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PRINTED BY J. RITCHIE,
FOR J. OGLE; M. OGLE, GLASGOW ; OGLES, DUNCAN & COCHRAN,
LONDON; AND T. JOHNSTONE, DUBLIN.

1814.

LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

DAVIS

OF THE

PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS,
Drawn from the Exposition of the Texts, which are handled and

improved in this Volume.

CHAPTER VI.

VERSE 1.

Doctrine

1. It is the duty of ministers of the gospel to take care, not only

that the doctrine which they preach be true, but also that it be

seasonable with respect to the state and condition of their

bearers,

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2. Some important doctrines of truth may, in the preaching of

the gospel, be omitted for a season, but none must ever be for.

gotten or neglected,

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3. It is a necessary duty of the dispensers of the gospel, to excite

their hearers, by all pressing considerations, to make a progress

in the knowledge of the truth,

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4. The case of that people is deplorable and dangerous, whose

teachers are not able to carry them on in the knowledge of the

mysteries of the gospel,

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5. In our progress towards an increase in knowledge, we ought to

go on with diligence, and the full bent of our wills and affec-

tions,

ib.
VERSES 1, 2.

1. There is no interest in Christ, or Christian religion, to be ob-

tained, without repentance from dead works; nor any orderly

entrance into a gospel church-state, without a credible profes-

sion thereof,

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2. Faith in God, as to the accomplishing of the great promise in

sending his Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sins, is the great

fundaniental principle of our interest in, and profession of, the

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gospel,

3. The consideration of the accomplishment of this promise, is a

great encouragement and support to faith, with respect to all

other promises of God,

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4. The doctrine of the resurrection is a fundamental principle of

the gospel, the faith whereof is indispensably necessary unto the

obedience and consolation of all that profess it,

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5. Ministers of the gospel ought to dwell greatly on the consider-

ation of this principle, as it is represented in its terror and glory,

that they may be excited and stirred up to deal effectually with

the souls of men, that they fall not under the vengeance of

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