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The ways of religion are pleasant.
Prov. iii. 17. Her ways are ways of pleasantnefs, and all
her paths are peace.
Faith fruggling with difficulties.
Matt. xv. from the 21ft to the 28th verfe inclufive.
Jefus went thence and departed into the coals of Tyre
and Sidon. And behold a woman of Canaan came
out of the fame coafts, and cried unto him, faying,
Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou fon of David, my
daughter is grie voufly vexed with a devil. But he an-
fwered her not a word. And his difciples came and
befought him faying, fend her away for fhe crieth after
us. But he answered and faid, I am not fent, but unto
the loft fheep of the house of Ifrael. Then came the
and worshipped him, faying, Lord, help me. But he
anfwered and faid, it is not meet to take the children's
bread and caft it unto dogs. And she faid, truth, Lord,
yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their
mafter's table. Then Jefus anfwered and faid unto
her, woman, great is thy faith; be it unto thee even
as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole,
from that very hour.
The advantages and fome of the properties of faith.
Matt. xv. 28. Then Jefus anfwered and faid unto her,
O woman, great is thy faith.
The way of falvation eafy.
John i. 9. If we confefs our fins, he is faithful and
juft to forgive us our fins.
The favours and patronage of God, the fupport of man in afflic
Pfalms xlvi. 1. God is our refuge and ftrength, a very
prefent help in trouble.
The covenant of grace ratified and confirmed by the blood of
Luke xxii. 12. This cup is the new teftament in my
blood, which is fhed for you.
The nature of fainting in afflictions and cautions against it.
Heb. xii. 5. Nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.
How death is the wages of fin.
Rom. vi. 23. For the wages of fin is death.
Eternal life the freeft gift imaginable.
Rom. vi. 23. But the gift of God is eternal life through
Jefus Chrift our Lord.
Death wearing a fiing.
1. Cor. xv. 56. The fting of Death is fin.
The last enemy defireyed.
1 Cor. xv. 26. The last enemy that fhall be deftroyed is
The doctrine of the refurrection ftated and proved.
Daniel.xii. 2. And many of them that fleep in the dut
of the earth fhall awake, fome to eve lafting life, and
fome to thame and everlatting contempt.
A general and future judgment proved.
2. Cor. v. 10. For we must all appear before the judg
ment feat of Chrift.
The diference of appearance before God bere and hereafter.
Matt. xxv. 33. And be fhall fer the flicep on his right
hand, but the goats on his left.
Every ore in the general judgment rewarded according to biseverks,
Rev. xx. 12. And the dead fhall be judged out of those
things which were written in the books, according to
The eternal torments of the damned proved.
Matt. xxv. 46. And these shall go away into everlasting
The nature and felicity of the celeftial flate.
Matt. xxv. 34. Then fell the King fay unto them on his
right hand, Come, ye bieffed of my father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the