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TO THE YOUNG CHRISTIAN'S GUIDE,

IN THIS VOLUME.

er, 36.

Address to the unconverted, 143 Candour false, 97-real, 99.
Advice to those who wish to be Captiousness, 91.
preachers, 80.

Cards, 105.
Advice respecting prayer, 39.

Cares of the world, 49.
Afflictions, 53–54, 94, 108— Carnal prudence, 83.
sanctified, 109.

Cautions to the young christian,71
Amusements of the world, 104 Charity, 97.

what should be ours, 105. Cheerfulness, 105,
Andrews Bp. his exercise in pray- Christian's prayer, 117–heir of

God, 137.
Anecdote of a holy person, 34. Church, joining one, advice re-

respecting family prayer, 38— specting, 50.
of a Roman soldier, 39-of a Closet prayer, 35.
good woman, 49–of Pompey, Communion, 65.
63-of the Norman conqueror, Company, caution as to, 80.
63—of Mr. Grimshaw, 88— Connexions intimate, caution as
of Rev. Mr. Clarke, 93—of a to formation of, 81.
married couple, 95—of J. Al. Conscience, tender, 131.
leine, 97-of Charles XII, 106. Contention, 92.
of a minister, 120.

Contentment, 96.
Anger, 93.

Conversation, 57, 71, 78.
Anthony, Miss, her distress, 119. Conversion, 31, 75, 122, 138.
Apostates, 63, 128.

Controversy, manner of conduct-
Applause, danger of, 75.

ing, 79.
Assembly's catechisms recom- Cope Master, dying saying of,
mended, 44,

132.
Attendance late in the house of Courage holy, 125.
God, an evil, 50.

Creation a mirror, 101.
Begetting sin, watch against, 109. Curiosity vain, cautions respect-
Bigotry, 97, 98.

ing, 88.
Blasphemous thoughts, 118. Custom, 56, 103.
Books, advantage of, 44. Darkness of mind, prómise une
Bradford J. his love to prayer, 36. der, 135.
Bull baiting, a senator's opinion Deadness of soul, saying of a
of, 104.

minister respecting, 51.
Bunyan J: distressing experience Death, fear of, 131.
of, 27.

Declension, abhorrence of, 61
Busy bodies, 89, 90.

watchfulness against, 110.

the young

Deering Mr. dying saying of,132. Friends, robbers of time, 57.
Definitions, 44.

Gifts attractive, 88-anecdote ren
Despondency, 28, 116.

specting, 108_small, 122-im-
Desertion, 129.

proved by exercise, 40.
Detraction, 53.

Grace, evidences of, 28-trium-
Discouragements, 112.

phant instance of, 139.7
Disputation, 92.

Gratitude, 72, 130.
Doctrines stated, 17, 18—impor- Gravity, 78.

tant, 19—to be studied, 20 – Gurnall's Christian Armour re-
mutual dependance of, 21- commended, 63.
abused, 20—to be defended, Hammon's Dr.observation on the
21—the mysterious studied meek, 95.
with care, 22-partiality to Happiness, 137.
one, 21.

Hart Rev. Mr. confession of, 18,
Doddridge Dr. early piety of, 27 27-his complaint of blasphe-

-his opinion of the scriptures, mous thoughts, 118.
43.

Hearing, 33, 49, 50.
Doubts, 129.

Heart deceitful, 62.
Dreams not to be depended on, 29. Henry Mr. Matthew, his early ex-
Dress, five marks of pride in, 103. ercise in prayer, 40-on ex-
Dying sayings, 132, 133.

pounding, anecdote of, 80.
Ecstacies, 28, 138.

Holiness, 32.
Edwards Dr. J. anecdote of, 40. Holy Ghost, sin against, fear of,
Encouragement to

120-explained, 120.
christian, 114, 119, 134. Hope, 142.
Enthusiasm, christians charged Humility, 72-means to promote,
with it, 24, 29.

75.--advantages of, 76.
Epictetus, his resignation, 96, 97. Hypocrites, 127.
Epicurus, his observations on Imprudence, 92, 105.
death, 131.

Imprudent man,

his character
Essentials clearly revealed, 23. drawn, 107.
Eternity of happiness, 142. Inipulses, 24.
Evidences of grace, 29, 139, 140. Infidels, 21, 43.

, 89 Joy, 72, 116.
Experience explained and defend- Judging rash, 98.

ed, 24, 25-abused, 30-parti. Knowledge, small degree of, no
cular, 26—the experience of ground of dejection, 121.
others no rule for us, 29-not Learning how to be used, 70.
to be depended on, 30-to be Legality, 74.
reviewed, 31.

Liberality false, 15, 97 ---true, 99.
Faith, 58-to be prayed for, 136 Libertinism, 19.
-weak, 140.

Liberty of conscience, 99.
Family prayer, 35.

Lord's supper, 50---objections to
Fashions, 103, 104.

receiving answered, 51.
Feelings not to be depended on, Love to be cultivated, 53.,
32, 140.

Lukewarm, excuses of, 35... evil
Fickleness, 20, 63.

of, 110, 112---prayer against,
Flavel, his account of one who 113
loved prayer, 36.

Luther, his love to prayer, 36.
Forbearance, 94.

Marriage, advice respecting, 81---
Forwardness, 79.

five rules relative to, 84m.

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Means of grace, 24, 113. Religion important, 14.--excellen-
Meditation, 33---pleasing one of cy of, 127 ---not vague, 3-coun-
the christian, 137.

terfeited, 127 ---of the world der
Meekness, 93, 94,

fective, 103.
Melancholy, 77.

Religious wanderers, 50, 87.
Members of a church, advice to, Reproach, 16, 135.

53.--conduct of some reprehen- Reserve, 78.
sible, 87.

Resignation, 54.
Memory, 49.

Restitution, 66---anecdote of, 67.
Ministers of various talents, 47 --- Retirement, 33, 101.

advice respecting hearing them, Ryland Rev. J. his resolution, 17.
48.

Sabbath, 46, 47.
Ministers poor to be assisted, 69 Satan's suggestions, 29, 123, 124.

---anecdote of one, 69---to be re- . Saturday evening's cares, 49.
garded, 53, 99.

Sayings, excellent, 57, 58, 90, 93,
Novelty, 20---cautions respecting, 96, 132, 133.
86.

Scott's Essays recommended, 44.
Opinions, variety of, 125. Scripture rule of doctrine, 17---
Order, 56, 63.

perversion of 41---difficult pas.
Orihodoxy unsanctified, 15, 20. sages explained, 119---rules for
Partners ungodly in life, how to understanding, 40.
act before them, 85.

Sects, varieties of, 125.
Passions 54, 93.

Self examination, 34---righteous.
Patience, 54, 93.

74.
Persecution, 98, 99, 124.

Settling in life, what, 85.
Perseverance, promise of, 131. Shame of the cross, caution
Plays, evil of, 105.

against, 21.
Poor to be relieved, 69---promises Sick poor to be visited, 69.

Singularity, 103.
Practice the end of hearing, 49. Sinners, vilest of converted, 14-..
Prayer, 35, 40, 49, 117, 121.

address to 143, 144, 145.
Preachers, variety of, 125. Sin cause of sorrow, 115, 130.
Pride, caution against, 75-77. Situations in life, when to change
Prideaux Bp. his recommenda- them, 112.
tion of meekness, 94.

Sleep, 55, 57.
Procrastination, evil of, 58, 144. Society religious, 33.
Professors shipwrecked, 21.- Sorrow for sin, 15---seasons of

strange conduct of some, 127. extraordinary, 78--. excessive
Promises, 116, 134---fulfilment of

improper, 115.
delayed, 136.

Stedfastness, 61.
Providence, kindness of, 33--- Stevens Master, dying saying of,

dark, 53, 65, 89---leadings of, 133.
65.

Sunday schools, 68.
Prudence, 71, 105.

Sympathy, 53.
Punctuality in worship, .47. Tale-bearing, 53.
Questions curious, &c. &c. 89. Talents, advice to those who have
Quietness, 90.

them, 71..-incentive to pride,
Rashness to be avoided, 17, 66. 74.--meanness of, no cause for
Reading, 40, 45.

dejection, 122.
Recreations, 104.

Talkativeness, 78, 123.
Relatives, opposition of, 124. Temper natural, grace curbs, 93.

to, 135.

Temptation, 135.

Volatility, 77.
Texts of scripture suggested to Usefulness, 68-.-early attempts at,
the mind, 29.

71---pleasing reflections on, 71.
Thoughts evil, common to the Watchfulness, 62, 108, 110.
best, 118.

Watts Dr. his early piety, 27.
Time, rules for the improvement Worship public, 45.
of, 56, 57.

World dangerous, 62, 101.--re-
Tracts to be distributed, 68.

nunciation of, 102.
Truth uniform, 19---radiant, 23 Worldly spirit, 100, 103---religion
---found by enquiry, 126.

of the world, 103.
Vain curiosity, 89.

Young converts, wish of, to be mi-
Vicissitude of worldly things, nisters, 80.
108, 137.

Young people, employment for,
Unbelief, 116.

59---to be encouraged, 40.
Uncharitableness, 97.

Zeal false, 58---genuine, 59---in-
Unpardonable sin, what, 120. culcated, 59, 60.

THE

YOUNG CHRISTIAN'S GUIDE.

CH AP. I.

Religion of importance. Doctrines the foundation of

religion. Decision as to doctrines necessary. Doctrines stated. To be studied in their connection and dependency. Establishment in them. Earnestly to be defended. The more mysterious to be examined

with caution. It is an ancient but just observation, “ that the fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding."* Religion, however despised by the world at large, is undoubtedly the happiness and dignity of man. Whatever we possess, if we be destitute of this, we are neither wise, safe, nor happy. The most splendid titles, illustrious talents, extensive wealth, or shining honours, can form no substitute. He who reverences not God, who rebels against his authority without concern, and violates his word without fear, may justly be said to hold no honourable rank in the scale of being; but is a creature degraded and miserable; irrational and wicked. Such however are the generality of mankind; and it is an awful reflection, that “wide is the gate, and broad

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