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yourselves with him,” like David, Psalm cxliii. 9, “ that he may deliver you from your enemy.” When we do this, we " strengthen ourselves in the Lord our God," like that valiant king of Israel, 1 Sam. xxx. 6, and we “become strong in the “ Lord, and in the power of his might,” Eph. vi 10.

9. As ye pray to your Father for all things, so it behooves you to glorify and thank him in all things : “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you," saith Paul, 1 Thess. v. 18. Yea, we ought to pray, that we may praise him, and we ought to engage in our praying to praise him, and thus to make use of our engagement to glorify him, as a motive to urge our prayer the more powerfully. In this manner did the church conclude her prayer for deliverance from her enemies, when she said, Psalm 1xxix. 13. “So we thy people, and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.”

10. Trust also, when ye say Amen, that the Father will grant your petitions in his own time, and in his own way. It is his will. that we should think well of him, and trust in him. It is unjust to mistrust our gracious Father, and to suspect him of sparingness and austerity. He requires that we should “ask all things in faith. nothing wavering; for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed ? for let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord," James i. 6, 7. His Son hath indeed purchased all things for you, and hath promised you all things in the covenant of grace, especially that your prayers shall be heard, and “all the promises of God are in him yea, and in him Amen," 2 Cor. i. 20. And thus we conclude all the truths which we have explained in the foregoing discourses, and all our prayers with the words of David from Psalm lxxii. 18, 19. “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who only doth wonderous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever, and let the whole earth be filled with his glory : Amen, and Amen."

INDEX

OF THE

PRINCIPAL MATTERS AND PASSAGES OF

SCRIPTURE,

ILLUSTRATED, VINDICATED AND EXPOUNDED IN THIS WORK,

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ACTS i. 5, X. 38, 45.
Acts .vii. 51,

xiii. 2,
xiii. 32, 33.
xvii, 25,

xxii. 16,
Adam, his creation,
He had before his fall an ability to believe in Christ,
His fall, see Fall.
God did not receive all mankind in Adam into favour
Adultery, what,
Is abominable,
Altar on which Christ was offered, what,
Amen, what this word signifies in praying,
Angels, were created the first day,
Had a season allotted them for their trial,
Those who continued to stand were confirmed,
The manner in which they do the will of God,
Anger of man,
What,
Is a cause of murder,

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Anger of God, what,
Anointing of Christ, what and bow necessary,
Anointing of believers, what,
The foundation of their anointing,
Aphesis, what,
Articles of faith were not arranged by the apostles,
What end they serve,
Fundamental articles, what,
Ascension of Christ, how it took place according to

both his natures,
It was local,
When it happened,
It was in the presence of angels and men,
Was effected by his Father's power and his own,
Took place but once,
Christ spoke and pronounced blessings, when he

• ascended
He ascended visibly,
Locally,
The reality and necessity of his ascension,
The advantages of his ascension,


The happiness which believers derive from his ascen-

sion,
Who those happy persons are, and how they must

conduct themselves,
Christ ascended to heaven, in order to sit at the right

• hand of God,
Assent of faith, what,

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How it is wrought,
Assurance that we are in a state of grace, how it is

effected,
It is proved,
Believers must endeavour to obtain assurance,
Attributes of God are incommunicable and commu-

nicable,

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Backbiting is practised from different motives,

Baptism, what the word signifies,
· Sign and the thing signified,

Math respect also to future sins,

2, 362, 363
2, 33, 34

34–38
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The union of the sign with the thing signified in bap.
tism,

39, 40
The institution and promise of baptism;
Baptism of John and Christ, how they agree,

40, 41
By and to whom, where and when baptism must be
administered,

47, 48
Baptism may not be repeated,

48
It is a great blessing to the church,

48, 49
Who are partakers of the grace of baptism, and how
they must demean themselves,

50-55
Opinion of the Papists concerning bap:ism,

58, 59
That the water in baptism doth not wash away sins,

but the blood and Spirit of Christ proved and dea
fended,

59-62
Baptism of infants proved and defended,

62-66
Baptism is come in the stead of circumcision;

64, 65
Two questions relative to infant baptism,

66---69
Evil conduct of many with respect to baptism,

69-72
How we ought to improve our own baptism and that
of our children,

73-75
Bara, what this Hebrew word means,

I, 196
Batach, emphasis of this Hebrew word,

1, 162
Believers (true) how they differ from temporary be-
lievers,

1, 166-168
Why they must die as well as the ungodly,
Birth, the holy birth of Christ, how it covers sins, 1, 301, 302
Blaspheming the name of God, what,

2, 239, 240
Blood of Christ signifies his bloody suffering

, 3 7
Is precious,

ibid.
Bread denotes material bread in the fourth petition, 2, 474
All that is necessary for the body,

474, 475
How we have a right to it,

475
Why it is called daily,

: 476
How and why God gives it,

478, 479,
Burial of Christ proper on many accounts,

1, 331, 332

334

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added promise of the covenant of grace,
The glory of the land of Canaan,
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