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obligation of the Moral Law.

Extent of its Obligations 85
§ 2. Exposition of the first and sec-
ond Commandments .

86
§ 3. Of Profanity

86

4. Of the Sabbath .

87

First day of the week

88

§ 5. Parental relation. Duty of Pa-

rents. Children

. 88

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130

174

VINI, Officers of secular affairs.

IX. False teachers

175

§ 6. Discipline, or government of

the Church. I. Authority, na-

ture, and where vested 177

II. Rule and process of disci-

pline. III. Does not extend

to conscience or faith

179

IV. Restoration of an offender 180

133

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CHAPTER I.

Repentance.

§ 1. The duty enjoined
§ 2. Acceptance promised to the
penitent

134

§ 3. God's displeasure at impeni-

tence

135

4. Repentance described. Con-

sciousness of guilt. Godly sor-
row. Renunciation. Confes-
sion. Restitution

136
§ 5. Means of Repentance. Reflec-

tion. Study of God's Word.
Inducements

139
§ 6. Repentance illustrated. I. In-

stances of Repentance. Isra-
el; Nebuchadnezzar; Zacche-
us; Malefactor; Paul; David 140
II. The convicted Sinner 142
III. Language of the Penitent.
IV. The Convert.

143

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THIRD GENERAL TOPIC. § 11. Perseverance: its necessity;

secured by the continued grace
THE CHRISTIAN.

of God; evils of apostacy; back-
sliding

223

CHAPTER I.

CHAPTER II.

Feelings and principles to be cherished,
contrasted with those to be avoided.

Christian Deportment and Duties.

1. Humility; Pride

181

§ 1. Of the tongue

226

2. Benevolence; Covetousness 184

2. Duties from social relations. I.

3. Love. I. To God; enjoined;

Marriage relation. Appointed of
how evinced. II. To Chris-

God; widows; the relative
tians; enjoined; how culti-

duties; fornication ; marriage
vated; its fruits. III. To all

of Christians with unbeliev-
men; enemies as well as

ers; duties where the rela-

friends. IV. Passions and

tion is already formed with

practices by which the law

unbelievers; divorce; second

of love is violated : malice;

marriage ; fornication ; its

wrath ; envy; evil speaking;

fearful prevalence, and God's

strife

187

indignation against it 226

4. Charity. Bigotry

191

II. Parental relation; its du-

5. Deadness to the world. I. To

ties; religious instruction;
its riches. II. Its honors.

government and provision on

III. Its pleasures

193

the part of the parent; obe-

§ 6. Solicitude for the welfare of the

dience, gratitude, love from
church and salvation of sin-

children; fruit of a faithful

ners

194

performance of these duties ;

§ 7. Prayer; devotion. I. The du-

consequences of neglecting

ty. II. Address in prayer 196

them

230

IIJ. Adoration

..198

III. Master and servant 232

IV. Objects of prayer : person- § 3. Civil relations. I. Duties of

al blessings; revival and ex-

subjects to rulers ; duty when

tension of religion ; for ene-

the demands of rulers contro-

mies

198

vert the law or will of God.

V. Argument in Prayer. 1.

II. Duties of rulers

God's regard for his name and

III. Consequences of

201

per-

2. For his covenant and prom-

verting judgment. IV. Rul-

ers subject to God; exalted;

ises

202

deposed ; directed by Him 234

3. Argument from former mer-

§ 4. Consecration to Christ and his

cies and deliverances. VI.

cause. I. Supreme devotion.

Confession

203

II. Property consecrated to

VII. Importunity in prayer 204

Christ

235

VIII. Encouragement to pray;

III. Personal effort

236

promises ; illustrations : 205

§ 5. Sanctification, and increasing in

IX. Characteristics of a spirit

holiness; resisting sin; en-

of acceptable prayer. 1. Sin-

couragements; exhortations;

cerity. 2. Faith. 3. Sub-

means; how to be obtained 237

mission. 4. Forgiveness. 5.

§ 6 Resisting temptation. I. Spirits

With purity of heart. 6. With

have access to us and influence

fervor

207

X. How prayer is hindered

over us ; good spirits; evil

209

spirits

244

XI. Positions in prayer. XII.

II. This influence may be re-

Kinds of prayer. 1. Secret 210

sisted

246

2. Social. 3. Public 211

§ 7. Self-denial ; wine and strong

XIII. Occasional prayers. 1.

drink; Nazarites; total absti-

Dedication. 2. The Savior's

246

at the Communion. 3. In

distress. 4. Penitential 212

CHAPTER III.

§ 8. Confidence in God

214

Evidences of Piety.

Š 9. Moral courage : encountering

opposition fearlessly; rebuking § 1. Evidences from the life, or obe-

sin; opposing siņful customs

dience

249

and maxims; breasting un- § 2. From supreme love to God;

sanctified public sentiment;

how evinced

251

extending to sacrifice of life 220 § 3. From love to Christians

§ 10. Watchfulness: over the heart; 4. From love to enemies and all

life; against temptation

221

252

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CHAPTER IV.

§ 6. They are employed in the ser-

vice of God

278

Doctrines of Grace.

§ 7. An everlasting portion . 278

§ 1. Redemption by Christ. I. Effica-

cy of his death. II. Influence

CHAPTER VI.

of his resurrection and life 253

§ 2. Regeneration; various repre-

Portion of the Impenitent and Unbe-

sentations of a saving change 253

lieving.

§ 3. Election. God chooses the 1. Disquietude in life

279

heirs of salvation.

254 2. Comfortless death

279

II. This choice regulated by 3. Removal from the good things of

wise and benevolent reasons 256

earth

279

III. Does not interfere with a

4. Banishment from heaven

280

voluntary acceptance or rejec- 5. Hell

281

tion of the Gospel; or the ex-

6. Just retribution for their works 284

ercise of free will

7. Removal

284

4. Effectual calling

258 8. Condemnation aggravated, by

5. Assurance of divine protection to

rejecting the gospel 289

the Christian

260 § 9. Hopeless

290

§ 6. Sufferings in this world not ne-

cessarily retributive; good and

evil often suffer alike ; are

FIFTH GENERAL TOPIC.

blessed alike;

260

§ 7. Conscience, or moral sense; not

SCENES IN THE HISTORY OF CHRIST.

an infallible monitor; it is to

be cherished and cultivated 262

CHAPTER I.

§ 8. Millennium ; universal triumph

His Birth and Childhood.

of Christ on earth

263

§ 9. Probation after death .

264

Annunciation ; birth ; worship

of the shepherds; the wise

292

FOURTH GENERAL TOPIC.

men; the flight to Egypt

CHAPTER II.

THE FINAL ISSUE.

The Closing Scenes of his Life.

CHAPTER I.

§ 1. The supper at Bethany; the an-

Dissolution of the Body.

ointing ; Remonstrance of

Judas

295

§ 1. The portion of all, good and bad 265 § 2. His public entrance into Jeru-

I. Our life in God's hand. II.

salem

295

Death near and time uncertain 266 $ 3. Scenes in the Temple. I. Its

expurgation. II. Christ con-

CHAPTER II.

victs and condemns the Phari-

Separate existence of the soul 266

sees; his last public discourse.

III. They conspire against

CHAPTER III.

him. IV. He predicts the

destruction of the temple

Resurrection. The fact; all

296

will be raised; character of § 4. The last Passover. Humility

the new system

· 267

illustrated; the traitor disclos-

ed; sacrament instituted .

299

CHAPTER IV.

§ 5. Christ's last hours with his dis-

ciples .

300

The Judgment.

§ 6. Gethsemane

303

Declared; the judge; the per-

7. His betrayal and arrest

308

sons judged; the rule of judg- 8. His trial and condemnation ;

ment or law; the charges;

before the Sanhedrim; the

the sentence

270

Procurator

304

§ 9. His execution

305

CHAPTER V.

§ 10. Six hours upon the cross; con-
Blessedness of the penitent Believer.

duct of his enemies; of the suf-

ferer; the sympathy of nature 306

§ 1. Protection in life

272 § 11. The burial

307

Support in death

275 12. The Resurrection

308

3. Rewarded according to their 13. A risen Savior; scen by Mary,
character and works

275

Peter, Cleophas, and his com-
§ 4. . They have rest

278

panion; the eleven; Thomas;

§ 5. They are free from sin and suf-

more than five hundred 309

fering

278' § 14. The Ascension

311

and city

§ 2.

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