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self in the Lord, there is the true happiness of the

nortal spirit. Hear and read his word--that tells 12: labourer of satisfying joy, of the rest which remaineth 64. the people of God; there you have set before

you Wat which will afford you comfort and happiness in all

ur toils and sorrows. It is specially needful that Su should hear, and thus learn divine truth when you uz?n, for you have not time, nor opportunity, for much

Xudy, and deep learning; and therefore you should pÅ trail yourself of those advantages with which you are EAR'w favoured. In a Christian country you have, through

kind providence, ministers appointed to instruct you, Those special office it is to acquire divine knowledge for Biber our edification. In hearing a faithful and wise preacher,

ou have, in the short time of the delivery of a sermon, vidt he result of much study and prayer applied to your bis et particular necessities. By due attention to such serve demons, joined to your own reading of God's word, you

ise will increase in the knowledge of the Son of God, till you parte come to a perfect man, unto a measure of the stature of rin seen the fulness of Christ. Be not, by neglect of such w Chosz instruction, unhappy in both worlds. Hear, believe, egy biters and obey; and so shall you be blessed here and for

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you are ashamed to appear for Chereport, want of clothes fit to come in ? but are you not ashamed they

of being away, when the eye of God márks you in your absence? Do you say there is no room? I reply, 0. that our churches were ordinarily crowded as they

might be! Be in good time, and you will find room. Die net die More churches would be built, if those that are erected

were more crowded.

Are you SERVANTS? you should not neglect to hear. Shut not yourselves out from so great a privilege, where you have permission to attend, and remain not in any

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family where you are excluded from hearing God's word. You have souls as precious as those of the highest monarch. You must be happy or miserable, and that for ever. Neglect not the grand ordinance ci God for your eternal salvation. The truths which you hear, received in a believing heart, will sweeten the bitterest service, will smooth the most rugged path, and infinitely heighten the comfort of the happiest condition How blessed is the portion of one, whom no outward circumstances can separate from the Father's love, the Saviour's redemption, the Holy Spirit's guidance, and the sure prospect of an eternal glory yet to be revealai and fully enjoyed.

To every human being we say-Neglect to hear, and you fall under the sentence of destruction; (Acts iii, 23. hear, and your souls shall live. Isa. lv. We set before you

life and death: choose you this day. Be wise for eternity. As far as you are concerned, let it no longer be the reproach of Christians that three-fourths of those called by the name of Christ, despise his word. Slight not your greatest interest. Believe in God. As He cannot deceive, so he will not be mocked. He invites now; but despised, he will arise to judge and condemn. O neglect not so great salvation.

We conclude all with the words of our Lord,

HE THAT HATH EARS TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR

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BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HEAR THE WORD OF

GOD AND KEEP IT.

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306 those in eminent şifuations

307 those in extensive business

308 parents and children

309 those in inferior situations

310 servants

312 !ch Sport Answers to objections against practical obedience

206 worldly interests may suffer

206 the expediency of delay

210 the fear of an odious name

211 the dislike of hypocrisy

213 the opposite opinions of men in general

214 Jestructii Antichrist, Bacon's view of

250 Antinomian, really rejects the doctrine of the cross

58 Augustine's writings, quoted

23, 32, 113, 134 Bacon, his application of Antichrist to the Pope

250 CONCETI, Barnard, Sir John, his practice

114 Barter's Catholic Theology referred to

82 Beveridge, quoted

76, 133, 145

33, 34, 112 despise s # Bingham's Christian Antiquities, quoted Blessedness of fuithful hearing,

287 faculties are employed aright

288 our advantages are improved

289 our knowledge is increased,

289 our calling is ascertained

293 conviction of sin is given

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296 adoption is certified

296 election is secured

297 sanctification is promoted

298 spiritual comfort is advanced

299 souls are ripened for glory

300 perfect knowledge will be attained hereafter 301 Books, list of, for poor men

179 for private christians

179 Bradford, quoted, 35, and his works recommended 137 Bucer, quoted,

38 Bullinger, view of, trur prosperity,

24 Burnci's History of his own time, quoted

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