Sermons and Tracts Volume N . 3

Sermons and Tracts Volume N . 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1745 edition. Excerpt: ...to us! And how much the dearer for his being contented to suffer so much on our account! Did an unbelieving world hfee no comeliness in him, that they JJjoulddeJire him? The same sort of persons fee no excellence and amiableness in virtue and goodness. If they had lov'd and esteem'd these, they would have had the highest value and affection for that person in whose example they shone with so much brightness, as they had never done in any other. 04 Well, Isa. ljii. 2, Weil, is this Jesus was despised and rejected of men,1 yet to them. who believe he is precious. And for his fake, as-well as from a regard to the advantages to be reaped from them, they will have the greater love for all the ordinances of the gospel; and if for all, then in a particular manner for the Lord'sSupper, of which he is not only the author, but the immediate object and end. To conclude. Let it not be in vain to any of us, that Jesus Christ has done and suffered so much, in order to procure the favour of God for us, and to secure the truth of God to us. Let a religion sealed with the blood of its author, and of such great numbers of his immediate followers, meet with all that welcome entertainment from us which it deserves; and let us endeavour to live so as to silence the objections of wicked and unreasonable men against Christ and his gospel, that they may have no evil to say of us, or of the religion we profess, beholding our good conversation in Christ. 1 Pet. ij. 7. SERM. SERMON IX. The Nature of religious Joy. Ps A L. xcvii. 12. Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous RELIGION is no enemy to the happiness of mankind, witness this and a great many other passages of holy scripture, in which the affection we are invited and commanded to cherish and exercise, is joy; a thing so...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508149
  • 9781236508140