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LECTURE I.—The importance of an accurate knowledge of the Divine Law,

13 LECT. II.—The practical influence of a knowledge of the Law,

26 Lect. III.—The Spirituality of the Law,

39 Lect. IV.—The present use of the Law,

52 LECT. V.—The convincing power of the Law,

67 LECT. VI.—The condemning power of the Law,

82 LECT. VII.--The Law a guide to Christ,

98 Lect. VIII.-Christ, the Righteousness of the Law, 113 Lect. IX.-The Law, the Christian's Rule of Life, 126 LECT. X.-The worth of Man's Obedience to the Law, 140 LECT. XI.-The Salvation of the Gospel confirming Man's Obedience to the Law,

155 LECT. XII.— The Perfection of the Divine Liw,

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LECTURES ON THE GOSPEL.

Lect. I.- The Object of the Gospel,
LECT. II.—The Gospel Way of Salvation,
LECT. III.—The History of the Gospel, -

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1 xam, IV.-The Wisdom of the Gospel,

229 Luurt. V.-The Power of the Gospel to Save,

243 Lwr. VI.-The Power of the Gospel to Condemn, 258 L.A. VII.-The Grace of the Gospel as a Divine Gift, 271 LUET, VIII.--The Glory of the Gospel as a Revelation of God,

286 Lun. IX.-The Glory of the Gospel from the Method of its Publication,

300 Leor, X.--The Glory of the Gospel from the Subjects which it proclaims,

313 LAT, XI.--The Gospel Magnifying the Law,

324 LKAT. XII.-The Guilt and Danger of Rejecting the Gospel.

338 LECTURE I.

THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIVINE

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Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.--PSALM CXIX. 18.

By the law of God, the sacred writer here means the whole revelation of the Divine will to man. He designates this di. vine revelation, in this psalm, by the various words, “Statutes, commandments, testimonies, judgments, precepts and law.” They are all employed, to describe that connected and perfect system of instruction, which is contained in the “Holy Scriptures, given by inspiration of God.” In dwelling upon these communications of the will of God, the psalmist speaks the language of a heart that fervently loved his holy commands, and rejoiced to contemplate the excellence and purity of his character. In the extent of spiritual application which he perceived in these commands,-in the ardour of his

prayers that they might be engraven upon his own heart; in the sorrow which he felt at witnessing the transgressions of them by others; in the eagerness of his desire to understand more clearly their excellence and perfection;-he has displayed his view of their importance, and the mind of the Spirit, in reference to the worth of a full understanding of them, to man. And we must unite with the same affectionate and earnest spirit, in the petition which he has set before UB, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."

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In our natural ignorann of the things of the Spirit of God, and in the sinful a version of our affactions from them, there is 2 veil of thick darkness conealing from is the blessed truths wluch God alone invenis. We disoarn them neither in their meaning, not in the extent of thor mfloohm. We confine our views of the Divine precarıs, to thoir anplication in the letter to our outward conduct, and do not perceive the extent of their demands upon the thonghas and intentions of the heart. And neither as the standard of regnired obedience, nor as the measure of actual guilt, are we willing to consider, or able to comprebend, that the divine commandment is exceeding broad. This veil of spiritual ignoranca, the Ho'y Glost alone can remove. He must enlighten our blindness, and unfold to us, the secret and unsearchable traths of his own word. And to him, therefore, we direct our prayer for ierrination and guidance, in the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God, that we may be led, on tbe one hand, to obtain & full knowledge of our sin, and on the otber, of the sufficiency, and application to ourselves, of the glorious, appointed Sarionr, Ciscerning tbe things which are freely given to us of God.

The law, of which I purpose, by the divide help, to speak, is that one great moral law of God, all the commandments of which, are "holy, just, and good;" an obedience to which, " is more to be desired than gold, yea, than moch fine gold;" the purity of which is, to a boly mind, -ísweeter than boney, and the honey comb;" by the guidance of which, the ü servant of God is warned;" and in the “ keeping of which, there is great reward." This law is a revelation to man of the will of God. It is a transcript and publication of his holy and perfect mind. It is the rule of angelic obedience. It was the guide given to man at his creation. It is the law, obedience to which, would have given him eternal life; the violation of which, subjected him to condemnation. It is the law, which has been fulfilled for the sinner's justification, by

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