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gospel. Solemnly assure them, that there they may find a rest to their heart; and that God is offering himself to them as such.
8thly, Make it known to them, how good, a master God is; how pleasant the way of holiness is: what an ill master Satan is ; how contrary and odious sin is to God; how dear it stood Chrift; how bitter it will be to the finner here or here. after.
9thly, Put them on praying by any means, and teach them to pray, and inculcate on them the necessity of it.
rothly, Make known to them how God is a God of exact justice, and purest truth : and from thence, as ye love their souls, endeavour often to inculcaté on them, and impress them with a horror of injustice in the least things, and of lying in any case. The sad way some are brought up in those points, leave them without any conscience of common lionelty or truth.
And mind that precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, bere a little and tbere a little, Il. xxviii. 10.
And be not discouraged though ye see not the fruit. The fruit may come when ye are in your grave. Mind Manajeb's conversion, when his godly father was dead and gone.
Now, ye young folk, and young ones, for whose cause so much has been said, I will leave this text, with three words to you, and a great offeri
1. Christ and the devil is friving about you. Christ is striving for you by his minifters, your 'parents, and masters, that show a concern for your foul, and by your own consciences. The devil is
striving to hold you, by his temptations, a vain world and wicked, and your own lusts.
But the devil is a murderer, the world is false, and your lufts are deceitful, which ye will find if ye trust them. 2. Ye are between the losing and the winning
If Christ get you when ye are young, 'ye will serve him with life and spirit : if the devil prevail, the elder ye grow, ye will go the farther from God. For youth goes with a great swing right or wrong.
3. Eternity is at stake with you ; eternal wellor eternal woe, according to the side ye shall chuse.
I offer Christ to you, and declare that he is willing to be yours, and make you happy for ever, and be a rest to your hearts : Matth. xxii. 4.
Teil them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner : my oxen and my fatlings are killed, And all things are ready : come into the marriage. Prov. viii. 17. I love them that love me, and those that seek me early all find me. Remember this, and say Amen.
F I N I S.
A Collection of SERMONS on see
veral important Subjects in Divinity.
By the late Mr BOSTON of Ettrick.
The Texts are as follow. 1. LUKE xiii. 5. I tell you, Nay: but except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish. II. Prov. vi. 10. 11. Yet a little seep, a little
Number, a little folding of the hands to feep. So shall thy poverty come as one that travellethe
and thy want as an armed man. III. LUKE xxiii. 42. Lord, remember me when
thou comeft into thy kingdom. IV. Eccl. viii. 11. Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily;
therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them
to do evil. V. LUKE vi. 46. And why call ye me Lord, Lord,
and do not the things which I say? VI. John xiii. 8. If I wash thee not, thou hast no
part with me. VII. 1 Tim. vi. 12. Fight the good fight of faith. VIII. Phil. iii. 3. For we are the circumcision,
which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in
Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 1X. Rev. xxi. 22. And I Saw no temple therein: for the Lord God almighty, and the Lamb. are
the temple of it. N: B. The above Texts are largely opened up,
and applied. To be printed from the Author's original Manu