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Sermon 1. Upon the Social Nature of Man

- Rom. xii. 4, 5. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office; so we being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. The epistles of the New Testament have all of them a particular reference to the condition and usages of the Christian ... Read More

Sermon 2. Upon the Natural Supremacy of Conscience

- Rom. ii. 14. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves. As speculative truth admits of different kinds of proof, so likewise moral obligations may be shown by different methods. If the real natur... Read More

Sermon 3. Upon the Natural Supremacy of Conscience

- Rom. ii. 14. The natural supremacy of reflection or conscience being thus established; we may from it form a distinct notion of what is meant by human nature, when virtue is said to consist in following it, and vice in deviating from it. As the idea of a civil constitution implies in it united str... Read More

Sermon 4. Upon the Government of the Tongue

- James i. 26. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. The translation of this text would be more determinate by being more literal, thus: "If any man among you seemeth to be religious, not bridling his tongue,... Read More

Sermon 5. Upon Compassion

- Rom. xii. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Every man is to be considered in two capacities, the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest and likewise to contribute to the good of others. Whoever will consider, may see, that in general there is ... Read More

Sermon 6. Upon Compassion

- Rom. xii. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. There is a much more exact correspondence between the natural and moral world, than we are apt to take notice of. The inward frame of man does, in a peculiar manner, answer to the external condition and circumstances of... Read More

Sermon 7. Upon the Character of Balaam

- Numb. xxiii. 10. Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his. These words, taken alone, and without respect to him who spoke them, lead our thoughts immediately to the different ends of good and bad men. For, though the comparison is not expressed, yet it is manifestly i... Read More

Sermon 8. Upon Resentment

- Matt. v. 43, 44. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. Since perfect goodness in the ... Read More

Sermon 9. Upon Forgiveness of Injuries

- Matt. v. 43, 44. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. As God Almighty foresaw the ir... Read More

Sermon 10. Upon Self-Deceit

- 2 Sam. xii. 7. And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. These words are the application of Nathan's parable to David, upon occasion of his adultery with Bathsheba, and the murder of Uriah her husband. The parable, which is related in the most beautiful simplicity, is this: [37] "There were two ... Read More

Sermon 11. Upon the Love of Our Neighbor

- Rom. xiii. 9. And if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. It is commonly observed, that there is a disposition in men to complain of the viciousness and corruption of the age in which they live, as greater than ... Read More

Sermon 12. Upon the Love of Our Neighbor

- Rom. xiii. 9. And if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Having already removed the prejudices against public spirit, or the love of our neighbor, on the side of private interest and self-lore; I proceed to the... Read More

Sermon 13. Upon the Love of God - 1

- Matt. xxii. 37. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Every body knows, you therefore need only just be put in mind, that there is such a thing, as having so great horror of one extreme, as to run insensibly and of course into the contra... Read More

Sermon 14. Upon the Love of God - 2

Consider then our ignorance, the imperfection of our nature, our virtue, and our condition in this world, with respect to an infinitely good and just Being, our Creator and Governor, and you will see what religious affections of mind are most particularly suitable to this mortal state we are passing... Read More

Sermon 15. Upon the Ignorance of Man

- Eccles. viii. 16, 17. When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth; then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun; because though a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea, further,... Read More

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