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The fitness of the time of the introduction of the
gospel ; and the necessity of a miraculous inter-
position to account for its success.
GAL. iv. 4. But when the fulness of time was come, God
sent forth his Son
The argument for christianity from the character
of our Saviour.
John vii. 46. Never man spake like this man
The advantages of sickness.
PSALM cxix. 71. It is good for me, that I have been afflicted
The excuses of the irreligious.
LUKE xiv. 18. And they all with one consent began to make
The love of fame.
John xii. 43. For they loved the praise of men more than
the praise of God
The objects of faith.
of obscurity in his writings.
2 PETER iii. 15, 16. Even as our beloved brother Paul,
also, according to the wisdom given unto him, hath written
unto you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of
these things, in which are some things hard to be under-
stood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest,
as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own de-
Jeremiah xiii. 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or
the leopard his spots ? Then may ye also do good, that are
accustomed to do evil
Salvation by grace.
EPHESIANS ii. 5. By grace ye are saved
The Pharisee and the Publican.
LUKE xviii. 10. Two men went up into the temple to pray ;
the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican
The character of Peter.
MATTHEW Xxvi. 35. Peter said unto him, Though I should
die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. LUKE xxii. 61,
The religious education of children.
(Preached on occasion of the State Thanksgiving, Nov. 1807.)
The connexion and mutual influence of knowledge,
piety, and charity.
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