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2. In what respects matters may grow worse with people, even when they are thus coming to Christ,

Page 259 3. The reasons why people come to Christ for help, and why they whom

he undertakes to help, may find their distress grow, before their deliverance come,

260 4. The application of the whole subject,

261 (1.) Satan's temptations to leart-blafphemy, cautioned against, 266 (2.) He tempts to heart-wandering,

269 (3.) To the omission of duy,

270 (4.) To the commission of sin,

272 (5.) To unworthy apprehensions of God,

273 (6.) To self-murder,

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Dark Providences cleared in due Time,

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John xiii. 7. W bat I do, thou knowel 'not now, but thou shalt

know bereafter. After taking a view of the words in their scope and design, analizing

and explaining them, deducing an observation from them, and confirming it by an induction of scripture-instances, the following general

heads are proposed, viz. 1. To mention some things the Lord doth towards his church and

people, that are dark and mysterious, hidden and unknown, 288 2. To fhew in what respects these things that he is doing for them, may be hid and unknown to them,

293 3. For what reason the Lord takes this way of doing, fo hid, dark, and mysterious, that what he doth they know not,

297 4. To observe some seasons, when it is that he makes them know what now they are in the dark about,

299 5. To deduce some inferences for the application of the whole, 305

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The Great Trumpet of the Everlasting Gospel, 318

Isa. xxvii. 13. And it fall come to pass, in that day, that the great

trumpet shall be blown : and they shall come wbich were ready to perih in the land of Asyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and fhail

worship the Lord in the holy mountain at Jerusalem. The words being copiously viewed, both as to their literal,

typical and spiritual mcaning, accurately analized and explained, their spiritual sense expressed in a doctrinal observation, and cach branch of the doctrine confirmed and illustrated from express texts of scripture, the following general topics of discourse are insisted upon, viz.

1, The

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1. The state and condition of finners by nature, as outcasts, ready

to perish, considered, 2. The duty of sinners to come to a Saviour, the great Lord-deliverer, and glorious object of worship,

327 3. The means spoke of, by which the Lord gathers these finners thus to him, viz. the blowing of the great gospel-trumpet,

330 4. The efficacy of these means, and thew why it is promised they fall come,

339 5. The end for which they shall come, viz. their worshipping in his holy mountain,

342 6. Inferences for the application of the whole,

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The Sum of the Gospel; or, God in Christ,

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Mat. iii. 17.This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.

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The words being viewed in their connection, explained, and summed up

in a doctrinal proposition, the following general topics of discourse

are prosecuted, viz.
1. To speak of God's being in Christ,
2. To enquire how God is in Christ,

361 3. To lhew that in Christ alone, he is well-pleased,

370 4. To make application of the whole subject,

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JER. xiii. 16. Give glory to the Lord your God, before be cause darkness.

The Author having considered the words in their connection, divided,

and explained them, and taken up their sense in a doctrinal observa

tion, he proposes the following general heads of method, viz. 1. To speak a little of this glory that is given to God, and what it is to glorify him,

392 2. To enquire how, and by what means, we are to give him glory, 393 3. What is imported in the expression, Give glory unto the Lord your God,

399 4. To speak of the motive here assigned, Before be cause darkness, 401 5. To deduce some inferences for the application of the whole,

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