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The escension of the eternal Son in becoming our surety.
2. COR. viii, 9-For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor.
The blessings which result to us from his mediation. 2. Co viii, 9-That ye through his poverty might be rich.
SERMON XI and XII.
The Holy Ghost the great agent in our regeneration, and his mercy illustriously manifested in that work. EPHES. ii, 4, 5-But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us: Even when we ivere dead in sins hath quickened us together in Christ. SERMON XIII.
The christian's certain progress to perfection. JOB Xvii, 9-The righteous also shall hold on his way, SERMON XIV.
His future felicity and glory.
COL. iii, 4-When Christ, who is our life, shall then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
The superior privileges of the heavenly world. PHIL. i, 23-Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better.
Our ruin in the first Adam more than repaired by our recovery in the second..
ROMANS V, 20-Where sin abounded, grace did much. more abound.
THE following discourses were prepared for the pulpit during the summer of eighteen hundred and four, with little expectation of being afterwards offered from the press. The author, since that time, has been frequently called to itinerate through the frontier settlements, and, in these visits, has sincerely deplored the desolate condition of the inhabitants. Many of them are destitute of gospel ordinances regularly dispensed on the sabbath, neither are they furnished with practical books for their instruction and edification through the week. From this acquaintance with their situation he has been led frequently and anxiously to enquire what means might be adopted for ministering to their relief. Willingly he would impart some spiritual gift, to the end they might be established, and finally saved. Such were the circumstances by which the author was induced to publish these discourses. The subjects, however imperfectly discussed, are without doubt infinitely interesting; and the plan, he humbly hopes, is in some measure adapted to the situation