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The Yoke of Christ. · Matthew xi. 30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
289 SERMON XXXV. The Glory of the Redeemer in the Perpetuity
of his Work. Psalm lxxii, 17. His name shall endure forever: his
name shall be continued as long as the fun : and men shall be blessed in him; all nations shall call him blessed.
303 SERMON XXXVI. The Petitions of the Insincere unavailing. Psalm Ixvi. 18. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me,
321 SERMON XXXVII. The absolute necessity of Salvation through Christ. Acts iv. 12. Neither is there falvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.
339 An Inquiry into the Scripture meaning of Charity, 369
Men, especially faithful Ministers, considered
and accounted for. Acts xvii. 6. last clause. These that have turned the
world upside down are come hither also.
of Religion inseparably connected.
of the LORD: Awake as in the ancient days in the generations of old. Art not thou it that hath cut Rahab and wounded the dragon.
Seasonable Advice to Young Persons. Pfalm i. 1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the
counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of fimers, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornfui.
Ministerial character and duty. 2 Cor. iv. 13. We also believe, and therefore speak.
SERMON XLIV. The Success of the Gospel entirely of God. 1 Cor. iii. 5, 6, 7. Who then is Paul, and who is
Apollos, but minifters by whom ye believed, even ag the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
THE OBJECT OF A CHRISTIAN'S DESIRE IN
EXODUS xxxiii. 18.
And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy Glory.
HESE are the words of an Old Testament Saint; of
that Moses, who, as a servant, was faithful over all the house of God. True piety is the fame in substance in all ages, and points at one thing as its centre and its rest, the knowledge and enjoyment of God. In the preceding verses, Moses had been employed in earnest prayer and interceffion for the people of Israel. He had met with success and acceptance in these requests; for it is faid, in the 14th verse, “ My presence shall go with thee, and I “ will give thee rest.” And in the 17th, “ And the Lord " said unto Mofes, I will do this thing also that thou haft
spoken ; for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I “ know thee by name.” The condescension of a gracious God, though it satisfies, does not extinguish the desires of his faints, but rather makes them more ardent and importunate ; for he immediately adds, in the words of the text, 1 beseech thee, shew me thy glory. It is highly probable, from what follows, that this desire included more than was proper for the present state; yet such a discove. ry as was possible, or could be useful to him, is graciously Vol. II.