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discourses, which I am persuaded will raise such an opinion of Mr. Abernethy in the difcerning and judicious, as will convince them, that this essay, intended as a piece of just reSpect to his memory, is far from flattering it; a thing to which indeed there could be no temptation, when it is real

perplexity bow to give the reader a just notion of his true worth which the author can honestly declare is the case; and is fully perfuaded that such as were intimately acquainted with him, have a far higher Idea of his character, than this representation of it can posibly raise in others,

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SERMON V. Peter's denial of his Master, prac

tically improved.

Matth. xxvi. 74. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying,

I know not the man, and immediately the cock crew.

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Rom. iv. 16. Therefore it is of Faith, that it might be by

grace, to the end the promise might be sure to all the feed ; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us

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SERMON VII. Of a Conscience void of Offence.

Acts xxiv. 16. And herein do I exercise myself to have al

ways a conscience void of offence towards God and towards men.

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Perfect Love gives Boldnefs in the

Day of Judgment.

1 John iv. 17, 18. Herein is our love made perfect, that we

may bave Boldness in the day of judgment, because as be is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfe&t love casteth out fear, because fear bath torment; be that feareth is not made perfect in love.

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Loving Christ above all, the Cha-

racter of his true Disciples.

Matth. x. 37

He that lovetb Father or Motber more than

me, is not worthy of me. And be that loveth Son or Daughter more than me,

is not worthy of me.

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Of the proper Improvement of

Occasions of Sorrow.

Ecclesiastes vii. 2, 3, 4. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting, for that


is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

The heart of the wife is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

p. 230 SERMON XI. The Happiness of the Righteous in all Circumstances illustrated.

Isaiah iii. IO. Say ye to the Righteous, that it shall be will with him.


SERMON XII. The Path of the Just, like the

shining Light.

Proverbs iv. 18. But the path of the just, is as the shining

light, that shineth more and more, unto the perfect day.

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