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can ( without boasting) at present use the matter of his Spiri

tually-passionate expressions ; That I greatly long after you all, Phil. 1. 8, 9,

, 20, 11. in the bowels of Fesus Christ. And this I pray, that


love to cruch and holiness may abound get more, and more, in saving knowledge, and in all sound judgement. That you may practically approve things that are excellent ; and that you may be foncerely gracious, and universally without offence fill the day of Chrift

. That you may be filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Fesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God. These (my Beloved) are and shall be ( through Grace ) che constant defires and reftlefs endeavours of 12 ཀ བ

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2722 Roy. Ermon 1. How may, we be universally and exactly .conscientious ? Acts 24. 16.

Page 1. ireenlich Sermon 2. What mujt and car Persons de towards their own Converfson? Ezek. 18. 32.

P. 33 eed Loz-. Seim. 3. How may beloved luffs be discovered and mortified: Mat. 5, 29, 30.

p. 47 ieffield. Serm. 4. What Relapses are inconsistent with Grace? Heb.6.4,5,6. P:72 j66078. How may webe so spiritual, as to check fon in the first rising of it ?

Gal. 5. 16. Poole. Serm. 6. How Ministers or Christian friends may, and ought to apply them

selves to sick persons, for their good, and the discharge of their own "Conscience ? Job 33. 23, 24.

P: 117 fitchor Serm.: 7. How muft we reprove, that we may not partake of other mens fins ? i Tim. 5.22.

p. 129 . Serm. 8. What means may be used towards the conversion of our carnal Relations & Rom. 10. I.

p. 155 nößt. Serm. 9. What are the Characters of a souls fincere love to Chrifi'? and hom

may that love to him be kindled and inflamed? Eph. 6. 24. p.186 Tilloifon Serm. 1o. Wherein lies that exact Righteousness

, which is required between man and man? Mat. 7. 12. Grigo : Serm.II. After what manner

muft we give Alms, that they may be acceptable

And pleafing unto God? 1 Tim. 6. 17, 18, 19. p. 240 Doolittell.Serm. 12. If we must aime at Assurance, what should they do, that are not able

to discern their own spiritual condition? 1 Joh. 5.13. p. 279 Dvako Serm.13. What difference is there between the conflict in Natural and spiritwal Persons ? Rom. 7. 23.

P 315 White Serm.14. What faith is that, which except we have in prayer, we must not think to obtain any thing of God? Jam. 1.6.

p. 326 Alvidgest.Serm. 15. of the cause of Inward Trouble, and how a Christian should behave himself when inward and outward Troubles meet ? Gen.42.21,22.

p. 343 Serm. 16.

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Serm. 16. In what things must we use moderation, and in what not ? Phil. Mt Piti 4.5.

P:373 Serm. 17. How may we have sutable conceptions of God in duty: Gen. 18.27, Me Me

p407 Serm. 18. Hów are we to live by faith on Divine Providence?. Pfalm. 62.8.ME &

p.418 Serm. 19. How may we cure deftractions in holy duties? Mat. 15.7,8.p.453 Serm. 20. How must we in all things give thanks : 1 Thes. 5.18. p. 470 Mt Com Sermi 21. How may we get rid of Spiritual Sloth, and know when our aim wity me fire

in duty is from the Spirit of God? Pfal. 119.37. ult. P.491 Serm. 22. Wherein are we endangered by things lawful ? Luk. 17. 275, 28.Dr Wil

P. 515 Serm. 23. How must we make Religion our business? Luk. 2.49. P. 526 M7 Wa? Serm. 24. Whether well-composed Religious Vows do not exceedingly promote mo Hui Rcligion ? Pfal. 116. 12, 14. ....

p. 540 Serm. 25 How are we compleat in Chrift? Col.3. 11, ulc. Serm. 26. How shall those Merchants keep up the life of Religion, who while me fa

at home enjoyed all Gospel-Ordinances, and when abroad are not only

destitute of them, but exposed to persecution? Pfal. 120.5. 2.585 Serm. 27. How is Hypocrisie discoverable and curable ? Luk. 12,1. p. 609 Serm. 28. What mufi Christians do that the influence of the ordinances maymrcler abide upon them? 1 Chron. 29.18.

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ក៏ដឹងដ៏ជាផងដ៏ ជាំដ៏ How may we be universally and exactly Conscientious ?

ACTS 24. 16.

And herein do I exercise my self, to have allwayes a Conscience

void of offence toward God, and toward men.

His Sermon is but preliminary to some felelt cases of Con

science. And in this Text you have a notable Ange
scomy of Conscience, wherein are these fix things singu-
larly considerable :

1. Here's the Index to the book of Conscience; The
Ege to the portrayture of a Christian, that according to
your several standings, looks upon the Business, the

Time, the Manner, and the Canse of this account. Herein a ] in this, i. c. in this business b g.d. here I am arraign'd as a a 'Ey 767w. Malefactour, charged with Sedition, Schism, and Heresie, in this my b In hoc vulg. Conscience acquits me. Herein do I exercise, &c. Again,

Erasm Herein] in or at this time c, 9.d. 'Tis but five dayes agoe, since I was

c Interea, Bez.

i.e. & 1670 flapt in the mouth for this defence, and I see those present, that so ralh.

Xpó DeDicu. ly, and illegally censured me, yet now before more equall Judges, I bring the same defence. Herein I exercise my self, &c. Again,

dÆtliopic.fic. Herein ] in this manner d, 9. d. My manner of life from my youth, which i c.ir161w 7pów was at the first among mine own Nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews, aw De Dieu. which knew me from the beginning (if they would testifie ) that I lived after. i firin. in the strairest set of onr Religion e : And I am not conscious to my self of any crime in refpe&t of their Law, either in ny Judaism, or Christie anity f: or thus,

Hereir]9. d. I have hope towards God that tbere shall be a Resur- & Syr. 'A ah. reation of the dead, both of ihe just and unjuft; and therefore with me it is propterea, fod a very small thing that i should be judged of you, or of mans judgement : 7810 De Dieu. yea, I judge not mine own self, for I know nothing by my self, yet am I not

h Cor.4.3,4. hereby instified: but be that judgeth me is the Lord h.' And therefore iPropter bicic having an eye to the resurrection, and last judgmenti, I exercise my popier hanc fiself to bave, &c.

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the word also notes industry, and endeavour ; pains and labour l, 9. d. same with Tardeuw. Bua

this is my meditation, my study, my work and employment to get, to dæus. keep, and use, a Conscience void of offence, &c. 1 Operam do, 3. Consider the Subje&t of this exercise [ my self m] 'was himself, elaboratè con- not only his hearers ; he took on bim the care of all the Churches, but cinno,orno, colo. Steph.

he would not have it charged upon him ; that he kept others Vineyards m Arxav uri. and neglected his ownn: he would be sure so to exercise hiniself, that tur Paulus fig- he might not by any means, when he had preached to others, hvelf be a nificatione con cast away o. jugationis. Heb.

4. Consider the Obje&t of this exercise, and that is [Conscience] and Hibpahel.Bez. n Cantic. 1.6. p pray consider the manner of expressing himself [to have a Conscience ] o I Cor. 9. 27. to be owner of a good Conscience q: All men have a Conscience, but powod now we may fay of most, Conscience hath them : they bave a Conscience, as

they have a Feaver, or a disease; Conscience is troublesome and difq Rut. against lib.of cons.p i

quiets them, they can not fin so freely, as if they had no inward gripes, and therefore they had rather be rid of their Consciences, than be thus troubled with them. But now the Apostle he would have a Conscience to commune with, he would do nothing but what he is willing his De.

puty-Judge shall approve of. s'AggóoxOTON 5. Consider the quality of the Subje& [void of offences r] i. e. without

any thing which will not endure the scrutiny of both divine and huVatab. in loc, mane judgement s. The distribution notes the entireness, exactness, and i 'n lsairages excellency of his Gospel-carriage, in his Religion towards God, and in d'un dels . in .

his Conversation among men t. He made it his business to live purely. a Calv. in loc. before God, and righteously among men. w Δια παντός. 6. ConGider the Continuance of this exercise ( alwaies w ] 'cis not oni.Coded Taurès ly by fits and starts, when in some good mood, or under some pangs of Xsove. Pic

conviction ; 'cis not only when arrested by fickness, or affrighted by the apprehension of death, but alwaies, at all times.

The words thus opened, the General Case that lies upon me to`res

folve, is this: Case. How may we be universally, and exaétly conscientious ?

Universally, in respect of things; exactly, in respect of manner.

To answer this, (so far as I can crowd it into a Sermon) 1 shall present you with these four things. k. What Conscience is. 2. What it's Ob. jects. 3. What it's Offices. 4. What are the Kinds of Consciences ;Wherein various directions are necessary, for remedies and rules which when laid together, will resolve the Case.


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