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Serm.which are known by the Name of Moral XIII. Virtues, are also in Scripture stiled Graces

or Gifts of the Spirit: Moral Virtues, as they are seated in the Mind of Man, directing his Intentions, and appearing in his Practise : And, at the same time, Gifts or Fruits of the Spirit ; as they are promoted by the Arguments of revealed Religion, by the Asistance of the Spirit of God, and by being practised in express Obedience to the Divine Commands. The Fruit of the Spirit, (faith St Paul, Eph. v. 9.) is in all Goodness and Righteoufnefs and Truth. And Gal. v. 22. The Fruit of the Spirit, is Love, Joy, Peace, Long-suffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance ; against Such, there is No Law,

AND Now, having premised a large explication of the general Doctrine, upon which the exhortation in the Text is founded; I should in the next place have proceeded to consider diflinctly, the several particular expressions made use of in the Text: What is meant, by working out our Salvation ; what it is, to work it out with Fear and Trembling ; and why,

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in That manner : What is meant by God's SER 8.
giving us both to will and to do, of his XIII.
good pleasure; and how This consideration
is a Motive to Us, to endeavour to work
out our own Salvation. But the distinct
Consideration of These particulars, must
be referred to a following opportunity.

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Phil. ii. latter part of the 12th,

and the 13th verse.
Work out your own Salvation with

Fear and Trembling ; For it is
God which worketh in you, both
to will and to do, of his good
pleasure.

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Ser m.sider distinctly, the several particular Ex-
XIV. pressions made use of in the Text : What

is meant by working out cur Salvation ;
what it is, to work it out with Fear and
Trembling; and why, in That manner;
what is meant by God's working in us both
to will and to do, of his good pleasure ;
and How This consideration is a Motive
to Us, to endeavour to work out our own
Salvation.

I. In the first place I am to consider
what is meant, by working out our Salva-
tion. The word, Salvation, originally
and in its general Notion, signifies Deli-
verance from any great and imminent
Danger ; especially such Deliverance or
Escape, as is accomplished not without
labour and hazard. And from hence it
comes in Scripture to be applied in the
Spiritual sense, to signify particularly
and by way of eminence, the Great and
Final Deliverance of virtuous and good
men from that general Destruction, which,
in the nature of Things, and by the
righteous appointment of God, must at
last overwhelm a wicked and incorrigible
world. The whole World, faith St John,

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