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THE

SERMONS,

AND OTHER

PRACTICAL WORKS,

Of the Late REVEREND and LEARNED

MR. RALPH ERSKINE,
Minister of the Gofpel in DUNFERMLINE.

CONSISTING O F

Above One Hundred and Fifty SERMONS,
befides his POETICAL PIECES.

IN TEN LARGE VOLUMES OCTAVO.
To which is prefixed,

An ACCOUNT of the AUTHOR'S LIFE and WRITINGS,
with an ELEGIAC POEM, and large CONTENTS.

Chrift fent me to preach the gospel. I COR. i. 17.

VOL. VI.

FALKIRK;

PRINTED BY PATRICK MAIR,

For the Revd. JOHN STEWART, HUGH MITCHELL, Bookfeller,
and PETER MUIRHEAD, Merchant, the Publishers.

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CONTENT S.

THE

SERMON

LXXXIX.

THE promifing God, a performing God,

GEN. xxviii. 15.

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For I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I bave spoken to thee of.

After an introduction, and the words viewed in their connection, divided, opened up, explained, and the fenfe wrapt up in a doctrine, the following general topics of discourse are handled, viz.

1. What is to be understood by the Bethel-vifits that God may allow his people,

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2. Some of the dark days that may follow thefe Bethel-interviews, mentioned,

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3. The promise explained, I will not leave thee, &c. though dark days

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may intervene between the promise and the accomplishment, 4. Some grounds offered, upon which they may be affured that God will not leave them, till he hath done that which he hath spoken to them of,

5. Several inferences deduced for the application,

SERMON

XC.

The Combination and Conjunction of Joys; or, the joyful Approach of the Saviour, chearfully welcomed by the Church's Echo of Faith,

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PSALM xlvii. 7.- -Lo, I come!
SONG ii. 8. Behold, he cometh!

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The words being complexly viewed and explained, and the fcope of them fummed up in a doctrinal propofition, the following general heads of method are profecute, viz.

1. What comings of Chrift to his people, are joyful to him and them, pointed out,

2. What makes his coming joyful to bim, evinced,

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3. Shew what makes his coming joyful to them,

4. What expreflions of joy in him are imported in his, Lo, I come! 67 5. What expreffions of joy in them are imported in their Behold,

be cometh!

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6 Whence is this combination and conjunction of joys,

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7. Inferences deduced for the application of the whole, in an ufe of information, trial, and exhortation,

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