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

secured by the continued grace

of God; evils of apostacy; back.

THE CHRISTIAN.

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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 tonglie

226

§ 2. Benevolence; Covetousness 184

2. Duties from social relations. I.

Š 3. Love. I. To God; enjoined;

Marriage relation. Appointed of
how evinced. 11. To Chris-

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

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

of Christians with unbeliev.
mnen; 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 ;

feartul 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.

III. Its pleasures

193

government and provision on

the part of the parent; obe-

§ 6. Solicitude for the welfare of the
church and salvation of sin-

dience, gratitude, love from

children; fruit of a faithful

194

performance of these duties;

§ 7. Prayer; devotion. I. The du-

ty. II. Address in prayer 196

consequences of neglecting

them

230

III. Adoration

198

JII. Master and servant . 232

IV. Objects of prayer: person § 3. Civil relations. J. 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

233

God's regard for his name and

III. Consequences of per-

cause

201

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

over us; good spirits; evil

X. How prayer is hindered 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.

§ 9. Moral courage : encountering

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

sin; opposing sinful 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 252

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

life; against temptation 221

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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 lite 253

§ 2. Regeneration; various repre-

Portion of the Impenitent and Unbe-

sentations of a saving change 253

lieving

§ 3. Election. I. 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

257 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

FOURTH GENERAL TOPIC.

men; the flight to Egypt 292

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

and city

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 303

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

ment or law; the charges;

before the Sanhedrim; the

the sentence

270

Procurator

§ 9. His execution

305

CHAPTER V.

Š 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

11. The burial

307

2. Support in death

275 Š 12. The Resurrection

308

3. Rewarded according to their Š 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

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