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men

against the objection of its being

gion and one who does not en-
acquired
i 246. 274
joy it

385
Christ a supreme lawgiver

266

the primitive Christians were mo-
he is supremely adorable and adored

dels of charity

i 420
273

contentious Christians are only
reply to those who say he acquired the

novices in religion

ii 88
right to be adored

246

forbearance recommended in opi-
his whole design is to make us resemble

nions

107
God

332 Christians should be distinguished by love 151
he is the same yesterday, to-day, and

they are not of the world 164
for ever, how much soever he may Chrysostom, his zeal in sending out missiona-
vary the situation of his church

ries

i 420
348

his exposition of the blasphemy
he subsisted with the Father from all

against the Holy Ghost "ii 328
eternity

274 Church, the, often established by the means
he is called the consolation of Israel

which tyrants employ to destroy it
ii 141

i 76
he is present with his disciples 155

the church has often varied her situa-
Christ's threefold relation to God

157

tion in regard of worldly glory, of
to the apostles

160

poverty and of persecution 348
to the believers

162
the church is a family

ji 316
he is of the same nature with the Fa-

her children should love one another
ther

157

with a superior attachment 313
his not knowing the whole truth and Cicero, the powers of his eloquence in soften-
the time of the day of judgment as

ing the heart of Cæsar and saving
mediator, accounted for on the

Ligarius

i 200
growth of his knowledge

158
his gloomy notion of life

ii 95
his kingdom and exaltation 159 Cleophas, who he was

üi 419
he prayed for the apostles and their Clovis I. conversion of that king

i 5
successors

161
his immoral life

ib.
union of believers with Christ

162 | Commandınents, charges to keep them ii 150
the duty of confessing Christ before

the importance of the com-
20

i į mand to love one another
Christ's death and atonement for sin 167

151
six reasons assigned for the slight im- Conduct of God to men, and of men to God
pression which the exaltation of

411
Christ produces

183 Conflict and triumph of Christian believers 418
denied and acknowledged by his friends Conscience, Edipus, a Theban king i 199

417
in hell

ji 8
Christian religion, the majesty of it, and the

he is a fool who denies its power
consequent respect we should che-

322
rish for the scripture characters

it founds its decisions on three
i 62
principles

i 323
the amiableness of it in regard to par-

it is to the soul what the senses
don and grace

163
are to the body

366
its pacific character in a political Consolation, six sources of it in Christ's vale-
view

175
dictory address

ii 152
its tendency to disturb the vices of Conversation must be with grace, seasoned
society

177
with salt

i 410
its superiority to Judaism 346

it must be adorned with chastity
Christianity contrasted with Mahometanism

407
ii 355

exempt from slander in seven re-
genius of

401
spects

409
The Christian has a grandeur of

from unfounded complaisance ib.
character superior to all other

and from idle words

410
characters

i 148

five vices of conversation 411
he is obliged to contend with the

three maxims of conversation
world in order to preserve peace

412
of conscience
179 Conversion, exhortations to it

i 48
he is indulgent to a tender con-

it consists in illumination and
science

245
sanctification

ii 242
his life is dependant on Christ 247

natural difficulties of conversion
he lives to Christ
247

ib.
and dies to Christ

248

the habits

of old age obstinately
he finds difficulties in attaining

oppose conversion

ib.
crucifixion with Christ

ii 221

it is greatly obstructed by the re-
he is supported in his course by

currence of former ideas 243
six sources of consolation

277

the habit of loving God, an essen-
he has a cloud of witnesses for

tial fruit of conversion, is diffi-
models

278

cult to acquire in old age 243
the difference between a Chris- i old habits must be counteracted,
tian who enjoys heartfelt reli-

and new ones formed

244

a

in old age

.

Conversion, a powerful exhortation to conver-

bend the knee, Psal. xcv. 6.
sion

248

2 Chron. vi. 13. Gen. xxiv. II.
arguments from the holy scrip-

2. To solicit or to confer good,
tures against the delay of con-

Gen. xxiv. 35.-3. To imprecate
version

251

evil, Job i. 5, 11.-ii. 5. ib.
conversion by irresistible grace in

on Matt. xxiii. 23.

i 358
our last moments, as stated by

on Gen. vi. 3.

ii 70
the Supralapsarians, refuted in

on Hosea xiii. 9.

115
five arguments

252 Cross, five bucklers against the offence of the
the instantaneous conversions of

cross—the miserable condition of a
scripture characters, guarded

lost world

ii 148
against abuse

261, &c.
the downfall of Satan

ib.
those conversions had five marks

the sovereign command of God to save
of reality which leave negli-

mankind

149
gent christians without excuse the storm ready to burst on the perse

263
cutors

ib.
Corinthians puffed up above the divine laws, the grand display of Christ's love to his
as appears from their neglect disciples

ib.
to expel the incestuous man glorying in the cross of Christ 218

i 305

the cross of Christ relatively consider-
divisions, or a party spirit in the

ed, assorts with all the difficulties
church of Corinth îi 92

and trials of this life

222
Council of Trent maintained the merit of we must either be crucified by the cross,
works

i 300

or immolated to the divine justice
Counsel and wisdom of God
i 72

224
A courtier, his life may be innocent the atrocious guilt of those who nailed

i 398
the Lord to the cross

ib.
a wise man will consider a court as the cross considered, relatively to the
dangerous to his salvation ib.

proofs of his love

ib.
he will enter on his high duties with to the truth of his doctrine

ib.
a fixed resolution to surmount to the similarity of sentiment, and the
temptations

399
glory that shall follow

225
the arduous duties of good men at

D
courts

ib.
the dangers should not induce men to Darkness at our Saviour's death ji 166
desist from duty

400 David, his preference of God's affliction ia-
reasons for retiring from a court 402

ther than of man's

ii 42
Covenant of grace, the, is guarded by condi- God's long suffering to him i 115
tions

ii 256. 305
his gratitude to Barzillai

403
the Christian and the Jewish co-

his affected epilepsy before Achish was
venant differ in circumstances

an innocent stratagem to save his
only, being the same in substance

life, and imitated by many illustri-
302
ous heathens

ii 129
this covenant had five character-

John Ortlob supposes it a case of real
istics—the sanctity of the place

affliction

130
303

he was too indulgent to his children 25
the universality of the contract ib.

his piety

ii 283
its mutual engagements 304 Day of the Lord

ii 94
its extent of obligation 305 Days, the numbering of them

ii 211
its oath

ib. Death, the reflections of a dying man i 186
the ancient mode of contracting a

terrors at the aspect of death 295
covenant

306

death considered as a shipwreck 416
method of covenanting with God in the death of wicked men

îi 41
the holy sacrament

the terrors of dying

126
Covetousness, persons habitually guilty of this the death of good men

41
sin, and yet professing to be death is a preacher of incomparable
Christ's disciples, strikingly

eloquence

86
resemble Judas (see Avarice)

Jacob and Simeon both wished to die
ii 112
through excess of joy

140
Cresus, his celebrated question, What is God? the words of dying men are usually
which embarrassed Thales, as rela-

very impressive

ii 156
ted by Tertullian

i 211

the death of Christ is to the Jews an
Criticism on Psal. xl. 12.“mine iniquities,”

atrocious crime

170
&c. as applied to Christ i 283

the death of Christ an expiation of
on Hebrews x. 5.“ a body hast thou

sin, and a model of confidence 167
prepared me,”

284

death vanquished by Christ 171
on Luke xi. 41. “Ye give alms," &c. he has removed the terrors of dying by

414
unveiling futurity

172
on 1 Sam. xxi.

ii 130

by giving us remission of sins 234
on 1 Thess. iv. 13, 18. ii 334

the complete assurance of immortality
on the word barac

i 192

and life, removes the terrors of death
It has three significations:-1. To

232

301

arguments to fortify a christian against trates the conjecture of some Jews, that
the fear of death

233
Christ called for Elias

ii 167
death unites us to the family above 319 Elijah, his ascension strikingly illustrated
contemplations on death
340

ii 362
a striking thought to dying sinners on Errors, speculative, may be injurious to the
the word perhaps

400
soul

i 375
Decrees connected with means

i 302 Essenes, it is highly probable that many of
Deists, Dr. Samuel Clarke divides them into

them embraced Christianity, (seo
four classes

i pref. 20
Eusebius)

i 245
Deism, is incumbered with insuperable diffi- Eternity, efforts to calculate its length i 87
culties

ii 358 Evidence of object, and evidence of testimony
Democracy, defects of that form of govern-

defined

ii 174
ment

i 391 Exile recommended in a bloody persecution
Demosthenes, examples of his eloquence i 242

ji 288
Depravity of men

i 105 Existence, the consciousness of it proved after
Descartes contributed to remove the absurd

the Cartesian manner i 50
notions of God, imbibed by the Exordiums, our author's method in that point
schoolmen

i 56

was singularly striking i 186.
Despair and gloom, ten arguments against it

312-42
i 98

miracles and prodigies gave the
despair from the death of the head of

first preachers a superiority over
a house

i 337

us in point of exordiums ii 195
Devil, has malice and wiles

ji 226

an exordium of negatives i 321
Difficulties of succeeding a great character

an exordium on alms

413
ii 344

an exordium of prodigies; an in-
Doctrines of Christ-six: Heb. vi. i 41

comparable one on the oblation
abstruse doctrines are difficult to

of Christ

165
weigh

ii 3 Experience is the best of preachers, &c. ii 260
difficulties of attending to abstract
doctrines
i 62

F
Drusilla, her character

ii 8. 294
Duelling attended with bad consequences ii 39 Faith, the circumstances, the efforts, the evi-
Dupont, (Professor) his life

i 127

dences, and the sacrifices which ac-
his essay on David's feigned epilep

company it

i 160
sy before Achish

129
the just shall live by it

299
Duties, the smaller duties of religion i 365

justifying faith described

ib.
attention to them, contribute to a ten-

the faith inculcated by the Arians and
der conscience

366

by many of the Romanists, refuted
to reconversion after great relapses

300
367

the distinction between being justified
they contribute by their frequency, for

by faith, and the having only a de-
what is wanting in their impor-

sire to be justified, illustrated in five
tance

368
respects

301
they afford sometimes stronger marks faith without works is dead

304
of real love to God, than greater inattention to providence, a cause of
duties

ib.

the weakness of our faith 349
duties of professional men

ji 31
faith or belief described

372
duties of ministers when alone with

obscure faith defined

ii 174
dying people

32

an act of faith in regard to retrospec-
duties of preaching and hearing are

tive and to future objects

180
connected

62 Family of Christ, five characters of it ji 316
the high duties of princes and magis- Fast, a striking method of notifying one
trates
343

325
Dying people often fall into six mistakes ii 32 Fasting enforced from the plague, the mur-

rain of the cattle, and the loss of
E
trade

347

Fatalism, its manner of comforting the afflict-
Ecclesiastes, a caution against misquoting that

ed

i 229
book

ii 65 Fear, as applied to God, has three accepta-
· Ecclesiastical domination attended with six

tions: terror, worship, and homage,
evils

i 167

arising from a conviction that God
Earnest of the Holy Spirit

i 334

possesses every thing to make us hap-
Eating sour grapes, à proverbial expression

py or miserable

i 18
ji 413 arguments against the fear of man 119
Edicts, a catalogue of, against the Protestants Feast of the fainting

ii 419
ii 366 Felix, his character

i 293
Education of children, a grand duty, &c. ii 23 he is considered as a heathen, a prince,
seven maxims of a good education 27

an avaricious and a voluptuous man
bad education must be reformed 76

296
Ejaculations for divine aid in preaching i 236 his procrastination is imitated by sin-
Eleazer, his martyrdom
ü 281

298
Eli, Eli, lama sabacthani: our author illus- Festivals

a

ii 371

ners

Figurative language, specimens of its beauty has afforded, and by the rewards he
and force
i 423. ïi 94
has conferred

90
the figurative style of Isaiah xi. the goodness of God defined 95. 108

i 64 God's anger and wrath, are ideas borrowed
it is inadequate to express divine from men; the animal spirits boil
things

53

with rage, but anger with God is
specimen of its powers 379

knowing how to proportion punish-
Fire, it burns the wood, hay and stubble, and

ment to crime; this idea is striking-
purifies the gold and silver i 94

ly exemplified in six instances 100
the frailties of nature distinguished from God is one in excellence, which is the source
wilful sins

i 374 of all his perfections; they all act in uni-
G

bon, exemplified in five points 208
God's love to sinners

102
Games in Greece and Rome, five remarks on the time of God's justice must come
them
ii 10

109
Gaming, the sin of
ii 6. i 402 the terrors of God's vengeance

235
Genealogy of Christ
ii 314 God's long-suffering abused four ways

111
a solution of the difficulties of it, to David, Manasseh, Peter, & Saul of
apparently correct

315
Tarsus

115
of the persons nearly related to God, the reverence due to him

122
the Lord

ib.

in regard to his regal sovereignty and im-
Genius, tradesmen often ruined by a superior mortality, he is the object of our fear
intellect
i 74

124
Glory of the latter day, or prosperity of the the grandeur of God in his works, awes
Messiah's kingdom

i 182
the tyrants of the church

ib.
God's eternity

i 51 the whole creation fights for God at
his supreme felicity

52
his pleasure

125
God realized in a fine exordium.

56 God, the object of praise; to join with angels
his omnipresence

58 &c. i 58

in this duty, we must have the senti-
proved by his boundless knowledge, his ments of angels

127
general influence, and his universal character of God's mercy ï 47. 255. 325
direction
ib. the depths of God

52
God is a spirit and matter, however modi- of nature

74
fied, can never resemble him 57 of providence

75
God protects us by his presence, he invigo- of revelation

76
rates virtue, and awes vice 60 God is present in religious assemblies ii 193
God's ubiquity exemplified

61 God's long-suffering has limits, as appears
the grandeur of God justifies mysteries, from public catastrophes, from obdu-
and supersedes objects

62

rate sinners, from dying men 266
it is an argument to repentance, to hu- perfections of

ü 404
mility, to confidence, and to vigi- Gold, silver, &c. are figuratively sound doc-
lance

63
trine

ii 94
it is a grand subject for enforcing Gospel, our author often preached on the gos-
charges of sanctity on an audience

pel for the day, which accounts for
64
his long texts

i 99
the sublime description of God in the the gospel reveals the perfections of
xith of Isaiah is to discountenance

God

327
idolatry

65

its doctrines are infallible îi 160
God's essence is independent in its cause

the great sin of not profiting by its su-
universal in its extent

ib.
perior light

333, &c.
it comprises every excellence ib.

invites all men to repentance 395
it is unchangeable in its operations grace requires a preparation of heart
while variation is the character of the

ii 142, &c.
creature

67
there are degrees of grace

181
it is eternal in duration

ib.

the folly of sinning that grace may
the grandeur of God conspicuous in

abound

255, &c.
the immensity of his works ib.

a day of grace, or time of visitation
God, great in counsel, and mighty in ope-

allowed to nations and to individu-
ration; matter and spirit are alike

als

366
known to him

73
the sufficiency of grace

254
God's holiness proved from nature, from an-

the day of grace, or time of visitation
gels, and the human heart 85

301
God's holiness is our model

84

the doctrines of grace admirably stat-
God's compassion must be in unison with the

ed in six propositions

396, &c.
spirituality of his essence, for a hurt-

five cautionary maxims against mis-
ful pity is weakness

87
stating the doctrine

395
he alone is capable of perfect compas- gratitude required for mercies 385
sion

89
it is exemplified to sinful men, by the

H
victim he has substituted, by the pa- Habits, vicious ones, may be renounced when
tience he has exercised, by the sins

old, in five cases

ii 245
he has pardoned, by the friendship he Hearers recommended to review their lifo i 116

66

86

come

Heaters, some may be moved with tenderness, Hobbes and Machiavel, a word to their disci-

&
but others require terror

ples

ii 350
plain dealing with negligent hearers Holland, very wicked men in it i 333

70

six cautions to that nation 385
the hearer who wantonly sins against augurs of its prosperity from its tears
light, is thought to equal the Athe-

389
ist in guilt

111

a sketch of its vices îi 351. i 110, 221
a repartee with hearers on the word

three sources of hope for Holland,
fear

ii 251
&c.

ii 353
they are reminded of righteousness,

its high and mighty lords called to
temperance, and a judgment to

repentance

383
299

religious disputes in Holland 395
Heaven, God will there communicate ideas or Holiness, the word has many acceptations
knowledge
i 329

i 79
love

330

it is virtue, rectitude, order, or a con-
virtue

ib.
formity to God

80
felicity

331
it often means justice

81
these four communications are con-

or fitness

ib.
nected together; we cannot in hea- Huett, his eccentricity

i 94
ven help possessing rectitude of Humanity to the brute creation enforced by
thought and a propensity to love

Jewish and Pagan laws ii 372
and imitate God
332 Humility, a cause of gratitude

i 130
a resemblance of God being the es- Hypocrisy rebuked

i 364
sence of heaven, it is Satan's plan

the hypocrite described i 363
to render man unlike his God ib.
scholastic disputation whether we

I
shall know one another in heaven
ii 25 Ideas, the imperfection of them

i 329
thoughts of heaven diminish the an- .change of

ii 401
guish of the cross

153 Idleness, mischiefs arising from it i 371
the joys of meeting Christ and saints Idolatry, best refuted by irony

i 69
in heaven

155

it disgraces man made in the image
the third heaven of which St. Paul

of God

ii 29
speaks
201 | Image of God in man

i 332
why its happiness is unutterable ib.

its remains

83
the blessed in heaven possess superior Imagination, its magnifying powers over the
*knowledge

208
imaginative

ii 75
they are prompted by inclinations the Inferences, Heb. ii. 1, 3. A striking inference
most noble and refined

203

from the Godhead of Christ
they possess all sensible pleasure in

i 280
heaven

206 Inferences from the being of God i 94
the church sighing for more of hea-

a caution against wrong inferences
209, &c.
from St. Peter's sin

162
foretastes of heaven felt on earth 313

the multitude ought not to be our
the delightful society of heaven, &c.

rule

171
319 Infidelity affects an air of superiority

ii 52
Hebrew Christians, the scope and design of

its dogmas revolt our moral feel-
St. Paul's epistle to them ii 271

ings

ib.
their situation stated

286

it followed the spirit of blind credu-
Hell, there is no philosophy against its fear

lity

186
i 336

it has insuperable difficulties 359
the eternity of hell torments ib. Iniquities of the fathers visited on the children;
this doctrine confirmed and Origen re-

the nature of that economy i 107
futed
337 | Intemperance

ii 295
four farther arguments on this subject Intercession of Christ; its omnipotency, &c.
338

ii 163
the torments of hell consist in the priva- Isaac, a type of Christ

ii 169
tion of celestial happiness 340 Isaiah, his mission to Ahaz

i 150
in painful sensations

ib. Isis, an Egyptian god alluded to ï 35
in remorse of conscience

341 Ishmael preserved by providence ii 26
in the horrors of society

ib. Invocation adapted to the subject ii 395
in the increase of sin

ib.
there are degrees of torment in hell, but

J
the mildest are intolerable ii 100
the cries of its inhabitants

340 Jamos, (St.) the paradoxes or high morality
Hero, he that ruleth his spirit is greater than

of his epistle

i 350
he that taketh a city, in four respects Jeremiah, the sale of his land a proof of pro-
i 427. ii 384
phecy

i 71
Herod Antipas, his conduct to Jesus i 174

his boldness at fourteen years of ago
Herodotus, his account of Pharoah Necho's

159
expedition

ii 364

his severe mission to his country ii
(see our Prideaux.)

187

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