 13.4" For because ye did it not at the · first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us,

for that we fought him not after the due order.” VI. The perfection of providential dispensations,

91 Psal. xviii. 30._" As for God, his way is perfe&t.” VII. Fear and hope, objects of the divine complacency,

99 Plal.cXIvII,TT.

malzeth pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. VIII. The same subject continued, - 114. IX. Jesus victorious over death, - 146 Ifa. xxv. 8.—" He will swallow up death in vic

tory." X. The same subject continued, - . 136 IX. The suitable improvement of saints former experiences,

168 2 Kings, ii. 14.-" And he took the mantle of Eli· jah, that fell from him, and I'mote the waters, and

faid, Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” XII. The same subject continued,

186 XIII. Christ, the Father's gift to his chosen people,



268"Behold, I have given him for a Witness,

to the people, a Leader and Commander to the

XIV. The Christian weak, yet strong, 216
2 Cor. xii. 10." For when I am weak, then am I

XV. The same subject continued, - 229
XVI. The interesting inquiry, - 240
Matth. xx. 6.-" Why ftand ye here all the day

idle ?"
XVII. Christ's presence with gospel-ministers, 252
Matth.xxviii. 20.—"And lo, I am with you always.”
XVIII. Christ's invitation to the labouring

and heavy-laden,
Matth. xi. 28.-" Come unto me, all ye that labour

and are heavy-laden, and I will give you reft.”
XIX. The same subject continued, - 294
XX. The same subject continued, . 317
XXI. The same subje&t continued, - 327
XXIJ. Christ, a refreshful shadow in a weary

land, - - - - - 349 Isa. xxxii. 2.-" And a man shall be as the sha.

dow of a great rock in a weary land.” XXIII. The same subject continued, - 366 XXIV. The evil and danger of halting be

twixt two opinions, - .. 389 Kings, xvi. 21.-“ And Elijah said, How long halt ye betwixt two opinions ?"

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Rev. i. 17. 18.-Fear not: I am he that liveth, and

was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen : and have the keys of hell and death.

TO-DAY is the feast of the Christian passover.

Ľ A communion-table is about to be covered. The great end of persons sitting down at that table is, that they may fuck the breasts of confolation, and drink abundantly of that blood which flows from the pierced side of a crucified Saviour. Some feed at this table without fear. Others fear so much that they cannot feed. To such poor trembling souls our text speaks good and comforta able words : Fear not, &c.

As the Lord fhewed to Daniel, a man greatly beloved, the state of his church till his first coming; so to John, another beloved disciple, he VOL. I.

discloses * Delivered immediately before the difpenfation of the Lord's supper, October 6. 1706.

know, it appears that these Sermons were. the original autograph, written at the time mentioned in the dates affixed to them. But to those acquainted with the spirit and manner of Mr Boston's other writings, the perusalof the Discourses themselves will con. vince them that they are genuine. They discover the same serious and spiritual strain, --the same perfpicuity and fimplicity of language,-the same happy fertility and copi. Lousness of scriptural proof and illustration, the same pertinent application of his subjects to persons and times—the same deep concern about the public interests of religion, and the dangers to which these kingdoms have been exposed through heinous fins and backslidings,-as are conspicuous in his other Works. Few have ever attained to his manner and style of writing, so much -adapted to popular and general edification. Such of these Discourses as we have perused, seem to have been as carefully and fully written as those formerly published, and on subjects no less interesting. The Sermons in this collection which were composed at the time of the Rebellion that arose



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