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An example" of these things did he urge? But are these all in which the minister of Christ is to excel ? Or is he left to gather, from general terms only, his peculiar obligation as a Parent of Children or the Master of a Family? What then, in these days, were the qualifications for office ? Alas! my friend, what reply is ready for the man, for even any man who is able to stand up and say "Look to the Children or Servants of that Minister! See how they conduct themselves, and judge how they must have been trained! Grace he cannot commi

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but has he been vigilant at home? Has he been patient and moderate at home?-generous, or given to hospitality, and not covetous ? Has he, as a sine quâ non, ruled well his own house, and had his Children in subjection with all gravity? Whence then, this lightness —these expensive habits—and this insubordination? How can this man ever expect to make full proof of his Ministry? How can he take care of the Church of God?

These, my reader, if we are wise, are not provoking questions. No; they are but the reverberations of Infinite Wisdom, come from what lips they may; and they ought to induce every man, who sustains the office of the Ministry, or the office of a Deacon, frequently to observe, that the Great Head of the Church, as has been already noticed, by glancing at this subject, and fixing the eye of his associated people, at the moment of induction into both offices, intended, while providing for the government of his own Family upon earth, to bring up also that of the Domestic Circle to the highest possible state of perfection. And O were these Families once but what they ought to beonce but what they might be-once what the great Head

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of the Church hath actually demanded, and what therefore he must expect from them—then indeed would they prove, in their respective enclosures, like so many “trees of life", in the garden of the Lord.

For such a consummation, however, though not a groundless expectation, let no Christian Parent wait. The frame of human society is incessantly giving way; Families are daily breaking up; and the Church universal has yet to pass the scrutiny of an omniscient eye: then must every man's work be made manifest—then must every man bear his own burden, and every man give an account of himself unto God.

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The Names of Individuals are noticed, in connection with the Domestic Constitu"
tion, principally as Parents or Children, occasionally as Masters or Servants.
Page.

Page.
ABIATHAR,
224 Edwards, President,

140, 142
Abimelech,
Abraham, 81-83, 86, 158, 210-215

Eliezer of Damascus, 158
Abuse of Family Devotion, 327 | Elkanah,

219
Affirmation, Power of, 402 || Faith in Christ Jesus, 253-259, 334
Alfred the Great, 105-110 in Scripture,

344
Alpheus, or Cleopas,

94-96 || Family Blessings, 75-83
Andrew, Apostle,

89
Connections,

32-63
Apostles, Parents of,

88

Constitution, 26-31
Augustine,

140
Minister's,

315, 421
Authority, Parental,

Power of the, 84-187
Extent of,

400
Praise,

339
Bacon, Lady,

148
Prayer,

352
Lord,

140

Punishments,
Miss,

151
Reading,

341
Bates, Dr.,

140
Worship,

333
Baxter, Richard, 139, 140 || Fenelon,

13:
Beza,
140 Filial Piety of Jesus,

93
Boerhaave,
126, 128 | Flavel,

139
Blessing, descending, 75-83 || Gardiner, Colonel,

146
peculiar,
407 || Generosity,

391
Brainerd,

140 || Gospel of Salvation, 36€
Brother and Sister, 52-54 Gratitude for the Scriptures, 343
Cecil, Richard, 140, 145, 307 || Grotius,

14
Mrs.,
150 || Hall, Bishop,

140, 14
Centurion, Roman, 161 Halyburton,

141
Chandler,
140 || Hannah,

21:
Children, Saviour's love for, 408 | Harmony, Domestic, 31:
Cimon,
71 Heavenly World,

36
Conviction of Sin, 247-252 Heber the Kenite,

17
Cornelius,
285 || Hemath,

171
Cottons, Family of,
140 | Henry, M.,

146
Cowper,
136, 139 | Herbert, Geo.,

140
Cruelty to Animals, 382 || Hervey,

140
David, King of Israel, 62, 97 | Hobab,

168
Deborah,

'159 | Hophni and Phineas, 220
Devotion, Domestic, 319 || Howe, John,

140
Devotional Spirit,
355 || Humanity,

116, 380
Doddridge,

140, 142

Husband and Wife, 32-38
Dwight,
140, 143 || Huss, John,

139
Mrs.,

150 | Hutchison, Mrs. L., 149
Early Christianity, 417, 420 | Indulgence, excess of, 232
Ebedmelech,

161 || Industry and Economy, 379
Education, provision for, 193 || Infidels, Parents of,

152
Domestic, 358

Children of,

154
of Circumstances,360 || Instruction, Religious, 365

of Disposition, 364 | Interference, dangerous, 188
Edward, King,
110 " Isaac,

86, 159

Page.

Page:
Jacob,
159, 368 || Parents, our first,

32-34
Jael the Kenite,
170 | Partiality, baneful,

238
James, the Apostle,
91 || Pascal,

134-136
James the Less,

88 || Penalty descending, 64-74
Jesse,
98, 323 | Peter, Apostle,

89
Jethro,
167 | Philemon,

161
Job,
46-49, 77-80, 157 || Praise, Domestic,

339
John the Baptist, 101, 274|| Prayer, Domestic,

352
Apostle,

91
the Lord's,

326
Jonadab,
171-187 | Prophets, Parents of,

96
Jonas,
88-91 || Raguel,

166
Jonathan,
68 || Rechab,

171
Jones, Sir William, 114-122 | Reins of Government,

312
Joseph,
86 | Repentance, 243, 331,

333
Joshua,
164 | Ridley,

140
Jude, Apostle,
88 | Roland,

231
Judith, Queen,
107 || Romaine,

140
Judea, degeneracy of, 19-25 || Rowe, Mrs.,

149
Junius,
139 Russell, Lady,

148
Kristno Pal,

286-288 | Sabbath, perpetuity of, 50
Labor, division of,
196 || Salome,

92
Lacharis and Aristo,

71
Samuel,

218-222
Latimer,
139 Saul, King,

68
Law of God,

243, 365 Scripture, Domestic reading, 341
Learning and wisdom, 373

read, unprofitably, 347
Linnæus,

129-134

read, with delight, 348
Locke, John,

139

connection of, 325
Luther,

140

Key of Knowledge, 119
Manuscripts, Boyle, 351 Seasons for Devotion, 335
Marriage, Institution of, 34 || Servants and Children,

61-63
Design of,

34 superior and inferior, 59-60
Law of, 36-38 || Severity, undue,

230
Mary and Cleopas, 92-94 || Simon, Peter,
Master and Servant, 54-59 || Simon, Zelotes,

88
Mathers, Family of, 140 || Smith, Miss E.,

151
Mathew, or Levi,
88 || Solomon,

102
Mayhews, Family of, 140 || Strangers, in Canaan, 173
Melancthon,

140 || Subordination, Family, 305
Milton,
122-126 || Swartz,

140
Morning Devotion, 355 | Taylor, Jeremy,

139
Mother of Jesus,

93 || Treatment, unequal, 235
Natural affection, source of, 192 || Truth and Sincerity, 375
‘ature, Love of,
393 || Usher,

140
egligence, causing ruin, 216-227 || Vanity of interference, 188
Toah,

41-45 Visitation of Parents, 64-73
Obedience and Success, 210-215 | Washington,

110-114
Obligations, Parent, 295, 319, 400 Watts,

140
Old Age, one staff of, 371 || Wisdom and Prudence, 372
Onesimus,
161 || Witsius,

140
Order, Domestic,

300 | Zacharias and Elizabeth, 102, 274
Parent and Child, 38-52 || Zebedee and Salome, 88-91
Parental Influence, 85, 400 | Zechariah,

97
Piety,

369 || Zephaniah,

90

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