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Cares of the world, hinder the success of the gospel
Catechisms, recommended
Cecil's observations on the purity of a church

261,5
Chalmer's, Christian and Civic Economy, quoted-Preface

Sermons, qnoted
Christ, crucified, the leading truth of christianity

16, 32, 1

other doctrines flow from it
his presence, the glory of christian assemblies

a real presence
a manifested presence
a beneficial presence
through the power of the Spirit

to meet in his name in order to enjoy it
the pattern and model of all christians
Christian, the name was once a crime
Chrysostom, quoted
Church of England, its importance
Clement, quoted
Cooper's Crisis referred to
Cobbett, on prayer, quoted
Conversion, not from human power

by the Holy Spirit, through the word
Cradock's knowledge and practice quoted
Cranmer, quoted
Cyprian's observations as to Bishops preaching
Dangers in hearing to be guarded against

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improper motives in coming
inattention while there
prejudices against the truth
not putting away our sins

many spiritual enemies
Deceitfulness of riches, hinders success of the word
Delay in attending to salvation dangerous
Diffusion of divine knowledge, universal, promised

2
the precise blessing to be expected
the difficulties in the way of its accomplishment
the means by which they shall be removed
the signs of the times indicate its approach

258
the consequent duties of the church
Douglas's Advancement of Society, recommended and
quoted

253, 261
Duties of the present day, individually and nationally 266

Eastcheap Lectures quoted
Edification, does not arise from humau power

but from the Holy Spirit
Edwards, President, quotation from
Election, secured by hearing
Established Church of England, its importance

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th begins, grows, and is perfected by hearing e her, God a reconciled Father in Christ

tit, seed sowu on good ground productive of,

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llie's Historicul Collections, quotations from
Ipin's Lires of the Reformers, quoted
sborne's Sermons, quotation from
id despised, when liis servants disregarded
"indall's Letter to Queen Elizabeth, on preaching

166

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addon's remarks, on what dore to promote preaching, 38 alyburton's Life, quotation from

287 ardness of heart, described and guarded against

216 learers, their duties, to their ministers ---to hear them :. 114

to esteem them, 116; to obey and provide for
then, 118; to pray for them, 120; as to attend-
ing parochial minister, 131; to co-operate with
their minister, 1-12.
fastidious, address to them

143 only, described at length

193 Hearing the word, directions for

146 guard against dangers to which we are exposed the nature of due hearing

157 bear in the spirit of prayer

159 in simplicity of mind

162 wild candour

162 with seriousness

163 with gladness

164 in faith

167 in the spirit of self-application

169 in humility

170 comparing all with God's word

172 in the spirit of obedience

173 Heathen, obstructions among them to ditlusion of the gospel 251 Herbert, quotation from

18 Hey, Mr. his reinarks on attending the established church 139 on episcopacy

106 Hieron's remark on trying wliai we hear

173 Hindou Concert, his observation

96 Holy Spirit pron:ised 10 all flesh in the last day

103, 256 increa e of

265 bestou ed freely on all

302 received in hearing

100 converts the soul

91 edifies the converted

94 glorifies Christ

97 comforts his people

98 seals thein to the day of redemption

100 Hoornbeck's remark on what the Apostles say of ministers

107 Hard, Bishop, quotation from

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to promote this, you spend the sabbath in idle parties of pleasure and vain amusements. What are your feelings at the close of such a sabbath ? After a day so spent are you not wearied, disappointed, burdened, and die satisfied ? So far from being refreshed for the duties of another week, you are unfitted for them. There is infinitely more vexation in mis-spending the sabbath

, than in any apparent mortification of our carpal plessures by following its due and holy employment. Give the day to its sacred duties; bring your children to hear his ministers ;* and especially let the word of Christ this day reign in your heart and family, and it will spread a heavenly influence around you; you will be invigorated and quickeried for all your daily toil and labours. The word of God, wherever it is received and obeyed, spreads life and fertility, joy and happiness.

Are you CHILDREN ? begin early to love and reference the word of God. Be attentive to wbat is said by his ministers. Try at least to remember the text o the sermon which you hear. Ask your parents W explain what you do not understand. Think of young Samuel; while he was a little child, he ministered umkp the Lord, when the word of the Lord was precious. He watched in the temple of the Lord, and God called bin to be a prophet, and used him as an instrument extensive good. My little children, love to hear like Samuel, who said, when God called him, Speak Lord,

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In a sermon on Luke ii, 42, as to Joseph and Mary's taking Jesus at twelve years old to the temple, Latimer commends Mary for going, as the law did not oblige her, and thinks she went to hear the word of God. He adds, “Note the painfulness of Mary, that she was content

to go so great a journey for God's sake. I fear this journey of her's will condemn a great many of us which will not go out of door to hear God's word.'

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for thy servant heareth. Young as you are, you should consider yourself a servant of God, you should hear what he speaks, and hear in order to obey. Think of the children who sang Hosannahs in the Temple ; and of Jesus himself, who at twelve

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age was found in the midst of the Doctors, both hearing and asking them questions. Pray you for God's blessing, as that child did of whom it is said that she never entered the house of God without secretly offering up this petition, “ Lord, help me to remember something." The way in which the young become strong and overcome the wicked one, is by having the word of God abide in them. 1 John ii, 14.

Are you IN INFERIOR SITUATIONS--Clerks, apprentices, or engaged in manufactories in large cities or towns, or in laborious situations, where you are confined during the week to a close and constant employment? possibly you think yourselves at liberty to neglect hearing on the Sunday, and to spend it iu walks and recreation. We allow that the inducements to the carnal mind are very strong, when, to adopt words used on another occasion, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth, and the time of the singing of birds is come, to neglect the less agreeable privilege of hearing the sacred word; and to pursue, without restraint, the delightful recreation afforded to one who has been shut up all the week by the view of the simple scenery of nature, and the refreshing breezes of a pure air. Probably the necessities of your family allow you no other day for such an enjoyment. Probably your earthly master would not, or could not, allow you time for such a refreshment. You think it right to obey him, lest your temporal interests should suffer. But-would you think it an act of extreme folly, and call it a wasteful idleness to be wandering among the fields when your earthly master, or your family call you to work, and have you not a heavenly master, and have you not spiritual necessities? God has issued his command- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy! Will you disregard it? God give his wages:

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still say-Surely we may have Sunday for a day of pleasure. By all means let Sunday be a day of pleasure : but what is your pleasure? Is it idle conversation, feasting, and light and vain company? O these are not real pleasures; they are very uusatis. factory and transitory gleams of false pleasure. Delight

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