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THE THIRD VOLUME.
On our present Ignorance of the Ways of God.
JOHN, xiii, 7. Jesus answered, and said unto him, What I do,
thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter. Page 1
2 PETER, ii. 19.
On the Slavery of Vice.
While they promise them liberty, they them-
selves are the servants of corruption; for of whom a man is
overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
On the Importance of Public Worship.
PSALM XXVI. 8. Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy
house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
On the Fashion of the World passing away.
1 CORINTH. vii. 31. The fashion of this world passeth away.
PSALM XV. 5.
On Tranquillity of Mind.
He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
On the Misfortunes of Men being chargeable on themselves.
PROVERBS, Xix. 3. The foolishness of man perverteth his way,
and his heart fretteth against the Lord.
Or Integrity as the Guide of Life.
PROVERBS, xi. 3.The integrity of the upright shall guide
On Submission to the Divine Will.
JOB, ii. 10: Shalf erceive good at the hand of God, and
shall we not receive em
On the Conduct to be held with regard to Future Events.
PROVERBS, Xxvii. 1. Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou
knowest not what a day may bring forth.
On following the Multitude to do Evil.
EXODUS, Xxiii. 2. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do
On the Wisdom of God.
1 TIMOTHY, i. 17.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, in-
visible, the only wise God, be honour, and glory, for ever and
On the Compassion and Beneficence of the Deity.
[Preached before the Society for the Benefit of the Sons of the Clergy of
the Established Church of Scotland, 20th May, 1796.]
JEREMIAH, xlix. 11. Leave thy fatherless children; I will pre-
serve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
On Hopes and Disappointments.
PROVERBS, X. 28. The hope of the Righteous shall be glad-
ness; but the expectation of the Wicked shall perish.
On the proper Disposition of the Heart towards God.
ACTS, xvii. 28. In him we live, and move, and have our
firmity: but a wounded spirit who can bear?
On all Things working together for Good to the Righteous.
ROMANS, viii. 28. We know that all Things work together for
Good to them that love God, to them who are the Called
according to his purpose.
* Originally the first Sermon of the Fifth Volume.
On the Love of our Country.
[Preached 18th April, 1793, on the Day of a National Fast appointed by
Government, on occasion of the War with the French Republic.]
PSALM CXxii. 6, 7, 8, 9. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem ;
they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and
companions sake, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Be-
cause of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek thy
peace. Page 251
On a contented Mind.
2 KINGS, 4. 13. Say now unto her, "Behold thou hast been
"careful for us with all his care; what is to be done for
i thee? Wouldst thou be spoken for to the King, or to the
"Captain of the Host?" And she answered, "I dwell among
"mine own people."
On drawing near to God.
[Preached at the Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.]
PSALM lxxiii. 28.
PSALM ci. 2.
It is good for me to draw near to God. 281
On Wisdom in Religious Conduct.
I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. 295
On the Immortality of the Soul, and a Future State.
2 CORINTHIANS, v. 1. For we know, that if our earthly house
of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God,
an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 310